On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby PlugInBaby » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:42 pm

jpSartre wrote:
CryingMonkey wrote:bold words, zworykin - hope you're right!

Personally, I'm really hoping that the destruction I rained down on the writing sample will make up for the rest of my test. I think I'll get at least a 175 based solely on my essay.


Country 2 FTW


Indeed.....Country 2 had worthwhile things as well and a way better chance to experience the main inspiration on why the Ortegas wanted to take a vacation in the first place.

I must say though in a selfish way hearing that high PT acheivers such as KnockGlock had some moments of hurrying and frustration sort of makes me feel better about my prospects (They are mortal too.) Sure its like lighting a cigarette off of a person in fire...but thanks for the encouragement :)

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby CryingMonkey » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:44 pm

I hate to weigh in, but anyone repping country one clearly hasn't read my writing sample. If you had, you would definitely repent and come to where it's at. My logic was relentless, my prose lurid, my conclusions inescapable. Country two - it's like country one, only better in every way.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby Knock » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:44 pm

Country 1 all day baby!

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby jpSartre » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:45 pm

PlugInBaby wrote:
jpSartre wrote:
CryingMonkey wrote:bold words, zworykin - hope you're right!

Personally, I'm really hoping that the destruction I rained down on the writing sample will make up for the rest of my test. I think I'll get at least a 175 based solely on my essay.


Country 2 FTW


Indeed.....Country 2 had worthwhile things as well and a way better chance to experience the main inspiration on why the Ortegas wanted to take a vacation in the first place.


That's what I'm sayin.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby Barbie » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:46 pm

Knockglock wrote:Country 1 all day baby!


woop woop

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby zworykin » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:47 pm

CryingMonkey wrote:I hate to weigh in, but anyone repping country one clearly hasn't read my writing sample. If you had, you would definitely repent and come to where it's at. My logic was relentless, my prose lurid, my conclusions inescapable. Country two - it's like country one, only better in every way.


Plus when the guerillas finally finish overthrowing that weakass C2 government, that poor family will never even have another chance to visit!

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby Chimica » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:54 pm

So the fact I added a cartoon to my essay...How badly would that hurt me?

It made sense to me. I just thought they should rent a plane and that would solve everything.

Though by the time I wrote that, I was deep into country 2 in my essay. But, then I would have chosen C2 anyhow.


(This only makes sense if you got the same writing prompt I guess)

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby James Bond » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:54 pm

darby girl wrote:
Knockglock wrote:Country 1 all day baby!


woop woop


hoo-rah

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby tomwatts » Mon Jun 07, 2010 11:59 pm

CryingMonkey wrote:my prose lurid

o.O

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby Shrimps » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:11 am

tomwatts wrote:
CryingMonkey wrote:my prose lurid

o.O


That may've been "lucid". Thank God there is no vocabulary section on the LSAT.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby itseightfortyfive » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:13 am

PlugInBaby wrote:
jpSartre wrote:
CryingMonkey wrote:bold words, zworykin - hope you're right!

Personally, I'm really hoping that the destruction I rained down on the writing sample will make up for the rest of my test. I think I'll get at least a 175 based solely on my essay.


Country 2 FTW


Indeed.....Country 2 had worthwhile things as well and a way better chance to experience the main inspiration on why the Ortegas wanted to take a vacation in the first place.

I must say though in a selfish way hearing that high PT acheivers such as KnockGlock had some moments of hurrying and frustration sort of makes me feel better about my prospects (They are mortal too.) Sure its like lighting a cigarette off of a person in fire...but thanks for the encouragement :)



Country 2 allllll the way!

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby itseightfortyfive » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:14 am

Chimica wrote:So the fact I added a cartoon to my essay...How badly would that hurt me?

It made sense to me. I just thought they should rent a plane and that would solve everything.

Though by the time I wrote that, I was deep into country 2 in my essay. But, then I would have chosen C2 anyhow.


(This only makes sense if you got the same writing prompt I guess)



LOLZZZ one of my really good friends in HS on one of those standardized test you have to take to graduate wrote "Train of thought derailing" and drew a picture of a train.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby zworykin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:14 am

Shrimps wrote:
tomwatts wrote:
CryingMonkey wrote:my prose lurid

o.O


That may've been "lucid". Thank God there is no vocabulary section on the LSAT.



Lurid:
1. vivid in shocking detail; sensational

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby oxford_don » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:15 am

Country 2 what up

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Postby Shrimps » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:16 am

zworykin wrote:Lurid:
1. vivid in shocking detail; sensational


Merriam-Webster's:
1 a : causing horror or revulsion : gruesome b : melodramatic, sensational; also : shocking <paperbacks in the usual lurid covers — T. R. Fyvel>
2 a : wan and ghastly pale in appearance b : of any of several light or medium grayish colors ranging in hue from yellow to orange
3 : shining with the red glow of fire seen through smoke or cloud

synonyms see ghastly

Calling something "lurid" is not really a compliment.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby zworykin » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:27 am

Melodramatic/sensational isn't necessarily a bad thing here. They're looking for ability to develop an argument and to write well--not necessarily for writing that would fit in a professional context ;)

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Postby akak179 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:35 am

Country 1 easssssy, examine the facts...The only advantage country 2 had was that there was a larger chance of seeing the eclipse (Still not a garuntee!!)...Country 1 had...travel advantage (both in price and ease to get there along with flexibility of having a car over having to go by the "tour companys" itinerary..."Unrivaled cultural center" (which thankfully was not under the possibility of having the embassies within said cities taken over due to political unrest...and some members of the family had been there before, which can be interpreted to mean that they had such a pleasant time that they would debate returning there for a second time over visiting an unknown location...yeah city 1 allll day babayyyyy





for the record this was by far the part of the test that I feel most confident in....I most likely scored anywhere from 5-9 points lower than my average...so im fighting til the death for my writing sample :roll:

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby Ragged » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:37 am

Country 1 is #1 for a reason. Its better. Forget the politicly unstable country 2.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby Shrimps » Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:44 am

zworykin wrote:Melodramatic/sensational isn't necessarily a bad thing here. They're looking for ability to develop an argument and to write well--not necessarily for writing that would fit in a professional context ;)


I've heard that most essays go unread. Sigh. I think I was fairly lurid/lucid on mine. I'd rather have that section scored than the games.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby James Bond » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:45 am

Country 2 is so AGP. Who wants to go to that dump?

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby lebob » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:53 am

lol, i chose country two (am i the only one?)

not because i was tryin to be maverick, but because i seriously thought i could write a better argument for it

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby pbmoore » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:54 am

Will post in-depth details about the ESSAY get us banned?

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby CryingMonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:54 am

zworykin wrote:
CryingMonkey wrote:I hate to weigh in, but anyone repping country one clearly hasn't read my writing sample. If you had, you would definitely repent and come to where it's at. My logic was relentless, my prose lurid, my conclusions inescapable. Country two - it's like country one, only better in every way.


Plus when the guerillas finally finish overthrowing that weakass C2 government, that poor family will never even have another chance to visit!


This is the credited response.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- KILL IT TODAY!!!!

Postby CryingMonkey » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:00 am

Shrimps wrote:
zworykin wrote:Lurid:
1. vivid in shocking detail; sensational


Merriam-Webster's:
1 a : causing horror or revulsion : gruesome b : melodramatic, sensational; also : shocking <paperbacks in the usual lurid covers — T. R. Fyvel>
2 a : wan and ghastly pale in appearance b : of any of several light or medium grayish colors ranging in hue from yellow to orange
3 : shining with the red glow of fire seen through smoke or cloud

synonyms see ghastly

Calling something "lurid" is not really a compliment.


Also, just to state for the record, I did indeed mean to use "lurid" in its "sensational/melodramatic" sense. In fact, the essay was so lurid that it pretty much failed to be lucid.

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Re: On Track for the June 2010 LSAT -- Refractory Period

Postby DaveBear07 » Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:07 am

Seriously? Country #2 was way better. Much better chance of actually seeing the event you are planning your vacation around. AND cost and convenience were in no way included in the criteria for determining which country to visit. Nor was safety for that matter.. haha.




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