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Law School Applications / Re: help..a typo in submitted PS
« on: January 22, 2010, 06:03:18 PM »
In a corner of my PS, I typed "career bath" for "career path"...

Looks hilarious, doesn't it? have rechecked for too many times and I have almost memorized it...yet still...

I am an international applicant, with an LSAT score right their median.

Is it advisable for me to write an e-mail to the admission office?

it is too late for you to do anything now.  these kinds of things happen all the time so don't worry too much.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Can anyone explain this flaw question?
« on: January 15, 2010, 03:24:17 PM »
Just to point out quickly, the real point of the question isn't really the way they phrase the answer.  It speaks to having a basic understanding of probability.  If you have a certain probability of an independent event, then subsequent events are not affected by the previous one.

For example, the probability of getting heads when flipping a coin is 50%.  Thus, just because you have gotten five tails in a row, it doesn't mean that the probability of getting tails on the sixth try is any less (it still remains 50%).

I really think the question is rewarding this type of understanding -- not so much in the way they phrase it (although, that certainly is a part of it).

what you say is true, but it doesn't apply to this particular question.  flipping a coin is always an independent event, so it doesn't matter what happens before it.  In the case of this LSAT question, since about half are approved, knowing how many have not been approved could make a difference, but only if you know the total amount that are being considered in the first place.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Can anyone explain this flaw question?
« on: January 15, 2010, 03:19:59 AM »
The question that I do not fully understand is prep 33,Section 1, Question 24.
 
 Basically the stimulus says that
the next budget proposal will probably be approved. The reasoning behind is usually about half of all budget proposals that are considered are approved, and the last five budget proposals have all been turned down.

By POE, I got the question right. However, I do not quite fully understand the answer.
The answer says that the fact that the last five budget proposals turned down affects the probablity of the next budget proposal will be turned down...

My question here is that doesn't the last part in the answer have to be "will be approved?" Or is it kind of the same way of putting it in this case because likely of turning down will be the same as being approved??


Please help me out!!



The answer choice doesn't need to say "will be approved" because it's talking about the likelihood that the next budget proposal will be turned down.  This probability can be zero, in which case the next proposal will be approved, or it could be as much as 100 in which case the next proposal will not be approved. Hence, stating the "likelihood that the next budget proposal will be turned down" is the same as saying "...will be approved".  The answer choice is simply stating that the last five budget proposals being turned down does not have any effect on what will happen next.  This is mainly due to the fact that we don't know the total number of budget proposals.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest help please
« on: January 09, 2010, 06:22:21 PM »

Preptest 25, June 1998, Section 2, LR 21:

If the parking policy is unpopular with the faculty, we should modify it. If it is unpopular among students, we should modify it. It is bound to be unpopular either with the faculty or students.

If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true?

A.)   Attempt to popularize the parking policy among either the faculty or students.
B.)   Modify the parking policy only if this will not reduce its popularity among students.
C.)   Modify the parking policy if modification will not reduce its popularity with the faculty.
D.)   If the parking policy is popular among students then we should adopt a new policy.
E.)   If the parking policy is popular with the faculty, we should adopt a new policy

Correct answer E. Why, please?  


You have to read closely for this question.  You should be able to immediately throw out A, B, and C.  It comes down to D and E.  D is incorrect because if the policy is popular among students, then it must be unpopular among faculty, and if is unpopular among faculty then the policy should be modified, not adopt an entirely new policy.



Preptest 24, December 1997, Section 3, LR 19:

Every student who walks to school goes home for lunch. It follows that some students who have part-time jobs do not walk to school.

The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

A.)   Some students who do not have part-time jobs go homes for lunch. (contender)
B.)   Every student who goes home for lunch has a part-time job. (loser)
C.)   Some students who do not have part-time jobs do not go home for lunch. (contender)
D.)   Some students who do not go home for lunch have part-time jobs. (contender)
E.)   Every student who goes home for lunch walks to school. (loser)

Correct answer is D. Why, please?  (I know this is a Justify the Conclusion question stem and I applied the tricks necessary to solve for this particular stem, but they didnít work  :().


[ // = not ]

walk to school -> go home for lunch (negation: //go home for lunch -> //walk to school

PT Job  <-S->  //go home for lunch --> //walk to school

PT job <-S-> //walk to school


only D provides the assumption needed to get to the third statement

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I just recently took 2 sample LSATs (October 1996 and June 2007) and scored 163 / 165.
I'm considering writing in February 2010, but the exam is only 5 weeks away.

My goal would be a 170-175.

In my opinion, I need to improve on is primarily Critical reasoning, and getting quicker in the RC.

Any feedback on whether this is realistic or not?

Thank you!

not really.  it might be possible if you get a tutor and try to fix some things.

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General Off-Topic Board / chat function
« on: January 05, 2010, 07:22:07 PM »
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General Board / chat function
« on: January 05, 2010, 07:21:01 PM »
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General Board / transactional to trial law
« on: January 05, 2010, 07:14:27 PM »
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Non-Traditional Students / Re: Is it too late!!!
« on: January 05, 2010, 06:28:09 PM »
I admire you for having the guts to go to law school at 51.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: virus
« on: January 04, 2010, 08:51:50 PM »
Since when did you two become "bestest high fiving" buddies?

Ah viruses. Both virtual and physical. They bring people together.

That's a big stretch of interpretation.  A tech question was asked and I put in my $.02 since I know a lot about such matters.  I don't think it makes us "bestest high fiving" buddies.

When people ask legitimate questions that I know something about, time permitted, I answer them.  Simple as that.



you know you love me... :-*

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