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Studying for the LSAT / June 2004 LR #18
« on: August 17, 2005, 09:34:59 PM »
Editorial: it is clear that what is called "health education" is usually propaganda rather than education.  Propaganda and education are never the wsame thing.  The former is nothing but an attempt to influence behavior through the repetition of simplistic slogans, whereas the latter never involves such  a method.  Thgouh education does attempt to influence behavior, it does so by offering informations in all its complexity, leaving it up to the individual to decide how to act on that information.  Sadly, however, propaganda is much more successful than education.

The conclusion drawn by the editorial follows logically if it is assumed that what is called "health education" usually

a.) does not offer information in all its complexity.
b.) attempts to influence behavior solely by repeating simplistic slogans.


Which one is the right answer? and why is the wrong answer wrong?

thanks in advance. ;D

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Studying for the LSAT / TM STUDENTS: When to start doing preptests?
« on: August 17, 2005, 03:32:51 PM »
Hey guys, I was wondering if any of you guys started to do preptests on your own.
TM provides us with 4 additional preptests and I haven't touched them yet and I was wondering when it would be a good time to start doing them.

As well, are any of you guys doing additional preptests in addition to the 8preptests we're provided with?

Thanks.

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Studying for the LSAT / wow i'm a complete moron
« on: August 15, 2005, 03:29:22 PM »
I promised myself to treat TM diagnostic 2 as a real exam, but I ended up getting only 30min of sleep before the exam.  Got to class an hour early being extremely tired, took the test and surprisingly I felt good coming out.  However, today i found out i MISBUBBLED 7 answers(6 on LR 1 on lg) and completely misread one key sentence on a sequential game nonetheless!!(I misread s>w as w>s, which I have never done before) and ended up with 150.  Basically if I weren't so stupid and was able to fall asleep atleast for 4-5hrs there would have been no doubt that I would have come out with a 157. Yet, saying it and actually executing it are two different things, and I just feel pretty disappointed and upset nonetheless..  I hope I'm more careful on the next diagnostic. :'(

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Studying for the LSAT / TM Lesson Seven LR
« on: August 08, 2005, 12:33:14 AM »
As air breathing mammals, whales must once have lived on land and needed hind limbs capbale of supporting mammal's weight.  Whales have the bare remnants of a pelvis.  If animals have a pelvis, we expect them to have hind limbs.  A newly discovered fossilized whale skeleton has very fragile hind limbs that could not have supported the animal's weight on land/  This skeleton had a partial pelvis.

If the statements above are true, whcih one of the following, if also true, would most strongly support teh conclusion that the fragile hind limbs are remnants of limbs that land-dwelling whales once had?

a.) whale bones older than the fossilized hind limbs confirm that ancient whales had full pelvises.


Why is this the right answer??  Can anyone tell me?  Thanks

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Studying for the LSAT / TM LESSON SEVEN LR
« on: August 07, 2005, 11:32:05 PM »
In any field, experience is required for a proficient person to become an expert.  through experience, a proficient person graually developes a repertory of model situations that allows an immediate, intuitive repsonse to each new situation.  This is hallmark of expertise and for this resaon computerized :expert systems: cannot be as good as human experts.  Although computers have the ability to store millions of bits of informations, the knowledge of human experts who benefit from the experience of thousands of situations, is not stored within their brains in the form of rules and facts.

The argument requires the assumption of which one of the following?

a.) computers can show no more originality in responding to a situation than that built into them by their designers.

b.) The knowledge of human experts cannot be adequately rendered into the type of information that a comptuer can store.


Which one is right?  And why is the wrong answer choice wrong??

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Studying for the LSAT / TM Lesson Seven, TYPE 2-3 Question
« on: August 07, 2005, 10:29:09 PM »
There is a widespread beleif that people can predict impending earthquakes from unusual animal behaviour.  skeptics claim that this belief is based on slective coincidence: people whose dogs behaved oddly just before an earthquake will be especially likely to remember that fact.  At any given time, the skeptics say, some of the world's dogs will be behaving oddly.

Clarification of which one of the following issues would be most important to an evaluation of skeptics' position?

C.) Are there animals about whose behaviour people know too little to be able to distinguish unusual from everyday behaviour?

d.) are the sorts of behaviour supposedly predictive of earthquakes as prounounced in dogs as they are in other animals?

e.) is the animal behaviour supposedly predictive of earthquakes specific to impending earthquakes or can it be any kind of unusual behaviour?


Which one is the right answer?  And why are the wrong answers wrong??
Thanks!

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I've been doing two preptests per week in addition to my TM hw, but today I decided to hold off further preptest until september.  The main reason is that I am still unstable in all three sections, My lr going up as high as 22 and as low as 16.  The same holds for LG where on certain occasions I get 19-22 right, and in another bomb and score 15.

I decided to just obsorb all that TM gives me, and just repeat the hws so I fully understand why I got certain questions wrong and right.  I realized that we won't be lectured so much on september, so i figure that I would do one preptest a day in september.

Is this a good idea?  Or should I still work on preptests once a week this month?  Any advice would be great.


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Studying for the LSAT / IS THIS NORMAL??!!
« on: August 02, 2005, 12:02:23 AM »
I took a preptest today and scored a dismal 156.  Yet, this was preptest #18 which is from 1992!
The weird thing is that I handled the later one much better (Preptest #36).

And for some reason, my scores seem to fluctuate so much...this is freakin me out.
Additionally, I noticed that LR is actually more harder than the latest RC, just because
they would put a hard argument and have two questions.  I noticed that older Preptests do this quite often which gets me into major problems.

Is this happening to anyone else??

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Where should I go next fall? / What to do??
« on: August 01, 2005, 06:33:23 PM »
I'm writing my LSAT on oct and I can't decide whether to attend LS in the states or back in Canada.  My main concern is that in canada, LS weigh GPA and LSAT by 50/50 whereas in the states GPA usually account for only 20% in the entry consideration.
As well, Canadian LS are definetely cheaper, usually costing around $9,000CDN.  As well, I have a high GPA, so I can see myself attending any canadian lawschool EXCEPT for University of Toronto if I were to score around 158-160.

Yet, U.S. being the U.S., it is the biggest economy in the world.  It seems like there are so much more opportunity here, and studying at the U.S. would be a great new start for me. 

My biggest concern is that I do not think that I could score in the high 160s to attend a very prestigious LS.  My realistic aim is scoring around 157-158 or 160 if I were to be very lucky. I know that I would have very limited shot at a top 50 LS.  My question is that, if I score 158, and with my GPA being around 3.64, if i were to attend the best school available for me with that stat, what would be a realistic starting salary that I would make?  I know this could very a lot by where I actually practice and the type of job I receive, but I would like to know a general figure. 

Additionally, would it be a better idea to just attend a Canadian LS, which doesn't have an established ranking, or study at U.S. LS despite not attending a top 50 LS?

Thanks guys.

P.S. I've looked at the median salary post below, but that just looks abit off.

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Oh Canada! / What is a usual stating salary graduating from T2 LS?
« on: August 01, 2005, 06:19:17 PM »
I'm writing my LSAT on oct and I can't decide whether to attend LS in the states or back in Canada.  My main concern is that in canada, LS weigh GPA and LSAT by 50/50 whereas in the states GPA usually account for only 20% in the entry consideration.
As well, Canadian LS are definetely cheaper, usually costing around $9,000CDN.  As well, I have a high GPA, so I can see myself attending any canadian lawschool EXCEPT for University of Toronto if I were to score around 158-160.

Yet, U.S. being the U.S., it is the biggest economy in the world.  It seems like there are so much more opportunity here, and studying at the U.S. would be a great new start for me. 

My biggest concern is that I do not think that I could score in the high 160s to attend a very prestigious LS.  My realistic aim is scoring around 157-158 or 160 if I were to be very lucky. I know that I would have very limited shot at a top 50 LS.  My question is that, if I score 158, and with my GPA being around 3.64, if i were to attend the best school available for me with that stat, what would be a realistic starting salary that I would make?  I know this could very a lot by where I actually practice and the type of job I receive, but I would like to know a general figure. 

Additionally, would it be a better idea to just attend a Canadian LS, which doesn't have an established ranking, or study at U.S. LS despite not attending a top 50 LS?

Thanks guys.



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