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Law School Admissions / Re: advice for large gpa/lsat split
« on: August 10, 2004, 06:40:19 PM »
UF will have spring admission for 2005, but that will be the last year, so that is still an option for me.  im an economics major, but i will be including an addendum to explain the low gpa.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Another LR Question
« on: August 10, 2004, 11:51:10 AM »
All any reporter knows about the accident is what the press agent has said. Therefore, if the press agent told every reporter everything about the accident, then no reporter knows any more about it than any other reporter. If no reporter knows any more about the accident than any other reporter, then no reporter can scoop all of the other reporters. However, the press agent did not tell every reporter everything about the accident. It follows that some reporter can scoop all of the other reporters.

Up until line 7 EVERYBODY has been told EVERYTHING. But then it changes.  PA didnt tell EVERY reporter EVERYTHING literally meaning there was NO ONE that knew EVERYTHING. EVERY, ALL, NONE, EVERYTHING are used in the literal sense. When it says that the press agent didnt tell every reporter everything it means exactly that not that he told some everything and some less. 

I narrowed it down to A and E. 

A) The press agent did not tell everything about the accident to any reporter.

E) No reporter knows any more about the accident than any other reporter.

E wins out (to me) because of the it applies to the conclusion better than A.  The conclusion deals with the a reporter scooping other reporters.  Answer A concerns the press agent, E reporters.

But then again, I am battling to stay above 160 so what do I know!!!  Anyone agree or disagree?


also, A is wrong because it does not prove that the arguement is flawed. 

i found the answer right in the stimulus: the author first says "If no reporter knows any more about the accident than any other reporter, then no reporter can scoop all of the other reporters." and then the author then concludes that "some reporter can scoop all of the other reporters."  so you are looking for an answer choices that makes the conclusion flawed, which is exactly what E does.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: recommend a chicago test center
« on: August 10, 2004, 11:34:55 AM »
wow, thanks so much for your help jackass.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Assumption Questions
« on: August 10, 2004, 11:31:08 AM »
Denial tests?  How about figuring out "gasp" what the author is assuming? WTF are these weird techniques?  Word.


Matt

sometimes you are stuck between two answer choices and the negation test is a simple way to find the right one.

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Law School Admissions / Re: advice for large gpa/lsat split
« on: August 10, 2004, 11:29:10 AM »
yea im a florida resident.  do i have to specify spring admission on the application or will uf just offer it if they arent going to accept me for fall?  thanks.

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Law School Admissions / advice for large gpa/lsat split
« on: August 10, 2004, 02:19:06 AM »
i have an incredibly bad 2.77 from northwestern university with an expected 165+ on the lsat(based on practice scores).

my top choices are the university of miami and university of florida.  what are my chances at these schools assuming the rest of my application is solid?  any other advice for applying with a big split like mine?  thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / recommend a chicago test center
« on: August 10, 2004, 12:59:33 AM »
whats the best test center for the chicago area?  thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Assumption Questions
« on: August 09, 2004, 02:47:22 PM »
the denial test can only be used for assumptions involving neccessary conditions.  all you do is negate the answer choice that you think is correct and insert it into the passage, if it makes the arguement completely fall apart then it is the correct answer.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Reading Comprehension Strategies Thread
« on: August 09, 2004, 02:36:02 PM »
i do very well on the RC section, maybe missing 2 per section at worst.  most of the time i dont get any wrong.

my strategy is to read the passage once very carefully while making sure i understand everything i read.  if its not completely clear to me, i dont hesitate to go back and re-read a paragraph once or twice before progressing further into the passage.  its actually pretty common for me to read the first paragraph 2 times before moving on.  i think the worst thing you can do is to just ignore the fact that you didnt grasp the meaning of a certain part and just move on.

as i read i think of what i read in my own words, and after finishing the passage i take a few seconds to summarize the passage in my head.  i never write anything or make notes on the passage, i think its a waste of time and you can get too caught up in worrying over what is and what isnt important to underline/circle/highlight/etc.

then i go through the questions and usually have no trouble at all answering them without having to look back at the passage since i have a good understanding of it.  on specific line reference questions i go back and read from a few lines above to a few lines below the reference and then answer the question.

it takes me on average about 6-7 minutes to complete 1 passage.  i think the majority of this time is spent reading since i usually breeze right through the questions taking about 15-30seconds each except for the occasional wordy one.

one specific strategy i would try if the passage is particularly hard is to do the specific questions first and leave the main point/author would agree with/etc. questions for last.

i think this section is pretty much the hardest to learn and has the least universal strategies, so if you are having trouble i think the only way to improve is to practice a lot and try different strategies.  maybe reading the questions first will help you, or maybe underlining will work, you never know until you try them.

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foxnewssucks said it perfectly.  never read the stem first.

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