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Personal Statement / Law school asked me to revise my personal statement.
« on: January 27, 2009, 09:18:29 PM »
I recently received a call from an admission's officer at a law school to revise the grammar in my personal statement and resubmit it. I looked over my personal statement again and unfortunately, I saw some obvious grammatical errors within it. Other than revising it, of course, how should I handle this with this specific law school, e.g. apologize, communicate that I am very interested in attending their law school, etc. What should I do, in regards to my personal statement, for the other the other law schools that are still considering me and the one that I am on the wait list for (even though this school did not mention my personal statement)? Any advice you can give me I will consider and is appreciated. Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Need help on how to think better in the morning
« on: September 15, 2008, 11:59:41 PM »
I have been practicing for the LSAT consistently in the afternoon until last week when I started in the morning. However, my test score dropped by approximately 10 points when I took a practice test in the morning. I have started to adjust my sleep schedule to waking up at 7:00 am. Is this sufficient to being able to perform at my afternoon level in the morning or should I try something in addition to this?

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LSAC and LSDAS / Need an answer quickly
« on: August 14, 2008, 02:12:42 AM »
I have to decide by  tomorrow morning whether I should take a class pass/fail. How much does it matter to law schools if I take a total of three classes with a "pass" grade. Thanks for your responses.

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Studying for the LSAT / Preptest 32 LR Section 4 Question 21
« on: July 24, 2008, 11:36:57 PM »
I tried to diagram this question, but I cannot get the credited answer to look similar enough to the stimulus, to where they both look the same. Any help on approaching this kind of convoluted question type is appreciated.

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Studying for the LSAT / Is it worthwhile for me to hire a tutor?
« on: July 12, 2008, 01:52:56 AM »
My current situation is as follows:

I took the June 2008 LSAT and received a 155. I immediately registered for the October LSAT after seeing my score. My most recent practice test scores before the June LSAT between 158-160 and still are there.

I have started to make significant gains in the Logic Games sections (4 or less wrong in each section), the more games I do the easier they get. Logical reasoning is about the same as what it was at the test about 5 wrong on each section, marginal improvement. I am getting hammered in the Reading Comp section, 13 wrong on the test and about 7 wrong average on the practice tests. I have went through both the Powerscore LR and Games books as well as the Superprep.

My goal is to get in the mid 160's or higher if possible. My current plan of action is take a practice test (10 untouched remaining) once a week and review it and go through the remaining LR and Games sections to practice 2-3 hours each weekday and 8-10 hours on Saturday and Sunday.

Could a tutor offer me additional insight other than to practice more, and point out why a particular answer is wrong, which I can usually figure out by myself after the fact? Would I get a good return on my investment with the $100 hourly fee that is charged?

Thanks for any information/help.


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Studying for the LSAT / LR Test #24 Section 2 Question 24
« on: April 27, 2008, 03:56:51 PM »
I need some help on this question; most of the answers appear the same to me. Could someone please explain why the credited answer is the only correct one?

24. No mathematical proposition can be proven true by observation. It follows that it is impossible to know any mathematical proposion to be true.

The conclusion follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

Correct answer (E) Knowing a proposition to be true requires proving it true by obervation.

My incorrect answer selected (C) If a proposition  can be proven true by observation, then it can be known to be true.

Extra points for someone who can explain what is wrong with the answer I selected.
Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / LR Question Help
« on: February 17, 2008, 01:35:16 AM »
Off of Preptest 22 Section 4 Question 21

Someone help me understand the credited answer, it feels like I am reading Being and Time.
Thanks in advance.

Terry: Some actions considered to be bad by our society have favorable consequences. But an action is good only if it has favorable consequences. So, some actions considered to be bad by or society are actually good.

Pat: I agree with your conclusion, but not with the reasons you give for it. Some good actions actually do not have favorable consequences. But no actions considered to be bad by our society have favorable consequences, so your conclusion, that some actions our society considers bad are actually, still holds.

Which one of the following correctly describes both an error in Terry's reasoning and an error in Pat's reasoning?

Credited Answer:

D) presupposing that if an action's having a certain property is necessary for its being certain type of action, then having that property is sufficient for being that type of action.

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