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Advertisers typically use associated images rather than rational argument to pitch a health-oriented or dietary product, working on the average person's insecurities about physical appeal and strengthening our society's growing obsession with youth. As a result, most consumers choose their health purchases on the basis of unconscious and false expectations. It is no wonder that so many American today feel disappointed with the reality of their lives and unfulfilled as human beings.
The reader's ability to assess the reasonableness of the writer's claim above would be significantly enhanced by knowledge of all the following EXCEPT:

A. the methods by which false expectations are raised and manipulated by advertising for health -oriented or dietary products
B. the ways in which decisions are made about what type of advertising is used to market a specific product
C. the extent to which the average consumer is actually obsessed with retaining a youthful appearance
D. the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today
D. the processes by which most consumers actually make a decision to buy one product rather than a competing one
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 07:17
D - "the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today"
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 07:18
I would go with D.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 09:19
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 10:30
Got D.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 12:27
I am getting A.


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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 12:47
Wow that took quite a bit more than 2 minutes, but i think i have got it. Its A, because the methods by which they manipulate is stated in the first sentence.

This is also an odd man out question, and A stands out as the odd one - so even on that poor methodology i think i would choose it in a rush :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 13:26
One more A =)
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 13:59
E I hope it is.
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Re: CR - Advertisements and impact on society [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2006, 17:20
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A. the methods by which false expectations are raised and manipulated by advertising for health -oriented or dietary products
B. the ways in which decisions are made about what type of advertising is used to market a specific product
C. the extent to which the average consumer is actually obsessed with retaining a youthful appearance
D. the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today
D. the processes by which most consumers actually make a decision to buy one product rather than a competing one[/quote]

Since there are two D's, I'll be better of choosing it and increasing my chances. :lol:
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 04:32
What is the OA?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 07:51
"Specific product" in (B) isn't necessarily the same as "health products." No additional useful info here.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 08:41
Going with B. don't like D b/c

the writer draws the conclusion that "It is no wonder that so many American today feel disappointed with the reality of their lives and unfulfilled as human beings."

thus i would think that knowing more about:

D. the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today

would help to to assess the reasonableness of the writer's claim
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 17:36
going for B.

B has nothing to do with the consumers.
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Re: CR - Advertisements and impact on society [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 17:39
Good one! OA please?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Oct 2006, 19:49
I got B. The ways in which decisions are made to market health-oriented or dietary products is already mentioned in the stimulus.

Advertisers typically use associated images rather than rational argument to pitch a health-oriented or dietary product, working on the average person's insecurities about physical appeal and strengthening our society's growing obsession with youth.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2006, 04:13
GMATT73 wrote:
"Specific product" in (B) isn't necessarily the same as "health products." No additional useful info here.


That's true, so I move to B, a bit late.
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