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Studying for the LSAT / Feb. 99 LR Section 1, #17
« on: September 24, 2007, 09:49:26 AM »
The difference between manners and morals is that the former are necessarily social in nature whereas the latter are not necessarily social in nature. So the rules of etiquette do not apply when one is alone.

The statements above, if true, most strongly support which one of the following inferences?

(A)  One could be immoral without ever having caused any other person any harm.
(B)  No immoral act could be a violation of the rules of etiquette.
(C)  The rules of morality apply only when one is alone.
(D)  It is more important to be moral than to have good manners.
(E)  What is social in nature could not be a matter of morality.

Possibly the most confusing correct answer I've ever seen on an LSAT question. Anyone care to explain?

Law School Admissions / LOR Checkboxes
« on: September 24, 2007, 08:13:42 AM »
I'm a little confused about the LOR checkboxes that individual law schools expect recommenders to fill out. Do you typically just have your recommender fill them out and mail each one to each individual school? This seems somewhat burdensome, considering I'm going to be applying to 15 schools. Is there a way to do it online, or do I need to go out and buy 30 FedEx mailing labels for my recommenders? ;]

Studying for the LSAT / Just Scored My Highest Diagnostic Ever...
« on: September 09, 2007, 01:30:34 PM » a whole two points. Three weeks till the test and I feel as if I'm perfectly set to peak by then. The best thing about it, I think, is that I could've done even better had I not made a few pivotal mistakes. I think I'll be able to push even higher after reviewing my mistakes. Very happy day for me. ;]

Law School Admissions / Resume--To Include or Refrain?
« on: September 05, 2007, 08:40:59 AM »
I didn't predict that law schools would request resumes, or even mention including them. I assumed that our academic transcripts, LSAT, and other information provided directly on the application would meet the qualities of a resume. However, now it seems necessary to include a resume, if only to keep up with other applicants (much as some schools don't -require- recommendations, but you'd be unwise not to do so).

The problem is that my resume is weak. I didn't work during my college years, my ECs are sparse, I have no published work, and only a handful of scholarships, none of which is stunning. It seems that including a skeletal resume might actually hinder rather than augment my chances of matriculation.

What should I do? Will failure to send a resume raise red flags?   

Studying for the LSAT / Benefits of Studying for the LSAT
« on: August 27, 2007, 05:20:53 PM »
Finding perhaps one of the best forum signatures possible.* Discuss.

*Please note new signature


Problem: I have went through most of the RC passages.
Possible solution: Find a publication that has comparable passages to the LSAT passages.

I realize that it'll be nearly impossible to find publications that precisely match the content, length, and form of RC passages; there really is no complete substitute. Yet, I do think reading comprehension can be improved by, well, reading, especially the reading of similar content.

Which publications do you think have articles most similar in content and length to the RC sections? I was contemplating Foreign Affairs, but I think the articles' lengths make it a hard sell. What about The Economist? I think Time and U.S. News and World Report aren't solid enough in content.

Truly, any sort of ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Studying for the LSAT / Studying Formal Logic for the LSAT
« on: June 13, 2007, 01:11:31 PM »
Which areas of formal logic deserve attention, if one wishes to cover every area of LSAT logic? I figure informal fallacies, propositional logic, and induction are very important. What about natural deduction in propositional logic, categorical propositions, venn diagrams, or predicate logic? Any other areas?

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