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Studying for the LSAT / Does this ever happen to you in RC?
« on: September 22, 2005, 05:01:18 PM »
I've just timed myself for the RC section from TM supplemental material, and I noticed that one of the passage was extremely tough.  When I was going through them I felt like I totally failed this portion of the RC, but ended up getting 6/7.  At the same time, there are events where I feel like I totally understood the passage and the question and end up missing majority of the questions.

I seriously hope this doesn't happen on the real thing. :-\

Studying for the LSAT / prerequisite = necessary???
« on: September 17, 2005, 02:03:34 AM »

Good soil is a prerequisite of good farming.

In a MUST BE TRUE question, can I infer this as GF---> GS??

Thanks in advance.

Studying for the LSAT / Supplemental materials from TM
« on: September 14, 2005, 06:14:20 PM »
Does anyone know if we have to print them out ourselves from the TM membership page or whether the supplemental materials will be handed out to us in class?

Studying for the LSAT / February 1999 Preptest from TM
« on: September 13, 2005, 04:07:20 PM »
This one was very different from the usual preptests that I've taken thus far.  The LG was the HARDEST that I have ever seen, and I was only able to manage doing 2 games, getting only 13/24.  The LR was about the same and I received 40/50 and the RC was the easiest I've ever seen, and I've scored 20/27 on it.(I'm very bad at RC...usually only getting 18 right)

Overall, I received a 160, which is what I want on the real thing.

How did people find this exam?  Did you guys feel that this was easier/on par/harder than the latests LSAT?

Studying for the LSAT / How did everyone do on the JAM session?
« on: September 09, 2005, 01:05:06 AM »
I thought the Games section was fairly hard even though I knew I was getting better with speed.
The third section about different regions totally blew me off.  I managed to get 17/23 and because the games were so tough I thought that the scale for this exam would be abit more lenient.  I just looked at the June 2003 scale(which is where this game was from) and found that the scale was actually brutal tough. 

Did anyone take the june 2003 test as a whole test?  Were the other sections abit easier??

Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1996 LR #25 (MODIFIED.)
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:31:53 PM »
In one round sealed bid auctions, each prospective buyer submits in strict confidence a single bid, and the sale goes to the highest bidder.  A reserve price- a minimum price below whcih there will be no sale-can be set by the seller as protection against a token bid, which is an unreasonably low bid sometimes made by a bidder who gambles that there will be no other bid.  Paradoxically such protection is most needed when extremely desirable items are auctioned off this way.

Which one of the following, if true about one round sealed bid auctions most helps to explain why generalization characterized above as paradoxical holds?

a.) the reserve price on an extremely desireable item is generally set high enough to yeild a profit for the seller even if the winning bid just matches it.

e.) Prospective buyers tend to believe that, in order to be successful, a bid on an extremely desirable item would have to be so high as not to make economic sense.

E was the right answer, But i'm not sure why.  A seemed pretty reasonabe as well.  Any thoughts?

Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1996 LR #24
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:28:35 PM »
The shoe factory in Centerville is the town's largest firm and it employs more unskilled workers on a full-time basis than all of the other businessses in town combined.  Therefore, if the shoes factory closes down and ceases all operations more than half of centerville's residents who are unskilled workers with full time jobs in centerville will lose their jobs.

The conclusion above logifcally follows from the premises if which one of the following is assumed?

a.) centerville has more unskilled workers among its pouplations thanit has skilled workers.

b.) The shoe factory in centerville employs no one who is not a resident of centerville.

which one is right?? and why?  thanks.

Studying for the LSAT / Feb 1996 LR #14 (HARD HARD PARALLEL REASONING)
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:26:19 PM »
Anthropologist: The culture responsible for the inscriptions at the site must have used fire to fashion iron implements.  Of the Xa, Ye, and Zi, the three cultures known to have inhabited the area surrounding this site, the Xa could obtain iron but could not use fire to fashion implements and the Ye had no access to iron.  Therefore the Zi is the only culture known to be from the surrounding area that could have made these inscriptions.

The reasoning in which one of the following arguments is most closely parallels the reasoning used in the argument above?

a.) Whoever commited the burglary wore size nine shoes. Of the three suspsects in custody, Jensen Kapp and Lomax, neither Jensen nor Lomax could have worn size nine shoes.  Of the three suspects in custody, therefore, nobody but Kapp could be the burglar.

b.) The person who designed the Ultra180 must have been a very patient person.  Of three well-known designers, Morris, Nieves, and Ott, who worked for Ultra's manufacturer when the ultra 180 was designed, Morris and Ott were both impatient people.  Therefore, Nieves is the only person who could have designed the Ultra 180.

Which one is right and WHY IS THE WRONG ANSWER WRONG?  I seriously couldn't distinguish between those two.

Studying for the LSAT / Help with Feb 1996 LR #11
« on: August 31, 2005, 11:22:14 PM »
Building a space station, in which astronauts would live for a considerable time, is essential even if the space station project were to contribute no new knowledge about space or earthe that could not otherwise be obtained.  For future missions to explore mars, we will need the medical knowledge that the space station project will give us about the limits of human capacities to live in spacecraft for an extended time.

the argument makes the assumption that

a.) the exploration of mars will be carried out by people traveling in spacecraft and not by robots alone.

b.) the capacities of astronuts are typical of those of ordinary human beings.

Ok, I know that A is right and this is the one I picked on the real test.  However, I don't know how to eliminate B.  If I were to negate B, wouldn't it destroy the argument?  If the capacities of astronutes were not Typical of those or ordinary human beings, this wouldn't really give any medical knowledge about the limits of human capacities to live in spacecraft for an extended time wouldn't it?
Can someone explain this?  Thanks in advance.

Studying for the LSAT / TM STUDENT HOTLINE?
« on: August 30, 2005, 12:57:28 PM »
Hey guys, can you guys give me the phone # to the student hotline?  I left the # at home but i really need to call them today.  Thanks.

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