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Studying for the LSAT / LR #15 June 2000
« on: August 18, 2005, 11:38:22 PM »
Ashley: Words like "of" and "upon" unlike "pencil" and "shirt" do not refer to anything.

Joshua: I agree; and since such words are meaningless, they should be abandoned.

Joshuas remarks indicate that he interpreteted Ashley's statements to imply that

a) only words that refer to something have maeaning.
b)words that are not useful are meaningless
c)words that refer to something are meaningful
d)if a word is not useful, it should be abandoned
e)all words that refer to something are useful

I had it down to a and c and i picked c. what's the difference between the two?

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Studying for the LSAT / June 2000 CD grouping game
« on: August 18, 2005, 12:41:16 PM »
Ok, I just did this wicked grouping game. I've never seen anything like it. My mind is numb... New Jazz, used jazz... I thought this was harder than the birds in the forest game. I'm going to go back with the powerscore setups book and go through this one again. anybody else have trouble with this one? I hope there isn't a game like this on oct's test or I'm screwed.

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So I did a practice test today from the Oct 2004 LSAT and I scored a 164. This is way better than my average. The test felt easier, but I can't tell if its me or the test. What do you guys think?

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Studying for the LSAT / Finally, a 160
« on: August 13, 2005, 02:32:09 PM »
After a month and a half of studying, I finally made a 160 on a practice test. Man, it feels good. I know it's not as good as what most of you are doing but, it was a personal triumph for me. My question now is, if it took a month and half to go up 5 points, do I have enough time before the Oct LSAT to go up another 5?

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Choosing the Right Law School / Immigration law
« on: August 11, 2005, 03:21:56 PM »
What's a good school for immigration law? What are the job prospects like for immigration law?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR preptest 24 question #24
« on: August 10, 2005, 07:06:58 PM »
Eticist: A society is just when, and only when, first, each person has an equal right to basic liberties, and second, inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth are not tolerated unless these inequalities are to everyone's advantage and are attached to jobs open to everyone.

Which one of the following judgments most closely conforms to the principle described above?
a) Society S guarantees everyone an equal right to basic liberties, while allowing inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth that are to the advantage of everyone. Further, the jobs to which these inequalities are attached are open to most people. Thus, society S is just.

b)Society S gives everyone an equal right to basic liberties, but at the expense of creating inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth. Thus, society S is not.

c)Society S allows inequalities in the distribution of income and wealth, although everyone benefits, and these inequalities are attached to jobs that are open to everyone. Thus society S is just.

d) Society S distributes income and wealth to everyone equally, but at the expense of creating inequalities in the right to basic liberties. Thus, society S is not just.

e) Soceity S gives everyone an equal right to basic liberties, and although there is an inequlity in the distribution of income and wealth, the jobs to which these inequalities are attached are open to all. Thus, society S is just.

So D is the right answer, but C looks like it could be right. Why is D correct and not C?

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Studying for the LSAT / LR questsion #18
« on: August 09, 2005, 10:21:22 PM »
This one stumped me. I know the right answer but don't understand exactly why its the best. Please explain.
The widespread staff reductions in a certain region's economy are said to be causing people who still have their jobs to cut back on new purchaces as though they, too, had become economically distressed. Clearly, however, actual spending by such people is undiminished, because there has been no unusual increase in the amount of money held by those people in savings accounts.

18. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?

a) If people in the region who continue to be employed have debts, they are not now paying them off at an accelerated rate.
b) People in the region who continue to be employed and who have relatives who have lost their jobes commonly assist those relatives financially.
c)If people in the region who have lost jobs get new jobs, the new jobs generally pay less well than the ones they lost.
d)People in the region who continue to be employed are pessimistic about their prospects for increasing their incomes.
e)There exist no statistics about sales of goods in the region as a whole

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Studying for the LSAT / Logical Reasoning Improvement
« on: August 09, 2005, 11:06:01 AM »
I've been self studying for the Oct LSAT for the past two months, but I've come to a stand still on the LR section. I'm consistantly getting 17-20 right everytime. I haven't improved in two months! I've gone through the LRB once and now I'm going through it again. I've also begun to go over my wrong answers with my wife, who happens to rock at LR type stuff. Has anybody else had this problem? And if so, what did you do to correct it? And, how long did it take to see results?

P.S. I've also been pretty depressed about it because I've been studying this stuff relegiously for the past two months, my wife just looks at the questions I got wrong and answers them like it was super easy. ARRR!!!

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Studying for the LSAT / Grouping Games
« on: August 08, 2005, 05:35:49 PM »
Does anybody else find grouping games difficult? I seem to be having the most trouble with grouping games that are overfunded. I miss inferences or make wrong ones. What can I do to improve in this section?

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Studying for the LSAT / Have I made my jump?
« on: July 29, 2005, 09:01:23 PM »
People say that you make one jump in your score and after that you really don't improve. I've taken 7 practice tests and have gone from a 148-156. I've scored 156 two times in a row. Is this what I'll probably make on the test? I still have the other two actual lsat books. Is there is there still a chance for me to improve? My goal is a 160 at the end. Any feedback would be great.
Thanks

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