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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 03:55:29 PM »
I just remembered another LR question.  I don't remember the specifics (kind of like I didn't remember the specifics of the rodent question, which ended up leading to debate), but it had something to do with Poetry and Novels, and how people in the 17th century have their own private writing rooms but aren't rich enough to afford the education necessary to learn techniques for poetry or something. I'm 100% sure this is a question.

If it's not experimental then it's a valid question. I had an exp. LR and I can't pinpoint the real-deal.

This is a good point. I had an experimental LR too, so we could be remembering things that were on the experimental section and just not knowing it.  I guess we'll never really know.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 03:52:30 PM »
I just remembered another LR question.  I don't remember the specifics (kind of like I didn't remember the specifics of the rodent question, which ended up leading to debate), but it had something to do with Poetry and Novels, and how people in the 17th century have their own private writing rooms but aren't rich enough to afford the education necessary to learn techniques for poetry or something. I'm 100% sure this is a question.

OMG, thanks for remembering that. I thought that was a really hard question and I had to guess. It was a dialogue between two people. One person said that women in the 19th century wrote more novels than poetry because you need a private writing room to write poetry and many women didn't have that (or something like that). The other person said that it wasn't so much the writing room issue. It said that people who had writing rooms had money, and if you didn't have one it meant you didn't have too much money. Then it said that if you didn't have money you probably didn't have a formal education and a formal education was essential in order to write poetry. The question asked what would weaken the second person's argument and I remember none of the answer choices made sense.

The conclusion was that money was the cause for women writing more novels than poetry.  The premise was that men could afford to attend institutions to teach them the literary form necessary for writing poetry, but women could not afford this.  It was a weaken question, and I chose the answer that "institutions at the time did not admit women."  because that would mean the cause was something other than money.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 03:37:40 PM »
At least add it to the master list and put it as debatable or something.  It still should be in there.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 03:30:43 PM »
If the stimulus didn't mention the winter, how is it possible to conclude that the 'harsh winter' answer would weaken it?  It had to have been mentioned in the stimulus that rodents couldn't survive the winters

Again where does that leave us, because I did not hesitate to pick my answer.  What is your recollection of the stimulus as far as you can remember?

I'm confused, what is the debate about? I'm positive it was a weaken question. The question specifically asked what would weaken England's claim that it's plan eliminated 90% of the rodents. The answer said, the first year the plan went into effect there was an unusually harsh winter and the rodents were sensitive to the cold. Again, I'm positive this was the answer choice. The stimulus didn't mention the winter, it mainly concerned itself with England patting itself on the back due to eliminating the rodent.

Actually, the answer choice contained that.  The answer was something like, "There was an unusually harsh winter and the rodents would not normally survive the cold." or something to that effect.  I do remember both the not survive and the harsh winter both being in the answer choice.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 03:23:20 PM »
Again where does that leave us, because I did not hesitate to pick my answer.  What is your recollection of the stimulus as far as you can remember?

As far as I can remember, the government had come up with some plan to get rid of the rodent problem.  After the plan was implemented, there was a 90% decrease in the rodent population.  Therefore, the government's plan worked.  It was something along those lines, then the question was a weaken or strengthen EXCEPT question.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 03:18:40 PM »
I'm 99% sure the stimulus included the cold winters and how the rodents couldn't survive it.  It seems like the answer choice some of you chose is a repeat of the stimulus.
Well, I'm 99% sure that it was one of the answer choices and not one of the stimuli, so where does that leave us.  I know because I remember selecting that answer and I didn't even think twice before selecting it because it appeared obvious to me.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Mahogany LR question
« on: February 05, 2006, 02:57:54 PM »
I got seedlings not growing.  I struggled with that one for a bit, but felt confident when I did answer it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem - Feb 06 Reading Comp
« on: February 05, 2006, 02:51:10 PM »
Yes, I do remember selecting an answer choice about velocity, but I have no memory of the question.

In the RC hubble's law passage, I remember something about velocity and distance being directly proportional.  I remember there being "velocity" in the answer choice, but it seems like people don't remember it.  Was "velocity" part of the answer choice?

Also, in the groupthink passage, I think I put down "conformity group being more confrontational to other groups" or something to that effect.

Does it ring any bell to you guys?

I'm thinking it had to do with something directly stated in the article, and the answer was basically a restatement of Hubbel's Law that the velocity of the object moving away was directly proportional to the distance the object was from the observer.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How to write LSAT addendum??
« on: February 05, 2006, 02:43:48 PM »
Example of what not to write:
"Dear Adcomm member:
The LSAT sucks and is a horrible predictor of how well I'll do in law school.  I think you should tell LSAC to shove it where the sun doesn't shine and just totally ignore the score.  Please let me in!"

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 02:42:05 PM »
I don't know if I'm posting correctly because this is my first one, but i have been a "lurker" for quite some time, and might have some valuable insight for this thread. When I take LR sections, I always skip parellel reasoning questions and then go back to them at the end because of they are usually long and easy.  I didn't have any experimental LR sections yesterday, but i distinctly remember at least 3 parellel reasoning questions, and i'm almost positive that there were 4 - 2 per LR section.  I don't know if the master list includes them, but that might trigger someone to remember it. Also, I'm too lazy to see if this is on the master list, but there was definetely a question about some sort of rodent and how to get rid of it.  It had something to do with the fact that in 199x there was an extremely cold winter or something. I remember because i started laughing when i read it out loud during the test for some reason.

Rodent question rings a bell...

It was on there, but I don't know if it was experimental or not because I had the experimental LR section.  The answer was either a strengthen EXCEPT or a weaken and it did have something to do with there was an unusually cold winter and the rodents normally wouldn't survive the cold weather.

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