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Studying for the LSAT / -
« on: September 10, 2007, 01:20:29 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / Question for 175 - 180 Testers
« on: September 10, 2007, 12:27:27 PM »

Was there a point at which you jumped from missing 8-10 questions to only missing 4 or 5?

For the last month and a half, I've been stuck at the former and I don't know how to jump.  It's frustrating because I'm shooting for a 175 on the actual LSAT and I feel like I can only achieve 167-172.

Studying for the LSAT / Kaplan LR Advice
« on: September 09, 2007, 10:21:41 PM »
Lately, I heard about a new LR strategy for questions 16-25 that I thought I might share.  Instead of looking simply for the right answer, a Kaplan teacher told me to look for the deceptively and superficially "correct" one.

Although I'm not enrolled in a Kaplan course, I think this is solid, noteworthy advice.  It's helped me attack the LR sections in a more skeptical manner, while looking for the "easy" traps and targets.  According to this teacher, many of the first 15 questions are straightforward in order to bolster confidence before the LSAT inserts its perfunctory stab in the back.

Any thoughts?

Studying for the LSAT / =
« on: September 09, 2007, 02:23:23 PM »

Studying for the LSAT / How important is it to practice on new RC passages?
« on: September 07, 2007, 11:14:11 PM »

Most of my RC practice has been on old tests, in which I consistently miss 1-2 per section (if any), but I fear I don't have time/funds to completely update my skills with the newer sections.

How important is it to practice on new RC passages?  Are they that radically different, or will my old habits apply?

Studying for the LSAT / Where's that LSAT Grader?
« on: September 07, 2007, 09:22:17 PM »

I lost the answer sheet to PrepTest 22, but I recall that someone had a program that tallied your score for you.  What's the link?

Studying for the LSAT / Method of Reasoning Question
« on: September 06, 2007, 02:51:18 PM »

I don't know what PrepTest it comes from, but I dictated it into my notebook.

Edwina:  True appreciation of Mozart's music demands that you hear it exactly as he intended it to be heard; that is, exactly as he heard it.  Since he heard it on eighteenth-century instruments, it follows that so should we.

Alberto:  But what makes you think Mozart heard his music played as he intended?  After all, Mozart wrote at a time when the performer was expected not just to interpret but to modify the written score.

Alberto responds to Edwina by . . .

B)  He attacks her judgment by suggesting that she doesn't recognize the importance of the performer's creativity to the audience's appreciation of a musical composition.
C)  He defends a competing view of musical authenticity.
E)  He offers a reason to believe that one of the premises of her argument is false.

Studying for the LSAT / Huh? Wierd LR Question.
« on: September 06, 2007, 11:05:05 AM »

From PrepTest 21, Section III, Question 7.

Of all the wedding photos, there was one that John and friends couldn't agree on.  His friends said that the picture didn't resemble him, but John said that it was the only photo that did.

Resolve the paradox . . .

A  It, unlike the other photos, showed him the dress he and his friends usually wear rather than the formal clothes for the ceremony.
C  It was black-and-white, whereas the others were color.
D  It showed John's face reflected in the mirror, the photographer having taken the pic over his shoulder.


Studying for the LSAT / Quick Weaken Argument: PrepTest 9, Section II, #7
« on: September 05, 2007, 10:38:11 PM »
7.  Waste management companies, which collect waste for disposal in landfills, say that disposable plastics make up an ever-increasing percentage of the waste they handle.  Therefore, attempts to decrease the amount of plastic that people throw away in the garbage are failing.

D)  An increasing proportion of the paper, glass, and metal cans that waste management companies used to handle is now being recycled.

Check out the scope shift between “disposable plastics” and “plastic.”  Are they one and the same?  I'm having some trouble seeing why I can make that assumption.

Studying for the LSAT / For Anyone Who Needs A Bit of LSAT Inspiration
« on: September 05, 2007, 10:08:46 PM »

It's trite, I know, but it always helps me:

I plan on watching hokey inspirational movies the day before the LSAT.  Any great suggestions?

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