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Studying for the LSAT / How to avoid misbubbling?
« on: August 29, 2005, 09:45:05 PM »
I just went through the feb 1996 preptest I took and I noticed I misbubbled one of the LG which could've gotten me up a point from 157 to 158.  This seems to occur frequently for me, especially on a LR section where I hit the questions in waves and not in order.  Does this happen to others as well?  This is kind of a concern since 157 and 158 does actually make a difference.  Is there any specific remedy?  Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / Damn....
« on: August 29, 2005, 04:51:50 PM »
I took one of the TM's diagnostic today on my own (february 1996) and I scored 157.  I'm pretty disappointed but I felt I did a lot worse when I took it.  I did it under strict time condition and took break after two sections.  I can't believe this had such a brutal curve (160 being 77 correct answers) since I did not find this exam easy, especially the LR and LG.

Pretty disappointed but my goal is to secure 158 so I guess I just need to suck up and stick to all the lessons. :-\

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Studying for the LSAT / TM LESSON #10 FLAW QUESTION (Modified)
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:29:23 PM »
A certain airport security scanner designed to detect explosives in luggage will alert the scanner's operator whenever the piece of luggage passing under the scanner contains an explosive.  teh scanner will erroneously alert the operator for only one percent of the pieces of luggage that contains no explosives.  Thus in ninety nine out of hundred alerts explosives will actually be present.

the resaoning in the argument is flawed because the argument


a.) ignores the possibility of the scanner's failing to signal an alert when the luggage does contain an explosive.

b.) substitutes one group for a different group in the statement of percentage.


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Studying for the LSAT / TM LESSON 10 FLAW QUESTION #2
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:27:31 PM »
The proposal to extend clinical trials, which are routinely used as systematic tests of pharmaceutical innovations, to new surgical procedures shouod not be implemented.  The point is that surgical procedures differ in one important respect from medicinal drugs: a correctly prescribed drugs depends for its effectiveness only on the drug's composition, whereas the effectiveness of even the most appropriate surgical procedure is transparently related to the skills of the surgeon who uses it.

the resaoning in the argument is flawed because the argument

a.) does not consider that new surgical procedures might be found to be intrinsically more harmful than the best treatment previously available.

b.) ignores the possibility that the challenged proposal is deliberately crude in a way designed to elicit criticism to be used in refinding the proposal.

c.) assumnes that a surgoen's skills remain unchanged throughout the surgeon's professional life.

d.) describes a dissimiliarity without citina nay scientific evidence for the existecne of that dissimiliarity.

e.) rejects a proposal presumably advanced in good faith without acknowledgiing any such good faith.


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Studying for the LSAT / TM HW LESSON #10 FLAW QUESTION
« on: August 25, 2005, 02:23:50 PM »
Politician: critics of the wetlands-protection bill are delaying passage of this important legislation merely on the grounds that they disagree with its new more restrictive defintion of the term "wetlands.but this bill will place stricter limits on the development of wetlands than the existing regulations do.  Therefore, in quibbling over semantics, critics of this bill show that they care little about what really happens to our wetlands.

The politician's reply to the opponents of wetlands-protection bill is most vulnerable to which one of the following criticism?


A.)It does not adequatley recognize the poosibilyt that the defintion of the word "wet lands" determines the impact of the legislation.

B.) It fails to provide a defnese for a less restrictive definition of wet lands.


Which one is right? and why is the wrong one wrong??
Thanks in advance. :)

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Studying for the LSAT / 5 weeks left. Any word of advice/motivation?
« on: August 22, 2005, 01:16:40 AM »
I've been studying for the LSAT for god knows how long.  I'm still pretty unstable when I do the exam under timed condition, and I'm not exactly sure why and what the remedies are.  I guess I get bogged down on the questions when I do them, and that causes me to miss the right answers.  When I look them over later, the right answers can't be anymore obvious.  I'm still inconsistent with my RC, getting around anywhere from 16-20 right, and I only finish 3/4 LG even though I get 100% right on the 3 that I do tackle. (For some reason though, I always get 0% on my guesses on the fourth one!!! what's the deal??!!)

I took the 2nd diagnostic with testmasters two weeks ago, and did horrible since I misbubbled 7 and totally misread the easist sequential game ever.  I didn't feel too discouraged because as I've stated before I only had 30min of sleep and ended up scoring 162 on another diagnostic few days later when I did it on my own under strict time condition.

Yet, I'm still unsure how I'll do on the real thing.  Would I end up with 154?  Or would I suck up and score 160 or even 162??   I'm feeling more unsure by the day, and for past two days I've decided to not look at LSAT material at all and relax.

Anyone have any motivational pep talk you'd like to share with me?  Any word of advice?


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Studying for the LSAT / 162! YAY!
« on: August 19, 2005, 05:30:16 PM »
Slept real early yesterday, woke up at 8am today and took the test with clear head at 9:30am.  Totally fluked out on the RC section and ended up scoring 162.  I think there were 2-3 LR questions that I recognized but I took the full time to do them so I wouldn't bias my score by hurrying through those questions and gain more time to do others.  I know that I need to definetely improve on my RC section becasue for some reason it took me such a long time to analyze each passage that I only  managed to finish 2 full passages and glimpse through the third one.  I fluked out by getting all questions right on the two passages and getting some of my guesses on the other two, scoring 20/26.  But i'll take this mark and be satisfied for one day. Back to more studying tommorow. :D

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Studying for the LSAT / June 2004 LR question #25
« on: August 18, 2005, 08:47:36 PM »
Wealth is not a good thing, for good things cause no harm at all, yet wealth is often harmful to people.

Which one of the following arguments is most similar in its parttern of reasoning to the argument above?

a.) Alex loves to golf, and no one in the chess club loves to golf.  It follows that alex is not in the chess club.

b.) Sarah's dog is not a dachshunds, for he hunts very well, and most dachshunds hunt poorly.


Why is the right answer right?  and wrong answer wrong??


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Studying for the LSAT / June 2004 LSAT LR (added the question stem)
« on: August 18, 2005, 08:39:42 PM »
Sydonie: parents differ in their beliefs about the rules to which their children should be subject.  so any disciplinary structure in schools is bound to create resentment because it will contradict some parental appraoches to raising children.

Stephanie: Your conclusion is incorrect; educational research shows that when parents list the things that they most want their children's shcools to provide, good discipline is always high on the list.

Stephanie's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that

A.)It addresses a more general issue than that addressed in syndonie's argument.
B.) It does not counter syndonie's suggestion that parents have diverse ideas of what constitutes good discipline.

B was the right answer and that's what i picked.  However, I hesitated on A and I'm still not sure why A is wrong either.  Can someone help?
Thanks in advance.

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Studying for the LSAT / f**k!!!!
« on: August 17, 2005, 10:50:17 PM »
Now that I'm correcting my mistakes for the diagnostic 2, I've realized how many of these questions I would've easily easily gotten right if i were fully awake on that day.  Someone kick my a** if i end up sleeping only 30minutes the day before the exam EVER AGAIN! >:(

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