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General Off-Topic Board / Re: a Tale of Two Outlines
« on: January 03, 2008, 03:23:05 PM »
Flowcharts work for Ks better than other 1L classes.  I think, though, that whether a flow is useful depends on how one thinks.

That's why I was asking, I like a mechanical approach to many things and the flowchart seemed like it fit with my thought process.

What are Ks?

General Off-Topic Board / Re: a Tale of Two Outlines
« on: January 03, 2008, 02:33:11 PM »
I have viewed similar outlines and one I found (contracts from Harvard) was pretty interesting.  At the beginning the student made a flow chart for decision making.  The chart took about two pages and then he had a normal looking outline after that.  Have you found preparation like this useful or is the chart going to have just the immutable concepts whereas the test will want the idiosyncrasies that need to be further fleshed out in a normal outline format anyways?  Thanks for your insight so far.

Most of my personal statements were very similar, but that was primarily because there were few things about the schools that made them stand out to me, aside from the obvious things like reputation.  My application for WUSTL, however, I had to severely trim my "Why Washington University?" section to keep my personal statement under three pages.  In my opinion, for any reach-school, it should be worth the time to customize the essay and to provide substantive reasons supporting why you want to attend.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR question help please
« on: January 03, 2008, 12:52:26 PM »
Without diagramming, I would have probably selected A primarily because the conclusion has one of the elements in that answer and the other is found in the premises.  I'm not even sure how I would diagram this question.

Is this a paraphrase of the sub-conclusion or just a premise that supports that the sub-conclusion does indeed happen?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR question help please
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:18:52 AM »
Which test is this question from?  I can see E is wrong, but am curious about the others because D does not look like something that would stand out at me.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Setup for Feb 2000 LG #2
« on: January 03, 2008, 11:18:30 AM »
Once you see those rules regarding M,S, and P trigger each other you can also see that either M-S-P or P-S-M has to appear.  This isn't necessary to solve any of the games, but it might make them easier.  I saw this right off the bat, for some reason, but I usually don't try to look for things like this because I waste too much time. 

I'm far from an expert, just sharing my experience. =)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: February 2008 LSAT PPL: Present yourselves!
« on: January 03, 2008, 10:38:43 AM »
I'm in too.  Last chance for me!

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Quantifiers, basic.
« on: January 02, 2008, 11:21:10 PM »
I just reviewed this material tonight, in the PowerScore Logical Reasoning Bible.  What philneuro posted is a good rundown of the way the LRB describes this subject. I have found that Venn diagrams are sometimes useful, but in many cases I have found them to be too difficult to be sure that my drawing fits all the criteria.  With the arrows for all, most, some, and none you don't have to worry about the drawing matching every scenario.

Financial Aid / Re: ITT an idiot is asking for your advice.
« on: January 02, 2008, 10:44:17 AM »
If you were supposed to file a return and didn't, I have no idea what happens, but you'll need your W2 (and your parents') for the FAFSA.

The statute of limitations for the IRS to come back and ask for more money, in most cases, is three years after the date of filing or the deadline, whichever is later.  If you do not file, the IRS can pull that year out 20 years from now and assess the tax as well as penalties and interest.  The chances of them going back that far are low, but it is still possible.

The only responses I am anxious about will not arrive for at least a month, but I still check the mail like there is hope that today I will receive good news.

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