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I don't quite understand your setup....i set mine up as follows:

S _  _  _
L _  _  _
  1  2  3

That way you get a better instant understanding. This isn't one that you can master the possibilities, or I didn't anyway. The only inference that I made in the setup is that obviously T can't come on day one. Okay re-looking at your setup, I understand it more, but I still think mine is better  ;D And P doesn't have to come right before N. Or P and N could come on day 1.

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I'm still not 100% sure I'm not going to switch to October so I'll also be doing a practice test today, tomorrow and Sunday though I did Dec. 07 yesterday and Sept. 07 today. Frybread, it seems like we had similar outcomes with the test. I also found game 2 to be difficult, or I didn't diagram it out the way I should have and my timing got screwed. Same with Game 3 actually. Bleurgh to all those grouping games. I got 2 wrong for mistakes I could have avoided by diagramming better. RC was a couple of silly mistakes, I got two questions wrong that I had initially penciled in correctly, but then erased and changed my answer. I got a 169, but I think if I don't crack the 170's I probably won't write on Monday. Other than practice tests and analyzing my incorrect answers, I'm just trying to take it easy since I don't want to burn out. Though perhaps watching a documentary on Chernobyl isn't the best way to relax...

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Law School Admissions / Re: LSDAS GPA
« on: June 13, 2008, 03:51:18 PM »
jumpthemoon, I also have this issue, though not with failing or not failing. Since canadian (and British for that matter) uni's tend to mark lower or have less grade inflation, it seems as though our gpa's are significantly lower. I have an 84 average, my school considers this to be an A, though I'm guessing on my score report it will be issued as a 3.0 instead of a the 3.6+ that it should be. Is there any recourse for Canadians or do we just have to rely on the school to understand that there is a difference? I completed my first year of university, took 2 years off to work abroad, and then returned to Canada and transferred universities and programs and since then, improved my average by roughly 10% to what it is now. Again, i'm assuming my first year will have negative consequences on my LSAC gpa but if and how will it affect my admissions chances?

eta: Ah limegreen, just reread your post. So you're saying if my uni considers my mark in a class to be an A, that's the mark I enter for the LSAC gpa? I'm still confused since they have A, A+, A-. My uni only has A (80-89) and A+ (90-100).

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: PT 43, s. 2, Q. 19
« on: June 13, 2008, 09:35:30 AM »
eslite, that's interesting to hear because often I want to read the stem first so I know what to look out for in particular (ie conclusion/premises, how the argument flows, what the point at issue is, etc. etc.) but i always stop myself since I know a lot of companies advise against it. Might try it though today on my practice test.

I'm always relieved at point at issue questions since I enjoy them, and as eslite says, most of the time they ask you what they disagree on. If the question stem asks you what they disagree on, then you can use the LRB strategy of looking at the answer choices and saying 'would person A agree with this? would person be agree with this?' if the answer is yes and no, respectively, you know that's the point at issue. The way I approach these questions is formulating quickly 'what is person A saying?' and 'what is person B saying' is person B agreeing with person A? Is person B contesting a premise of person A? Do they have the same conclusion but different support? Here, clearly they don't have the same conclusion. Person A says the population regrets the revolution and because of that, they are nostalgic. Person B agree they are nostalgic, but says they don't regret the revolution though they are troubled. So here they have different conclusions, one overlapping premise (nostalgic), and a sort of similar premise where both the populations possess some dissatisfaction. So depending on the question stem and answer choices, you can identify what the point at issue is.

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Studying for the LSAT / Reading Comprehension Main Point/Idea
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:43:22 PM »
I don't know why, but I suck at these questions. These are my achilles heel of RC. Yes, they are pretty much the easiest questions of the whole section. I guess it's because I'm not 100% sure what they mean by main point. Should I try and identify a conclusion/thesis statement? Do I want to identify a theme that runs roughly through all paragraphs? Or more importantly, how does Main Point differ from 'primary purpose' because I think I am choosing 'primary purpose' answers for MP answers. Any advice on how you approach these questions would be appreciated

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Studying for the LSAT / PT 53, S3 - Q 21; S4 - Q 26 (LR/RC)
« on: June 12, 2008, 08:36:06 PM »
Alright for LR, Section 3 Question 21:

Question about moving waste:
The correct answer is C, I chose answer A though I can understand why that's wrong. Looking over the answer choices though I can't understand what makes C stronger than D. Is it out of scope or too general?

RC, Section 4, Question 26

This is a strengthen question and I had narrowed it down between the correct answer and my incorrect answer choice but again looking over the answer choices, I don't understand why (E) strengthens. Is it because if Typhlodromus can handle the same climate as strawberries it means weather won't be a cause of killing them? I'm having trouble in seeing how it strengthens.

Any help would be appreciated

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep 50 LR QUESTIONS (Section 2-13, 19)
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:11:59 PM »
ah what you say makes a lot of sense grape. Reading it the other way, it also makes sense to me, but maybe because I was shifting stuff around to make it work in my head. But what you said fits perfectly. Thanks  :)

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Yes sorry, I wasn't clear, I'm not saying that D would be a correct answer choice. I was just saying that as someone who does something similar sometimes (ie ruling out an answer because of a very specific though ultimately unimportant difference in wording or as I did, might have misread 'discovers' as 'discoveries' the first time which would also make it seem like D was out of scope) it's important to read all the answers, and if the OP had read all the answers he would most likely have immediately seen a stronger answer choice. I'm not advocating that D is correct or potentially correct, just that I understand the OP's reasoning

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Studying for the LSAT / Re: Prep 50 LR QUESTIONS (Section 2-13, 19)
« on: June 10, 2008, 07:29:04 PM »
I can see what you're saying but as you yourself acknowledged about the other question, it's the best answer choice. Yes the nutritionist is advising to eat fat but saying 'of course it's unhealthy to eat a lot of fat' is acknowledging that one should not carry it to the extreme. But this is a caveat, what I mean is, by saying the sentence at all she is acknowledging one could/should do it, just not in copious amounts.

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I understand your frustration. It seems to me that sometimes I rule things out like that for exactly the reasons you did (though in this case, E clearly is stronger than D and if you had read it you probably would have noticed that) but other  times, the minutest details they will say is important. So imo they waffle on that, but hopefully with doing a lot of preptests you discover what they consistantly feel is a reasonable assumption and what is an important, though minor, distinction

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