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Visits, Admit Days, and Open Houses / Re: CLS 1L Taking Q's
« on: November 09, 2007, 06:55:55 PM »
What, exactly, does 'affordable for NY' mean? 

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'A consistent political policy does not hold that an action that comprises a worthy goal should not be performed'
'A consistent political policy does hold that an action that comprises a worthy goal should not be performed?

Hey Jeffort, A Penny Saved Is A
A Penny Earned.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Can't get over 160's, any advice?
« on: November 08, 2007, 02:08:11 AM »
Go back and look at the basics of both argument structure and conditional logic/diagramming.  Seriously.  Lesson 1.  Spend a couple hours redoing it.  I see a lot of times people get caught up in the various question types and intricacies of the test while they're still making mistakes in the underlying fundamentals.  Shore up the basics, and the rest will fall into place much easier.

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Law School Admissions / Re: 2007-2008 Fee Waiver Roll Call
« on: November 05, 2007, 02:43:26 PM »
Alabama by email 11/5

This is only interesting because I wrote the admissions office a week ago asking for one and never heard back.  I submitted my application last weekend and paid the fee.  They now tell me that they will refund the app fee.  There's some southern hospitality for you.

Yeah, but are they gonna hook you up with that sweet sweet iTunes gift card?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What's the Max Point Jump?
« on: November 05, 2007, 02:42:17 PM »
60 points is the maximum possible jump.  HTH.

I've seen some 30 point jumpers in less than 2 months.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Any suggestions on strengthen questions?
« on: November 05, 2007, 02:03:01 AM »
Break the argument in the stimulus down to its component parts: conclusion first, then premise.  There will be an assumption missing that the argument needs to be valid.  Find that assumption and look for an answer choice that seeks to validate it.

A simple example:

Argument: A, therefore B.

Premise: A
Conclusion: B
Assumption needed: If A, then B.
TCR will point out some way that it can be reasonably believed that having A will give you B.  It can be very weak logically - we don't need to prove the conclusion true - but it will lead you down a similar path.

One trick: for causal conclusions, the assumption at hand is essentially that this cause, and nothing else, produced this effect.

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Quote from: Black eye peas link=topic=95806.msg2444281#msg2444281

a it, unlike the other phographs of john, showed him in the style of dress he and his friends usually wear rather than the formal clothes he wore at the ceremony

What John was wearing probably doesn't really change what he thinks he looks like, as he has probably seen himself in formal clothes before.

Quote from: Black eye peas link=topic=95806.msg2444281#msg2444281

b it was the only phto taken of john at his wedding for which the phtographer has used a flash

John probably does not see himself with constant flash lighting in real life.

Quote from: Black eye peas link=topic=95806.msg2444281#msg2444281

c it was black-and white phto, whereas the other phtos that showed john were mostly color photos

John presumably does not generally see himself in black and white.

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d it was unique in showing john's face reflected in a mirror, the phtographer having taken the phto over john's shoulder

John, when looking into a mirror, sees himself 'backwards' - in reflection.  Normal camera shots show him 'frontwards.'  The camera shot taken in the mirror shows him 'backwards.'  Thus he sees himself in the shot as he normally does in the mirror.

Quote from: Black eye peas link=topic=95806.msg2444281#msg2444281

e it was one of only  a few taken at the wedding that showed no one but john

Having other people around John does not make him look different.


 

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How about, "Like Andrew Jackson before me, I have all too much experience getting stitched up in the Tennessee backwoods..."

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Having problems with Dec 2005, Game 4
« on: October 26, 2007, 11:24:34 PM »
I think this one's a fairly tough game as far as deductions go.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Having problems with Dec 2005, Game 4
« on: October 26, 2007, 04:32:26 PM »
Sure, because of the G - H and F - Q rules.  I thought it was slightly easier starting by placing P, however.

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