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My thoughts on the post mortem

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2006, 03:22:02 PM »
Well, you've now established that you aren't a person worthy of any sort of dialogue. I did not lie on my scores. Logical Reasoning is my strongest section, I frequently perfect LR sections. I know for a fact I missed one LR question and I'm happy to acknowledge it. There are several questions that are contested and that I believe I selected the correct answer, but it's impossible to be 100% sure.

"3. Did very bad on LR this time which would be out of the ordinary for your skill level and you should have canceled."

This is the only possibility that could be true, and I don't think it is the case.

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Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2006, 03:23:06 PM »
no offense...but usually post-mortems here are pretty accurate. not many people participated in the Dec. one so i could see even 3...maybe even 4 of these answers could maybe not be correct. but 7? don't you think that's a little much...

yes maybe the majority choose the wrong answer, but as we've established before this board is not a representative population of LSAT takers... most people that took Dec here also took Sept as well, and got low to mid 160's... that's like the 89 percentile of the population. can you really apply that powerscore rule to us here?


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Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2006, 03:24:01 PM »
With regards to being a 150 scorer, I also took Powerscore class and I scored 175, 177 and 175 on the diagnostics.


Well, I feel bad for you "expert" LSAT takers because you have missed at least 4 on the LR. Sorry. You guys are either of the following:

1. Lying about your previous scores
2. Get 100% right on RC and LG to get those scores
3. Did very bad on LR this time which would be out of the ordinary for your skill level and you should have canceled.


By the way, the hapiness and beach walking one- it did not change meaning, this was the trick answer, stop trying to condone your answer and face the facts.
I quit arguing with you, b/c i am definitely sure you are that make-other-people-shoot-ourselves guy in my classroom. Good luck, dude.

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2006, 03:28:33 PM »
Oh, this is gonna be a fun thread to bump over and over again beginning on or around December 22.


I know you guys think I'm a jerk, but I admit I am kind of messing around because of boredom and because someone PM'ed me saying I should write down my opinions. But, to be honest, I will gladly take the punishment of a bump on release day. I could get 1/2 right 1/3 right 100% right, we don't know yet, but I can take it like a man. Don't forget to bump it though.

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #24 on: December 13, 2006, 03:31:32 PM »
Also, I will say there are 4 out of the 7 that I am not 100% sure about MY answer. But I also think most of them are wrong. The murder mystery, dermatologist, and the sliding glass door I'm pretty positive I answered correctly.

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #25 on: December 13, 2006, 03:36:59 PM »
You guys are like a support group for the "I wish my answer was right" group. I am no troll. Don't take a guy down because he has his own opinions. I never put people down and only suggested that it seems like most of the people that voted only got the easy ones right. Whenever one showed up that was a trick, you all fell for it. Chill it out. I mean no freaking harm. Damn.

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2006, 05:19:04 PM »
Behold future lsat taker- this is what happens to you when you take Kaplan. You tend to reason badly and ignore what everyone else is trying to say. But on a serious note, this guy MUST be a troll. I mean no one is that arrogant!

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2006, 05:32:54 PM »
The happiness one was definitely about a changing definition of "happiness". The first definition was about attaining happiness after years of effort by reaching your true potential. The second definition was like "La la la, running along the beach makes me happy."

Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2006, 06:20:15 PM »
Hey guys, I think you did a good job, for the most part, on the post mortem. But I can see a few that I know 100% are wrong. People have argued with me saying that “the majority says blank”, but think about it: If everyone that votes is pretty much right, then we would all be getting extremely high raw scores. I have researched questions where only like 20% of people got the answer right. So I am going to correct a few. Here they are:

1. Murder mystery- The real answer is that it couldn’t be Jansen’s fingerprints.

I know this because the one everyone is putting about “there couldn’t be anyone else in the room” is already stated at the beginning of the squib. If the fingerprints are Jansen’s, there is no way the conclusion could be the girl being the murderer, since the squib said she left no footprints, and, for her to be the murderer, she had to leave either footprints or fingerprints.

2. Dermatologist- this is the most obviously wrong answer yet. PowerScore even says that this is ALWAYS a trick response. This doesn’t matter to make the argument work. They could have only interviewed 4 dermatologists and the argument still stands. You guys were tricked.

The real response is that “they are assuming that 75% of dermatologists know more than the other 25%”. This was not proven by the squib. This weakens the advertisement because, “who’s to say if it is better and by what standards do we evaluate each dermatologists claim?”

3.  Garden and the sliding glass door- I think the correct answer was that “in winter, the door would have to be arranged in a certain way as not to change the effect”.

4. The walk on the beach question- the real answer is that “walking on the beach is not guaranteed to make a person happy the next time they walk on the beach”. The squib said long-term happiness or something to this extent. Happiness never shifts in meaning, I checked the squib a couple of times to make sure during the test. Also, something shifting in meaning is generally a trick answer on most LSAT’s. Think back and you will agree.

5. I think the “companies hire only when things are static” is also wrong but I will concede I don’t remember what the right answer was.

6. I’m pretty sure the one about people “not using scientific theories until they are long dead” was also a trick response. The real answer was a little more specific. But I am also unsure on this one.

7. The opera singer one- 100% the minority answer is correct. I re-checked this and the only answer that worked was the one where “only experienced singers should attempt blank”
The other responses were either too general or too strong to back up the claim.


Please do not get angry at me for this, for these are JUST my opinions. Thanks, and hopefully this helps.





I respect your courage to disagree with others about the answers, but telling people they're wrong, without solid backing on some of the answers, is arrogant. 

By the way, the Powerscore LR Bible does NOT state that the dermatologist credited response (that it is not representative of the population being mentioned in the conclusion) is always wrong.  It is often, but not always, wrong, and has been TCR on other tests. 

As for the beach stimulus, there was a shift in meaning.  Philosophers talked about a specific definition of happiness which entailed satisfaction from achieving one's potential.  The walking on the beach has no bearing on the happiness of which the philosophers speak; ergo, there is a shift in meaning (and the conclusion does not logically follow).

Again, I do applaud you for your efforts, but try to be more tactful next time.  This board has had much success in other Post-Mortems, and as others pointed out, even half of test-takers get the hard questions correct.

EDIT: While I cannot say that I have been scoring 170-plus on practice tests, I averaged 164 on my practice tests, with many in the high 160s.  I agree with protagon and others that it's unlikely that so many of TCRs in the PMs are incorrect. 

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Re: My thoughts on the post mortem
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2006, 06:40:53 PM »
This guy is over-thinking these answers, period.  I, too, practice in the 165-172 range, so it's not like my skills are horrible.  Good intuition >>> formal logic.