Stuff the LSAT likes

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby incompetentia » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:44 am

Yeah, LSAC likes to steer clear of controversy. Very few passages on religion in general, although Christianity as a majority religion may play an incidental part in a passage. Almost nothing on current events...except for Australian uplift fees.
Even Central Asia is generally neglected, almost by association.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby Longhorn88 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 10:47 am

Almost forgot to mention,

they LOVE switching out physiological for psychological and vice versa on LR questions.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby kkklick » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:02 am

Longhorn88 wrote:Almost forgot to mention,

they LOVE switching out physiological for psychological and vice versa on LR questions.


yea i got caught on one of those when practicing

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby alphagamma » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:42 am

From what I can remember, the LSAT RC questions hate using less than two words when describing emotions.

For example, if a question asks, "How does the author feel about ____?" Then the answers are not "unimpressed," "enthusiastic," "impartial," etc. Rather, they're "qualitatively unimpressed," "vaguely enthusiastic," and "arbitrarily impartial." God, how I hate those questions!

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby JJDancer » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:46 am

nStiver wrote:#1 DINOSAURS!!!! Easily the most popular theme on the LSAT. It also cuts across all 3 sections. There are reading comp passages, logical reasoning questions, and logic games devoted solely to dinosaurs#2 Minority artists/authors.
#3 High blood pressure, heart disease, and cholesterol.

Bolded = +1000
Dinosaurs, how they went extinct (meteor or volcano!?!?). In every section.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby achilles » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:53 am

smoking and its various correlations to health problems, and occasionally drinking

the internet (so funny to read old passages about this)

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby filmorejive » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:04 pm

Lil Wayne

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby txsunshine » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:41 pm

Poetry (I cringe every time I come across one in LR) and aesthetic value of art in both RC and LR.

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Postby nStiver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:51 pm

PDaddy wrote:From Powerscore...and it's true. LSAT likes non-whites RC passage-wise. Any narrative with authorial position is going to be positive. Every time the LSAT asks what the author's tone is on a non-white object of discussion or opinion of that subjects work, look for the strongest positive answer. It will be correct 99.9% of the time. The test-makers do not want to be accused of racial intolerance.

The converse is true for white critics of non-white subjects...the authoral position will usually be critical of critics' positions or opinion, and will paint their opinions as short-sighted, limited, narrow, biased, unenlightened, etc.


Wow, is that really in the RC bible? I have to commend powerscore on having the nuts to come out and say that. That sort of thing is really helpful. PS also says that historically every LR stimulus that begins with the word "advertisement:" contains faulty reasoning. That one piece of info has saved me much time over the months.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby nStiver » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:54 pm

achilles wrote:smoking and its various correlations to health problems, and occasionally drinking

the internet (so funny to read old passages about this)


The old passages about the internet are hilarious. I love the old RC passage that opens by describing the internet as "The World Wide Web".

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby pattymac » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:59 pm

Pheremones came up a lot.... jazz music....

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby crysmissmichelle » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:13 pm

Longhorn88 wrote:Bees that overcome society's prejudices about their high blood pressure only to be killed when the city lowers the speed limit so they crash into a landfill.

But they can't be trusted because they may not represent all bees.


bahahahahahahahaha!

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby longdaysjourney » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:36 pm

naterj wrote:
3|ink wrote:Pretty much every topic that is completely lacking in entertainment value.

Srsly dude? Cakewalk had me entranced.


Is it sad that I knew the history of the cakewalk before this test?

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby CGI Fridays » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:37 pm

sundance95 wrote:Highway accident rates, and what effects them.

Hahaaaa. On point.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby longdaysjourney » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:42 pm

One thing LSAT like is a female intellectual superiority. I've done every LR problem at least twice, and early on I realized that if a male and female are arguing, the male will respond with fallacious reasoning, or the female will respond by either correcting the male or qualifying his argument. As far as I could tell, this held true for every single LR problem.

p.s. Does anybody remember this question or did I dream it? "A pig has four legs and a spider has eight legs; therefore, a spider is twice as heavy as a pig. What is wrong with this argument?"

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:43 pm

kkklick wrote:
Longhorn88 wrote:Almost forgot to mention,

they LOVE switching out physiological for psychological and vice versa on LR questions.


yea i got caught on one of those when practicing


I caught it when I was revising my incorrect answers...

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby Spinach Lover » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:53 pm

India was mentioned in an earlier PT, but the main topic there was explaining the extinction of dinosaurs.

The LSAT also likes dealing with speed limits, native Americans, and crime rates. Oh, one more thing. When you see a politician in LR, he or she probably errs somewhere.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby longdaysjourney » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:01 pm

Spinach Lover wrote:The LSAT also likes dealing with speed limits


yes

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby 1republic » Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:24 pm

Morality, consciousness, evolution (natural selection), obesity and unhealthy diets, the ethics of lying

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:27 pm

1republic wrote:Morality, consciousness, evolution (natural selection), obesity and unhealthy diets, the ethics of lying


And the ethics of setting certain items on fire.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby Blumpbeef » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:32 pm

market share versus revenues vs profits

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby Traciela » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:41 pm

nStiver wrote:
achilles wrote:smoking and its various correlations to health problems, and occasionally drinking

the internet (so funny to read old passages about this)


The old passages about the internet are hilarious. I love the old RC passage that opens by describing the internet as "The World Wide Web".


And "Electronic Mail". :mrgreen:

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby pattymac » Mon Oct 18, 2010 4:46 pm

The LSAT was also very concerned not only with good art but also the validity of art criticism.

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Re: Stuff the LSAT likes

Postby kalede » Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:45 pm

Pretending that someone, somewhere actually might care about the writing section.

Oh, and bees.

I kind of feel like there should be a LG about the LSAC putting a test together. It would be wonderfully meta.




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