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Studying for the LSAT / Re: How long was your writing sample?
« on: February 05, 2006, 10:08:29 AM »
About a page. I had about 10 minutes to spare and made sketches of the proctors on the scratch paper. I doubt anyone will read the essay.
Were they evil sketches or nice ones?  Did you show them to the proctors afterwards?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: How long was your writing sample?
« on: February 05, 2006, 10:04:33 AM »
I think around 3/4 to 4/5 of a page.  I saw some people taking up all of both sides.  I'm sitting there thinking to myself, "What on God's green earth can they be writing about?"  Like my English teachers always told me, never say in 10 pages what could easily be said in 5.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: I must now commit seppuku to regain my honor...
« on: February 05, 2006, 09:53:49 AM »
If you do nothing else, please stream it live to LSD. I would have.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone cancelling their score?
« on: February 05, 2006, 08:40:32 AM »
My practice scores ranged between 156 and 167, with 167 being an extreme outlier.  More commonly they ranged between 156 and 161.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: On a more funny note...
« on: February 05, 2006, 07:47:59 AM »
Not as far as I know, but LSAC in their infinite wisdom requires everything to be done in a very specific manner.  Remember, departing form the norm is evil and is a path that leads to the devil.  If we don't all do everything in exactly the same way, there will be utter chaos, and the world will end.

Studying for the LSAT / On a more funny note...
« on: February 05, 2006, 07:41:08 AM »
Something just came to mind that I forgot about in my depression yesterday, that I thought was quite funny.  When we had to write the certifying statement, someone actually asked if it had to be in cursive.  When the proctor said yes, he said that he didn't know cursive anymore because he hadn't used it in years.  The proctor was like, "Well fake it or something, just find a way to connect your letters together and they might not care.  Come on guys, you're supposed to be lawyers, or going to be lawyers."  I guess I probably shouldn't have thought it was so funny, but I couldn't help it.

I hope it was, because I blind guessed like the last 4 of that section with all Ds.  I've taken a practice test once where my guessing was so good that the Ds got me an extra 2 points on the test.  One could only hope for such luck again.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Anyone cancelling their score?
« on: February 05, 2006, 07:36:11 AM »
Wouldn't do me much good.  Under the same stressful conditions I probably wouldn't do much better unless they gave one like December's, which I'm sure they'll never do again.  Besides, I'd have to wait another year to go to law school, and I'm almost sure I'll get into at least U of D.  Unless I really screwed the pooch in a major way, which I don't feel was the case, I'm probably somewhere around the 154-157 range.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Post Mortem Args Master list
« on: February 05, 2006, 07:08:07 AM »
I agree with you on 15. Seems like it wasn't a consensus answer on this list, but that's what I chose (also an econ major).

Alright, I'm a little drunk now (been drinking since 2!) but I'll try this anyway...I think on a few of these some of you guys are practicing "groupthink" so I'll try to dispute as many as I can! Hehe, just kidding, but those who took the test will appreciate the joke.  :)

1) I have more of a question on this one since I'm going to use groupthink and accept everyone else's answers!  Didn't part of the argument say that it was unethical to release confidential medical information "UNLESS the patient posed a threat to themselves of others"?  I think I chose E which said that Mr. Tyler didn't pose a threat to others (or maybe it said that he DID pose a threat to others?).  Anyone remember anything about that part of the stimulus?

2) Fairfield?  The answer is right, but for some reason I think the town's name started with a "R".

14) I don't remember this being on the test, maybe experimental? (I skipped 3 on the LR though, so maybe it's one of those).  I had 2 RC sections so I am pretty clear about which ones were scored (except for the 3 I didn't get to!).

15) This was a strengthen question.  The answer was A, "A greater demand for goods will allow Europe to begin producing goods that they previously imported from other countries", implying that it will lead to a greater variety of goods being produced in Europe (the conclusion of the argument).  I'm an ECON major and it made sense, I am almost positive on this one.  IMPORT was defintiely in the answer.

16) The answer you posted looks correct, I think it was E.  It said that "ALL good lawyers have a thorough knowledge of the law" and it also said that most good lawyers are unwilling to depart from (standards?), so it could be inferred that some good lawyers who had a knowledge of the law were unwilling to depart from (standards?).

24) The conclusion said that government programs will continue.  The assumption was E, "AT LEAST (keywords) as much reveneue will be earned by the new policy as by the current policy".

27) The posted answer is correct but here's an addition to the wording.  Stimulus said that people who attend the sessions get better grades, proving that the sessions help them understand.  Answer was that "students who attend are more likely to do their homework than other students."

35) The posted answer is correct, the wording was that the 2nd arguer "accepted the conclusion but undermined the 'REASONING' behind it".

I chose import as well... also an econ major.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Officially over
« on: February 04, 2006, 10:39:01 PM »
My third was an LR.  I hated that farking test. It had to have been the worst one I've ever taken, bar none.  How can I score a 167 on the December practice only to score at best a 157 on the February real one?

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