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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Debated LR 4/6: Insomniacs
« on: October 02, 2006, 11:40:58 PM »
WAIT a second...C was the TCR?

I dinstinctly remember debating between A and B...

A) weaker correlation for insomniacs
B) only non-insomniacs affected

I believe I chose A, I am not sure that is correct in retrospect.



I'm pretty sure "C" read that in studies involving both insomniacs and non-insomniacs only non-insomniacs were significantly affected.  Either way, i think we're discussing the same AC.


 i think the choice with 'significant' (the one in our poll) is different from the 'only non-insomniacs' option. but i hope it's the same.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 02, 2006, 10:30:23 PM »
seems like we've beat this thing to death but i don't think resist absorption was the correct answer. the passage only said that the mexican american writers' style wasn't to blend into mainstream culture but to find their own unique voice. i remember seeing the resist answer and thinking it was a bit too strong, implying too much. maybe this is where the answer "more freedom to experiment" comes in? does this ring any bells? is there a locked consensus on resist absorption?

there was 'more freedom to experiment' on the last question of the section: "because they're not subject to th eliterary establishment, they have more freedom to experiment." many people have said TCR was instead about the 'regional' writers being looked down upon by mexican writers. i really struggled with this Q and finally went with the latter b/c i didn't think the passage supported the idea of *experimentation*-- mexican american writers use techniques that reflect the complexity of their specific situation, but they're not writing novels without the letter e.

so i don't think freedom to experiment is an answer for any of them, but i could be wrong.

ok, here's my reasoning:

i'm pretty sure that i chose both "more freedom to experiment" and "resist absorption into mainstream" as my answers, so credited or not, there must be two different questions that these are at least semi-plausible answers to.

i think i chose "more freedom to experiment" for the inference question because the passage went into detail about how the writers in mexico were restricted by the expectations of the literary establishment that they had to conform to in order to have success.

i think i chose "resist absorption into mainstream" for the in-between quesiton, because it was either that or the answer choice that the character appears in most immigrant lit, which doesn't make sense because the author never stated anything about similarities between mex-am lit and other immigrant lit.

the passage DID really emphasize the lit establishment in mexico, but it didn't make the leap to mexican americans wanting to experiment. maybe if it had been about mexicans experimenting.

and i chose the absorbtopn answer for the earlier question as well.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC Master List Sept 06 PM - We can do it!
« on: October 02, 2006, 10:03:09 PM »
seems like we've beat this thing to death but i don't think resist absorption was the correct answer. the passage only said that the mexican american writers' style wasn't to blend into mainstream culture but to find their own unique voice. i remember seeing the resist answer and thinking it was a bit too strong, implying too much. maybe this is where the answer "more freedom to experiment" comes in? does this ring any bells? is there a locked consensus on resist absorption?

there was 'more freedom to experiment' on the last question of the section: "because they're not subject to th eliterary establishment, they have more freedom to experiment." many people have said TCR was instead about the 'regional' writers being looked down upon by mexican writers. i really struggled with this Q and finally went with the latter b/c i didn't think the passage supported the idea of *experimentation*-- mexican american writers use techniques that reflect the complexity of their specific situation, but they're not writing novels without the letter e.

so i don't think freedom to experiment is an answer for any of them, but i could be wrong.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Consensus For The PM!! YOU GUYS SUCK!!
« on: October 02, 2006, 09:50:31 PM »
i worry how accurate the recollections are of the original stimuli.

That and the fact that I worry about my own recollections of what answers I choose (or even which ones I may have misbubbled!) is why I refuse to read them until I know my score.

you're stronger than i am

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Dude it was FO SHO 100 times over resolve the PARADOX EXCEPT.

from this message (http://www.lawschooldiscussion.org/prelaw/index.php/topic,71409.msg1679125.html#msg1679125),
and my memory which holds far more information than the inept search function can gather back together, the other answer choices were:

- the town received less quality insurance than the rest of the community

- people who are able to relocate at an old age generally have better health
This one was D/E, and there was an earlier answer that was sort of similar to this, with a focus on the out-of-towners having better health/insurance or something.

- young people moved in

and soemone else said "the original townspeople were mostly young" but I don't recall  having seen that. Hope that helps.

yes, thank you.

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hey, i searched for this but only found a couple posts (i apologize if this has already been hashed out)--
the wording in the PM for the greek/modern architecture Q says that TCR is "assumes that the parts do not detract from each other"
is this a combination of 2 answers? it seems like the ideal answer (was definitely my pre-phrase) but TCR according to other posts in this thread is more like, "the component parts don't possess all of the qualities of the whole."

my concern is that there were 2 answer choices that were really similar in this regard. does anyone recall the wording of TCR more specifically?

thanks

I know what you are talkign about. "The component parts don't possess all of the qualities of whole" is a bit misphrased. Not that I am going to provide an any more accurate reconstruction of that answer choice, but it was more like it assumes that when two things with certain (major) characteristics are combined, that the combination will have all of those qualities.

yes...mmm, i think there was one other answer choice (aside from TCR) that almost said this. hoping i picked the right one.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Consensus For The PM!! YOU GUYS SUCK!!
« on: October 02, 2006, 09:21:19 PM »
Trust me (and I'm just the messenger, by the way), I didn't put anything in the consensus pile until people wrote out rock solid reasoning for the answer choice and the other answer choices got shot down logically.

Obviously there could be mistakes. However, the PMs here are generally 99-100% accurate.


i worry how accurate the recollections are of the original stimuli. that's tough to fix without more voices.

and duhon, thank you for putting so much work into it.

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I know that it was mentioned that most of the incorrect choices were posted. Does anyone have a link to them?

and was it FO SHO paradox except? i can't remember what i put, but i do remember one very irrelevant answer and one that resolved the paradox far better than the others.

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hey, i searched for this but only found a couple posts (i apologize if this has already been hashed out)--
the wording in the PM for the greek/modern architecture Q says that TCR is "assumes that the parts do not detract from each other"
is this a combination of 2 answers? it seems like the ideal answer (was definitely my pre-phrase) but TCR according to other posts in this thread is more like, "the component parts don't possess all of the qualities of the whole."

my concern is that there were 2 answer choices that were really similar in this regard. does anyone recall the wording of TCR more specifically?

thanks

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So can anyone else chime in to explain why else they did not choose waiter or discuss anything about the bus question.  All I find is a post here and there about each question. 

i thought it said that 'a waiter' got ill, not 'the waiter who served all the ill people got ill,' but i rushed through this Q, so not super confident.

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