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Studying for the LSAT / June 2005 ( PT 46 ) Answer Key/Scale
« on: December 01, 2007, 08:28:34 PM »
Can someone be kind enough to send me the answer key and scale for this test?
I'd greatly appreciate it!

Law School Admissions / a december lsat taker
« on: November 28, 2007, 12:24:59 PM »
so, i am planning to take the test this saturday and applying for next year's admission. considering, that i am taking my lsat late in the game, is it still possible to have a chance to get in to law school for nexy yr- i am looking at mostly 3rd and 4th tier school and not sure if that makes a difference in my situation- i think i'll get about a 160- 162 on the lsat and my gpa is a 3.91
oh, and by the time my lsat scores come, all the schools will have received my application.
thanks guys.

Studying for the LSAT / question on a potential RC strategy
« on: November 25, 2007, 02:34:58 PM »
I keep getting about 5-7 wrong in the RC section.
Is it a good strategy to focus on doing three of the passages - so I have more time to check my answers and get a higher accuracy?( that's assuming I leave out the passage with the least number of questions out and just guess on them).

I just finished going through all the weakening questions from testmasters. can u explain the answers to these two please?

1. citizen: each year since 1970, a new record has been set for the number of murders committed in this city. this fact points to the decreasing ability of our law enforcement system to prevent violent crime.
   city official: you overlook the fact that the city's population has risen steadily since 1970. in fact, the number of murder victims per 100 people has actually fallen slightly in the city since 1970.

question: which of the following, if true, would most strongly counter the city official's reponse?

answer: if the health care recieved by assualt victims last year had been of the same quality as it was in 1970, the murder rate of the city last year would have turned out to be several times what it actually was.

2. since anyone who supports the new tax plan has no chance of being elected, and anyone who truly understands economics would not support the tax plan, only someone wh truly understands economics would have any chance of being elected.question: the reasoning in the argument is flawed because the argument ignores the possibility that some people who:

answer: do not support the tax plan do not truly understand economics

( i know the second question has the flaw being a necessary/sufficient swtich in that the necessary condition ( not undertanding) is taken to be a sufficient one. however, i do not where to take it from there.

thanks guys!!!!!!!!!!

1. Smokers of pipes or cigars run a distinctly lower risk to their health than do cigarette smokers. However, whereas cigarette smokers who quit smoking altogether sharply reduce their risk of smoking-related health problems, those who give up cigarettes and take up pipes or cigars remain in as much danger as before.

Question: Which of the following, if ture, offers the best prospects for an explaination of why the two changes in smoking habits do not both result in reduced health risks?
Answer: People who swtich from cigarette smoking to smoking pipes or cigars inhale smoke in a way that those who have never smoked cigarettes do not.

( I do not understand how inhaling smoking in a different way solves the discrepancy here).

2. Each year, an official estimate of the stock of cod in the Grand Bank is announced. This estimate is obtained by averaginf two separate estimates of how many cod are available, one based on the number of the cod caught by research vessels during a once-yearly sampling of the area and the other on the average numbers of tons of cod caught by various commercial vessels per unit of fishing effort expended there in the past year- a unit of fishing effort being one kilometer of net set out in the water for one hour. In previous decades, the two esimates usually agreed closely. However, for the last decade the estimate based on commercial tonnage has been increasing markedly, by about the same amount as the sampling-based estimate has been decreasing.

Which of the following, most helps to account for the growing discrepancy between the estimate based on commercial tonnage and the research-based estimate?

Answer: Improvements in technology over the last 10 years have allowed commercial fishing vessels to locate and catch large schools of cod more easily.

Thank you guys!

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