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Hey guys, i'm working on LSAT prep tests that i purchased from the powerscore website, but the damn book (10 more actual official LSAT) doesn't seem to have a in-depth explanation for the answer key. Ofcourse, they have the solution key but it doesn't tell me why the answer is right or wrong.

Can anyone tell me where can i get the indepth answer key for these prep tests? Thanks

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Studying for the LSAT / How to you cancel your test date??
« on: January 11, 2005, 01:01:11 PM »
I'm not ready for the februrary exam, so i'm trying to cancel my test date.. but when i went to lsac.org, it only has options for registration and change of date/location!!
Can anyone tell me how I could cancel the registration??

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Oh Canada! / which school uses % AVG system for lawschool acceptance?
« on: November 24, 2004, 02:14:25 PM »
I only know two so far...Western and UBC..
can someone name other canadian universities that use the percentage system rather that gpa system for law school entrance?  thanks/

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Hey guys, since I know I won't have a chance to get in to law school this yr (I'm scoring like 149 on my LSAT prep last time i took it...)
My plan right now is study my ass off, get as high of a mark as I can for my fourth year and then from next may to till end of september I plan to study my ass off for LSAT. I really hope this works, cause if it doesn't, i really don't know what my future's gonna hold for me.

I was wondering if someone could honestly tell me what I need for LSAT to get in to either UWO, York, Queens, ...or heck any law school in canada!

this is my Grade for 1-3 yrs.

first yr.
86% (full yr course), 86% (full yr course), 75% (full yr), 70(half yr), 75% (half yr), 83%(half), 80% (half)

second yr.
88% (full), 87%(full), 86% (full), 75%(full), 77%(half), 77%(half)

third yr.
92%(full), 92%(half), 90%(full), 84%(full), 84%(half), 73%(half), 84% (half)

UWO uses % avg so I have no idea what My current GPA is..could someone be nice enough to let me know what my GPA currently stands at?

As well, with these marks,(I'm projecting that I'll do approximately same as I did in third yr..maybe a bit less but not by much)

What LSAT mark would be enough for me to get in??

AS well can anyone somehow convert this to GPA?

Thanks guys~!


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Oh Canada! / Do all canadian law schools convert your Grade in to GPA??
« on: September 29, 2004, 12:49:32 PM »
I should've asked this long time ago..
Like I said before, UWO uses the percentage score, and not the GPA. (so basically you get a dean's honor if you get an accumulated percentage over 80%)

I was wondering if any of the schools actually take in your percentage average and evaluate you that way (which seems more fair, cause i mean come on..there's a clear difference between an 80% and 84%!!!)


and for the schools that convert it to GPA, do they actually consider that there's a significant difference between like 80%-84% or even how stupid it would be to give difference when you have like 89% instead of 90%??

Just wondering cause GPA system is pretty dumb.

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Oh Canada! / GPA CONVERSION ..HELP!
« on: September 18, 2004, 01:26:26 PM »
I was wondering how the GPA conversion system works.
I'm attending UWO right now and we use the % average system.
Past three yrs I received a mark of 80.3, 82.6, and 86.7.
How would I convert this in to GPA? and when you're converting it to GPA do you convert each yr's average in to GPA and then average the three GPA?(so basically if it's converted in to 3.5, 4, 4, would i average these gpa out to get my final gpa?)
or would I take my average % for past three yrs (which would be roughly around 83.13) and then convert that in to GPA?

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Studying for the LSAT / F**K!!! SOMEONE GIVE ME AN ADVICE!
« on: September 17, 2004, 08:36:42 PM »
hey guys, I'm desperate for an advice right now..
I'm in my last yr in UG, and I'm still not ready to take the LSAT.
I've taken KAPLAN which was piece of crap, and recently I've started studying with LRB.(I haven't yet looked at LGB but I have purchased it)
Last time I took a timed test (about a month ago) I've scored 147..which is piece of crap mark...
I'm getting real concerned whether I'll ever receive the sufficient percentile needed to get in to a decent law school.(my goal is to reach high 150s or low 160)

The thing is, recently I decided to cancel my october exam and decided that I should study bit by bit throughout this last academic yr(probably couple of hours a week max since this is my last yr and i need to maintain my grade) and study a lot during next summer and take the exam.
My parents have been urging me to apply for any lawschool this year anyways and take the december exam.  I've gone against this since I know that I just won't have enough time to prepare myself for the dec exam and I don't want to face the fact that I will get rejected by all the law schools I will apply for.

The thing is, I really put the time and effort to succeed in whatever I do, and law school is my dream.  At the same time, I keep worrying that I'll never truly master the exam and I fear that wasting a year would kill not my ego and self-esteem.
I really don't know what to do...should I just listen to my parents and go ahead with the application process(but to which school?!) or decided to spend an extra year and prepare myself, or just decide on another career(i would hate to do this)?

BTW, my grade for past three yrs have been , 80.3%, 82.6%, 86.7%(sorry our school goes by % avg and not by GPA) and i'll likely receive 84-86% avg this yr.

So wtf should a guy do??!!!! help!

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Studying for the LSAT / LR QUESTION..HELP!
« on: August 28, 2004, 08:06:39 PM »
To reverse the steady decline in revenues on its suburban bus lines, the Greater Metropolitan Transit Authority must win riders away from its lower-priced private competitors. One bold way to achieve this goal would be to institute a long-term free-transfer policy onto Greater Metropolitan buses for passengers paying fares on other lines. Once riders experience the superior service offered by GMTA, they’ll use GMTA buses instead of other lines running the same routes.

The argument above would be most strengthened if the author demonstrated that
   
A. the GMTA already offers a wide range of discounted fares for students, the elderly, and those traveling during off-peak hours
   
B.total bus ridership in the area served by the GMTA has declined dramatically in the last two years
   
C.free transfers will not induce riders to continue to purchase cheaper tickets on competing bus lines and then travel on superior GMTA buses
   
D.the GMTA bus fleet is actually superior to that of any other line

E.the GMTA is capable of expanding to handle the increased ridership the new policy would create


Why is C right?  I understand C makes a lotta sense, but i also think D and E is legit as well.

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Studying for the LSAT / How do i postpone the LSAT?
« on: August 27, 2004, 07:15:18 PM »
I applied for the october lsat online...but i'm planning to postpone it until december.
Anybody know how i can defer it over the net?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR QUESTION!
« on: August 27, 2004, 05:07:21 PM »
People should avoid taking the antacid calcuium carbonate in doses larger than half a gram, for despite
its capactity to neutralize stomach acids, calcium carbonate can increase the calcium level in the blood and thus impair kidney function. Moreover, just half a gram of it can stimulate the production of gastrin, a stomach hormone that triggers acid secretion.

Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?

The answer: Half a gram of calcium carbonate can casually contribute to both the secretion and the neutralization of stomach acids.

The part about neutralization of stomach acids confuses me..Because the way I read it, I thought you can only neutralize stomach acids if you took over 1/2 gram...It doesn't specifically state that if you took just half a gram that you can still neturalize the stomach acid..

Can anybody explain this?

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