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02-21-2006, 01:06 AM
I need help badly! I know there are a few postings already regarding syllogisms, but I was wondering if anyone else has anything better. I have to admit, I do not understand the examples used on Police Prep. I found reference to the Venn diagrams but I am not sure how they?re used. I feel like I am out in left field, why do I not understand this? I need help, or at least a better explanation. When I do the syllogism practice tests I am just guessing.
02-21-2006, 01:18 AM
I am very disappointed as I have just completed the Pati Tests in Peterborough and I am sure that I was unsuccessful. I found it very difficult and especially the Syllogisms section and did not have sufficient time throughout the test and therefore was guessing some parts of the test because of limited time.
I cannot believe that I went through Police Prep and now I have to probably wait another 6 months for re-testing. In addition, I cannot believe the number of people testing that particular day as it is a complete money maker for ATS and frustrating to re-test 6 months later.
02-21-2006, 02:10 AM
They are actually very easy. Think of it this way. When you see all and all in one, the answer is all. When all and some, it will be some. When all and none, it will be some.
02-21-2006, 07:47 PM
OHearn1 is correct and i should also add that there are some obvious questions they have for example
rocks are smarter than frogs
frogs are smarter than men
logical conclusion men are not as smart as rocks
either he will be convicted or acquited
he was not aquitted
logical conclusion he was convicted
there are about 5 different types of syllogism out there
just dont read to much into the meaning
and assume what the statement said is true
take the statement as face value
thats why they are logical reasoning my friend
take your time youll get it
try not to get frustrated
some one told me if you fail to prepare you are preparing to fail
02-21-2006, 11:02 PM
I went to Chapters and looked syllogisms up in the LSAT book used for lawyers. This book explains them well. LSAT books are found in the same section all testing books are located in Chapters. Good Luck, they aren't that hard after you understand the patterns used. Also, just keep doing them over and over and over again and you'll see the pattern... soon you won't be guessing anymore.
02-27-2006, 09:08 PM
Hi my name is gani and started to prepare myself for PATI test this coming June 2006. Syllogism for me as of today is a part guessing and understanding, yah, its quite difficult specially if youre timed.
Please help us for those who are great and intellegent enough to share the techniques.
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