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12 Aug 2007, 09:57
answer D will weaken the argument most since it only shows that freshmen and sophomore responded so the results are skewed.
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12 Aug 2007, 10:21
AimHigher wrote:
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Premise: Survey; increase in attendance in religious services

Conclusion: reduction in cheating.

it is the same as: A guy is religious, so he does not lie

It should be C, as it weakens the inference. since the switch to physical checks made 15 years ago. its gradual effect lead to a 50 % decrease.

but any ideas?
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12 Aug 2007, 10:35
Ravshonbek wrote:
AimHigher wrote:
Guys this is Kaplan CR

Premise: Survey; increase in attendance in religious services

Conclusion: reduction in cheating.

it is the same as: A guy is religious, so he does not lie

It should be C, as it weakens the inference. since the switch to physical checks made 15 years ago. its gradual effect lead to a 50 % decrease.

but any ideas?

I would have picked C as well but if the switch was made 15 years ago, it does not explain why there is a recent decrease in incidents. Also, it never says there is a 50% decrease in cheating incidents but that there is a 50% increase in religious service attendance - TWO different/separate things.

the reason why I picked D was to weaken the validity of the survey. If the survey is not representative of the whole school then the increased "religiosity" (what kind of word is that??) is in question so it cannot be a reason why cheating has decreased.

Edit Whoops my answer is D

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12 Aug 2007, 10:41
beckee529 wrote:
Ravshonbek wrote:
AimHigher wrote:
Guys this is Kaplan CR

Premise: Survey; increase in attendance in religious services

Conclusion: reduction in cheating.

it is the same as: A guy is religious, so he does not lie

It should be C, as it weakens the inference. since the switch to physical checks made 15 years ago. its gradual effect lead to a 50 % decrease.

but any ideas?

I would have picked C as well but if the switch was made 15 years ago, it does not explain why there is a recent decrease in incidents. Also, it never says there is a 50% decrease in cheating incidents but that there is a 50% increase in religious service attendance - TWO different/separate things.

the reason why I picked B was to weaken the validity of the survey. If the survey is not representative of the whole school then the increased "religiosity" (what kind of word is that??) is in question so it cannot be a reason why cheating has decreased.

Beckee.. sorry for my careless writing. 50% actually is an increase in attendance.
ur reasoning sounds good.
I think i vote for C.
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12 Aug 2007, 11:35
Only D makes sense to me...no wonder this is from kaplan
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12 Aug 2007, 11:53
why not A ?

if students are only attending those religious services for social reasons, then it wouldnt have to do with the decrease in cheating
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12 Aug 2007, 21:21
Ughm this is a straight A!!!!!!!!!!!

Argument is as follows:

Students who attend church do so for religious reasons (increase of religiousness is the inference).

Increase of religiousness -> reduced cheating.

Take away the increase of religiousness, and the argument falls apart.

B strengthens the argument.
C/D/E are useless and have nothing to do with the argument.
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12 Aug 2007, 21:34

If students are attending social activities only for the sake of attending, there there will be no effect of religious activities on the students. So the claim that there is a recent reduction in cheating, cannot be due to the increased interest in religious activities. This obviously weakens the inference.
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13 Aug 2007, 10:12
The conclusion says that increased religiosity causes reduction in cheating cases.
We are not concerned why the religiosity has increased...A seems out of scope to me...any thoughts??
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13 Aug 2007, 10:18
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The conclusion says that increased religiosity causes reduction in cheating cases.
We are not concerned why the religiosity has increased...A seems out of scope to me...any thoughts??

exactly my thoughts too.. I think discrediting the survey would weaken the the conclusion more.

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13 Aug 2007, 10:27
vay wrote:

B only strengthens the conclusion.
On the D-day I will pick A.
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13 Aug 2007, 10:53
vineetgupta wrote:
The conclusion says that increased religiosity causes reduction in cheating cases.
We are not concerned why the religiosity has increased...A seems out of scope to me...any thoughts??

It's straight A for me; it's weakened by finding an alternative explanation for the phenomemnon, that more students are attending the services for social purposes, not due to increased religiosity.
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13 Aug 2007, 10:58
I will go with A..on this..

it says students attend "religous" events not because of religon but for social reasons...this weakens the premise which is "religoisity is decreasing cheating"..A basically says students arent religous
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13 Aug 2007, 11:36
POE to rescue...

B supports the conclusion so out.
C, D are out of scope. So, is E as it does not matter whether it was a major problem or not, it has declined.

I would have picked A on the G day but I'm not sure if I can prove it if that is an answer.
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13 Aug 2007, 14:02
Read the question guys.... the conclusion is an inference, which we're trying to weaken. It's not fact.
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13 Aug 2007, 14:28
Vote: C

Given:
P1: Survey reveals the number of students attending religious service has increased 50% from the figure 10 years ago
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C1: Increased participation in religious service has led to massive reduction in incidences in cheating on exams.

What weakens the inference?

Attack the assumption. The assumption is that if students are more religious, then they would not cheat anymore.

What would weaken this argument? First thing I look for is an answer that tells me that cheating did not decrease, it just has been monitored differently. That way, the religious effect didn't do it, but something else did.

(A) Social attendance is not in scope for the discussion (Eliminate)
(B) Campus Champlains are never mentioned (Eliminate)
(C) Exams used to be honor based, now are proctored; (Keep)
(D) No reference to pool of participants; does not attack incidences of cheating (Eliminate)
(E) Contradicts the given statement (Eliminate)

If exams were honor based, there would naturally be higher incidences of cheating. Once these exams became proctored, THIS reduced the number of cheating incidences (NOT increased religious attendance).

Follows the argument that if X --> Y but we find out that W --> Y, W weakens the argument for X.
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13 Aug 2007, 15:13
Just re-read the statement and saw that the cheating incidences were "recent" so that throws off the premise of my argument.

Next choice? ummmm B?
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16 Aug 2007, 02:45
misterJJ2u wrote:
Follows the argument that if X --> Y but we find out that W --> Y, W weakens the argument for X.

this by itself is enough to answer the question - it is a causality question!
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