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Studying for the LSAT / another question...
« on: July 29, 2007, 01:20:47 AM »
so i am following your advise which is reviewing right and wrong answers... i don;t get what this incorrect answer means:

the proportion of calories from alcohol in a diet is more significant for body fat gain than are the total calories from alcohol.

can someone please transate this into ENglish?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: anyone else experiencing the same?
« on: July 29, 2007, 01:15:37 AM »
 :D :D :D :D

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Studying for the LSAT / anyone else experiencing the same?
« on: July 27, 2007, 01:50:05 PM »
I have no social life right now and even when i communicate with my friends, i talk about the LSAT which annoys them. Should i chill out a bit? I feel like my social life is at stake

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then why did you take the course in the first place? ::)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: best guide to RC
« on: July 27, 2007, 01:47:00 PM »
There is no guide to RC. You read and answer the questions. No stupid special note trick work. The LSAT is designed to measure how well you think and how fast you think. There are no special tricks.

No stupid special note trick work." --> flawed assumption, my friend. I never mentioned tricks. Plus, for a person wishing to familiarize herself with RC, a guide is needed and i find Superprep to be the best

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Studying for the LSAT / best guide to RC
« on: July 27, 2007, 01:31:38 PM »
after inadequate explanations of the TM for RC, i believe that Superprep's is the best one i have read so far.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: silly question but oh well :)
« on: July 25, 2007, 10:03:24 PM »
I think it's best to approach most LR Q's in this way, and ask yourself how well the Conclusion follows from the premises.

That's not the same as determining whether the argument is good or bad, which, more often than not, is something you can determine before even reading the argument.


I think you (and the OP) may be misunderstanding what the instructor is asking.  I think he's simply telling people to read the argument critically, and ask themselves how well the conclusions follows from the premises.  (And if there are any holes in the argument, and if so, where.)

However, I could of course be wrong.


i do understand what he is asking actually. I just asked whether or not the argument was valid


Cool.  As noted, I agree with his approach.

me too Brady! 

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: silly question but oh well :)
« on: July 25, 2007, 09:59:13 PM »
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my instructor tells us that whenever we read an argument, we should ask whether or not the argument is good.

While it may be a fun exercise, I have to disagree with your instructor.  The test writers almost always let you know if an argument is good or bad ahead of time.  Flaw, Strengthen, Weaken, Parallel Flaw, Necessary Assumption, and Sufficient Assumption are always bad.  Inference and Resolve/Explain questions don't have a conclusion to be bad.  Reasoning, Roleplay, and Point at Issue questions don't really matter (well, it may be helpful occasionally for Reasoning Q's).  The only place I can think of it being helpful most of the time would be in parallel questions.

I feel like i am more of an active reader when i read with that purpose; in addition when you don't read questions beforehand it seems like a good strategy.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: silly question but oh well :)
« on: July 25, 2007, 09:58:21 PM »
I think it's best to approach most LR Q's in this way, and ask yourself how well the Conclusion follows from the premises.

That's not the same as determining whether the argument is good or bad, which, more often than not, is something you can determine before even reading the argument.


I think you (and the OP) may be misunderstanding what the instructor is asking.  I think he's simply telling people to read the argument critically, and ask themselves how well the conclusions follows from the premises.  (And if there are any holes in the argument, and if so, where.)

However, I could of course be wrong.


i do understand what he is asking actually. I just asked whether or not the argument was valid

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