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Studying for the LSAT / Food for thought
« on: May 28, 2005, 01:56:43 AM »
Found this as I was stumbling around the net.  Any thoughts?

"The LSAT is also a test that, as it stands, I have no major beefs with. Iím sure that, like all tests, it could be better. But I believe that the LSAT does a credible job of testing the baseline, content-unspecific skills I would want a lawyer to have: the ability to sidestep rhetoric and read in a purely denotative manner, to reframe abstract situations in concrete terms, to manipulate and analyze information under pressure, to recognize assumptions and basic logical fallacies, to make analogies between superficially dissimilar situations, and perhaps most importantly, to pay close attention to material that, at that particular moment in time, they wouldn't normally be even the slightest bit interested in."

http://www.numbertwopencil.net/articles/misslsat/missinglsats1.html

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: cleaning the pipes before LSAT?
« on: May 27, 2005, 11:30:50 PM »
Er... perhaps you could try exercising the day before the test, and blowing off some steam that way.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR, Prep Test 26, Section 3, #24
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:57:31 AM »
This question has come up before.

Sorry! I'm new!

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR, Prep Test 26, Section 3, #24
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:55:29 AM »
Yeah okay, all those make sense.  I guess what I was missing was the difference between "paid for a new car" and "individuals who buy new cars."  That was a pretty amateur mistake.  Oh well, I still have 11 more days to improve.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR, Prep Test 26, Section 3, #24
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:41:27 AM »
Would more companies or government agencies buying cars make the price cheaper for individuals?

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR, Prep Test 26, Section 3, #24
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:33:49 AM »
I suppose, but I still don't see why it's right.  What does the proportion of individuals buying new cars have to do with the ratio of income to price of the car?  Furthermore, who buys a car other than an "individual?"

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: LR, Prep Test 26, Section 3, #24
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:28:45 AM »
Yeah, but why?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR, Prep Test 26, Section 3, #24
« on: May 26, 2005, 09:22:11 AM »
Can you guys help me out with this one:

Over the last 25 years, the average price paid for a new car has steadily increased in relation to average individual income.  This increase indicates that individuals who buy new cars today spend, on average, a larger amount relative to their incomes buying a car than their counterparts did 25 years ago.

Which one of the following, if true, most weakens the argument?

A)There has been a significant increase over the last 25 years in the proportion of individuals in households with more than one wage earner.
B)The number of used cars sold annually is the same as it was 25 years ago.
C)Allowing for inflation, average individual income has significantly declined over the last 25 years.
D)During the last 25 years, annual new-car sales and the population have both increased, but new-car sales have increased by a greater percentage.
E)Sales to individuals make up a smaller proportion of all new-car sales than they did 25 years ago.

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You make some good points Bengal, but it should be much easier, and its much more fair, to evaluate how someone will do in law school by how they have done previously in undergraduate school.       

But not all undergraduate schools, or majors for that matter, are on an equal playing field.  Also, law school is unlike any undergraduate experience (or so I'm told).  I will admit that undergraduate GPA represents a person's work ethic.  However, work ethic can be improved, whereas aptitude for thinking like a lawyer can't.

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: is the june LSAT usually the hardest?
« on: May 26, 2005, 01:17:40 AM »
"The percentile for each score is calculated by using test data from the last three years, not from any individual LSAT. Using the three-year pool of information provides Law Services with a stable and accurate percentile for each score. Otherwise percentiles could vary significantly from test to test as different groups of test takers performed better or worse. Historical analysis shows that percentiles do change from year to year, but only by minute amounts. Since percentiles are not calculated on a per test basis, each test taker does not compete against the other students taking the same LSAT. Instead, each test taker competes against the students from the three previous years."

http://www.powerscore.com/lsat/help/scale.htm

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