Wording - prescription vs prediction

bulawschool
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Wording - prescription vs prediction

Postby bulawschool » Tue May 07, 2013 5:14 pm

While doing PT 45 S4 Q19- I came across a question.
Does "making a bold prescription on the basis of a high probability..." mean the same thing as "making a prediction based on probability"?
So in essence, "prescription" can mean the same thing as "prediction"?

And yes, I have already consulted with dictionary.com before writing this post. :)

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Re: Wording - prescription vs prediction

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Tue May 07, 2013 6:30 pm

Nope, not in the context of this argument.

He's prescribing funding to protect the planet from potential meteorite strikes based on the evidence brought forward in the stimulus. Thus, prescribing ≠ predicting

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Re: Wording - prescription vs prediction

Postby Micdiddy » Tue May 07, 2013 7:21 pm

On the LSAT prescription is always describing a solution to a problem.

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Re: Wording - prescription vs prediction

Postby bulawschool » Tue May 07, 2013 11:58 pm

Thanks for the kind replies!




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