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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Evaluating the LR PM
« on: December 22, 2006, 12:00:31 AM »
Once again it seems that the LR pm was very accurate. Thanks for the detailed analysis.

Um, and I think I speak for most LSDers when I say thanks to you for putting it together!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post your score breakdown
« on: December 21, 2006, 11:31:45 PM »
LR: -6 (Blah!)
RC: -2
LG: -0



first time: practice average was about 173, took a week off of work before the exam and psyched myself out, had an anxiety attack during the exam, decided not to cancel against my better judgment

second time: didn't really care and had nothing to lose at this point, convinced myself by this point that HYS is not the end all be all, took only the day before the exam off, watched lots of movies the day before, bought Superprep sometime in November (best thing ever, didnt even know what I was missing) and read the explanations after Thanksgiving and did only those 3 preptests to make sure my timing was still on (actually, I timed myself for 30 min), went in to the exam calm and collected

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The SCORE THREAD
« on: December 21, 2006, 07:46:45 PM »
171!!! Woohoo! I'm so releaved, thank you God!!!

Congrats, Lonewolf! I was pulling for you (especially because I agreed with most of your answers and hoped to God you did well, hehe). yay!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: (Updated) LR PM (49/50)
« on: December 21, 2006, 07:44:26 PM »
What were TCRs for #8,14, and 21 on the LR PM?

The corporate party TC was A - "already earning above average profits" - same as PM

Studying for the LSAT / Re: The SCORE THREAD
« on: December 21, 2006, 06:20:29 PM »
173. YIKES. Im so busy at work and i was shaking the entire time...can't focus...but we have a multimillion dollar closing in a few hours...all i want to do is party! aaah. Good luck to everyone!!!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: (Updated) LR PM (49/50)
« on: December 08, 2006, 07:56:32 PM »
Can we get some discussion going on 13? Does anyone remember any of the other choices? Did anyone put a different answer? I remember not really liking any of the choices but I still believe that happiness doesn't change meaning here...

Aha! I guess I am not the only one who didn't put the "key term" answer choice. I dunno, I'm counting this one as a definite -1 but eh, who knows. This question threw me off because every practice question ive done with flaw of equivocation has used the exact key term twice but in two distinct senses. [For those of you with great memories about previous exams/preptests that you've taken, a question about "best interests" of the public (it was used in terms of what's best for the public and what the public is most interested in) and a question about the definition of tax comes to mind] I remember that this question did not use "happiness" twice, which is why I went with E (something about 'the fact that one particular instance doesnt fit, blah blah, is taken as though it disproves the conclusion.' Eh, think I overthought it. Oh well...

Studying for the LSAT / Re: (Updated) LR PM (49/50)
« on: December 06, 2006, 12:12:25 PM »
Since the master list still has "not sure" for the garden one, can anyone say more about what the deal with that question was? I honestly have no clue.
Garden one had a lot of premises with sufficient conditions. If garden has a sliding door it can be well coordinated... if it's summer something can happen. If the door is closed then can retain the same look during winer. Anyway i dont remember the stim well but i do remember that one of the answer choices dealt with first premise and introduced some irrelevant infor- the garden can be well coordinated if it satisfied the sufficient reason given in premise 1 even though it didnt do something else (new info;) Anyway broadly speaking i thought it gave something like if A then B. The answer was "B if A even if not C" (c was something new)

Do you remember if this was answer choice C? For clarification purposes, from what I recall, the stim went something more like: having a glass (sliding one, perhaps) door allows the room and garden to visually blend into one giving the appearance of continuity (or whatever). This effect can still be achieved even in the colder months as long the room is well coordinated with the garden.

I can see why your answer would be the right one, but I don't recall picking an answer choice with new info. I think i went with a really broad answer choice, i.e, The room and garden can visually blend even though it is not well coordinated. And Im pretty sure this was C. I also remember the other answer choices were much longer. Was this the shell answer or are we talking about the same answer? thanks!

The prairie question focused on the phenomenon that in a place where humans settle, the animal world around such an area has been known to suffer a great deal. But for some reason, the birds in the MS prairie have been surviving. What could be responsible for this? less human activity at such a place. Final answer. Even if I score a 120 on the lsat, I'm pretty sure this question will bump me to a 121. Thats how much I trust it.

You could be right, but I recall that the question stated the birds actually preferred (or thrived in) the areas where people are, relative to areas where there are no people. If it did say that, then density of tress answer choice is TCR.

Ditto. I remember looking at the "less human activity" answer and thinking that it doesnt really resolve the paradox of why these birds are thriving in a place with humans. It was because of the density of the trees (i think it mentioned that the birds were able to have nests, food source, etc. - which would explain why they would thrive in that area despite the human presence)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: THE SCORE THREAD!
« on: October 23, 2006, 11:16:20 AM »
Couldn't bear to return to LSD after receiving my 166 (7/8 points below my practice average) on Friday. Nerves killed me on exam day. Spent the entire weekend kicking myself in the a$$ because I decided not to cancel at the very last minute even though I knew I bombed the first section and the RC. Oh well, that's life. Hoping for a nice 170+ score wrapped in a bow for Christmas...

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