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# Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead

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Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead of her time in understanding that industrialization was taking an unconscionable toll on the family structure of the working class.
Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer. The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchot’s day.
In her disagreement with Concetta, Alicia does which one of the following?
(A) accepts Concetta’s criterion and then adds evidence to Concetta’s case
(B) discredits Concetta’s evidence and then generalizes from new evidence
(C) rejects Concetta’s criterion and then disputes a specific claim
(D) disputes Concetta’s conclusion and then presents facts in support of an alternative criterion
(E) attacks one of Concetta’s claims and then criticizes the structure of her argument

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11 Feb 2008, 15:52
az780 wrote:
Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead of her time in understanding that industrialization was taking an unconscionable toll on the family structure of the working class.
Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer. The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchot’s day.
In her disagreement with Concetta, Alicia does which one of the following?
(A) accepts Concetta’s criterion and then adds evidence to Concetta’s case
(B) discredits Concetta’s evidence and then generalizes from new evidence
(C) rejects Concetta’s criterion and then disputes a specific claim
(D) disputes Concetta’s conclusion and then presents facts in support of an alternative criterion
(E) attacks one of Concetta’s claims and then criticizes the structure of her argument

I think its D. lemme know this one was kinda iffy for me.
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11 Feb 2008, 17:01
D for me too - what is the OA?
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11 Feb 2008, 20:10
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Concetta's definition/criterion of great writer: leading social thinker who has the foresight to see and write about the emerging issues.

Alice's definition: one who has the "ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue."

from this difference in definition, it is clear that the Alice and Concetta have different evaluative frameworks. Also, when Alicia say's "Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchot’s day", she is, in essence, disputing Concetta's claim that Franchot was a leading thinker.
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11 Feb 2008, 22:41
Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer (Disputes or rejects Concetta – Claim)
The mark of a great writer… = Provides alternative definition

(A) accepts Concetta’s criterion and then adds evidence to Concetta’s case [Rejects Concetta’s claim – eliminate it]

(B) discredits Concetta’s evidence and then generalizes from new evidence [Discredits Concetta’s claim – eliminate it]

(C) rejects Concetta’s criterion and then disputes a specific claim [true – hold it]

(D) disputes Concetta’s conclusion and then presents facts in support of an alternative criterion [rejects claim not disputing – eliminate it]

(E) attacks one of Concetta’s claims and then criticizes the structure of her argument [nothing on the structure of the argument – eliminate it]

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13 Feb 2008, 00:51
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(C) rejects Concetta’s criterion and then disputes a specific claim
(D) disputes Concetta’s conclusion and then presents facts in support of an alternative criterion - dispute over the social consequences of industrialization is not support of alternative criterion
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13 Feb 2008, 02:34
Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead of her time in understanding that industrialization was taking an unconscionable toll on the family structure of the working class.

Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer(rejects). The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchot’s day.(Disputes)

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13 Feb 2008, 11:37
prasannar wrote:
Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead of her time in understanding that industrialization was taking an unconscionable toll on the family structure of the working class.

Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer(rejects). The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchot’s day.(Disputes)

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For same reasons as above.
Re: CR (great writer)   [#permalink] 13 Feb 2008, 11:37
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