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Because people are generally better at detecting mistakes in [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2011, 11:34
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Because people are generally better at detecting mistakes in others’ work than in their own, a prudent principle is that one should always have one’s own work checked by someone else.
Which one of the following provides the best illustration of the principle above?
(A) The best elementary school math teachers are not those for whom math was always easy. Teachers who had to struggle through math themselves are better able to explain math to students.
(B) One must make a special effort to clearly explain one’s views to someone else; people normally find it easier to understand their own views than to understand others’ views.
(C) Juries composed of legal novices, rather than panels of lawyers, should be the final arbiters in legal proceedings. People who are not legal experts are in a better position to detect good legal arguments by lawyers than are other lawyers.
(D) People should always have their writing proofread by someone else. Someone who does not know in advance what is meant to be said is in a better position to spot typographical errors.
(E) Two people going out for dinner will have a more enjoyable meal if they order for each other. By allowing someone else to choose, one opens oneself up to new and exciting dining experience.

I vote for D.
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Re: Because people are generally better at detecting mistakes in [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2013, 20:34
What makes the choice C incorrect?
Could anyone please explain.....
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Re: Because people are generally better at detecting mistakes in [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 01:57
DAkash wrote:
What makes the choice C incorrect?
Could anyone please explain.....


The question states that people are generally better at detecting mistakes in other's works.
2.) Principle should the same way get his/her work checked by someone else.

(C) Juries composed of legal novices, rather than panels of lawyers, should be the final arbiters in legal proceedings. People who are not legal experts are in a better position to detect good legal arguments by lawyers than are other lawyers.--- Incorrect because this differentiates between lawyers and legal novices. The pattern that this answer choice follows is that no other lawyers can detect good legal arguments.
But the question says someone else. Now that someone else could be another lawyer, or a legal novice or anybody else for that matter. But this answer choice only limits the SOMEONE ELSE to legal novices.


I feel the answer choice would only make sense if the question explicitly stated that
The principal should get his work checked by teacher because other principals are not capable of finding errors. (Just trying to create a question that C would fit into) :wink:

Hope this helps. :-D
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Re: Because people are generally better at detecting mistakes in [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2013, 06:52
bidmanager wrote:
Because people are generally better at detecting mistakes in others’ work than in their own, a prudent principle is that one should always have one’s own work checked by someone else.
Which one of the following provides the best illustration of the principle above?
(A) The best elementary school math teachers are not those for whom math was always easy. Teachers who had to struggle through math themselves are better able to explain math to students.
(B) One must make a special effort to clearly explain one’s views to someone else; people normally find it easier to understand their own views than to understand others’ views.
(C) Juries composed of legal novices, rather than panels of lawyers, should be the final arbiters in legal proceedings. People who are not legal experts are in a better position to detect good legal arguments by lawyers than are other lawyers.
(D) People should always have their writing proofread by someone else. Someone who does not know in advance what is meant to be said is in a better position to spot typographical errors.
(E) Two people going out for dinner will have a more enjoyable meal if they order for each other. By allowing someone else to choose, one opens oneself up to new and exciting dining experience.


I narrowed it down to B and D. Finally chose D.

(A) The best elementary school math teachers are not those for whom math was always easy. Teachers who had to struggle through math themselves are better able to explain math to students. Incorrect. Out of scope.
(B) One must make a special effort to clearly explain one’s views to someone else; people normally find it easier to understand their own views than to understand others’ views. Maybe but 'special effort to clearly explain one's view' does not convey the correct meaning.
(C) Juries composed of legal novices, rather than panels of lawyers, should be the final arbiters in legal proceedings. People who are not legal experts are in a better position to detect good legal arguments by lawyers than are other lawyers. Incorrect. Too strong to fit into the analogy. One needs to make too many assumptions to consider this true.
(D) People should always have their writing proofread by someone else. Someone who does not know in advance what is meant to be said is in a better position to spot typographical errors. Correct. It clearly conveys the intended meaning.
(E) Two people going out for dinner will have a more enjoyable meal if they order for each other. By allowing someone else to choose, one opens oneself up to new and exciting dining experience. Incorrect.

Hope my logic is correct.
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