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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep Test 13: Section 4: Q14
« on: June 06, 2008, 07:32:22 PM »
AH! I got it: (c) is irritating > Persian (the contrapositive)

Thanks guys. I feel kind of dumb now It seems so obvious in retrospect.

Studying for the LSAT / Prep Test 13: Section 4: Q14
« on: June 06, 2008, 02:01:01 AM »
Can anyone help me out with this one? This is the Persian cats formal logic question, "all of these are true EXCEPT:" and on the face of it the given correct answer (e) looks true, I chose (c) as false, but the answer sheet says it must be true?


I get anywhere from 0 to 2 wrong on my LR sections, and I can tell you that RARELY ever diagram an LR question.  The only time I'll diagram an LR question is if it's a strict sufficient/necessary condition problem.  Otherwise, I never diagram premises or conclusions.  I don't know if this will help, but my thought process when I attack LR is to read the argument or stimulus thoroughly and really personalize the argument.   In other words, if someone were making this statement to me, how would I react to it?  A lot of times I'll be able to anticipate the question and the correct answer choice, without even reading anything other than the stimulus.  Remember that the testmakers aren't trying to trick you.  The correct answer will always be the ONLY correct answer.  If there's anything at all wrong with an answer, it is 100% wrong.  Process of elimination is huge for LR.  Hope this helps a little bit...

Absolutely true, I've only been missing 1-2 Qs per section, and most of the time it's because I get myself all stressed out and try to rush through without "personalizing" the questions. I've found this is especially important on the questions that the test makers confuse by using overly complicated grammar/vocabulary.

I'm in for june. But here in Korea, we get to take the test a day early (sunday) at 9 in the morning. I hope you all appreciate having it in the afternoon ;)

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Yonsei Test Center in Seoul, Korea?
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:37:52 AM »
BTW, I'm taking it at Yonsei, too. I don't worry too much about finding the building. There's gotta be signs/posters or something.

Just remember, this is Korea and the signs might not be in the places you expect. I hope and believe that there will be signs, but I'm not counting on anything at this point.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Yonsei Test Center in Seoul, Korea?
« on: June 02, 2008, 07:34:33 AM »
I am getting a little frustrated yes.

My Korean friend called three different departments. Eventually she got ahold of someone who told her it was in one building (social studies and life sciences or something) but when she called the people in charge of that building to confirm, they had no idea what she was talking about.

She is going to try again tomorrow, but she thinks it won't be a problem to find out. Can you tell us who you talked to at Yonsei that said it was on the 16th?

As of 8:30PM Monday (Korea Time), my ticket says 8:30AM June 15th.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Yonsei Test Center in Seoul, Korea?
« on: June 01, 2008, 05:10:09 AM »
Make that two people who would really appreciate it.

I've emailed LSAC but they just sent me back the address. They don't even have a phone number to call. I'm going to ask a Korean friend to help me make some calls tomorrow.

If anyone has any other info I'd appreciate it!


Personal Statement / Re: Personal Statement Confusion :( Help?
« on: May 31, 2008, 11:41:05 PM »

Thanks for your post. Your advice helped me more than might be resonable  ;), but I now have a working draft of a personal statement (and a room full of scraps of paper with random bits of writing on them).

Do you think I might want to include an addendum to explain why AS/ADD won't effect my performance in law school?


Awesome list!!


Personal Statement / Personal Statement Confusion :( Help?
« on: May 27, 2008, 05:30:56 AM »
I'm trying to get started on my personal statement and having a really tough time picking a topic. I've read all the essays I can find and it seems like there are really three kinds of essays: "why I want to be a lawyer," "my life changing experience," or the "my childhood/background." The first two don't really work for me, but I can't think how to go about the "background" essay. My background is a little unusual, and it seems that writing about it all is too long, but writing about any one part seems to sell me short...

I'm a white gay male from a broken home, my father is a recovering alcoholic and my mother co-dependent. I spent grade school changing from school to school and most of it in special education programs for ADHD, Asperger's Syndrome, and related behavioral disorders. After a rapid turn around I went to a catholic high school where I spent my junior year as an exchange student in Germany.

What do you think? How do I shorten all that without leaving the important stuff out?


I decided to retake the LSAT, (I took it June 2006 and got a 165, kind of unprepared), so I started with prep test #7. Now I'm looking at the questions I got wrong (without looking at the correct answers since I only marked which ones I got wrong) and I can't understand WHY I chose the answers I did; they just look dumb.

Obviously this is not a good way to study. I've sorted the LR questions (the only section I had real problems with) into their different types, but if I can't figure out WHY I chose the wrong answers I don't know how to correct my problems.

What advice can you experts give?

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