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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bernie is the MAN
« on: July 06, 2007, 03:27:12 PM »
I do have two brothers.  One is an NYU law grad and now works at one of the largest firms in the country.  The other is a Vetrinarian, highly specialized in internal medicine.  Neither is or ever has been a mime.  Unfortunately, both are happily married.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 33 (December 2000) Game #2
« on: July 05, 2007, 06:37:42 PM »

Barnum, can your avatar get any gayer?


I assume by "gayer" you are trying to suggest my avatar is appears a bit wussy so I will educate you a bit.

In case you were unaware, that is a picture of Marcel Marceau, the world's foremost mime...


gay.

lol  :D Say what you will, I still think he's cool.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 33 (December 2000) Game #2
« on: July 05, 2007, 06:32:36 PM »

Barnum, can your avatar get any gayer?


I assume by "gayer" you are trying to suggest my avatar is appears a bit wussy so I will educate you a bit.

In case you were unaware, that is a picture of Marcel Marceau, the world's foremost mime.  His original name was originally Marcel Mangel, which he changed to hide his Jewish origins because as a teenager he risked his life leading hundreds of Jewish children out of Nazi occupied areas into Switzerland, which he did multiple times.  So just to make sure that is clear, after risking his life once and reaching safety in Switzerland he went back to help more Jews escape.  His own father had been captured, sent to Auschwitz, and subsequently died there.  So Marcel was well aware of the risks.

Also, to further suggest that he is probably not gay, he is the father of 4 children.

Lastly, I will say that I myself started a mime club in college which initially consisted of me and 10 girls.  Those were darn good odds for me.  In fact, it worked out quite well because I met my wife (she was one of the original members)


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 33 (December 2000) Game #2
« on: July 05, 2007, 04:25:30 PM »
Yeah doing this as one chain with the contrapositive chain makes this game go way easier.

In fact, this game is often posted as one of the hardest ever, but if you set it up properly, it can be done pretty easily, and definitely in under 8.5 minutes.


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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Test Accommodations Good News/Questions
« on: July 03, 2007, 06:16:26 PM »
The 180 challange was given to our students.  What we gave them was 1 complete LSAT that they had not been exposed to previously and asked them to take as long as they needed to work out each question.  If they weren't sure, they should put that question aside and come back to it later.  Most students worked on it a little each day for between 1-2 weeks.

We call it the 180 challange for all the people who presume time is their biggest enemy.  We basically ask them to prove it by taking a test completely untimed and tell them to try to get a 180 then.

The test is due back to us at the time they take their second diagnostic exam, so that we can compare their untimed results with their timed results.  Although people obviously do better given all the time in the world, the results of their untimed vs. their timed had an extremely high correlation.  This means that although they scored better without time constraints they did so relative to everybody else. 

As a general rule of thumb, the number of questions missed timed was double that untimed.  This means that if you are shooting for a 160 timed (about 30 wrong), you need to be able to take an untimed test and miss only 15.

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The key is to start with the "some" "most" "not all" and draw a pic (a circle works best), then add any other information applicable.  Simple and efficient.

You would not be talking about the throwing sh*t in a circle theory, would you?  ;)

I want it to go on record that "throwing sh*t in a circle"TM is trademarked and should always be indicated as such.  Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Best study combo?
« on: June 19, 2007, 09:33:14 AM »
Whether you are taking a course or self-studying there are definitely things you can and should do to improve your LSAT score.

I personally like to say there is a difference between doing homework and studying.  Doing homework is just taking test after test after test or working on an endless of problems with little evaluation in between.  This will not help very much.  The LSAT is a standardized test.  If you make certain types of mistakes and don't take the time to truly understand those mistakes, you are destined to simply make them again.

Studying is trying to understand the underlying principles on the LSAT so that you can identify them in future questions such that you become more accurate and ultimately faster at the test.  For Logic Games, I recommend doing the same game multiple times in a row.  Usually I can discover places I was less efficient than I could have been by reviewing the game.  Even if I got all the answers correct, doesn't mean I did it the absolute best way possible.  Also, by doing games over and over, I am more aware of basic deductions for that type of game such that when I would see a game I hadn't done before, but it was similar enough to one I had reviewed ad nauseum, I could set it up extremely quickly.  Remember on test day, you will see brand new games, but if you can relate them to games you know, then you will be ahead of everybody else.

For example, when I was studying for the LSAT, I had done a game involving five illnesses with up to three symptoms (fever, headache, or sneezing).  Then on my actual LSAT I had the game involving 6 cars with up to three options (power windows, leather interior, or sunroofs).  The games were almost identical.  Although there were 6 cars versus only 5 illnesses, the change was so minor that my setup looked the same and many of the deductions were the same.  I was able to finish that game quickly which gave me extra time on the other games.

Pick one game type and drill it to the point that you could do them in your sleep and then move onto the next game type.  Accept nothing less than perfection in your approach and methodology.  Be sure to revisit game types you have mastered throughout the summer (so you don't lose that mastery).

I will write some on suggestions for studying LR and RC a bit later, I have to do some work for now...

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Yes she is female, but I should also mention that she is definitely taken.  Sorry guys, Bernie's wonderful intellect and personality are spoken for.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bernie is the MAN
« on: June 05, 2007, 11:40:39 PM »


Clearly, Bernie is the Man; Barnum is the Woman.

And Theo is our B-yatch!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Bernie is the MAN
« on: June 05, 2007, 11:19:51 PM »
Of course, I was much amused.  And believing my hubby to be a close look-alike to Leonard Nemoy, I grabbed him and loaded up his pic.  His match results:  Heidi Klum, Tom Welling, and Jada Pinket Smith.

Apparently, I married up in this relationship  ;D


Damn Straight!!

 

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