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Studying for the LSAT / LR dec 1996, sect 2 q 15
« on: February 04, 2008, 04:25:47 PM »
In most corporataions the salaries of executives are set by a group from the corporatons board of directors.  Since the board's primary mission is to safeguard teh economic health of the coporation rahter than to make its executives rich, this way of setting executive's salaries is expected to prevent excessively large salaries.  But clearly thsi expectation is based on poor reasoning.  After all, most members of a corporation's board are themselves executives of some corporation and can expect to benefit from setting generous benchmarks for executives' salaries.

A, (correct answer) in medical malpractice suits,  giving physicians not directly involved in a suit a major role in determing the damages due to successful plaintiffs.

E, (my wrong answer) in a business organization, distributing a group bonus among members of a task force on the basis of a confidential evaluation, by each member, of the contribution made by each of the others.

now the members of the task force will speak highly of the others in order to bump up their salaries the same way that the board will hike up salaries to bump up their own.  Is this reasonign wrong because unlike the task force teh executives salaries are not tied directly to their actions, because if so than that is weak.  Kinda confused, send help quickly.

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Studying for the LSAT / reading question stem first
« on: January 31, 2008, 04:57:01 PM »
just got done with the LR bible and was interested to see that they suggest not reading the question before the stimulus.  This seems to go against nature for me, but the bible said that most successful lsat takers read the stimulus first.  Is this really a good idea (stimulus first) or is it more of a personal preference?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR- must be true
« on: January 25, 2008, 04:02:36 PM »
i finally got it. thanks!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR- must be true
« on: January 25, 2008, 03:04:28 PM »
just to clarify Luke.  Are you saying that due to the reserve coal that was mined in 1990 and that fact that this number must be added to the "coal mined" number of 1991 that in order for 1991's numbers to still stay "considerably lower than it had been in 1990" than they (1991) must have consumed more coal than they mined-thus declaring answer choice B the winner?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR- must be true
« on: January 25, 2008, 02:28:59 PM »
oct 96, sect 1, #24

Each December 31 in Country Q, a tally is made of the country's total available coal supplies-that is the amount of coal that has been mined throughout the country but not consumed.  In 1991 that amount was considerably lower than it had been in 1990.  Furthermore, Country Q has not imported or exported coal since 1970.

b) RIGHT ANSWER. in country Q the amount of coal consumed in 1991 was greater than the amount of coal mined in 1991.

I don't understand why this must be.  What if country Q mined 5 million lbs of coal and consumed only 2 million lbs.  This would leave 3 million lbs of available coal supplies and which could still be considerably lower than 1990's number. I do however, leave open the possibiblity that I have been studying too long and the answer could be obvious and I am missing it due to lack of sleep. Anyways, apprecitate any help!

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LSAC and LSDAS / when to start lsac process?
« on: January 18, 2008, 10:54:05 AM »
Planning on taking the june 08 lsat for law school in fall 09.  Already started my account at lsac and was wondering when I should start requesting transcripts and rec letters?

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Studying for the LSAT / june v. sept/oct 08
« on: December 22, 2007, 10:53:04 AM »
i have recently started to study for this obnoxious little test and was wondering if given about 4hrs of study a week would I be ready for june 08, or should i take the extra time and shoot for sept. I gather that it is beneficial to send in apps early (meaning going june lsat) but if the score is lower than it would be if taken in sept then i assume this benefit would be negated. Also, maybe this is a crazy idea but has anyone ever taken an lsat knowing they would cancel their score, and treating it as a sort of dress rehearsal?

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After a little work I got 17, but after going over question #16 (same passage) I am confused as to why the answer is not c. This is a support question and given the statement "scientists still do not know of a process that can melt so much ice so quickly" it seems that c "geologists cannot determine the amount of heat required to melt a glacier quickly" is fully supported here.

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Non-Traditional Students / Re: work v. study for lsat
« on: November 17, 2007, 08:21:22 PM »
Since it is obvious that time is limited for me and also apparently for you guys I would like to know what you have found to be the most effective means of studying for this blasted test? I have found the books from Princeton review helpful, any other suggestions?

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