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General Off-Topic Board / Re: The WoW LSD Thread
« on: January 09, 2008, 08:18:24 PM »
Progress Quest >> WoW

Playing WoW in class, that's hilarious.  Has anyone ever been caught by the professor?

Law School Admissions / Re: iowa status checker
« on: January 09, 2008, 08:16:01 PM »
They sent me an e-mail saying that they have reviewed my application but they would like to see my Fall 2007 grades. I am treating that as a deferral because they have reviewed my application and decided not to make a decsion

I'm pretty sure they asked for everyone's grades, seeing as the letter I got pretty much said "If you're an undergrad at Iowa, you can basically ignore this" and I'm an undergrad at Iowa.

I received the same and I graduated five years ago.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: practice from the old or new lsat preptests?
« on: January 09, 2008, 08:00:21 PM »
*Reading is different on the new test, which is my main reason for saving the newer tests till the end.  You don't want to be doing old RC style practice in the week leading up to the test and then be hit with a different style of questions on test day.

Aside from the replacement of an article with two opinion pieces, in what other ways has RC changed over the years?

I have heard that when AR became easier, LR became more difficult.  I want to say that what I read regarding the change was that it happened in 1999, but I have no idea if that was accurate or if my recollection is correct. =)

As far as the time of day is concerned, I am noticing a gap in scores between practice tests in the morning and evening of about 10 points.  I make stupid mistakes, do not focus well, have to re-read stimuli multiple times in the morning, but I have been scoring much better with several minutes to spare on each section in the evening.

I am considering a drastic alteration to my sleep schedule to see if that will help with taking tests at 9AM.  I am also tracking everything I ate the night before and that morning  to see if there is anything in common with poor scores/lack of focus, because there is a physiological variable that is affecting my ability to concentrate.  Has anyone else noticed the same and made any improvement?

Law School Admissions / Re: iowa status checker
« on: January 09, 2008, 10:27:00 AM »
Schools will waitlist/defer applicants without an early action option.  If he is listed as "In Progress" I would not think that he could know he was deferred.

Law School Admissions / Re: How large are the gaps between T14 tiers?
« on: January 08, 2008, 08:26:44 PM »
What if your goal is just to be a Law Professor, and it doesn't matter to you if you're teaching at a T3 school??? Is HYS still basically the end all???

Or can any T14 do?

Look at the websites for the schools in which you are interested.  They should list the JD granting institution for each faculty member.  You will find that you do not need to attend a T14 to be a professor at a T3 school.

In your case, you would want to show that your past standardized test scores have not accurately represented your abilities.  Cite your SAT/ACT scores and show your success as an undergraduate as proof.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Preptest 11, Section 4, #12 LR
« on: January 08, 2008, 05:20:23 PM »
Describes! Gotcha, thanks.

The stimulus would need to describe what a mistaken reversal is in order for answer D to be correct, right? 

EDIT: The flaw could be mistaken reversal or just correlation/cause like you stated.

Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 11, Section 4, #12 LR
« on: January 08, 2008, 03:38:46 PM »
I am paraphrasing here...

A survey shows that people who do x have y whereas people who do not do x do not have y.  This means that x causes y.  However it may be that y causes x.

In countering the original conclusion the reasoning above uses which of the following techniques?

D. providing an alternative hypothesis to explain the data on which the original conclusion was based

E. describing a flaw in the reasoning on which the original conclusion was based

I can see that D is a valid answer, but I also see E as being just as valid.  Assuming that because x and y happen simultaneously does not mean that x caused y or that y caused x.  This is a flaw in the reasoning on which the original conclusion was based, right? 

Can someone explain why choice E is definitely wrong?

Law School Admissions / Re: Nicest/Meanest Admsissions Offices?
« on: January 08, 2008, 08:48:01 AM »
I have visited WUSTL and Missouri Columbia and both schools have very friendly and knowledgeable admissions staff.  My phone conversations with Iowa have indicated the same.  I cannot recall a negative experience with any law school admissions staff.

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