PT17 S2 Q23

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alexrodriguez
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PT17 S2 Q23

Postby alexrodriguez » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:24 am

What is the point in reading what the advertising-sales director has to say?

Does one need to read this?

Can I expect this sort of setup in more modern questions?

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Re: PT17 S2 Q23

Postby WaltGrace83 » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:43 am

Well because #22 is about that. Presumably, you have already read #22 and seen that you have had to read both sides. Modern LSATs don't really ask two questions per stimulus but you will see this setup. Just read it all. It is in there for a reason. You never know what may help you (sometimes there are language cues).

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Re: PT17 S2 Q23

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:44 am

louierodriguez wrote:What is the point in reading what the advertising-sales director has to say?

Does one need to read this?

Can I expect this sort of setup in more modern questions?


You don't need the advertising-sales director's part of the passage in order to answer Q23, although you did need it for Q22.

I don't think that multiple-question LR passages are very common anymore. In June and October 2013, I don't think I had any. I wouldn't rule them out entirely, though, because I recall people saying they saw them in their experimental sections.

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Re: PT17 S2 Q23

Postby alexrodriguez » Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:57 am

oh okay... I'm doing this question in Cambridge so I didnt see question 22

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Re: PT17 S2 Q23

Postby ScottRiqui » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:11 am

louierodriguez wrote:oh okay... I'm doing this question in Cambridge so I didnt see question 22


Ooh, bad move on Cambridge's part for breaking up a multi-question passage; I can see why you were confused.

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Re: PT17 S2 Q23

Postby Jeffort » Sun Jan 26, 2014 8:08 pm

All of the instances of two questions from the same stimulus are broken apart in the packets so that the same stimulus appears in two different packets because each of the two questions are different types.

Having two questions for the same LR stimulus hasn't happened in a scored LR section since 1998 or 1999, but according to anecdotal reports they still occasionally appear in experimental sections.

The two question stimulus ones that are split apart in the packets give the false impression that one of the speakers in a two speaker stimulus is frequently irrelevant, in those cases it turns out that one of the speakers was important to only one of the two questions. It's usually important to read both speakers to answer the question on post 1999 tests, but there have been I think a total of two or three over the years since 1999 where only one speaker was important to the single question asked. Basically, just get in the habit of always reading both speakers before attacking the question.




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