Cambridge to Powerscore conversion?

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blink
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Cambridge to Powerscore conversion?

Postby blink » Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:04 pm

Just purchased every LR by type question from Cambridge, and I was going to use them to supplement the LR Bible. Anyone know what the rough conversions are from Cambridge (see below) to Powerscore by question type? Some match up, but others aren't so obvious.

Must be True
Most Strongly Supported
Complete the Passage
Cannot be True
Main Conclusion
Point
Necessary Assumption
Sufficient Assumption
Strengthen
Weaken
Evaluate
Method (Argument)
Method (Statement)
Flaw
Parallel (Valid)
Parallel (Flaw)
Paradox
Principle (Identify)
Principle (Apply)

Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks!

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Re: Cambridge to Powerscore conversion?

Postby vamos » Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:58 pm

Must Be True = Must Be True, Most Strongly Supported
Main Point = Main Conclusion, Complete the Passage
Point = Point at Issue
Justify = Sufficient Assumption
Method of Reasoning = Method (Argument)
Method of Reasoning - Argument Part = Method (Statement)
Parallel = Parallel, Parallel Flaw
Principle = Principle Identify, Principle Apply

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Re: Cambridge to Powerscore conversion?

Postby blink » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:00 am

Thanks for the help!

So, do Assumption questions (PS) = necessary assumption (C)? What about powerscores classification of cause and effect, conditional reasoning, formal logic, and numbers and percentages?

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Re: Cambridge to Powerscore conversion?

Postby vamos » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:59 am

blink wrote:Thanks for the help!

So, do Assumption questions (PS) = necessary assumption (C)? What about powerscores classification of cause and effect, conditional reasoning, formal logic, and numbers and percentages?


That's right, Assumption (PS) = Necessary Assumption (C).

Cause and effect, conditional reasoning, formal logic, and # and % are not distinct question types, they occur within the question types. For example, Must Be True questions frequently use conditional reasoning, so they're still classified as Must Be True questions, but would be more accurately classified as Must Be True - Conditional Reasoning.

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Re: Cambridge to Powerscore conversion?

Postby Jeffort » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:35 pm

To easily find LR questions by type for focused question type practice without having to spend $$ on another book or having to look through the sections of every test to find them yourself, you can just use the FREE logical reasoning question type finder tool I constructed.

http://www.lsatdiscussion2.com/logicalreasoning.php

Select the PrepTest # plus the question type and out comes a list of the question numbers for easy reference.

Since most people that self study (and are likely on a limited budget) use the Powerscore bibles and the "10 LSAT's" books to prep, I made the question type descriptions in the drop down selection menu generic and descriptive in order to be similar to the PS classification taxonomy and to the labels/descriptions used by other major prep companies and prep books so that no matter your prep source you can make use of it.

It currently covers PrepTest #'s 19 through 45 and will be updated soon to include the rest of the available PrepTests. I just have to find the time to read through the question stems of several of the recent tests, classify them and input the data into the tool.




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