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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Find the flaw!
« on: November 06, 2007, 08:37:12 AM »
Thank you all for the help! I like Lindberg's explanation in particular.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« on: November 06, 2007, 02:37:31 AM »
It all depends on where you start. I think it's possible to improve as much as you are willing to work for. As for me, My original diagnostic was a 146. I screwed around with my prep and got a 152 on the Dec. 06 test. Big mistake. After that, I made the choice to buckle down and put in the work and it has paid great dividends. Before the Sept. test I was preping at 168-169 consistantly. I had a bad day (-8 on games, normally - 1) and got a 163 so I'm retaking. The great thing about it is that I have the chance to get even better before December. It's an opportunity.

I'm not that smart. I don't think I'm diferent from anyone else. Definitely not trying to talk myself up. Their are a lot of people doing better than me. The point is that it's possible. If there were ever a time to insert the "if I can do it anyone can" cliche this is it.

Does it work for everyone? Of course not. There are countless stories of people who beat their heads against the wall for months and never improve. Who knows maybe I screw up another section in Dec. and don't help myself at all. Nothing is guaranteed. It is however resonable to believe the only limits you have are the ones that you place on yourself. Need a 25 point increase? Go for it but be willing to put in the time.

I will say that those last few points are the toughest to get. After countless 169's I would probably give my first born for a one point increase. A 178 would probably work for me. :)

Hey, how long did you prep? anything above 170 would make me so happy.  :)

Choosing the Right Law School / Re: Mercer University
« on: November 05, 2007, 08:43:31 PM »
I don't think this is relevant, but Nancy Grace went to Mercer Law I think.  :P

Studying for the LSAT / Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« on: November 05, 2007, 08:39:42 PM »
I improved 17 points so far. If I can improve on RC and my timing, I think it is very possible for me to improve 5~8 more points.

Studying for the LSAT / Find the flaw!
« on: November 05, 2007, 07:01:02 PM »
It is not correct that the people of the United States, relatively to comparable countries, are the most lightly taxed. True, the United States has the lowest tax, as percent of gross domestic product, of the Western industrialized countries, but tax rates alone do not tell the whole story. People in the United States pay out of pocket for many goods and services provided from tax revenues elsewhere. Consider universal health care, which is an entitlement supported by tax revenues in every other Western industrialized country. United States government health-care expenditures are equivalent to about 5 percent of the gross domestic product, but private health-care expenditures represent another 7 percent. This 7 percent, then, amounts to a tax.

The argument concerning whether the people of the US are most lightly taxed is most vulnerable to which one of the following criticisms?

A) It bases a comparison on percentages rather than on absolute numbers.

B) It unreasonably extends the application of a key term.

E) It sets up a dichotomy between alternatives that are not exclusive.

Could someone break down the argument and explain why each answer choice is right/wrong? I did understand the argument, but do not find a drastic flaw with it. Thanks in advance.  ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Getting into law school vs. Med school
« on: November 02, 2007, 07:41:18 AM »
I studied for the MCAT before, I did not feel that MCAT was necessarily too difficult, it was just that there were so much to do. Studying for the LSAT is ok even though some stuff I learned were pretty complex, simply because therre really isn't that much to learn.

Studying for the LSAT / Getting into law school vs. Med school
« on: November 02, 2007, 07:27:32 AM »
 It seems like most people who scored over 170 have studied less than 3 months. Most of these people would get into pretty good law school unless they have a horrible GPA. Would you people say getting into law school is considerably easier than getting into med schools? It seems like many people who scored over 170 (including people I know) did not necessarily study hard to get their score, whereas most of my pre-med friends are spending endless hours in the library to get those A's on their organic chem classes. I myself studied for the LSAT for the past few months and made 15+ points increase on my score, but I am really starting to think all of this is happening way too fast and easy, at least compared to what my premed friends are going through. Is it like getting into law school is much easier than getting into med school? Are med students comparatively more diligent than law students? I am just curious about what you guys think.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best way to do Detail Questions on RC
« on: November 01, 2007, 12:42:34 AM »
Stop fighting, children.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: 154 LSAT + 3.65 GPA = ???
« on: October 29, 2007, 01:48:04 AM »
also please don't reply to use the gpa/lsat calc.  thats already been done.

if you've used the calculator, why are you asking this question? any advice you get will just be speculation based off of the calculators.

good point. lol

Studying for the LSAT / score going down....
« on: October 29, 2007, 01:43:55 AM »
I have been taking testmasters course for the past 3 weeks. My scored dropped 7 points on my second diagnostic from what it was on the first one. This made me go hmmm.... Is this because I am only learning the basic approach to each type of questions?

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