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Studying for the LSAT / RC Question
« on: October 02, 2007, 09:17:26 PM »
Thanks to all the people who helped me with the LR Q's. I feel a lot more comfortabl with many question types now. I am wondering if anyone can give me some tips on RC. I seem to understand the passages pretty well and also understand the structure of them faily well every time I read, but
extension questions (the ones author would agree with, or application questions) are giving me hard time because I always pick the second best answer and cannot be sure if my answers are right or wrong. I also have problem with some of the questions that ask me about part of the passage. (ex. Which was not used in the author's attempt to prove his claim) These types of questions tend to be so random that I can barely remember all the things (I do understand the fuction of each passage, but I am not going to remember all the details of them) Could any of you RC gurus help me with these? I would be very thankful.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Q
« on: September 27, 2007, 10:36:05 PM »
Thank you, dear. It is all clear now. lol  :) Any idea about the answer choice B) and how it could be the correct answer despite being the typical logical flaw used in flaw questions?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Q
« on: September 27, 2007, 10:22:47 PM »
Yes, the other answers were garbage. So I looked at B, and I was thinking, "Isnt this the common type of flaw frequently used in the flaw question?" So I decided that B is not the correct answer(while thinking C was also one of those hmmmm not so coherent....but that one word 'gravity' made me choose it because it at least seemed to show some relevance. The answer is B, can anyone explain C in more detail and why it necessarily contradicts the stimulus? What does 'being fundamental in itself' imply here?

Studying for the LSAT / LR Q
« on: September 27, 2007, 08:23:43 PM »
 Before 1986 physicists believed they could describe the universe in terms of four universal forces. Experiments then suggested, however, a fifth universal force of mutual repulsion between particles of matter. This fifth force would explain the occurence in the experiments of a smaller measurement of the gravitational attraction between bodies than the established theory predicted.

Which, if true, most strengthens the argument that there is a fifth universal force?

B) No previously established scientific results are incompatible with the notion of a fifth universal force.

C) Some scientists have suggested that they alleged fifth universal force is an aspect of gravity rather than being fundamental in itself.

Can anyone explain why each answer is right and wrong? Thanks in advance.  ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Flaw LR
« on: September 26, 2007, 05:50:47 AM »
I dont think getting into the details of the actual process of changing CPI is necessary. The concepts and words used are already pretty complex and abstract (at least to a person like me who is not really familiar with economical terms) I think the previous explanation was good enough to understand the flaw in the logics, even though I actually had to think pretty hard even after reading the explanations for it.  :-\

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Q
« on: September 26, 2007, 02:17:25 AM »
One problem with this dang test is once you go off thinking in one direction like you have with this Q, it's really hard to shake it off and recover.

I totally agree with you on this point. Thanks everybody for the input. I will try to rethink this problem tomorrow, maybe it will seem a lot easier when my mind is clear.  :)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Q
« on: September 26, 2007, 12:27:18 AM »
I now perfectly understand why B is incorrect, but C is still a little blurry, ARGH. I keep thinking the word 'MOST' in the first sentence opens a possibility that some people just do not have to gain weight because they MIGHT NOT be taking the ones that cause weigt gain. Maybe I am thinking too hard. Having understood why B is incorrect, I would get the question right, but still... it's one of those unclear ones to me. Maybe I studied way too much today and am experiencing another burnout. lol ( I studied about 35 hours for the past 4 days.)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR Q
« on: September 25, 2007, 10:34:27 PM »
 e.g. if you read this and thought you need to avoid weight gain at all costs!)
-> this was funny  ;D

Now, just because a person is trying to lose weight, should they not seek treatment for a medical condition?  Imagine if instead of depression it was cancer ~ you wouldn't be so worried about your weight anymore.  :-\
-> I don't think I understand what you are saying here. Answer choice B didnt say you shouldn't get treatment. I think that the people who are trying to lose weight should not take the anti-depressant drug because it will increase their chance of gaining weight.

The stimulus says 'Most antidepressant drugs cause weight gain.' My question here is, how do we know how many people we are talking about? We might be talking about those few exceptional people who take those drugs that do not cause any weight gain. On the other hand, why would anyone who tries to lose weight would want to take something that would likely increase their chance of gaining weight?

Maybe I am thinking too hard, but I wish someone could break this down and point out my mistake.  :(

Studying for the LSAT / LR Q
« on: September 25, 2007, 08:41:11 PM »
This might be an easy one for most of you gurus but...

 Most antidepressant drugs cause weight gain. While dieting can help reduce the amount of weight gained while taking such antidepressants, some weight gain is unlikely to be preventable.

The information above most strongly supports which one of the following?

B) People who are trying to lose weight should not ask their doctors for an antidepressant drug.

C) At least some patients taking antidepressant drugs gain weight as a result of taking them.

 Other than simple explanations such as 'this is irrelevant', can someone please break this down and explain why each answer is wrong and right?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR question~~
« on: September 25, 2007, 06:39:20 PM »
Hmm, I see your point. So it is C and E reversed right? I guess that makes it even more clear now.

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