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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land - Q1 [#permalink] New post 23 Sep 2004, 05:40
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Right guys where can I get concept of this type of CR and practice exercise as well?
Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument's advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.


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CR-Boldfaced [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2007, 06:01
Guys,

Could you try the problem below? Please explain your answer.

S15-Q23. Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2007, 08:03
Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development........this is the ultimate goal which Environmental organizations want to achive.

these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable........this is the argument given to adopt the alternative choice to achieve the goal.

Now lets check our options

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
first only presents the goal...so out

B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
goal can be achieved...so out

C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
first part is ok....the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion… NO....out

D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
seems to be correct....hold on


E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.
second does not give any situation but a fact which will support the alternate strategy.

so D is my PICK.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2007, 22:06
I go with E

The 1st statement is clearly accepted by the argument - worded as 'The first presents a goal that the argument endorses'

Somehow uneasy with D,

the 1st bolded statement does not give out any strategies as pointed out by D.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2007, 11:45
A) the plan of buying it from farmers is ill conceived NOT the goal - incorrect
B) the first part is not a conclusion - incorrect
C) the first part is not a conclusion - incorrect
D) first part is ok since it evaluates the strategies for attaining the goal...ie. buying it from farmers
the judgment or opinion of buying it from farmers is actually provided in the second part
correct
E) endorse = support/approve
the argument does not endorse the first goal since it states that "a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers..." rather than have environment orgs preserve land. And we know that preserving land is not equal to farmers owning the land b/c they want to buy it from them
- incorrect

I pick D
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Re: CR-Boldfaced [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 00:22
dvtohir wrote:
Guys,

Could you try the problem below? Please explain your answer.

S15-Q23. Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future
The first presents a goal and it is not endorses by the argument and the second presents a strategy that should be adopted, and not change, inorder to attain the goal . Hence Choice E is incorrect.
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Q19: Environmental organizations want to preserve the land [#permalink] New post 15 Jul 2007, 07:20
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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2007, 09:34
E it is...A is wrong because the argument never says that tthe goal cannot be achieved...it just says that the plan to achieve that goal is ill-conceived.
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Re: CR boldface [#permalink] New post 17 Jul 2007, 21:29
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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.


It has to be between C,D and E. C is out because it talks about disputing the conclusion.

can someone tell me why D is wrong and E is right. I can't find enough reasons to strike D off.
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Re: CR boldface [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 07:29
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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.


It has to be between C,D and E. C is out because it talks about disputing the conclusion.

can someone tell me why D is wrong and E is right. I can't find enough reasons to strike D off.


Farmers will NOT sell the land till the time farming is VIABLE.

Farming will NOT remain viable UNLESS it is modernized. This is THE SITUATION WHICH MUST BE CHANGED if the goal is to be met in the foreseeable future ----- and this is the matter of choice E, the right answer.
Also it's an important fact to notice that the FIRST BF is a GOAL that the argument ENDORSES as stated in choice E (as opposed to it being just a GOAL as stated in choice D).
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 13:27
D for me.
A ,B,C are wrong as it never says that the goal can not be attained. Instead it says that the goal can be achieved with a different strategy.
E is wrong as second boldface does not need to be changed but followed.
What is the correct answer?
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 14:11
D for me

A and B are out

doesnt reject or say it is ill conceived it supports that goal, just not the same means


C is out because the 2nd claim is not disputing the first

E is out because " these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable" is not a situation that needs to be changed


D is good
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Re: CR boldface [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 14:12
The answer is D as far as I am concerned.

A and B are clearly wrong because this argument does not say that the goal is ill-conceived or cannot be achieved. The whole argument is about trying to give suggestions to achieve the goal of preserving the land.

C is wrong because farmers not selling land means the goal of preserving the land can still be achieved. Also, nowhere does this argument conclude that the goal can be attained. There is a helpful suggestion, no final conclusion anywhere.

D is correct because the first bolded statement does give the goal. The argument then suggests two strategies (buy all land or modernize farming) of achieving that goal. The second bolded statement then makes a judgement that "these farmers will never actually sell any of the land" for which the strategy of modernizing farming is given.

E is wrong because again the farmers do not have to sell the land to achieve the goal of preserving the land.
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Re: CR boldface [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 16:02
The argument is between D and E. I'm torn but if I had to guess I would say D because the last part of E says: "the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future." The goal to be met in the forseeable future is preservation and if that's the goal why would the farmers change their goal of farming the land.
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 [#permalink] New post 18 Jul 2007, 16:04
A is wrong because the argument isn't rejecting preservation as ill conceived just the idea of the organization trying to buy the farmers out.
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Q8: Environmental organizations want to preserve the land [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2007, 23:56
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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the
Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development.
They plan to do this by
purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if
the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.
In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the
second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the
second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a
situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met
in the foreseeable future.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 03:12
How E??
Does the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Oct 2007, 03:54
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How E??
Does the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future.


First boldface statement presents a GOAL.........second presents a condition, which has to be changed if stated goal needs to be achieved!

If you read the argument beyond 2nd bold face, it provides the solution that how this bottleneck/situation can be over come?

I hope this will help!
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Oct 2007, 19:19
Conclusion of this qn:
Therefore, a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

First Bold: Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. This basically is going against the conclusion because to achieve this envn organization is planning to buy from farmers and not helping them to modernize their farms.

Second Bold: farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. So farmers will never sell their land if they get enough financial help to do farming and make the plan viable. That is it supports the conclusion.


So, Bold 1=> against conclusion
Bold => supports conclusion

Looking at the choices B looks like the answer to me. Hope this makes sense.

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 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2007, 15:08
E.

I don't think the arguments concludes that the goal can be attained. It mentions what the goal is, then presents reasons why it wont be reached then, at the end, it shows a reason why it may be possible to achieve the goal after all. Therefore, I don't think C is an option.

I don't think it can be A either because the goal is not perceived as ill-conceived, just the plan.
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Re: CR: Set 27 Q 8 [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2007, 17:10
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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the
Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development.
They plan to do this by
purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if
the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.
In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection.
B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the
second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion.
C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the
second is a judgment disputing that conclusion.
D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy.
E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a
situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met
in the foreseeable future.


I go for D

A is clearly false, the goal is not dismissed as ill conceived.
B is clearly false, the conclusion is precisely the opposite.
C is false, the second statement does not dispute the attainability of the conclusion.

Thus we are left with D and E.

I don't think E is correct. It states "the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future." The statement "these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable." does not set out a situation that is to be changed.

D however seems correct - "The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy."

The first statement does indeed present the goal, and the argument is indeed evaluating various strategies. The second statement is indeed a judgement "these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming remains viable", and is indeed the basis for the argument's preferred course of action.
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