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Studying for the LSAT / Re: FOR PEOPLE WHO TOOK THE FEBRURARY 1996 PREPTEST
« on: September 10, 2005, 12:02:28 AM »
yeah it was a bit easier.. I finished with 4 minutes remaining for all sections.. even RC, where I finish with 30 sec to a min.. but thanks to the tough curve, with 92 questions right, I only got 170.

I thought LRs were easier..
games were pretty easy as well, even though the third game ate up my two points.
RC was pretty easy too. I only missed 2 for that geology related passage. I usually miss 3~4(and one question each from each passage. eck) on my average test taking day.

I took the test this morning at the public library.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Doing a 24 preptests in 30 days -- Crazy?
« on: September 02, 2005, 04:11:06 AM »
I have been doing that for the past three weeks. the important thing is to have a complete off day. i was too obsessed with this thing initially that I spent half of my off day to review the questions for the past week. i almost went nuts the following week. It was counter-productive..

so, since then, on my off days, i did nothing that was lsat related. i went out to shop, to check out new art shows, to sit by the pool and do nothing.. and whatever else.

treat this like a job. you spend 8 hours a day at work. 5 hours is like a part time job..

I think 6 days a week, a test a day is duable for those who are studying full time.


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Studying for the LSAT / LR 23 from section II, LSAT#23 - need help..
« on: September 01, 2005, 03:37:41 AM »
An independent audit found no indication of tax avoidance on the part of the firm in the firm's accounts; therefore, no such problem exists.

The questionable reasoning in the argument above is most closely paralleled by that in which one of the following?

e) an examination of the index of the book found no listing for the most prominent critic of the theory the book advocates; therefore,the book fails to refer to that critic

I understand the flaw of the reasoning in the stimulus. i also see the other answers don't have the same type of flawed reasonings. but i am having problem understanding why this is the right answer.

it seems to make sense to conclude that the book doesn't mention about the prominent author because the author's name was not listed in the index page..

help please.. =(

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Studying for the LSAT / LR Question from prep test 41 - please help..
« on: August 27, 2005, 05:22:49 PM »
Renting cars from dealerships is less expensive than renting cars from national rental firms,. But to take advantage of dealership rates, tourists must determine which local dealerships offer rentals, and then pay for long taxi rides between the aiport and those dealerships. So renting from dealerships rather than national rental firms is generally more worthwhile for local residents than for tourists.

which of the following, if true, strenghthens the argument EXCEPT:

c) Travel agents generally are unable to inform tourists of which local car dealerships offer rentals

e) For local residents, taxi rides to car dealerships from their homes or work places are usually no less expensive than taxi rides to national rental firms

The answer is E and I don't understand why that would not strengthen the stimulus, would that choice still make dealerships cheaper than the national firms for the locals, thus strengthening the argument?

Thank you for the help..

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Adults who work outside the home spend, on average, 100 minutes less time each week in preparing dinner than adults who do not work outside the home. But, contrary to expectation, comparisons show that the dinners eaten at home by the two groups of adults do not differ significantly with respect to nutritional value, variety of menus, or number of courses.

it's a paradox question and the answer is:

adults who work outside the home eat dinner at home 20 percent less often than do adults who do not work outside the home

i don't understand why that would resolve the paradox.. could anyone please explain? thank you.


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Thanks for the replies. =)

I finished about 40 tests in about two months prior to the dec. test. With other responsibilities in life, I think I was really burnt out.

I have been reading the new yorker and atlantic monthly (got subscriptions) cover to cover, looking up some words I don't know, trying to do the whole "main point, scope, author's attitude" analysis stuff and trying to imitate their style of writing. And I've been reading a lot of dense non-fictions (re-read my college english textbook with sartre, another one from english criticism class with really really dense passages). and works from woolf and conrad.. Oh, I even gave a try to Harry Potter. hehe

I think my reading speed did get faster. I broke down in reading section in Dec. LSAT (barely finished the section and that freaked me out, which led to more mistakes in easy game section.. whew~


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After my nervous breakdown and cancellation of Dec. LSAT, I haven't done any full tests. I've been going through LRB in a immensely slow paste (maybe finished half of it, started it sometime in late Jan or early Feb). Anyhow, I took my first full lsat yesterday (it's been about 4 months) and my score was 173. I was averaging in 168 ish in my prep for Dec. LSAT.. Since then, I've been reading a lot, but that has been about it..

Is this because I've already taken the test and have acquired certain familiarity with the material? (I've already done my 44 preps before the dec. test)

And does this mean that I won't have any materials to truly measure my ability? (since I've done all the tests once)

I would appreciate any thoughts or help~

=)


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Minority and Non-Traditional Law Students / Re: Koreans in Los Angeles
« on: March 26, 2005, 07:26:50 PM »
yep. sea of koreans in la.. and def. more koreans in ucla than usc.

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hi, couldn't find your e-mail addy anywhere. please contact me at piggylola@hotmail.com

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Studying for the LSAT / Need help - June or Oct. LSAT?
« on: February 18, 2005, 11:06:56 AM »
I took the LSAT last dec. I had a nervous breakdown and had to cancel my score. I really appreciated all the support and advice I've gotten from this board prior to my cancellation decision. Hence I had made a plan to re-take it this june. Since december with awful amount of self-doubt, I took a well deserved break. School has started and things have been going smoothly. My original plan was to just read a lot of books and magazines untill march and start studying for lsat again from mid march-ish(when my quarter ends) for 3 months before june lsat.

I have four more classes to take till I get my B.S., and I was planning to take 2 classes each 8 week term we have, which would let me finish my degree requirements by the end of the summer quarter (August).

However, our school just posted a slight change in the new quarter schedule. And I could take those four classes all at once and be done with school work by the end of may. However, if I do that, I won't have any time to study for june lsat due to the heavy work load. Hence I will have to push lsat to october. The advantage to that is -> I will have 4 months to study for only LSAT w/o any school work.

OR I can just do what I've originally planned to do - do light course work, and combine lsat, and just take it in June.

I would immensely appreciate any advice~


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