where do RC passages come from?

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where do RC passages come from?

Postby sangr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:41 pm

so where do they get their sources from?

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:43 pm

Satan's Guide to Making Standardized Tests Miserable

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby paisaaa » Thu Mar 17, 2011 1:48 pm

MrPapagiorgio wrote:Satan's Guide to Making Standardized Tests Miserable


I lol'd

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby sangr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:53 pm

yeah well we all know the LSAT's origins begin with evil entities.

but seriously where

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:55 pm

sangr wrote:so where do they get their sources from?

The sources are usually listed in published PTs. The most common source I can think of is The Scientific American, among other articles in various journals.

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby sangr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:57 pm

99.9luft wrote:
sangr wrote:so where do they get their sources from?

The sources are usually listed in published PTs. The most common source I can think of is The Scientific American, among other articles in various journals.


what?!?! how come i never knew this? where in PT's are they?

**oops found it

looking through a certain sites..i get that theyre from certain groups or organizations.

how do u go about obtaining articles from these types of orgs?
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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:59 pm

sangr wrote:
99.9luft wrote:
sangr wrote:so where do they get their sources from?

The sources are usually listed in published PTs. The most common source I can think of is The Scientific American, among other articles in various journals.


what?!?! how come i never knew this? where in PT's are they?

Usually on a page after the answer choices (one of the last pages), in small print.

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby tomwatts » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:06 pm

sangr wrote:looking through a certain sites..i get that theyre from certain groups or organizations.

how do u go about obtaining articles from these types of orgs?

Usually you just subscribe. Google the source in question and you can probably subscribe within two or three clicks.

Or if you want back issues, they might be online or in your local public library.

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:10 pm

Assuming you want to read these articles in order to get better at RC, please bear in mind that the RC passages are engineered uniquely to cater to the test and being familiar with the subject matter won't really help you do better on the passages, since the articles you will encounter (even at their densest) will not resemble RC passages.

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby sangr » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:13 pm

I am not claiming that either of these sources are "Good" material for the LSAT or law school.

but if one HAD to choose a publication which would u choose:

WSJ or economist?

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby 99.9luft » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:17 pm

sangr wrote:I am not claiming that either of these sources are "Good" material for the LSAT or law school.

but if one HAD to choose a publication which would u choose:

WSJ or economist?


good that you're not claiming that.

i'd go with the economist hands down, since i can't stand WSJ. Frankly, though, I prefer Financial Times to both.

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Re: where do RC passages come from?

Postby glewz » Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:17 pm

sangr wrote:I am not claiming that either of these sources are "Good" material for the LSAT or law school.

but if one HAD to choose a publication which would u choose:

WSJ or economist?


economist




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