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Critical-thinking instruction is predicted on two [#permalink]
27 Jun 2008, 05:55

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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 _________________

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

Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink]
27 Jun 2008, 06:02

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

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".

Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink]
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)

Re: SC: Critical Thinking [#permalink]
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

Can you plz tell the OA I am stuck between D and E and I went with D _________________

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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.