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Personal Statement / Re: PS Help - I need an edge
« on: July 22, 2008, 11:14:14 AM »
Are you going to pursue public interest? I would not talk about that if you are going into IP or something like that. Also, if you had one internship at the DV clinic and majored in finance, don;t use that topic. The best advice I have had with regard to PS is to make the most of your assets.

I would like some feedback on my PS. I have several ideas and this one is actually a merger. It is a rough draft. It is about my child protection experience. I am aiming for all 5 schools in Georgia. Let me know and I will send it your way!


When you do the setup create two levels. One level will be for the title of the teacher and the other will be the name of the teacher. If I am correct, it will become clearer as to who can and cannot go where.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT #35 Sec.1(LR) Q.8
« on: May 16, 2008, 08:41:29 AM »
For those without the test on hand, it would be helpful to know what the question is.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Stuck on RC
« on: May 07, 2008, 10:57:53 AM »
I heard a great piece of advice the other day in regard to RC. We understand information better when we are interested in what we are reading. So, even if you do not like the passage or find it hard to take in....fake it! Convince yourself that dolphins dying off the coast of the atlantic is your passion and you have spent your whole life waiting to read that passage!! (or whatever the case may be)

Are you saying the argument structure for all strengthen questions is either cause and effect or necessary sufficient??

I think those were two examples of common things to look for.
Thanks Jeffort. They are the most common type of argument structure tested on the LSAT and come up many times on strengthen, Necessary Assumption and Sufficient Assumption.

It helps to identify this structure in order to isolate the conclusion and then strengthen it!

It is the same idea for weaken. Isolate the conclusion and identify the argument structure. If it is C&E find the answer that give you C without E or E without C or an alternative cause.
For Sufficient Necessary weaken question, the only way to weaken the argument is to show the sufficient condition happening without the necessary.

Strengthen questions- identify the argument structure ie cause and effect or sufficent necessary. Determine the conclusion. Pick an answer choice that would strengthen the conclusion and make it more valid and harder to weaken.

Justify-or Sufficient Assumption- look for the missing premise/conclusion. If you break the question down as in diagraming the premises and conclusion, you can usually identify the missing piece. I like to add the answer choice I choose into the stimuli and read it. It ususally makes the stimuli make more sense. Every stimuli that this type of reasoning will have IF in the stimuli. The missing piece of info will be sufficient for the argument to be valid but not necessary.

Necessary Asumption- Look for the piece of info that must be present for the argument to be valid. Test the answer choice by negating it, which if it is the right aswer, will weaken the argument. The information is necessary to know in order for the argument to be valid.


Studying for the LSAT / Re: I need help Assumption questions
« on: February 27, 2008, 12:20:42 PM »
Once you get those things down, use Jefforts Logical Reasoning Question Finder to drill those questions. The link is at the bottom of his reply.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Taking the LSAT in London??!!
« on: February 24, 2008, 03:29:43 AM »

I e-mailed you regarding getting together to study. Are you taking the testmasters course? I e-mailed them to see if anyone else was signed up. They said that they needed a minimum of 3 people to run a course and 3 people are signed up! Don't drop out, whoever you are!!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Taking the LSAT in London??!!
« on: February 23, 2008, 09:09:44 AM »
Yep that is where I am taking the June test. I am searching for a study partner until the Testmasters call starts in April.

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