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I scored much lower on this test. It was quite embarrassing. Anyone have the same experience? Maybe it's b/c I took in the evening time after running around all day?

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Recommendations / Faxing the LOR
« on: November 28, 2007, 12:34:21 PM »
I want to faxing in the LOR's myself. Is that a problem? I feel bad asking the professors to go down to the department and waste their time doing it. I do not want to get on their bad side.
Is there problem if I do myself? Do the lsac people care?

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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 18- section 2- LR 19&20
« on: November 28, 2007, 12:12:14 PM »
This is the stimulus with two questions.

Oxygen-18 is heavier-than-normal isotope of oxygen. In a rain cloud, water molecules containing oxygen-18 are rarer than water molecules containing normal oxygen. But in rainfall, a higher proportion of all water molecules containing oxygen-18 than of all water molecules containing ordinary oxygen descends on earth. Consequently, scientists ordinary oxygen descends to earth. Consequently, scientists were surprised when measurements along the entire route of rain clouds' passage frm the Atlantic Ocean,  the site of their original formation, across the Amazon forests, where it rains almost daily, showed that the oxygen-18 content of each clouds remained fairly constant.

Which of the following statements, if true, best helps to resolve the conflict between scientists' expectations, based on the known behavior of oxygen-18, and the result of their measurements of the rain clouds' oxygen-18 content.

Having took a nice load of chem and organic helped to get to the right answer, but I am not so sure I KNOW WHY it's correct.

b) Like the oceans,  tropical rain forests can create or replenish rain clouds in the atmosphere above them.

Which of the following inferences about an individual rain cloud is supported by the passage?

Stuck between these two:

a) Once it is formed over the Atlantic, the rain cloud contains more ordinary oxygen than oxygen-18.

c) The cloud's rainfall contains more oxygen-18 than ordinary oxygen.


correct answer highlight here---->A

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Studying for the LSAT / PT 42- section 2- LR 15
« on: November 27, 2007, 09:05:22 PM »
Technological innovation rarely serves the interests of society as a whole. This can be seen from the fact that those responsible for technological advances are almost without exception motivated by consideration of personal gain rathert than societal benefit in that they strive to develop commericially viable technology.

The argument is most vulnerable to critcism on the grounds that:


c) fails to consider the possibility that actions motivated by a desire for personal gain often do not result in personal gain.
d) takes for granted that an action is unlikely to produce a certain outcome unless it is motivated by a desire to produce that outcome.

I understand why D is correct. However, can you explain why  c is wrong?
 

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Law School Applications / question on the lsdas gpa
« on: November 27, 2007, 07:29:14 PM »
guys, a quicky question:
the lsdas is currently processing my transcripts. so, i am just curious- how different will my current cumalative gpa of 3.92 ( i have 2 A- and 3 B's and rest A's)be different from their conversion. if someone can just give me a range or something- that would be of great help- i need some confidence going to take the LSAT. Does it go wayyy down? Oh, and i looked at their conversion chart and it only made more intimidated.

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Studying for the LSAT / Weaken LR 26 from PT 41 Section 3
« on: November 27, 2007, 01:46:59 PM »
Some people argue that highway speed limits should be increased to reflect the actual speeds of highway drivers, which are currently 10 or 20 percent higher than posted speed limits. Any such increase would greatly decrease highway safety, however; as past experience teaches, higher average higher speeds would result, since even though most drivers who currently violate posted speed limits would obey higher ones, almost all drivers who obey current speed limits would likely increase their speeds.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the editorialist's argument?

Narrowed it down to two:
a) Some drivers who obey current speed limits would not change their speeds after the introduction of the new speed limits.



b) Uniformity of speeds among vehicles is more important for highway safety than is a low average highway speed.


The reason I did not choose B was b/c the editorialist says that "any such increase would greatly decrease highway safety" and B states uniformity of speeds among is more important for highway safety than is a low average highway speed - to me it B would have weaken the argument if it said that the uniformity of speeds is more important in highway safety than an high average highway speed.

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Studying for the LSAT / PT 41- Section 3- LR 14
« on: November 27, 2007, 01:21:40 PM »
The authorship of the Iliad and the Oddessy has long been debated. Some traditional evidence suggests that Homer created both works, or at least large portions of them, but there is equally forceful evidence that he had nothing to do with either. Since there is no overwhleming evidence for that claim, we ought to accept the verdict of tradition that Homer is the principal of both works.

Which of the following most accurately expresses the principe underlying the argumentation above?

I narrowed it down to two:

b) If a hypothesis goes against tradition, one should not accept the hypothesis without overwhelming evidence.

c) If there is no overwhelming evidence for or against a hypothesis, one should believe it.

The problem I had with B is that  seems to partly express the argument:

 It express not accepting "equally forceful evidence that he had nothing to do with either, " but it does not seem to express "ought to accept the verdict of tradition."

The reason why I thought C was a better choice is b/c I interperted to mean that if there is no overwhelming evidence for ( that Homer created both works) or against (Homer had nothing to do with either) a hypothesis, one should believe it ( that Homer is the principal author of both works).

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Studying for the LSAT / PT 41- Section 1- LR 4
« on: November 27, 2007, 12:31:25 PM »
Industry experts expect improvements in job safety training to lead to safer work environments. A recent survey indicated, however, that for manufacturers who improved job safety training during the 1980s, the number of on-the-job accidents tended to increase in the months immediately following the hcnages in the training programs.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to resolve the apparent discrepency in the passage above?

I was stuck between these two:

b) manufacturers tend to improve their job safety training only when they are increasing the size of their workforce.

c) manufacturers tend to improve their job safety training only after they have noticed that the number of on-the-job accidents have increased.

For correct answer highlight here---> B
( amanda rocks for thinking of this..:))

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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 40- Section 3- LR 25
« on: November 26, 2007, 07:01:31 PM »
Inflation will not stabilize unless the rate of economic growth decreases. Yet in order to slow down the economy, the full cooperation of world leaders will be required. Thus, it would be overly optimistic to expect stable inflation rates in the near future.

Which one of the following is most closely parallel in its reasoning to the reasoning in the argument above?

I narrowed it down to D and E.
The trouble I had with D was that the second sentence is not a necessary/sufficient but seemed like a cause/effect one, and so I could not come up with a chain like I did with the stimulus. Even putting that aside, I just did not see much of a resembelence to the stimulus.

d) if we are to produce the safest vehile possible, we must conduct objective structural tests. However, the performance of such obejctive tests will inevitably result in huge cost overruns. It is  therefore unavoidable that the level of vehicle safety will not be optimal.

e) If honesty is the best policy, we should report our company's poor performane in the last yr. But if we do so, we will put our jobs at risk and our stockholders will complaim. Therefore, we must not report our poor performance.

Thank you.

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Studying for the LSAT / PT 40- Section 3- LR 14
« on: November 26, 2007, 06:32:08 PM »

I have strong feeling that 99% would have gotten this answer correct and know why... I must be overthinking this one.

Franklin: The only clue I have as to the identity of the practical joker is the handwriting on the note. Ordinarily I would suspect Miller, who has always been jealous of me, but the handwriting is not hers. So, the joker is apparently someone else.

I got to this by way of elimination:
a) It fails to consider the possibility that there was more than one practical joker.

What threw me off is the first sentence of the stimulus that I accepted as a fact- where it's says  "the identity of the practical joker" not "practical jokers." So, I accepted as fact that there was just one practical joker. If this sentence did not exist, then the flaw would be obvious to me since there would be no reason for me to think that the joker is apparently someone else - it could be more than one practical joker.

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