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YES, I remember that question and the anwer provided is sounding similar to what I answered.

I have a question, for those who've maybe had more experience with this.  What are the chances for the questions to which everyone agrees on a specific answer, for that answer to be wrong?

on the June PM here, they had 48/50 on the LR and 27/27 on the RC, and LG was solid on what they could remember.
i think the RC situation is different this time around, though.

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does the scenario someone posted earlier about a lottery and fairness question ring any bells? 

have we confirmed that the paradox between new safety regulations and higher number of car accident deaths was from a preivous test?

both of these sound vaguely familiar to me.

it's possible that the lottery/fairness was a wrong answer to the party/late - bus/work question, but when i chose the lottery answer, i remember thinking there was a very tempting screwed up contrapositive. is it possible that the late for bus/late for work response is wrong? does anyone remember *realllly* looking closely and thinking it through?

or did i just spaz?
I looked closely, the bus one paralled the stimulus quite well. It had something like: if she was on time she probably took the bus. She was on time, so it is very unlikely that she missed her bus. Something like that. And i remember the stimulus dealt with probabilities as well.

missed bus was the answer.  stimulus was something very close to "if juan is at the party, maria will probably not have a good time.  juan was at the party, so maria did not have a good time."

but compare your stimulus to what's on the PM, and then compare to what lonewolf said. i think it's possible that the stimulus was a "if x, then y. if not y, then not x," and that the bus answer choice was a "if she was on time, she took the bus. she was not on time, so she did not take the bus." = false contrapositive.

the bus answer was tempting because the other options were not even clear 'if x, then y, if not y then not x' scenarios-- EXCEPT the lottery answer. the diction was v. convoluted, making it an unappealing choice, but i really think the logic followed the juan/maria stimulus.

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does the scenario someone posted earlier about a lottery and fairness question ring any bells? 

have we confirmed that the paradox between new safety regulations and higher number of car accident deaths was from a preivous test?

both of these sound vaguely familiar to me.

it's possible that the lottery/fairness was a wrong answer to the party/late - bus/work question, but when i chose the lottery answer, i remember thinking there was a very tempting screwed up contrapositive. is it possible that the late for bus/late for work response is wrong? does anyone remember *realllly* looking at those two closely and thinking it through?

or did i just spaz?

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thought I read that on the application board...could be wrong...

I know Duke, Harvard, Yale and Columbia explicitly said they still average.

columbia doesn't say they average (they don't imply that they take the higher, either):

Q: How are multiple LSAT scores viewed?

A: Even though the ABA requires that we report the highest LSAT score, the Committee considers the entire LSAT testing history when evaluating applications for admission. Published statistics for this and prior years were based on average LSAT scores.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Logic Games
« on: October 01, 2006, 11:43:36 PM »

ME TOO. i didn't have 17 minutes, but i had 11 or so, and the Y by itself question killed me. i kept eliminating all the answers. now i'm really concerned i misunderstood one of the rules. do you feel ok about it? did you finally get an answer? i think i guessed B, and i knew it was wrong the second i bubbled it.

I skipped it and went back to it last. But I think the answer was (d) X is in spoon 2.

It would have been
1: TW
2: UXZ
3: Y

In the end, I think I got all 22, but I'm just mad at myself for the mental lapse. If my answer above is wrong, then I got 21 for sure. Oh well.

thanks.

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richard montauk's book as well

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i'd be glad to-- PM

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Personal Statement / Re: PS topic?
« on: October 01, 2006, 08:32:43 PM »
Wow, I honestly don't think you'll get a good answer to these questions in this forum.  These are pretty intense personal matters.  I would have to know you a lot better.  Remember you have  to show the adcomms what makes you tick-- maybe some of these factors that you are describing should show up in the diversity statement. 

Good luck...

This is actually a lot like what I was trying to say...it was hidden under extraneous tact.  I don't think you should write on either of these topics, to be absolutely blunt.  It seems that you are confusing personal with private.  Both topics are more private than personal.  They are about private matters in which you play a passive role.  You want to your PS to be active.  And if you are uncomfortable telling people you know about these things, then you probably shouldn't be telling a total stranger.  Unless you can put a positive spin on either or you can turn it into something more personal than a series of bad things and your reactions to them, then you need to do more brainstorming.

Calguy is right in saying that these are good topics for a diversity statement.  Diversity statements are more about your background and the circuimstances behind your life leading up to applying for law school.  However, you still need to tailor the message so it isn't saying "I've had a hard life, so let me in your school," but rather "this is where I come from, it's different from where other students come from, I can contribute a unique perspective to the student body."  (but that's really obvious...nothing in your application should sound needy or like you feel you are entitled to something...just that you really want something, that you deserve it, and that you would be grateful/happy to receive it).

do you think the 'this is my unique perspective due to circumstance' essay can function well as a PS, or should it always serve as a DS?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Crazy things you saw/heard today...
« on: October 01, 2006, 08:07:03 PM »
Ok here's my strange thing. There was a guy directly to my left. A small, nerdy, quiet type with glasses (not dissing, I have glasses too!). Thing was, he was... f-ing amazing. That, or he just didn't give a @#!*. But I doubt it's the latter because his answer sheet had circles all over.

What was so awesome about him? He finished EVERY section 10+ minutes early! And you know the stare you see people give when people take normal exams, finish in 10 minutes, then have to wait for everybody else? He gave the proctors this confident, cocky stare! I've used that stare a million times!

I almost had him on the last games, but I got stuck on one question and fought with it for nearly 10 minutes ^^.

was it the question about Y being by itself?

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Studying for the LSAT / with the new aba policy
« on: October 01, 2006, 06:26:38 PM »
how bad is it if i dip a few points on my retake? first score was fine (not mind-blowing), sept was my 2nd time, and it's possible that i did worse than the 1st time. cancel?

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