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Studying for the LSAT / Re: screw it - im taking it in october
« on: May 17, 2005, 01:11:30 AM »
are you saying that because if im around that score now (actually, maybe more like 165-168 right now) then ill be easily able to take it to 170 by october? you think four more months at this will solidify it?

Studying for the LSAT / screw it - im taking it in october
« on: May 16, 2005, 05:33:27 PM »
a month and a half isnt enough time to get ready for this thing if i want a 170. i mihgt be able to do it in june, but why not wait til october? besides wont it be easier to score high when all the normal people are taking it rather than the overachievers who just want to knock out their 170's an be done with it?

Studying for the LSAT / Re: june '00 section 3 ?7
« on: May 16, 2005, 04:14:33 PM »
why not E? it explains why they would want to expand - they're anticipating other airlines going bankrupt and the need to accomadate for those extra passengers.

Studying for the LSAT / june '00 section 3 ?7
« on: May 16, 2005, 03:23:08 PM »
Passenger volume in the airline industry has declined dramatically over the past two years, and thus fewer travelers and fewer planes are using airports. Since airport expansion can be warranted only by increases in air traffic volume, and since it will probably be at least five years before passenger volume returns to and then exceeds its previous level, it seems surprising that now is the time that airports are going ahead with plans to expand their passenegr terminal facilities.

which one of the following, if true, provides the best reason in favor of the airports' timing of their planned expansions?

a) it is generally more difficult to finance major construction projects when the economy is in a period of decline

b) low volume in passenger air travel permits airport expansion with relatively little inconvenience to the public

c)a rise in fuel costs that is expected in the near future will drive up the cost of all forms of transportation, including airline travel

d) when passenger volume begins to grow again after a period of decline, most airlines can, initially, absorb the increase without adding new routes or new planes

e) a sustained decline in passenger travel could lead to the failure of many airlines and the absorption of their routes by those airlines that survive

Studying for the LSAT / Re: Friday the 13th strikes?
« on: May 13, 2005, 01:11:51 PM »
yeah i just busted a 21/27 on a reading comp too - usualyy get like 3 wrong tops on those. mine was from Test 38 - oct 2002. which one did you take lefty? by the way, red-headed stranger is one of the best concept country albums ever done. wait a minute, i dont think i can name another except for that garth brooks fiasco, but nevertheless, RHS is a good album.

Studying for the LSAT / Re: RC question
« on: May 13, 2005, 01:07:36 PM »
E was my first choice too. Postulate is defined as - " to assume or claim as true, existent, or necessary." Let me provide another couple of sentences that come before the one i wrote because it might help:

Acting on the hypothesis that pitchblende must contain at least one other radioactive elemnt, Curie was able to isolate of pair of previously unknown elements, polonium and radieum. Turning her attention to the rate of radioactive emission, she discovered that uranium emitted radiation at a consistent rate, even if heated or dissolved. Based on these results, Curie concluded that the emission rate for a given element was constant. Furthermore, because radiation appeared to be spontaneous, with no discernible difference between radiating and nonradiating elements, she was unable to postulate a mechanism by which to explain radiation.

does that help anyone? doesnt help me. i still dont see why E is wrong.

Studying for the LSAT / RC question
« on: May 13, 2005, 12:03:21 PM »
Taken from June 02 section 1, first passage:

Because radiation appeared to be spontaneous, with no discernible difference between radiating and nonradiating elements, she was unable to postulate a mechanism by which to expl;ain radiation.

13. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the meaning of the word "mechanism" as used by the author in the last sentence of the first paragraph?

a) the physical process that underlies a phenomenom
b) the experimental apparatus in which a phenomenon arises
c) the procedure scientists use to bring about the occurence of a phenomenon
d) then isotopes of an element needed to produce a phenomenon
e) the scientific theory describing a phenomenon

i like three answers better than the corrrect answer. can someone help me? ill post the answer in about 35 minutes

good advice parksky, but taking the oct. exam would be fine for getting an app in by november, right?

thanks amanda. you helped me resolve some issues - including one major one concerning when to apply. i guess the only reason not to take it in october would be the possible decline id have between now and then unless i consistenly work for another three months, which by thwn ill have run out of tests to take. hmmmm, probably keep working for june till now and see where im at, but i definitely think there may be something to be said for taking a break to let all this crammed info set in. i guess i could just do all the questions again unitl im comfortable with every question the lSATs have ever presented (probably not a bad thing) plus my goal might even go from 170 to 175 by then. one more question, if i do decide to go in oct, would it be beneficial to show up anyway for the june and cancel my score or save the money and just pay the deferral rate and take it for the first time in october? can anyone vouch for the process of actually going through it once being a valuable experience to scoring better the second time or am i just obseesive at that point.

Studying for the LSAT / to those in the 170s...i need your advice
« on: May 12, 2005, 10:40:17 PM »
i started really going on this test about three weeks ago. in those three weeks ive gone from about 155-158 to 165-168. ive got about three weeks left and want really badly to get a 170, which i have yet to achieve in practice. im getting to the point where im working 3-5 hours a day on this test and will do that until right up till the test (save the last day or two). anyway, at this pace, should i be able to make it or should i start thinking about the oct test? im almost relatively sure that by then ill be able to get a 170, but id like to get my scores out as early as possible in the app process cause i got a low gpa and want to take whatever advantage i can get with early application. anyway, my question to the 170ers, is the confidence and ability to score that high, something i need to acquire over some months of prep or will this breakneck pace be ok. by test day is hould have completed over 30 real LSATs, all taken in the span of a just over a month and a half. 170ers, please share your wisdom.

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