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General Off-Topic Board / Stephen Hawking: overrated or underrated?
« on: June 19, 2006, 07:45:49 PM »
Just saw an article about him in the NYTimes and it raised the question in my head--overrated or underrated?

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/20/science/20hawk.html?hp&ex=1150776000&en=6df9ff632bdeba92&ei=5094&partner=homepage

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General Off-Topic Board / US Foreign Policy driven by Israeli Lobby?
« on: April 06, 2006, 11:46:05 PM »
Sound off... Two of the most prominent academics in the field of international relations (Mearsheimer and Walt) recently published an article  (no American media outlet allowed them to publish their article...talk about freedom of speech) outlining what they believe to be the Israeli lobby's sway over American foreign policy decision-making. Not surprisingly, the reaction hasn't gotten much coverage in America but there has been vigorous scholarly debate about whether the article is "anti-Semitic" or not.

In any case, here's a good recap of the article and the reaction it has elicited.

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0406/dailyUpdate.html

Whaddaya all think--true or not true? Totally anti-semitic or not at all?

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General Off-Topic Board / What does "jsia" mean?
« on: April 01, 2006, 11:47:22 PM »
I used to think it was someone's name or something, because this one poster used to almost always have that at the end of her posts. So I thought it was her name (don't ask me how I thought jsia was a name...)

Does it mean "just so" ____ ____?

I did a google search and so far all I've found is "Jon Stewart Intelligence Agency," Jiangsu Software Industry Association, Jury System Improvement Act, among others.

Forgive my ignorance.

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General Off-Topic Board / UCONN is overrated
« on: March 09, 2006, 07:17:09 PM »
The two supposed "stars" inside couldn't get it done against a relatively weak inside team in Syracuse. So much for the gruesome twosome of Boone and Armstrong.

Oh yeah, and so much for McNamara being "overrated."

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Studying for the LSAT / It pisses me off...
« on: February 22, 2006, 11:14:15 PM »
...that LSAC releases the scores on Friday. I have heard many people saying that the reason LSAC releases scores on Friday is so that they aren't swarmed with complaints/phone calls. How inefficient are these sons of bitches? Just release it when you have them scored for crying out loud.

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Studying for the LSAT / Confused about experimental!
« on: February 04, 2006, 02:48:28 PM »
Ok, I know that for me, one of the LRs was experimental since I had three LR. However, I'm not sure which LR (first or second) was experimental? My format was LR, Games, LR, RC, LR.

Is it the consensus that for everyone, regarding what type of exp they had, the third section was experimental? Isn't it possible that some people who had different tests had their experimental appear first or second instead of third?

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Studying for the LSAT / No more LSD till Saturday
« on: February 02, 2006, 08:23:54 AM »
As many of you may know, I'm going to be taking the Feb 4 LSAT, so I'm going to be on hiatus from now until after the test. Now is the time to get my mind off the LSAT and lingering around on LSD isn't going to help with that.

So, good luck to everyone who is taking the Feb 4 test! I'll probably be here for the post-test discussion.

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Hey,
Was wondering what people do. I think it'd obv make sense to play to your strengths and finish up the games you think would be easiest first in a section. My only problem is:
a) it takes too much time to look through all the games considering I'm slow at games anyway.
b) I tend not to be able to judge which ones are gonna be easy and which hard. I just did the June '05 test and I did Game 3 last and hence couldn't complete it (had to guess on 3 questions). Turns out this was the second easiest game for me, yet it seemed intimidating because it almost seemed like a mapping game at first. (easy linear of course).

I know my strength is linear games, yet in order to get a true sense of how I'd do on a particular game I have to read through the rules, the setup, and all the questions...

What do you games masters out there do?

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I set my timer to 34 minutes (to allow for bubbling at the end and also to take account for any mistakes on the part of the proctor). My benchmarks are as follows:

24 mins left--done with 8
14 mins left--done with 16
4 minutes left--done with 24
final 4/5 minutes--do the tougher/longer questions and fill in any bubbles in case I can't finish section.

I find the ten minute increments is just the most convenient.

Also, when do you start bubbling in the questions you have not yet answered, in case the proctor calls time and you haven't approached all questions...?

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Studying for the LSAT / December 2002 LR question
« on: January 09, 2006, 05:07:08 PM »
Preptest 39, section 2, #12.

I thinkI get why the answer is what it's supposed to be but can you tell me why E is different from A. And why B is wrong for that matter?

thanks in advance.

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