Am I just losing my mind?

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Am I just losing my mind?

Postby lsatwizkid » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:37 pm

June 2006 LR Sec 4 Qs. 8.
Can anyone please explain to me why answer C is incorrect. This is supposed to be an easy question, but I had 2 contenders- A and C.

C says that many types of pollen were common..if thats the case then its true that we won't be able to determine the geographic regions the relic was moved through..cause pollen in region A could also be easily found in region B, C D (and the relic could've been moved only through C).

I also got Qs 6 wrong, although now I see why I got it wrong. I never got qs.1-10 wrong in earlier PTs. Is this just me or test anxiety or difficult questions?

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Re: Am I just losing my mind?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:39 pm

I wrote an explanation of this question on our forums-maybe that'll help:

The conclusion of this argument is that pollen analysis can help identify where an ancient relic was (and was moved). The support for this is that pollen clings to surfaces and that it can be traced to a geographical area. However, as (A) suggests, if the pollen were to move away from the “source” location, it would no longer indicate where the relic had been. The fact that (A) states the pollen “often” moves from place to place in this way adds further weight to this answer choice’s power to cast doubt on the argument.

(B) is out of scope. The argument does not suggest that pollen analysis is the best or least complicated method for determining the history of a relic’s movement.
(C) is very tempting. If the pollen from a certain plant can be traced to two locations, how would one know which location is the relevant one? Indeed, this would complicate the analysis of the relic’s movements. However, the technique relies on using pollens that are unique to a certain area - so those pollens that are in multiple places would not be used.
(D) is also tempting. If we actually don’t know much about pollen distribution, is pollen analysis a good indicator of location? However, the argument limits itself to discussing the identification of pollen from plants that “are known” to be from a specific location.
(E) is out of scope. The argument does not suggest that pollen analysis is the best or least quickest method for determining the history of a relic’s movement.

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Re: Am I just losing my mind?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:40 pm

lsatwizkid wrote:June 2006 LR Sec 4 Qs. 8.
I also got Qs 6 wrong, although now I see why I got it wrong. I never got qs.1-10 wrong in earlier PTs. Is this just me or test anxiety or difficult questions?


Don't sweat this - it happens, even to lsatwizkids :)

Probably just a quirk of the question that your brain missed. Review it and carry on.

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Re: Am I just losing my mind?

Postby willwash » Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:21 pm

Yah that's why you can miss a question or two and still get 180

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Re: Am I just losing my mind?

Postby lsatwizkid » Wed Nov 30, 2011 9:15 am

Thanks Noah! Very good explanation! I get it now. Also, your forum is great! Lots of explanations there.

But I wasn't convinced with 1 explanation there- so just a quick question to you: Sept2007 Sec1 Q5-> the sentence that says "Everyone is permitted to swim at Barton pool at some time during each day THAT IT IS OPEN". But the answer (B) says that the pool HAS TO BE OPENED if a child under age 6 wants to swim. Isn't there a discrepancy here? There are no other right answers beside B, but B wasn't convincing to me. Just wanted to make sure I'm not missing anything! Thanks again!

Thanks willwash- I wish I was close to 180 and missed only 1 or 2 questions! :oops:

Edit: Oh I get it now! Silly me! :) Just ignore the above pls.




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