How to deal with writing section

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Helicio
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How to deal with writing section

Postby Helicio » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:18 pm

What should we do? Is this order correct?...

1.) Intro/Thesis (I prefer option A because B, C, D)
2.) Develop B
3.) "C
4.) "D
5.) Acknowledge counterargument, then say why Option A is still better
6.) Conclude

Thanks guys. (Each number=a paragraph)

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby Helicio » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:19 pm

Also, do I need to waste 35 min practicing for the section?

Grazie.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby gaud » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:21 pm

You're overthinking it. Do a couple so you have an idea of what to expect and you're golden.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby marlo45 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:25 pm

Helicio wrote:Also, do I need to waste 35 min practicing for the section?

Grazie.

The general consensus is no. It's a persuasive essay. Write it like any other essay you would write defending a position. Just make sure you pay attention to all the facts given in the stimulus and anticipate possible rebuttals from the pros of the position you oppose.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby Helicio » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:50 pm

Nice, I'll glance at a few prompts today but beyond that I'll just write it during the LSAT.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby gaud » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:53 pm

Helicio wrote:Nice, I'll glance at a few prompts today but beyond that I'll just write it during the LSAT.


Sounds perfect

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby bostonlawchick » Mon Jun 04, 2012 4:59 pm

Helicio wrote:What should we do? Is this order correct?...

1.) Intro/Thesis (I prefer option A because B, C, D)
2.) Develop B
3.) "C
4.) "D
5.) Acknowledge counterargument, then say why Option A is still better
6.) Conclude

Thanks guys. (Each number=a paragraph)


Six paragraphs= Gunner

JK. Honestly, I think I maybe wrote 4 borderline incoherent paragraphs. I might have even repeated myself once or twice. I don't think they want any seriously in depth analysis, just enough to know that you grasp the English language.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:04 pm

fill the section with words.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby Mr.Binks » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:16 pm

Mr. Pancakes wrote:fill the section with words.


This. I actually got up and took a piss break in the middle of the writing section.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby Mr. Pancakes » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:20 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:fill the section with words.


This. I actually got up and took a piss break in the middle of the writing section.

I wish they had it in between the other sections so I could get out and stretch my legs for a section.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby chem! » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:21 pm

Mr.Binks wrote:
Mr. Pancakes wrote:fill the section with words.


This. I actually got up and took a piss break in the middle of the writing section.


I just lol'd so hard I sucked coconut water up my nose. OMG Binks. Just OMG. I was trying to write somewhat legibly due to the stabbing pain in my head and the fact that I could not even track my own words with my eyes. My writing sample looks like my 11 year old wrote it immediately after he severed both tendons in his index finger. :shock: My addendum to explain my initial LSAT should be interesting.

OP - your plan looks good.

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Re: How to deal with writing section

Postby MrPapagiorgio » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:26 pm

marlo45 wrote:Write it like any other essay you would write defending a position. Just make sure you pay attention to all the facts given in the stimulus and anticipate possible rebuttals from the pros of the position you oppose.

Pretty much this. Take a side, defend it, acknowledge opposing arguments and refute them, conclude.




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