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Studying for the LSAT / Re: "Some"
« on: September 13, 2007, 05:21:35 AM »
I think the key here is that "does not exclude" =! "means"

"Some" does not exclude "all". However, it does not necessarily mean all.

True: All -> some

Not necessarily true: Some -> all.  (though could be true)


And now I think my brain has imploded.

Yup.

I still like the other definition given.  (at least one.)

Yeah, I think that's the easiest way to define it.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Running out of motivation...
« on: September 13, 2007, 04:53:13 AM »
Oh god, complaining about a 177.  And I thought I'd seen everything lol

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: "Some"
« on: September 13, 2007, 04:43:52 AM »
I think the key here is that "does not exclude" =! "means"

"Some" does not exclude "all". However, it does not necessarily mean all.

True: All -> some

Not necessarily true: Some -> all.  (though could be true)


And now I think my brain has imploded.

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Thanks for the input guys.

I really doubt anyone would go for 'hick' as URM, but I'm sure it's happened hehe.  (I was just using that as an example, no offense to anyone from Bumbletown, USA)

URM -- my URM status is iffy but I think I can go for geographical diversity.  Hoping, at least.

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Gah, 39 views and no responses.  This always happens to me (I think I'm a forum thread death knell lol)

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What is an impressive score?
« on: September 12, 2007, 02:55:38 AM »
As a Native American, do you find it easier to go through all those RC passages about NAs?

(not trolling, hehe, genuinely curious)

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This is a pretty LSAT-specific admissions question so I thought I'd post it here.  However, please let me know if I should move it to the LSAT board.

Just had a quick question.  I know the whole admissions process is abstract and there aren't any discrete standards (well for the most part anyway), but with regards to the LSAT -- do you guys know whether committees evaluate an applicant's score primarily in comparison to the percentile in general (ie 172 = 99%, period), in comparison to others in the same ethnic background (there might be fewer 170s percentage-wise for some ethnicities than others), to geography (170 might be rarer from 1000-population Bumbletown, middle-of-nowhere US than from Boston or NYC), or in comparison to others from the same undergrad school?  I know it's never cut and dry, but do you guys know which typically factors the most?

Reason I'm asking is that I might edge out a bit on geographical/ethnic basis (don't want to seem like a jerk or anything -- note the heavy emphasis on "might" here) but it'd be more difficult to edge out my undergrad percentiles, since my school's median is 164-165.  Of course I'm just gonna study my butt off and try to score as high as possible, but I'm not sure what my score is yet and I don't know what I'll be up against.  Need to see how realistic my chances are in which schools (especially with less-than-stellar GPA).

As usual, thanks in advance.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: What is an impressive score?
« on: September 12, 2007, 01:13:57 AM »

Actually, my GPA is part of the situation that is putting so much pressure on my LSAT score. I was actually disqualified academically several years ago, worked for a while, and then returned to school. Since returning I've maintained a 4.0, but when it all averages out, depending on what LSDAS does, it probably won't crack 3.0 overall. Thus the obsession with scoring well on the LSAT.

Are you me???  (well, except for the disqualification part.  ;))

Seriously though, I'm on the same boat.  GPA sucks, not below 3.0 but not enough by itself.  LSAT's ok but stuck in the same range as yours.  I'm hoping to push it up past that magical 175 mark (which seems like a miracle at this point).  Otherwise I'd have to rely on undergrad school + geographical URM to hopefully set me apart  :-\

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Any specific tips to help improve LR?
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:15:20 AM »
Thanks for the advice guys!  I think I'm gonna use Jeffort's LR tool just to hammer my problem LR areas one by one (the abstract ones -- method, flaw, etc).  Will let you guys know if I see some improvements in the next few days...

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Question for 175 - 180 Testers
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:10:28 AM »

My motivation has been falling through the cracks. I cant bring myself to review material for hours on end like I used to. The only thing I take away from the study sessions now is "What the *&?* was I thinking". I dont learn anything except for that I know how to make idiotic mistakes. I havent decided what Im going to do with the mountains of material I have been preparing with. I was thinking about burning it. What are your thoughts?


This is me to a tee :-\.  Motivation's been building up the last few days, but last week I was completely out of it.

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