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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Male Female Ratio
« on: June 10, 2005, 09:31:19 AM »
I have been very interested in this information for the past couple of months.  Since I read this thread, I figured it would be an ideal time to actually look up the information that I thought was true.  I had heard men score better on the LSAT.  I thought it was strange since most of the higher ranked schools have an equal number of men and women, and an equal number or more women actually take the LSAT and matriculate to law school these days.  In any case, here's a study that shows what several studies I read say.  Men score at the extremes in pretty much every test and/or academic performance setting, meaning there is a higher percentage of men who score in the top 90th percentile of the LSAT similarly there ar is a higher percentage of men scoring in the bottom 10th of the LSAT, putting the large proportion of women in the middle.  Does this indicate that men score higher?  Perhaps, but at most it says, there are a larger number of men who score in the top ten percent.  That does little to prove or even validly indicate that men "do better" in general.  Perhaps there's a higher percentage of men than women in the bottom 10% than there is men than women in the top 10%.  We're just going to have to keeep on guessing or researching if we want to know.  I did find it striking that despite this truth about men/women scoring, law school grades delivered the same results which indicates to me that the LSAT is at least a somewhat fair indicator of law school performance.  The higher grades of women and men in undergraduate schools translating to their performance in law school was less causally linked than LSAT.  The results came out to be a higher percentage of men in the top and bottom ten percents and the higher percentage of women in the middle.  Interestng

You can check out the site if you're interested.  This is the most relevant, though there are several studies on the site
http://darwin.baruch.cuny.edu/faculty/guyot/testingatextremes.html

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i see the point... that if they flew at the same altitudes, disaster would ensue, however... the airplanes flying at different altitudes is saying that a nonunified policy had to be implemented to prevent disaster whereas the uniform one is saying they all dress alike to prevent "disaster" i guess in teh restaurant.  Neither of the answer choices pointed out as to why they had to implement the policies, you had to just assume it was to prevent disaster.  obviously, i coudl be wrong about this, and i think your points are convincing.

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legal passage.  i don't think the analogous answer was correctly the airplane one.  the reason why i don't think so is because it says that airplanes are assigned different altitudes to fly whereas car drivers are all assigned one lane to drive in.  Therefore, i picked the waiters all needing to wear a uniform.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 05 RC Stone Hard
« on: June 06, 2005, 09:37:12 PM »
I'm even more convinced of my tortoise response because
1. JOB-testmasters teaches that generally the answer that parallels subject matter is incorrect. -the only thing that was similar with the JOB answer was the subject matter, not the logic behind it.
2. tortoise one sucked, but it was the same logic in that at first you think there's a hurdle, a potentially crippling one, but it/she overcomes and wins the race
3. raging thunderstorm... in literary terminology, that's a personfification.. there was no personfification between stone/bread, etc

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I'm definitely uncertain as to what the correct answer is, but I chose the tortoise bc slow to win, but in the end will win... at first you don't think she'll succeed, but in the end she does.  I rejected the JOB one almost immediately because "same subject matter" is generally incorrect in a parallel question.  It's generally the sucker answer.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Please post: June 05 LSAT LR questions
« on: June 06, 2005, 08:56:39 PM »
I thought the law passage was incredibly hard as well.  I wish I had decided to do the science before it.  damnit.  Also, so what's the consensus on the tortoise parallel the flaw question?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Please post: June 05 LSAT LR questions
« on: June 06, 2005, 08:49:08 PM »
i'm pretty certain that the scientist answer was that it was attacking his character and not his scientific findings

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR money doesn't exist
« on: June 06, 2005, 08:44:26 PM »
A

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: June 05 Logic games thread
« on: June 06, 2005, 08:27:05 PM »
THE EXPERIMENTAL SECTION IS ALWAYS IN THE FIRST THREE SECTION.

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thanks george.. you're right about the reporter.  i definitely remember getting rid of that answer for that reason; i don't rememmber what choice that left me with, but i remember not being completely satisfied with it.

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