Knockglock wrote:jr1886 wrote:Knockglock, I been following your post lately and I admire you dedication to the LSAT. I thought i was too obsessed with preparing for this test, seeing how hard you been working i don't feel too bad.
I'm taking in October and i already finished both LR & LG bible. I'm now doing section by section practice of LR. In PT 25, I found the second LR to be considerably harder than the first one.Yet, Looking at your PT 25 results, it seems you had a good and balance performance on both sections. Can you tell me what question numbers did you miss if you don't mind in PT25. In PT 25 LR1 today, I missed questions 5,10,13,21 and in LR2 i missed 8,12,14,16,18,22,23,26.
And, how you go about it when you have a bad section like I did today?
Haha...well I'm a man on a mission . And I don't think you can be too obsessed with something this important.
As for how to deal with a bad section, everyone's different, but for me, I let myself get upset for a minute or two, and then shut it down completely, and remember that it's all about the learning experience. Better to miss a bunch now and know what questions your less than solid on, so you can work on them, than get lucky on some questions, and not realize until later that you're knowledge of a particular question type is less than solid.
Here is my review write-up for PT #25, it has all the questions I missed, and you can check out my review strategy as well:PT #25 Review
Section 1: -0 RC
Section 2: -2 LR
#10: Correct answer was E, I chose D. I circled this question as uncertain when I answered it.
Stimulus: Insects can see ultraviolet light and are known to identify important food sources and mating sites by sensing the characteristic patterns of ultraviolet light that these things reflect. Insects are also attracted to Glomosus spiderwebs, which reflect ultraviolet light. Thus, insects are probably attracted to these webs because of the specific patterns of ultraviolet light that these webs reflect.
Question Stem: Which one of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument?
D: When Drosophila fruit flies were placed before a Glomosus web and a synthetic web of similar pattern that also reflected ultraviolet light and both webs were illuminated with white light containing an ultraviolet component, many of the fruit flies flew to the Glomosus web. This answer is incorrect because, if true, this answer choice tells us that the fruit flies are attracted to the Glomosus web for reasons other than the ultraviolet light. Because both webs reflect ultraviolet light, that variable is held constant, and thus can not be responsible for why the fruit flies are attracted to the Glomosus web.
E: When Drosophila fruit flies were placed before two Glomosus webs, one illuminated with white light containing an ultraviolet component and one illuminated with a white light without an ultraviolet component, the majority flew to the ultraviolet reflecting web. This is the correct answer because the argument concludes that the insects are probably attracted to these webs because of the ultraviolet light that these webs reflect. Since the webs were the same type, and only the variable of whether ultraviolet light was reflecting off the web, we know that that the ultraviolet light was the reason for why the fruit flies chose one web over another.
#25: Correct answer was D, I chose C.
Stimulus: Jack's aunt gave him her will, asking him to make it public when she died; he promised to do so. After her death, Jack looked at the will; it stipulated that all her money go to her friend George. Jack knew that if he made the will public, George would squander the money, benefiting neither George nor anyone else. Jack also knew that if he did not make the will public, the money would go to his own mother, who would use it to benefit herself and others, harming no one. After reflection, he decided not to make the will public.
Question stem: Which one of the following principles, if valid, would require Jack to act as he did in the situation described?
C: One must choose an alternative that benefits some and harms no one over an alternative that harms some and benefits no one. This answer choice is incorrect because if Jack made the will public, there is no indication that it will harm some, it would just simply not benefit anyone else.
D: When faced with alternatives it is obligatory to choose whichever one will benefit the greatest number of people. This answer choice is correct, because this principle, if valid, would require Jack to act as he did in this situation.
Section 3: -9 LG
Missed a key inference on game two, causing me to go 0/7, which was the numerical distribution. It either had to be 1-1-2-2 or 1-1-3-1.
#6: Correct answer is C. Because of numerical distribution, K and M can't both speak Russian.
#7: Correct answer was A. Numerical distribution again.
#8: Correct answer was B. Numerical distribution again.
#9: Correct answer was E. This answer comes as a byproduct of knowing about the numerical distribution.
#10: Correct answer was B. ND.
#11: Correct answer was E. Answer comes from the rule that is Klaus is assigned to Xerxes, then Michael speaks French.
#12: Correct answer was E, comes from the above rule.
Section 4: -2 LR
#11: Correct answer was D, I chose E. I also circled this one as uncertain during the test.
Stimulus: Taken together, some 2,000 stocks recommended on a popular television show over the course of the past 12 years by the show's guests, most of whom are successful consultants for multibillion-dollar stock portfolios, performed less successfully than the market as a whole for this 12-year period. So clearly, no one should ever follow any recommendations by these so-called experts.
Question stem: Each of the following, if true, weakens the argument EXCEPT:
E: The stock portfolios for which the guests were consultants performed better for the past 12-year period than the market as a whole. This answer is incorrect because this does indeed weaken the argument that no one should ever follow any recommendations by these so-called experts, by demonstrating that they are capable of choosing stocks that can perform better than the market as a whole. The correct answer needs to be neutral or strengthen the idea that no one should ever follow any recommendations by these so-called experts.
D: Performance of the stocks recommended on a television show was measured independently by a number of analysts, and the results of all the measurements concurred. This answer is correct because it is neutral to the argument that no one should follow any recommendations by these so-called experts.
#23: Correct answer was B, I chose D. I also circled this question as uncertain.
Stimulus: Only computer scientists understand the architecture of personal computers, and only those who understand the architecture of personal computers appreciate the advances in technology made in the last decade. It follows that only those who appreciate these advances are computer scientists.
Question stem: Which one of the following most accurately describes a flaw in the reasoning of the argument?
Premise 1: Only computer scientists understand the architecture of personal computers
(UAPC → CS)
Premise 2: Only those who understand the architecture of personal computers appreciate the advances in technology made in the last decade.
(AAT → UAPC → CS) Here is the flaw, just because they understand the architecture of personal computers (UAPC), and therefore are computer scientists (CS) doesn't mean they appreciate the advances in technology made in the last decade (AAT).
Conclusion: It follows that those who appreciate these advances are computer scientists.
(AAT → CS) FLAWED
D: The premises of the argument are stated in such a way that they exclude the possibility of drawing any logical conclusion. This answer is incorrect, because you it is possible to draw at least 1 logical conclusion from the premises, such as SOME people who AAT are CS.
B: The argument ignores the fact that some computer scientists may not appreciate the advances in technology made in the last decade. For reasons stated above.
Hope this helps...I'd be glad to answer any more questions to the best of my ability. We're all in this together...we got to help and support each other!
This is great! you are more than thorough in replying and your reviewed of the questions are sound. I noticed, in the questions we missed in common. We shared the same incorrect answers. However, I'm not where you are yet but I'm working on it as you are my hero,lol.
One small anecdote, it seems to me for the LR, question #23 is the hardest for me in all of them. Out of the five LR sections i have taken so far, I missed question #23 eighty percent of the time(1/5). Have you see strong a strong pattern with a single question? i know you have taken way more Pts and might have a larger sample.