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Choosing the Right Law School / deleted
« on: December 04, 2007, 10:28:55 PM »

Would anyone read my essay? I showed it to several friends and they tell me it is a good essay with an interesting story but needs some editing here and there. (I'm a non-native speaker.) if you have time to help me perfect this essay, please let me know. I'll PM it.

thanks in advance.

Studying for the LSAT / assumption : quick Q
« on: November 30, 2007, 07:01:04 PM »

what's the difference between following two questions?
i know they are basically asking for assumption, however.

   the  conclusion of the argument follows logically if which of the following is assumed?


 the argument depends on assuming that

june 07 LR questions...sec2
help me out ~ brothers and sisters..thanks

Q7 why d a credited response? i picked e as an answer.

Q13 soda can ?

Q14 milk

Q23 philosopher question

Q22 why e wrong?

Q 25 paradox

is it ok to mention your age/sex in the personal statement?

Personal Statements, Resumes, and Letters of Recommendation / LOR-problem?
« on: November 21, 2007, 06:47:56 PM »
My recommender forgot to mention that i completed master degree. instead, he said i completed B.A. degree. is this problem?

Studying for the LSAT / ROLE question. help
« on: November 20, 2007, 08:28:00 PM »
prep51, sec3

ethicist: it would be a mistake to say that just because someone is not inclines to do otherwise, she or he does not deserve to be praised for doing what is right, for although we do consider people especially virtuous if they successfully resisit a desire to do what is wrong, they are certainly no less virtuous if they have succeeded in extinguishing all such desires.

the assertion that people are considered  especially virtuous if they successfully resist a desire to do what is wrong plays which one of the following roles in the ethicist's argument?

a it is a cliam for which the argument attempts to provide justification

b it makes an observation that, according to the argument, is insufficient to justify the claim that the argument concludes is false

c it is a claim, acceptance of which, the argument contends, is a primary obstacle to some people's having an adequate conception of virtue.

d it is, according to the argument, a commonly held opinion that is nevertheless false

e it reports an observation that, according to the argument, serves as evidence for the truth of its conclusion.

Studying for the LSAT / difficult assumption Q
« on: November 20, 2007, 08:20:32 PM »
 i am lost on this one... :o

Moralist: Immoral actions are those that harm other people. But since such actions eventually harm those who perform them, those who act immorally do so only through ignorance of some of their actions' consequences rather than through a character defect.

Which one of the following is an assumption required by the moralist's argument?

A) People ignorant of their actions' consequences cannot be held morally responsible for those consequences
b) An action harms those who perform it only if it also eventually harms others
C) Only someone with a character defect would knowingly perform actions that eventually harm others
D) Those, who in acting immorally, eventually harm themselves do not intend that harm (CR)
E) None of those who knowingly harm themselves lack character defects


for the first question, i can see why D is a credited response, however. i can not understand why other choices are wrong.

Advertiser: there is nothing wrong with a tool that has ten functions until you need a tool that can perform an eleventh function! the Versatool can perform more functions than any other tool. if you use the versatool, therefore, you will need additional tools less often than you would using any other multiple-function tool.

the reasoning in the advertiser's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the versatool might.

a include some functions that are infrequently or never needed
b include a number of  functions that are difficult to perform with any tool

c cost more than the combined cost of two other multiple-function tools that together perform more functions that the versatool

d be able to perform fewer often -needed functions than some other multiple function tool

e not be able to perform individual functions as well as single function tools.

Style manual: Archaic spellings and styles of punctuation in direct quotations from older works are to be able to preserved if they occur infrequently and do not interfere with a reader's comprehension. However, if they occur frequently , the editor may modernize them, inserting a note with an explanation to this effect in the text, or if similiar modernizing has been done in more than one quotation, inserting a general statement in the preface. on the other hand, obvious typological error in quotations from modern works may be corrected without explanation.

which one of the following logically from the statements above?

a if an error corrects the spelling of a quotes word and the word occurs only once in the text, then an explantion should appear in a note or in the text.

b an editor may modernize an archaic spelling of a word found in a modern work without providng an explantion

c an editor should modernize an archaic spelling of a word that is quoted from an older work if the spelling interferes with reader comprehension

d an editor may moderize punctuation directly quoted from an older work if that puncutaiton occurs frequently and interferes with reader comprehension

e if an editor modernizes only one of several similliar instances of quoted archaic punctuation , an explantion should appear in the preface of the work.

Studying for the LSAT / strongly support Q-no idea
« on: November 19, 2007, 02:36:16 AM »
I am lost on this one. I chose D

12. commentator: recently, articles criticizing the environmental movements have been appearing regularly in newspapers. according to winslow, this is due not so much to an antienvironmental bias among the media as to a preference on the part of newspaper editors for articles that seem " daring" in that they seem to challenege prevailing political positions. it is true that editors like to run antienvironmental pieces mainly because they seem to challenge the political orthodoxy. but serious environmentalism is by no means politically orthodox, and antienvironmentalists can hardly claim to be dissidents, howver much they may have succeeded in selling themselves as renegades.

the commentator's statements, if true, most strongly support which one of the following?

a winslow is correct about the preference of newspaper editors for controversial articles

b critics of environmentalism have not successfully promoted themselves as renegades

c winslow's explanations is not consonant with the frequency with which critiques of environmentalism are published

d the position attacked by critics of environmentalism is acutally the prevaling political position

e serious environmentalism will eventually become a prevaling political position.

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