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# Alex Short

Alex Short
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• If you're trying to strengthen a claim about what happens when parents sing to their children (they sound different, while trying to sound the same), it does little to our argument in knowing what happens when no child is present. Compare that wit…
• It was worth a try...
• What if I had a paid account, which expired at the end of November, that I still use for analytics/LGs? Will I get a month of access or will i have to already be a subscriber?
• hmmm the nature of your question is a bit confusing, but perhaps I just don't understand. Any stimulus that is followed by "this argument is flawed because it takes for granted" is a Flaw question, which are referred to as Flaw/Descriptive Weakenin…
• I'm in a similar boat - I felt as though, as Dec approached, my scores were getting much better (reaching a peak of 89 raw score right before the test). I took the test, and although LG was rough, I felt as though LG3 was an easy game built to look …
• I reread your post and think you changed the order of the sentence before applying the negation. In this sentence, the without is your only logical indicator (depending on whether one wishes to use "not" as such in the necessary condition). Also: "…
• Okay, so "without strength or endurance, the fight is not lost": Without indicates the need to negate the sufficient condition, and in this sentence we have 2. Either one condition or another condition can be met for the necessary to follow. Nega…
• It makes sense to diagram it as JY teaches us. By splitting the necessary condition, it visually indicates by meeting one OR the other sufficient condition, the necessary will be met. Likewise, when AND exists in the necessary condition, that can …
• I have to echo what Nicole said. This kind of statement is best something you read - and just understand intuitively. Learning conditional logic may be very important to the LSAT, but those who do very very well on the test ultimately learn condit…
• I've always read the stem - but to be fair, that's how I prepared for the test. For most stems, what is being asked of me clicks almost instantly and then I have a tunnel like focus as I read the stimulus. I read MBT questions slightly different tha…
• It sounds like the high GPA is a reason that could potentially explain both the cause and effect in the reasoning, effectively ruining the argument. I don't have that test in front of me but C sounds like your standard weakening AC for cause/effect
• Exactly - the test will throw words at you to try to fool those test takers who might overthink things, but I found it essential to learn about necessary and sufficient conditions so then I could later, while reading, not have to devote my mind to t…
• Okay so these are the kind of sentences you want to have a firm grasp on before moving on - and it will be easier than you think. I found that relying on my intuition became reliable when I began to read and truly think about what the statement in …
• I interpret the post above mine to be a clear affirmative of the necessity (see what I did there?) of such an understanding of sufficiency and necessity
• I used both - that is, I paid for both (and know of at least other person who used both) and we agreed that overall the course structure of 7sage is preferable to Velocity, especially with the aid of powerscore bibles and some other books. My exper…
• If you want my advice, you ought to consider what school or schools you want to attend. No offense, but 136-140 is in the lowest range for any school worth the price of admission. Anyone, yourself included, can score over 150 and probably 160 with …
• No plant is worth growing unless it bears fruit. So this unless statement is pretty simple - the sufficient condition (WG) is already negated with "No...", so you end up with the same translation as though you had "If a plant is worth growing, the…
• You just cannot apply Early Decision. Otherwise, applying with the Dec. LSAT is fine as long as you do what @lsatblitz recommended. Good luck!
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• Thanks so much for posting. Sometimes I need to be reminded how a lawyer can do good for people, and personally, this exemplifies a broken justice system... one that our generation better fix. Also thanks for the links to the blogs above! @account…
• Don't mean to direct the attention of the thread, but I've got a question about what resources to use for LR questions that are giving me a bit of trouble. Having now tested from a diagnostic of 152, now scoring BR consistently in the mid to high 1…
Comment by Alex Short August 2015
• Well with a diagnostic of157 and a score of 168, you have an incredible amount of potential! Even if you have taken all PTs, it's worth going through them with BR to identify where you're losing points. For example, when I blind review, my score …
Comment by Alex Short August 2015
• If you never actually BR'd, then may I ask what your diagnostic score was? BR on the tests you've taken may very well have been the difference between where you scored and a very high potential score.
Comment by Alex Short August 2015
• In a lot of LR review, I've learned a few things that I can tell you that may help you quickly - that is to say, other than just practicing. Make sure you're 100% able to ID the conclusion and support given for it. And as you read, try to put the a…
Comment by Alex Short July 2015
• ^^^ If you have PDF files, you may print them out for personal use and that is it - it is the distribution and selling of LSATS in PDF format that is prohibited. The idea is to keep the information/questions on each PT as property of LSAC, and my …
Comment by Alex Short June 2015
• my go to when I first started were geographical conditionals... If you're in Albany, then you are in NY state. If you're not in NY state, then you're not in Albany. Or, more like your example: If you're in Wyoming, then you aren't in San Diego.…
Comment by Alex Short June 2015
• First, Analytical Reasoning is Logic Games and this appears to be the stimulus for a Logical Reasoning argument. Just a heads up. Is this a real LSAT question? Just doesn't read like one, but anyway, with either of the statements you mentioned: B…
Comment by Alex Short June 2015
• If you have to negate a conditional statement, just show that the necessary condition does not have to occur in order for the sufficient condition to occur. I'm not sure what question you're looking at, but usually avoiding any unnecessary diagram…
Comment by Alex Short March 2015
• I usually don't offer advice or comment on people's situations, but having read most of the replies and the OP's responses, I feel as though I should. James Dean, By reading about you, your scores, background info, as well as your goals, it baff…
Comment by Alex Short March 2015
• has anyone noticed meditation having an effect on their ability to focus on the LSAT for longer periods of time or even seeing an increase score-wise?
Comment by Alex Short March 2015
• sounds great - send me a PM if possible