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September 8th, 2018 LSAT Information and Discussion

Dave Killoran
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normal_username wrote:Again, experimental RC (seriously, why the f do I remember so much detail on this useless section):

The "money sharing" passage was comparative reading:
Both A & B discussed the "Ultimatum Game" experiment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ultimatum_game). Premise for both was that typically psych experiments use only people from industrialized societies, and nearly all the people in those studies responded the same way so psych assumed it implied something universal about how people view sharing/money/fairness (I think ~40% offered half the sum or less, and if an offer was for less than 30% of the total sum it was usually rejected). But someone tried using people from non-industrial societies as subjects and they responded VERY differently than people from industrial societies. A & B disagreed on the *reason* they responded differently: A said it was because there are fundamental psych differences between industrial and non-industrial people, B said no, the non-industrialized ("small-group" maybe?) just interpreted the conditions of the study differently (ex: someone from a small society where everyone knows literally everyone else would assume that the "unknown" person they are splitting the money with was actually someone they were likely to know/interact with so they would offer a more generous share-- they had an assumption of communal ownership of money).

You are a wealth of information! If it is the ultimatum game, that's been seen before ...on the December 2009 LSAT, passage #4.
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Dave Killoran wrote:
JWood wrote:
modestmewtwo wrote:I had LR-RC-LR-LR-LG. Based on what I'm seeing my first LR seemed experimental, but am not certain.

There was a question about elephant ivory and permitting countries to sell it. was early in the first LR section. Anyone know if that was part of the experimental?

thanks


That must have been experimental, I did not have that question. I did have 3 LR's, so that means that were 2 different LR experimental sections I guess?


Yes, there are multiple versions of each Experimental section!


Thanks to both of you!
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I had LR (26), RC, LR (26), LR (25), LG

Does anyone remember having LR questions about rational choice and expecting benefits, propaganda decreasing trust in reliable news sources, or political ads' ability to influence voters?

These are the only ones I can remember from my first LR section, which I think might have been my experimental (not 100% sure that I'm remembering the section correctly though)

Thanks to all of you for your help (esp the powerscore heroes)!!
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I think the RC is really hard for me... :cry:
It seems like this RC appeared once before in 2017(?)
Is there anyway we can get all the unpublished RC topics that at lease we can read through some related articles?
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chian9010 wrote:I think the RC is really hard for me... :cry:
It seems like this RC appeared once before in 2017(?)
Is there anyway we can get all the unpublished RC topics that at lease we can read through some related articles?


Yes, December 2017 Sabbath LSAT used this same RC.

That topic list is not something that exists. Plus it would really be hit or miss to be honest, and far more miss :-D
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Thanks so much for posting this!

I had RC-LR-RC-LG-LR.

I’m relieved that it seems the experimental -my third section/second RC- was the one I thought it was. Those passages were all pretty difficult and left me praying it was the experimental. My first LR section was also much more difficult than the second one. I remember the Jupiter/winds question and think I got that one right but who knows. The LG’s seemed extremely easy but I wasn’t prepared for the time crunch and still didn’t finish the last one. I signed up for this exam months ago before deciding to work awhile first with a firm. I will take again next year, hopefully with more confidence regarding time.
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Hi all,

There was an ultimatum game EX passage. I thought for sure that I'd seen it before, but I'm not sure where.
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Another experimental RC passage was a comparative passage regarding the author Kafka. One author was basically telling us that most critics misunderstand Kafka’s readings because they don’t know how to read his works, and the author of the passage gives us a quick run down on how one should approach and read Kafka’s work. Then, the author of the second passage was more so questioning Kafka’s status as a great literary writer and if he deserved to be called one. It was actually a really fun passage! i definitely crushed the experimental RC section, but unfortunately can’t say the same for the actual RC section haha.
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deck1134 wrote:Hi all,

There was an ultimatum game EX passage. I thought for sure that I'd seen it before, but I'm not sure where.


It's on the December 2009 LSAT. Not the same passage, but the same topic!
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EmilyLSAT22 wrote:Another experimental RC passage was a comparative passage regarding the author Kafka. One author was basically telling us that most critics misunderstand Kafka’s readings because they don’t know how to read his works, and the author of the passage gives us a quick run down on how one should approach and read Kafka’s work. Then, the author of the second passage was more so questioning Kafka’s status as a great literary writer and if he deserved to be called one. It was actually a really fun passage! i definitely crushed the experimental RC section, but unfortunately can’t say the same for the actual RC section haha.


I would love a passage like this :-D
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