June 2013 LSAT, LR1, Q1, Jake, Karolinka, and germs

Crowdsourcing the June 2013 LSAT:  June 2013 LSAT Explanation Central | About this project The first thing I noticed about Mer is that she laughed loudly at my stupid jokes in LSAT class. The next thing I noticed is that she was getting it. She started with a 145, and within a few months she was knocking on the door of 170. I think students can learn a lot from Mer's enthusiasm. Have fun with it! The Logic Games are, literally, games. The Logical Reasoning can also be a game, once you learn how to play.

--nathan

Guest Blogger: Meredith Haspel

Hello, nerds! A little bit about me... I'm originally from Durango, Colorado and currently work in marketing. I'm also a Game of Thrones enthusiast and prospective law student. While taking the June 2013 LSAT, many times I found myself reading a question and hearing Nathan's voice in my head, or asking "what would Nathan say?" Here's my best attempt at a Nathan Fox answer:

Jake and Karolinka converse about one of the topics I often find myself conversing with friends about”¦ household cleaning products.  The argument here reminds me of a discussion I had with some friends: “You should always use Purell because it kills germs!” “But if you use Purell all the time some germs will become resistant to the hand sanitizer and that will make your inevitable sickness worse. Don't use Purell!”

Now, what am I doing discussing Purell with my friends?  I'm not too sure. But let's try now to figure out what our buddies Jake and Karolinka actually agree on:

A. They both agree that cleaning products with antibacterial agents kill some bacteria. Blamo!  This has got to be it.

B. Who the hell is talking about dirt? Not Jake!  Not Karolinka!  Nope, nope, nope.

C. Karolinka said this, Jake did not. Move on”¦

D. “Serious,” huh? No way.

E. If you pick this, like Gob, you've made a huge mistake. Jake said that certain people - "people who want to minimize the amount of bacteria in their homes" - should use these products. Just "people" is too broad. And Karolinka definitely wouldn't agree with E either.

Our answer is A, because it's the only one that they've both agreed on.

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