The Official September 2014 Study Group

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:17 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:Quick question on PT 23 S2 #26.

Its the one about restrictions on teenage drivers. I picked A. It's a weakenX question. How does the fact that teenagers drive an older car weaken the fact that teenagers lack basic driving skills? Just because a car is less stable doesnt make it any less of a car.


I don't have the question in front of me, but I think I remember why.

It actually acts as an alternative reason for them being in more accidents (or fatal accidents, I forget). It is an alternative because perhaps instead of them lacking basic driving skills, they simply drive shittier cars which are therefore more dangerous, giving the illusion that they lack driving skills, when they don't, they just lack money to get a decent vehicle.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby ilikebaseball » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:20 pm

flash21 wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:Quick question on PT 23 S2 #26.

Its the one about restrictions on teenage drivers. I picked A. It's a weakenX question. How does the fact that teenagers drive an older car weaken the fact that teenagers lack basic driving skills? Just because a car is less stable doesnt make it any less of a car.


I don't have the question in front of me, but I think I remember why.

It actually acts as an alternative reason for them being in more accidents (or fatal accidents, I forget). It is an alternative because perhaps instead of them lacking basic driving skills, they simply drive shittier cars which are therefore more dangerous, giving the illusion that they lack driving skills, when they don't, they just lack money to get a decent vehicle.


The choice states "Teenagers tend to drive older and less stable cars than other drivers." I still dont see how this equates to accidents. Like, how does a shitty car make one more liable to getting in an accident. It doesnt say " They drive older, therefore harder to function cars." It just says "less stable"

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:23 pm

smccgrey wrote:Look! We were back on topic for like five minutes! :lol:


If this is how we are in this thread, I am eagerly anticipating the waiting thread.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby chimera » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:24 pm

Took a few days off after bombing a few LR sections, did two timed section today and went -1/-4. Very stoked on that -1. I'm going to take PT 55 tomorrow since I haven't taken a full PT in at least a week then work out a PT schedule for the rest of August and September. I have 55-72 and a bunch of random oldies. What's are some PT schedules going to be like till test day for you guys?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:25 pm

Colonel_funkadunk wrote:If this is how we are in this thread, I am eagerly anticipating the waiting thread.


The waiting thread is going to be gold.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:28 pm

Just out of curiosity, how many are you active on social media during prep?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby flash21 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:33 pm

ilikebaseball wrote:
flash21 wrote:
ilikebaseball wrote:Quick question on PT 23 S2 #26.

Its the one about restrictions on teenage drivers. I picked A. It's a weakenX question. How does the fact that teenagers drive an older car weaken the fact that teenagers lack basic driving skills? Just because a car is less stable doesnt make it any less of a car.


I don't have the question in front of me, but I think I remember why.

It actually acts as an alternative reason for them being in more accidents (or fatal accidents, I forget). It is an alternative because perhaps instead of them lacking basic driving skills, they simply drive shittier cars which are therefore more dangerous, giving the illusion that they lack driving skills, when they don't, they just lack money to get a decent vehicle.


The choice states "Teenagers tend to drive older and less stable cars than other drivers." I still dont see how this equates to accidents. Like, how does a shitty car make one more liable to getting in an accident. It doesnt say " They drive older, therefore harder to function cars." It just says "less stable"


Okay im looking at the question now. The latter part of the stimulus basically says, they make up a lesser part of the driving population, and responsible for double that of traffic fatalities. Therefore, they lack basic driving skills.

(A) states that they drive older and less stable cars. This means that yes, they may make up more fatal accidents but it is NOT because of the lack of driving skills, its because of their tendency to drive less stable and older cars.

What I think you're confused about is that, from what I understand, you're interpreting it to mean that this makes them MORE likely to get into an accident. Thats not what its saying. It saying when the accident occurs, its fatal for another reason ASIDE from the fact they lack basic driving skills, which hurts the cause and effect relationship (cause being lack of basic driving skills, effect being more fatalities).

Do I make sense?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby dasani13 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:34 pm

chimera wrote:Took a few days off after bombing a few LR sections, did two timed section today and went -1/-4. Very stoked on that -1. I'm going to take PT 55 tomorrow since I haven't taken a full PT in at least a week then work out a PT schedule for the rest of August and September. I have 55-72 and a bunch of random oldies. What's are some PT schedules going to be like till test day for you guys?


here's mine: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=230803&start=325

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 8:39 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many are you active on social media during prep?

Do you mean like - turning off your account temporarily? Or just not doing things?

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:01 pm

smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many are you active on social media during prep?

Do you mean like - turning off your account temporarily? Or just not doing things?



turning off your account temporary

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:03 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many are you active on social media during prep?

Do you mean like - turning off your account temporarily? Or just not doing things?



turning off your account temporary


I did that three years ago for my first take, and it didn't really help anything bc I didn't study a lot lol. But I don't use Facebook or insta very often anyway anymore, TLS is more of a problem

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:06 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many are you active on social media during prep?

Do you mean like - turning off your account temporarily? Or just not doing things?



turning off your account temporary


Yeah I use social media so infrequently that I don't find it distracting. Will probably need a self imposed TLS lounge hiatus though.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Colonel_funkadunk » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:09 pm

smccgrey wrote: Will probably need to impose a TLS lounge hiatus though.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:11 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:
smccgrey wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Just out of curiosity, how many are you active on social media during prep?

Do you mean like - turning off your account temporarily? Or just not doing things?



turning off your account temporary


TLS is my only form of social media and it's a huge fuckkng problem.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby GreenTee » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:21 pm

Honestly, this thread already kind of feels like a waiters thread. October should be fun.

Forgive the slightly on-topic tangent: I'm reviewing PT 64 right now, and I got S1 Q23 wrong. It's a sufficient assumption question, and I chose C, which is a necessary assumption. So basically what I'm trying to say is: :oops:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby hillz » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:22 pm

Yeah, TLS is becoming a bigger problem than FB and Twitter.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:30 pm

Who's picwhoring 2night? We had 2 last night. Need some ppl 2 step up to your plate.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:38 pm

Off topic-

My friend and I are watching the Mock Admissions Panel hosted by Kaplan. The panel is represented by admission counselors/deans from GW, Boston, UVA, and NYU. Let me just say-I'm scared.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby rebexness » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:40 pm

BillPackets wrote:Who's picwhoring 2night? We had 2 last night. Need some ppl 2 step up to your plate.



Just do come to the PW threAd in the lounge.

So I don't miss anything.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:41 pm

Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Off topic-

My friend and I are watching the Mock Admissions Panel hosted by Kaplan. The panel is represented by admission counselors/deans from GW, Boston, UVA, and NYU. Let me just say-I'm scared.


Wut r u skeered of

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:43 pm

rebexness wrote:
BillPackets wrote:Who's picwhoring 2night? We had 2 last night. Need some ppl 2 step up to your plate.



Just do come to the PW threAd in the lounge.

So I don't miss anything.


I feel like PWing in this thread is a more gentle way to get into the lounge mindset. The lounge can be cut throat.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Gray » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:44 pm

BillPackets wrote:
rebexness wrote:
BillPackets wrote:Who's picwhoring 2night? We had 2 last night. Need some ppl 2 step up to your plate.



Just do come to the PW threAd in the lounge.

So I don't miss anything.


I feel like PWing in this thread is a more gentle way to get into the lounge mindset. The lounge can be cut throat.


I've been lounging so hard lately. Can't stop.

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby Learn_Live_Hope » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:45 pm

BillPackets wrote:
Learn_Live_Hope wrote:Off topic-

My friend and I are watching the Mock Admissions Panel hosted by Kaplan. The panel is represented by admission counselors/deans from GW, Boston, UVA, and NYU. Let me just say-I'm scared.


Wut r u skeered of


They way they look at the applications… :shock:

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Re: The Official September 2014 Study Group

Postby BillPackets » Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:46 pm

smccgrey wrote:
BillPackets wrote:
rebexness wrote:
BillPackets wrote:Who's picwhoring 2night? We had 2 last night. Need some ppl 2 step up to your plate.



Just do come to the PW threAd in the lounge.

So I don't miss anything.


I feel like PWing in this thread is a more gentle way to get into the lounge mindset. The lounge can be cut throat.


I've been lounging so hard lately. Can't stop.


It's addicting af




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