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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Age
« on: November 07, 2006, 07:12:37 AM »
I think it's silly that nontrad = older. I'm pretty nontraditional and I'm 21.

Like, for instance, being a high school dropout applying for law school isn't exactly the normal run of things... It's much more traditional to go to law school after some work experience than after leaving school at 16.

I don't presonally think non-trad *has* to equal older.  I'm fairly confident that you'd be considered a non-trad; plus you probably have a good, interesting story to tell the adcomms!

~CW

JSIA

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Ultimate LSAT Games Advice Thread
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:53:33 PM »
Some good advice I've gotten here:

1. Someone here said that they put the variables and diagram on the right and the rules on the left, and then work out the problems in the center.  While I don't think there's one magical way to organize your page, I think consistent organization is key.  You know not only how you are going to diagram, but you immediately put everything in a set place each time, and you always know where your pencil is going to go and where to look for what you need.

I kind of like making one "main" diagram, and working out Qs with new info right next to the Q.  Anything I can do to keep from confusing myself!  :)  However, if I can tell there are only so many solutions to a game, I might be inclined to throw those hypotheticals down with the main diagram.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about LSAT Logic
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:48:32 PM »
Exactly...no real "set-up" on any of the four.  Just mucho mind-flipping...and teeth-gnashing.

I definitely prefer the more recent ones where, if your head is peeking out enough, you can get the set-up that makes the questions cake!

~CW

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about LSAT Logic
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:39:50 PM »
Is that avatar something you did?

I wish I were that creative!  That was sent out by our safety office as a humorous reminder to take it easy on the partying over Halloween.

Thanks for the props over on the other post!

 :D  Chris

PS:  Over lunch I managed to tank an easy games section [realized it was easy after the drubbing--it was one of those old super time-draining black hole types].  Clearly I needed to PMHOMA.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Ultimate LSAT Games Advice Thread
« on: November 03, 2006, 01:32:46 PM »
Courtesy of cbm_flyer:

PYHOYA



Yeeeaaah!   ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question about LSAT Logic
« on: November 03, 2006, 10:03:09 AM »
I don't know about wanting to take it, but I do understand about flaking on a games section!!!  :)  I was all excited I got a 172 on a PT, then immediately followed it up with a 162 'cause I couldn't pull my head out of my rear (PMHOMR) on the Games for some reason!

Could also apply that acronym to others, as in PYHOYR.

Sub A for R as one sees fit!

;)  CW

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Ultimate LSAT Games Advice Thread
« on: November 03, 2006, 09:35:19 AM »
from another thread, where X --> Y

...the LGs are cut and dry (if x, then y never implies x or y).



They do always seem to test that you know that just because Y is there, doesn't mean X has to be there.  Yay conditional reasoning!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Games Question
« on: November 03, 2006, 09:30:34 AM »
You can't have more than three words in a row that start with the same letter, and all the words must be in alphabetical order.

So, at Z: Z Z Z, then you run out of the ability to be in alphabetical order.

If you start with X: then you haven't gone far enough.  X X X Y Y  (still could've used Z).

Therefore, the only solution is to start with Y: Y Y Y Z Z, or even Y Y Z Z Z

Hope this helps!
~CW  ;)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: The Ultimate LSAT Games Advice Thread
« on: November 03, 2006, 09:22:48 AM »
Another excellent post.  OK, with the GAK out of the way...no seriously:

Some initial thoughts...

- IMHO it's all in the set-ups.  It's worth the effort to learn a good set-up strategy, and stick with it.  I personally think PowerScore (or TestMasters) has that market cornered; but if something else works for you, sweet!

  -- Of course, the ability to do a good set-up doesn't just depend upon good diagramming, but it also starts with being able to interpret and link conditional and other rules.  [And not missing or forgetting rules, as some of us, *ahem, me*, sometimes do].

- Watch out for the Either/Or.  Unless they say "but not both," then it could be both.

More to follow!  :)

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Yup, just giving my prof another week to get my LoR in. I think it would be best to have a complete app sent together, but I won't hold out forever waiting.

Cool.  Best of Luck!

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