VasaVasori wrote:Jeffort wrote:KevinP wrote:I do. Who the heck doesn't love knowing random facts (dinosaurs, global warming, women overcoming social barriers, chlorofluorocarbons, meteors, lawyers/politician fallacies, advertisement fallacies, high blood pressure, computing, and highway accidents)?
It really is very educational and is better than the Discovery channel and the Discovery Science channel. I love those channels.
Whenever I watch a show on either one, every couple of minutes I say stuff out loud like "that's what PrepTest #X, LR section Y, Q# Z is about!"
When non-LSAT/non-law school friends are over at the time watching the shows with me, they tend to get annoyed when I keep blurting out LSAT PT references and am excited about it.
Happens all the time... the other day someone was talking about how meteorites caused the dinosaurs to go extinct.
But, no, you see, the more current theory, as explained in PT15, is that volcanic eruptions more thoroughly explain the extinction because the theory explains the distribution of as well as the high concentrations of iridium.
I'm still early in my prep... only through PT16. I only expect this to happen more and more often.
Overall, I do enjoy prepping for the test, it's just annoying to have to do it along side of school work. But, at the same time, it's very different from normal classes, so in some ways studying for the LSAT is a nice break.
Yep, it's been happening to me for years.
I've learned more from reading & reviewing LSAT RC passages in order to help students prep than I did from all my UG classes.
There are topics in them I would never have taken classes about or been exposed to in college no matter how many classes I took or what major I chose. There's a lot of interesting stuff in the passages. The topics and content discussed is drawn from/adapted from real academic journals/sources/publications, none of it is based on fictional fabricated bull$hit.
I loved RC when I prepped and still love it many years later, it's just hard to teach for LSAT performance for various reasons.
One of the big reasons many people have problems with the section is because of poor reading/grammar/vocabulary skills that should have been developed during grade school through UG and/or they just hate the RC section, have a bad attitude about it and don't actively read and concentrate on the passage because they aren't interested in the subject matter.
Learn to love reading, learning and embrace the RC section people!