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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 04, 2006, 02:34:21 PM »
so why are so many people saying that the answer to the last question (analogy) is D? the choices under debate are A and B right?

Also, Jetsboy, are you sure the answer to the definition of basin is D? this was second to last question, i think. i am sure i put "set of points, area where water will flow to a body of water through unknown path" or something like that. and somehow, i am pretty sure this was B. could there have been two answers that were SO similiar? or did D say it flowed to one body of water but didnt' say anything about unpredicability of route?

D verbatim said what we have listed as the CR. There was another very similar answer which seems to be what you're describing B to be.

Okay thanks for clarifying that. then it seems that the consensus on this answer is misleading. i think a good portion of the people probably meant B (i remember some agreed with the regardless of route portion).

Why would B be wrong? wasn't the whole thing in the chaos/basin thing that they could predict where it would end up but not the exact passage because there were so many random ...i forgot what they called it, holes or bumps?

i picked B too.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 04, 2006, 08:32:39 AM »
Also, does anyone who picked "can't be replicated" for that hotly debated question remember which letter it was? perhaps B?

yeah, initial conditions can't be replicated was answer B. i picked it and changed it to A at the last minute (the initial conditions can be rep., but unpredictable blah blah). agh.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 04, 2006, 04:00:37 AM »
on the definition of the basin of influence, can someone recall more answer choices? i believe i put 'the area from which all the water will arrive at a specific destination but with unpredictable routes"-- definitely something about unpredictable routes. is that the same as TCR?

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I'm curious to see if applicants DO find it helpful, or if it's just ego-boosting/destroying for those of us who posted ours.

i've found it very helpful.

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this was my second too but I don't know if I should cancel or not - thought the games were hard but no one here can help clarify since I took the test today with less people - what made you decide to retake-  how should someone know


If your gut tells you that you did poorly, let it go. Don't gamble. Gambling is only fun when done in Atlantic City.

i'm in this boat, thinking about cancelling. definitely won't retake in dec. unless i cancel. it's all ugly.

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I was unsure about cancelling yesterday but I just called NYU, Columbia and Harvard this morning. All three of them told me they "consider" the applicant's testing history and would want me to add an addendum explaining the score differential. However, most importantly they all inferred that cancelling would be a better option if I knew that I didn't do well on a certain administration of the test. I think at the top schools, they can afford to be anal about LSATs and these are my top three schools, so I'm going to cancel my score and knock December out of the ballpark.

did they say anything about the significance of applying late?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 03, 2006, 02:22:42 PM »
i know this has been hashed out at length, and it's possible i'm the only person who went this direction, but i still think the jamboree is an example of the colonizers imposing authority by *creating* a ceremony. "traditional" was in quotes not because tradition was modified, but because the colonizers pretended that the jamboree was traditional.
I am very unsure about the "jamboree" quotatoin - which question actually  had "jamboree" in it. I would agree that the British queen celebrated in a jamboree was done to render authority to the colonizing natin. But somehow I feel doubtful that jamboree was quoted in the "native dance" question. This question was at the top right corner of the 2nd page for the passage. If someone could reconstruct the question with some more certainty and detail, that would help tremendously. But I do certainly remember that the question asked for an instance of a NATIVE custom modified.

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so i went with the 'creating a ceremony/award for a native poet' answer. the colonizers establish authority by creating & inserting themselves into native culture. they're then the arbiters of all things literary.
Poets indeed are the arbiters of all things literary. The Russians would particularly agree with you.. but I think this is really not TCR because it doesn't talk modification of any native custom.

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also, the problem with the dance answer was that it said 'a native dance is popular among colonial leaders.' there's nothing about structure, authority, power-- it was more about a few leaders' taste. i am probably skewing the answer to fit my reasoning, but i'm certain that the word 'popular' was in there. 
I think you are actually talking about a completely different answer choice. I remember the few leaders answer choice and it was a separate answer choice from the one where traditional dance had been modified to celebrate the meeting of two cultures. But thanks for rememebering another AC.

i thought it was: which of the following relationships between colonizers and natives is most analogous to the traditional jamboree mentioned in lines xxx? my problem on this question is that i don't remember the stem mentioning the word "modify." if it already specified that we had to look for an answer where a pre-existing ritual was modified, then poets are obviously out.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 03, 2006, 01:03:17 PM »
Storm, the banter was fun and your arguments zesty, but I think you simply missed a crucial point on the very basic level. The question stem asked for an examlpe that illustrates the modification of the NATIVE tradition to support the colonizers.
The religion answer you are arguing for is about religious traditions of the COLONIZERS and not that of the NATIVES. This has been argued out 10 times already. I am touched by Jesus' patience to go on to such a length to hash out the old arguments. I guess he indeed is the physical embodiment of Love...

i know this has been hashed out at length, and it's possible i'm the only person who went this direction, but i still think the jamboree is an example of the colonizers imposing authority by *creating* a ceremony. "traditional" was in quotes not because tradition was modified, but because the colonizers pretended that the jamboree was traditional.

so i went with the 'creating a ceremony/award for a native poet' answer. the colonizers establish authority by creating & inserting themselves into native culture. they're then the arbiters of all things literary.

also, the problem with the dance answer was that it said 'a native dance is popular among colonial leaders.' there's nothing about structure, authority, power-- it was more about a few leaders' taste. i am probably skewing the answer to fit my reasoning, but i'm certain that the word 'popular' was in there. 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Debated LR 1/6: Fossil Fuel
« on: October 03, 2006, 12:24:51 AM »
I just mentioned this in the main thread, but here is why I think your alternative answer is incorrect.  The topic of the passage was HALTING global warming, while your answer just talked about REDUCING it.  Thats my two cents.

Wait so you are saying the correct answer is the majority answer?

i think the problem with the majority answer is that IRL, the answer did not specifiy that it reduced it a "sufficient" amount. it just said reduce (i thought). if it did have a qualifier, it still wasn't enough. i remember eliminating it b/c the reduction would not necessarily halt (or decrease sufficiently) global warming.

i chose the 'other countries have reduced sufficiently' as well. i worried about scope but i thought it was the strongest choice.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 02, 2006, 11:43:54 PM »
i agree about the freedom of experimentation, beans.

i also contest number 17: the objectivity. the author actually never ever states that people need to be objective. not once. he/she merely describes how people ARENT OBJECTIVE. i have no memory of what i picked for that one but it wasn't that.
for 17 i also dont recall anything about objectivity.

yes, i seem to recall eliminating the objectivity answer in favor of another choice i felt better expressed the author's point, something like "new theories support the idea that cultures are not created indpendent of outside influences."

yes--  i eliminated the objectivity answer as well.

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