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Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly
identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective
thinkers.

A. if recognized and applied, students
B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students
C. if students recognize and apply them, that they
D. that if recognized and applied, students
E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2008, 06:02
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Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly
identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective
thinkers.

A. if recognized and applied, students
B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students
C. if students recognize and apply them, that they
D. that if recognized and applied, students
E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they


Went for E. I think the line misplaced...it should start from "if" not "and"...
parallel structure. ": that there are ~, and that ~" So, A, B, and C is out. In D, "if recognized and applied..." it's passive voice, not appropriate for the subject of "students".
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2008, 07:59
prasannar wrote:
Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly
identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective
thinkers.

A. if recognized and applied, students
B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students
C. if students recognize and apply them, that they
D. that if recognized and applied, students
E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they


Construction needs "that" for parallelism.
so between D & E.

"that if recognized" in D seems ambiguous.
I will go with "E" (though I don't like "they" in E)
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2008, 08:14
prasannar wrote:
Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly
identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective
thinkers.

A. if recognized and applied, students
B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students
C. if students recognize and apply them, that they
D. that if recognized and applied, students
E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they


E

Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that X that Y

X-there are clearly identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately
Y-if students recognize and apply these skills, they


I wonder if we need an "and" between X and Y?
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2008, 08:43
I am going with E..it seems parallel..predicated on 2 assumptions that blah blah, THAT, blah...
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2010, 12:09
why is E better than B?
B also has the || that that...
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2010, 16:58
Can you plz tell the OA
I am stuck between D and E
and I went with D
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2010, 17:22
E for me as well. E maintains ||ism by using THAT and it clearly mentions that students are going to recognize and apply.
In D, "if applied" clause seems to be ambiguous.
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Hi everybody,

The original sentence contains two errors:I) Parallelism & II) modifier.

I) Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly
identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately, and (That required) if recognized and applied, students will become more effective
thinkers.

II) Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions: that there are clearly
identifiable thinking skills that students can be taught to recognize and apply
appropriately, and if recognized and applied, students will become more effective
thinkers. - implies students are recognized and applied.

B. if these skills are recognized and applied, that students - out due to error I
C. if students recognize and apply them, that they- out due to error I
D. that if recognized and applied, students - out due to error II
E. that if students recognize and apply these skills, they

Correct option - E
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2010, 12:07
I dont like 'they' in E as 'they' can apply to 'skills' and 'students'

Hence D.
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Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2012, 02:44
seekmba wrote:
I dont like 'they' in E as 'they' can apply to 'skills' and 'students'

Hence D.



The sentence is checking the conditional tense with the form of a condition.

Since the condition is stated , hence both the IF and THAN clause should be in simple present.
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Re: Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two [#permalink] New post 05 May 2013, 05:13
I know this is in theory a GMAT official source, but is the question wrong?

"critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two assumptions:" should be... "predicated"

Concepts are predicated on assumptions, and predicted by things.
Re: Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two   [#permalink] 05 May 2013, 05:13
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