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As a rule, those who work in the book publishing industry [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 06:16
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As a rule, those who work in the book publishing industry are underpaid, overworked, and subject to being fired without warning at any time. Moreover, as more and more people turn to computers for both information and entertainment, books are rapidly becoming outdated. It is accordingly inadvisable for young people to choose careers in book publishing.

All of the following are valid objections to the argument above EXCEPT :

(A) Despite the recent increase in the use of computers, overall book sales have continued to grow.

(B) Individuals in the publishing industry are no more subject to being fired than are those in many other industries.

(C) There are numerous fields other than book publishing in which workers are underpaid and overworked

(D) For a significant minority, book publishing careers prove to be both enjoyable and lucrative.

(E) Those interested in literary endeavors find book publishing to be an ideal working environment.

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Actual Answer : C

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A valid objection to the given argument is one which points to a strength in the book-publishing industry (option A) or at least shows it in no worse light than other industries (option B). Further, highlighting the fact that book publishing can be a 'lucrative' or 'ideal' career option for people is also a valid objection (options D and E). Option C, which indicates that many other fields are as worse off as book-publishing actually supports the argument, and is not an objection to it.

Hence (C) is the correct answer.




I cannot find the difference between (B) and (C).
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 11:52
Can you explain why (C) better than (B)
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 12:59
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Can you explain why (C) better than (B)


Yeah i am stuck on this too.

Argument is Publishing bad because

Over work, under paid, high likelyhood of being fired.

B says firings occur in other industries
C says other industries are over worked and underpaid

I don't see the diffrence
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 [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2005, 18:53
(B) Individuals in the publishing industry are no more subject to being fired than are those in many other industries.

Implies that book publishing is not the only industry where firings without warnings occur, there are other industries going through the same problem. Since, it is not possible to say other industries are any better than the book publishing industry with this respect, you might as well stay with book publishing.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 05:27
OK, what about (C)

(C) There are numerous fields other than book publishing in which workers are underpaid and overworked

This means the same thing. Whether they stay or quit, they may get "underpaid and overworked" anyway.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 07:05
we seek the answer for the question - which statement doesnt go against the original argument = which supports the argument.

Original argument - book publishing industry has problems and it is not lucrative .

C says the same thing - doesnt it ?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 08:39
I wonder the same thing. Can someone help?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 10:49
Confused...

Each option seems to be a valid objection.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 15:48
After rereading, I agree C implies the same thing as B. If C is the right choice may be there is a typo? :?

Where is this question from? Is it a good source?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 16:03
If it is from Crack GMAT, then it is probably not a good source. Do you think so?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 16:13
If I remember right, there was a thread in which Praetorian asked people to avoid Crack GMAT...

You may check with others who have used the material. I dont have it, so, dont know much about the quality.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2005, 16:23
yes, please avoid crack gmat.

Please use only the OG and ETS Paper tests. for CR and RC, i would strongly recommend using LSAT materials also. Otherwise , we will be all caught up in learning things we dont need to. The problem is , using standard rules to solve crappy problems only serves to confuse us.

This is exactly why i want to get the premium member forum going. My goal is to solve each of these CR/SC's in detail, whatever it takes. Hopefully I, Paul and whoever volunteers to explain can take part. Of course the forum will be visible only to the guys who sweat it out. The same goes for other forums too. I dont know how long it will take , but we got to start somewhere..

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