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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:16
Anyone in this thread who has gone from zero to 700 level questions getting most if them right. Pls suggest a way to improve RC & SC.

This is definitely a strong area of improvement for me.

I have just started prep and the grounds a little shaky here in verbal. Also English is not native. So pretty much everything has to be learned.

Any genuine help would be highly appreciated.

Using priceton class material and OG 12th Ed.

Current Stage: going through fundamentals.

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:18
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Q7)One-year-olds ordinarily prefer the taste of sweet food to that of salty food. Yet if one feeds a one-year-old salty food rather than sweet food, then over a period of about a year he or she will develop a taste for the salty flavor and choose to eat salty food rather than sweet food. Thus, a young child’s taste preferences can be affected by the type of food he or she has been exposed to.
Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?
(A) Two-year-olds do not naturally prefer salty food to sweet food
(B) A child’s taste preferences usually changes between age one and age two.
(C) Two-year-olds do not naturally dislike salty food so much that they would not choose it over some other foods.
(D) The salty food fed to infants in order to change their taste preferences must taste pleasant
(E) Sweet food is better for infant development than is salty food

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:38
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Q8)Damming the Merv River would provide irrigation for the dry land in its upstream areas; unfortunately, a dam would reduce agricultural productivity in the fertile land downstream by reducing the availability and quality of the water there. The productivity loss in the downstream area would be greater than the productivity gain upstream , so building a dam would yield no overall gain in agricultural productivity in the region as a whole.
The reasoning in the argument above most closely parallels that in which one of
the following?
(A) disease-causing bacteria in eggs can be destroyed by overcooking the eggs, but the eggs then become much less appetizing; health is more important than taste, however, so it is better to overcook eggs than not to do so.
(B) Increasing the price of transatlantic telephone calls will discourage many private individuals from making them. But since most transatlantic telephone calls are made by businesses, not by private individuals, a rate increase will not reduce telephone company profits.
(C) A new highway will allow suburban commuters to reach the city more quickly, but not without causing increased delays within the city that will more than offset any time saved on the highway. Therefore, the highway will not educe suburban commuters’ overall commuting time.
(D) Doctors can prescribe antibiotics fro many minor illnesses, but antibiotics are expensive, and these illnesses can often be cured by rest alone. Therefore, it is better to rest at home than to see a doctor for these illnesses.
(E) A certain chemical will kill garden pest that damage tomatoes, but that chemical will damage certain other plants more severely than the pests damage the tomatoes, so the only garden that will benefit from the use of the chemical are those in which only tomatoes are grown.

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Q9)Some educators claim that it is best that school courses cover only basic subject matter, but cover it in depth. These educators argue that if student achieve a solid grasp of the basic concepts and investigatory techniques in a subject, they will be able to explore the breadth of that subject on their own after the course is over. But if they simply learn a lot of factual information, without truly understanding its significance, they will not be well equipped for further study on their own.
The educator’s reasoning provides grounds for accepting which one of the following statements?
(A) It is easier to understand how plants and animals are classified after learning how plants and animals can be useful
(B) It is more difficult to recall the details of a dull and complicated lecture than of a lively and interesting one.
(C) It is easier to remember new ideas explained personally by a teacher than ideas that one explores independently.
(D) It is easier to understand any Greek tragedy after one has analyzed a few of them in detail.
(E) It is easier to learn many simple ideas well than to learn a few complicated ideas well.

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:42
Ravi,

This is a really nice initiative but what if you post 3 CRs on a separate thread everyday instead of continuing the same. I think that will be of much use as we can easily navigate and analys what is being discussed on the post.

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:44
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Q7)One-year-olds ordinarily prefer the taste of sweet food to that of salty food. Yet if one feeds a one-year-old salty food rather than sweet food, then over a period of about a year he or she will develop a taste for the salty flavor and choose to eat salty food rather than sweet food. Thus, a young child’s taste preferences can be affected by the type of food he or she has been exposed to.
Which one of the following is an assumption required by the argument?
(A) Two-year-olds do not naturally prefer salty food to sweet food
(B) A child’s taste preferences usually changes between age one and age two.
(C) Two-year-olds do not naturally dislike salty food so much that they would not choose it over some other foods.
(D) The salty food fed to infants in order to change their taste preferences must taste pleasant
(E) Sweet food is better for infant development than is salty food


My choice for Q7 would be A since the author assumes that the child's preference for salty food is because the child has been conditioned to salty food and not because he has a natural liking for it.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 10:52
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Q8)Damming the Merv River would provide irrigation for the dry land in its upstream areas; unfortunately, a dam would reduce agricultural productivity in the fertile land downstream by reducing the availability and quality of the water there. The productivity loss in the downstream area would be greater than the productivity gain upstream , so building a dam would yield no overall gain in agricultural productivity in the region as a whole.
The reasoning in the argument above most closely parallels that in which one of
the following?
(A) disease-causing bacteria in eggs can be destroyed by overcooking the eggs, but the eggs then become much less appetizing; health is more important than taste, however, so it is better to overcook eggs than not to do so.
(B) Increasing the price of transatlantic telephone calls will discourage many private individuals from making them. But since most transatlantic telephone calls are made by businesses, not by private individuals, a rate increase will not reduce telephone company profits.
(C) A new highway will allow suburban commuters to reach the city more quickly, but not without causing increased delays within the city that will more than offset any time saved on the highway. Therefore, the highway will not educe suburban commuters’ overall commuting time.
(D) Doctors can prescribe antibiotics fro many minor illnesses, but antibiotics are expensive, and these illnesses can often be cured by rest alone. Therefore, it is better to rest at home than to see a doctor for these illnesses.
(E) A certain chemical will kill garden pest that damage tomatoes, but that chemical will damage certain other plants more severely than the pests damage the tomatoes, so the only garden that will benefit from the use of the chemical are those in which only tomatoes are grown.


IMO: Choice C for Q8. We have a problem and a solution to the problem described here. The solution to the problem would cause problems elsewhere and reduce the overall effectiveness of the solution. Choice C fits the bill.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:04
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Q9)Some educators claim that it is best that school courses cover only basic subject matter, but cover it in depth. These educators argue that if student achieve a solid grasp of the basic concepts and investigatory techniques in a subject, they will be able to explore the breadth of that subject on their own after the course is over. But if they simply learn a lot of factual information, without truly understanding its significance, they will not be well equipped for further study on their own.
The educator’s reasoning provides grounds for accepting which one of the following statements?
(A) It is easier to understand how plants and animals are classified after learning how plants and animals can be useful
(B) It is more difficult to recall the details of a dull and complicated lecture than of a lively and interesting one.
(C) It is easier to remember new ideas explained personally by a teacher than ideas that one explores independently.
(D) It is easier to understand any Greek tragedy after one has analyzed a few of them in detail.
(E) It is easier to learn many simple ideas well than to learn a few complicated ideas well.


My choice for Q9 is A, since the educator says that the factual information would be grasped better if the significance is taught first.
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:12
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This is a really nice initiative but what if you post 3 CRs on a separate thread everyday instead of continuing the same. I think that will be of much use as we can easily navigate and analys what is being discussed on the post.

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ok thanku for the advise ill do it... Ill post the questions in new thread and post the URL here in this Thread...

Ths helps me to keep Track of the Questions posted.....
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:16
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Q7.
A)Two-year-olds do not naturally prefer salty food to sweet food
>> This the assumption required by the argument to prove that argument. The passage specifies "Yet if one feeds a one-year-old salty food rather than sweet food, then over a period of about a year he or she will develop a taste for the salty flavor and choose to eat salty food rather than sweet food"....This shows two year olds are assumed to prefer sweet food, and because of this experiment the child at 2 years age prefers salty food.

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(C) A new highway will allow suburban commuters to reach the city more quickly, but not without causing increased delays within the city that will more than offset any time saved on the highway. Therefore, the highway will not educe suburban commuters’ overall commuting time.
>> Question talks about a solution that provides benifits one way and will reduce the benifit otherway which in turn affect the overall benifit by reducing it.
This option is the best that describes the same scenario.


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I am confused between A and D.

A)It is easier to understand how plants and animals are classified after learning how plants and animals can be useful
A is supported by "..But if they simply learn a lot of factual information, without truly understanding its significance...".

D)It is easier to understand any Greek tragedy after one has analyzed a few of them in detail.
In my view D is supported by "...if student achieve a solid grasp of the basic concepts and investigatory techniques in a subject, they will be able to explore ....".

Not sure which one to choose. I will go with option A for this one.

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 11:36
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vspradeep ? Do you hold a master's in English?


ha ha.. certainly not.... i am just trying to score good marks in gmat.. :-D :-D ...

then how abt u...??
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Q7 : (D) The salty food fed to infants in order to change their taste preferences must taste pleasant

It is assumed that sweet foods are pleasant and hence the salty food should also be pleasant to change their preference


Q8 : (C) A new highway will allow suburban commuters to reach the city more quickly, but not without causing increased delays within the city that will more than offset any time saved on the highway. Therefore, the highway will not reduce suburban commuters’ overall commuting time.

This argument states that the proposal is effective in one area and not in the other.. hence cummulatively it does not have any effect.. So the proposal should not be executed..

Q9 : (D) It is easier to understand any Greek tragedy after one has analyzed a few of them in detail.

According to the educator, the students should be provided with in depth knowledge rather than wide..This statement also follows argument that having analyzed few of greek tragedy in detail they can easily understand others...

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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 12:23
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 15 Apr 2010, 20:40
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Q7 IS NOT D


Q7 it is (A) Two-year-olds do not naturally prefer salty food to sweet food
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I got 4 5 6 correct.
Though i did the 5th one before while practicing LSAT and got it correct then as well, and was totally not sure about the 4th question, got lucky to have it correct.

Ravichandra,

I have request, can we make it to 5 CR a day please.
One from each category below so we have practice of them eeryday.

1. Assumption
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7 - B
8 - C
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7- A
8- C
9 -D
Reasoning is similar what has been already posted
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 16 Apr 2010, 11:19
What are the OA for 7,8 and 9 ?
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I have request, can we make it to 5 CR a day please.
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Yeah ill surely post 5 Questions.. And try to post diff questionss
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Re: 3CR a Day,Keeps CR Fear Away [#permalink] New post 17 Apr 2010, 00:02
Guys as one of the member requested... Ill post the Questions as a new thread and post the corresponding links here.

Q10 Inference Question..
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Guys as one of the member requested... Ill post the Questions as a new thread and post the corresponding links here.

Q10 Inference Question..
Q11) Weaken Question

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Q12)Conclusion Question
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Q10 - (B) Ms. Smith’s son might not have thrown raisins in the cafeteria

As principal says that people not involved in the accident also suffer, it can be inferred from his statement that Smith did not throw the raisins but he suffers.

Other statements CANNOT BE PROVEN

Q11 (C) It does not acknowledge the fact that a traffic jam following an accident is unavoidable while the mass punishment was avoidable

Principal uses the analogy that Suffering from traffic jam due to accident is same same as suffering mass punishment due to throwing of raisins. Hence statement C can be criticizes the argument.

Q12 (E) Just as animals are dependent on plants for their survival, plants are dependent on animals for theirs.

Only this statement follows and provides a logical conclusion to the argument, which tells that survival of plants and animals are interlinked.

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