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Law School Applications / Re: Need some advice - PLEASE 3.8 GPA 145 LSAT
« on: December 28, 2009, 01:25:57 PM »
I'm not sure.  But if you're not going to put in work to improve your score then there isn't much of a point to taking it again.  Much of the LSAT is natural intelligence, but you need to learn the logic games.

You're not going to guess your way to 170, which is at least what you'll need to make up for the first score. 

Law School Applications / Re: Need some advice - PLEASE 3.8 GPA 145 LSAT
« on: December 28, 2009, 12:22:04 PM »
I don't know.  Did you study well for the LSAT?  If you did your best and only got 145 it's really doubtful you'll be able to pull your score up high enough for Michigan.  If there's a really good reason for your low score and you think you can score a 170 next time then go ahead. 

Law School Applications / Re: Need some advice - PLEASE 3.8 GPA 145 LSAT
« on: December 28, 2009, 09:53:02 AM »
With a 145 LSAT, you wouldn't get into Michigan even if you were an URM with a Noble Prize.


Law School Applications / Re: A URM ethical conundrum
« on: December 24, 2009, 11:09:45 PM »
Check the box.  Then donate some money that you make from the good job that you'll get to groups that oppose affirmative action.

Law School Applications / Re: Accepted 08/09
« on: December 10, 2009, 11:35:24 PM »
I got accepted to Georgetown last week.  Still waitin on the rest.

Minority Topics / Re: Persian Iranian Persian Iranian
« on: November 26, 2009, 12:56:43 AM »
Technically you are considered caucasian. I'm Moroccan, so I looked into it pretty thoroughly. With respect to applications caucasian is equivalent with the US conception of "white," which includes Europeans, North Africans and MIddle Easterners.

Half the law school applications I've seen allow you to identify as middle eastern, sometimes under caucasian.  Why do they ask if there's no benefit? 

Where should I go next fall? / Re: what do these mean?
« on: November 22, 2009, 05:31:47 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / Re: My LSAT refuses to go up?
« on: November 16, 2009, 07:32:44 PM »
My LSAT SCORE REFUSES TO GO ABOVE A 163. I have tried princeton and Kaplan? With no avail? Any suggestions, I am getting burnt in Logic Games?

I liked this logic games book.  It did wonders for my score.

Anyway, if that doesn't help or you've already tried it, then you may have hit your limit.  It's not written anywhere that everybody's score can rise to 180.  Some will hit a limit at 140, some 150, some 170.  A few take a few tests and end up with 180.  It depends on the person. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Hard assumption ?s on June 2005 LSAT - heeellpp
« on: November 16, 2009, 08:40:54 AM »
Hi guys - can you help me out with these problems--I am totally surprised with this test for some reason I didnt see the issue with these ?s at all when I was taking the diag--any help would be much appreciated

Thank you guys and here are the probs--and lastly if Im having trouble with these ?s should I postpone the LSAT? I have til 3 hours from now to decide

15--Works of literature often present protagonists who scorn allegiance to their sociey and who advocate detachment rather than civic mindedness. However modern literature is distinguished from the literature of earlier eras in part because it more frequently treats such protagonists sympathetically. Sympathetic treatment of such characters suggests to readers that one should be unconcerned about contributing to societal good. Thus modern literature can damage individuals who appropriate this attitude, as well as damage society at large.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies

A) Some individuals in earlier eras were more concerned about contributing to societal good than is any modern individual.
B) it is to the advantage of some individuals that they be concerned with contributing to societal good
E) Modern literature is generally not as conducive to societal good as was the literature of earlier eras

I think all are equally good candidates and can see how A or E destroy the argument when negated, but B is the correct answer

The easiest way to see that A is not is to look at the word "any."  Do you see an indication that the writer believes that there were people in the past who were more concerned about societal good than ANY person who lives today?  E is the argument that the statement makes.  It is not "assumed" by the argument. 

See "Thus modern literature can damage individuals."  If people are damaged by not contributing to society's good, then at leas for some people contributing to societal good is beneficial.  E is the answer. 

20--Genetic engineering has aided new developments in many different fields. But because these techniques require the manipulation of the genetic codes of organisms, they are said to be unethical. What the critics fail to realize is that this kind of manipulation has been going on for millenia; virtually every farm animal is the result of selective breeding for desired traits. Since selective breeding is genetic engineering of a crude sort, genetic engineering is not unethical

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the scientist's argument depends?

B) anything that is acomplished by nature is not unethical to accomplish with science
C) the manipulation of genetic code through selective breeding for desired traits is not unethical--this is correct

Why is B wrong I chose that 1st and of course got it wrong...

B is wrong because there's nothing about ANYTHING accomplished by nature being ok.  Once again, look out for those words that are all inclusive.  The writer argues that SINCE selective breeding is ok and it's close to genetic engineering, then genetic engineering is ok.  The whole argument rests on the assumption that genetic engineering is ok.  C is the correct answer.  The writer never says that selective breeding is ok but just assumes it. 

Effective tests have recently been developed to predict fatal diseases having a largely genetic basis. now, for the first time a person can be warned well in advance of the possibility of such life threatening conditions. however medicine is not yet able to prevent most such conditions. Simply being informed that one will get a disease that is both fatal and incurable can itself be quite harmful to some people. this raises the question of whether such early warning tests should be made available at all.

Which one of the following statements is best illustrated by the state of affairs described by the philosopher?

A) the advance of medicine fails to provide solutions to every problem
B) the advance of medicine creates new contexts in which ethical dillemnas can arise
- what ethical dilemmna? it is not mentioned?
E) the advance of technology is of questionable value.

OMG this problem is still killing me and it is #3 on the 1st LR section. Please help I chose A, but the right answer is B

You really don't see the ethical dilemma?  See the last sentence.  A is wrong because nobody talks about a solution to every problem, and E is wrong because nobody is talking about technology in general. 

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Please Help - retake test date
« on: November 15, 2009, 03:32:25 PM »
Lol at your "decline."  Nobody gets the exact same thing on every test.  Everybody fluctuates to some extent.

There's no reason that you can't sit down right now and get a 162.  It's just that three separate cancellations looks totally weird.  I can't imagine there would ever be a good explanation for it. 

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