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Studying for the LSAT / How Can I Fight "Section V" Fatigue?
« on: August 27, 2007, 12:27:25 PM »

I've been taking sample PrepTests for a while, and I always try to add an unrelated section in order to simulate "real" conditions.

Usually I perform well on the first three or four sections, but the fifth is always an extra challenge, especially if it's a mind-consuming section like RC.

Does anyone have any advice?  I'm thinking that more complex carbs for breakfast might help.

Once in a while I come upon an Assumption question that negation can't tackle, and this is one of them.

Even though "C" seems like the right answer because it contradicts and therefore weakens the conclusion, "A" is actually the right choice, driving me nuts.

I'll paraphrase it for those of you desirous of a challenge:

Newspaper:  Law enforcement, as well as many citizens, have recognized that prohibitions against gambling are flawed: they're impossible to enforce.  Ethics notwithstanding, when a law isn't effective, it shouldn't be a law.  That's why there shouldn't be a prohibition against gambling.

Studying for the LSAT / June 2007 LSAT: Two Perplexing LR Questions
« on: August 25, 2007, 09:01:51 PM »
I'm looking at #21 and #23 on Section II and I can't figure out either of them. 

Why "A"?  ???

Why "C"?  ???

Jeffort, I'm looking in your erudite direction. 

Studying for the LSAT / I Abhor WeakenX and StrengthenX questions
« on: August 25, 2007, 12:34:12 PM »

How does one approach these without becoming confused midway through the question?  I have a rough time.

Studying for the LSAT / =
« on: August 25, 2007, 07:21:17 AM »

Studying for the LSAT / Identifying Conclusions and Premises
« on: August 24, 2007, 04:22:37 PM »

I know that this is the most rudimentary LSAT skill, but I came across a rough Main Point question yesterday and I'm looking for a full-proof way to ensure that I know what I'm doing.

Is there a method by which to double-check if I'm right?

Studying for the LSAT / How Do You Negate Words Like "Sometimes"?
« on: August 23, 2007, 05:37:23 PM »

I'm looking at an assumption question of the sort that has an answer:

"Large government projects sometimes enhance society's welfare."

How would you negate it?  Would it be:

"Large government projects not sometimes (never) enhance society's welfare."

Studying for the LSAT / My Brain Hurts: PrepTest 34, Section II, #23
« on: August 23, 2007, 08:16:39 AM »
Ouch.  Despite my logical diagramming, I didn't get too far.

H -> T

R -> H

PD -> T

. . .  ???

Studying for the LSAT / How do you negate a conditional?
« on: August 22, 2007, 11:48:40 AM »
I'm looking at these answer choices such as the ones in the Assumption question 14 of Section I, PrepTest 38.

How would you negate:

"If more of the British people of 30 years ago had had enough money . . ."


"If the % of British people . . ."

Let's say:

If I'm going to the mall, I will require an umbrella.

How would that be negated, too?

Here's a subtle paraphrase:

Each Dec. 31 in Country G, a tally is taken of the country's coal supplies . . . . Moreover, Country G hasn't imported or exported coal since 1971.

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