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Hello Everyone,

I was giving GMAT Test 2 and came across a CR question. Man I found the verbal of test 2 to be ....

Anyways the CR which I came across is :

Q-1) Editor: Articles in Gardening Magazine often spur sales of the plants they describe, particularly among people new to gardening. Accordingly, we will no longer publish articles or accept advertisements praising the beauty of rare wildflowers. Most such plants sold to gardeners have been difficult to propagate under cultivation, so plant sellers often collect them in the wild. Our new policy is part of our efforts to half this yearly plundering of our native plant populations.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the wisdom of the magazine's new policy as a way of pursuing the intended effect ?

(A) When people new to gardening buy plants, they often fail to take adequate care of the plants that they buy and become discourged from buying those varieties again.

(B) Plant sellers who sell rare wildflowers have no reasonably inexpensive alternate way to offer their wares directly to new gardens.

(C) The demand for rare wildflowers rarely exceeds the number of such plants that can be collected in the wild by plant sellers.

(D) The propagation of rare wildflowers often depends on the plant's interaction with other organisms in their environment such as plants that create suitable soil conditions or insects and birds that disperse seeds.

(E) Revenues from sales of plants collected in the wild are supporting the discovery of new low-cost techniques enabling rare wildflowers to be readily propagated in nurseries.

Man I found the second test to be a rough one (verbal). A week to go before the actual one.

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18 Jun 2009, 09:43
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18 Jun 2009, 09:55
E.

Only choices that i find relevant are C and E, C says demand never exceeds but it does not say that demand is zero.
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18 Jun 2009, 10:10
Here is my reasoning for E.

This is a weaken the conclusion question. The conclusion is that removing advertising will aid in halving the sales of wildflowers because advertising cause sales. One supporting premise is that the wildflowers cannot be cultivated by gardeners. So if it is found that cultivating them is possible, the premise is shot and the conclusion is weakened.

E exposes exactly this finding.
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18 Jun 2009, 11:00
OA is
[Reveal] Spoiler:
E

Has anyone given gmat prep test 2. Some how as I started to answer verbal of test 2, I became discouraged and with a heavy head felt that I won't make it. I dunno whats happening. And I have my test in less than a week.

Verbal is a tension for me I guess.
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18 Jun 2009, 11:20
Greatchap,

I took my first GMATPrep and scored very less in verbal although a fair Q47 in quant. So, I know I have to conc on verbal and with it comes the most boring tasks of SC, and RC.
I admit that I have improved in CR after 2 weeks (when I went through Powerscore Bible). Earlier I used to rush in order to do more problems in a given time for practice. But now, for me since time doesnt pose a major problem except in RC, I concentrate on techniques and try to keep cool and take each question as an interesting problem rather than a load of another boring problem.

You would be surprised at the results when you change your attitude towards a question. Although I am sure that you would have your own advice for me after your test, I would just suggest you to take this week to cool off, take time to go over techniques of CR, read a good book and chill.......give your brain a breather for the D-day.

Let us know how you do ...........at the end, I think, oh well, in the worst case....what will happen- you may have to give it again.......and so what!! Many ppl give it......but the brighter side is......you will never have to see that OG again and that makes you feel a lot better........

All the best Chap.
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18 Jun 2009, 13:04
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Greatchap,

I took my first GMATPrep and scored very less in verbal although a fair Q47 in quant. So, I know I have to conc on verbal and with it comes the most boring tasks of SC, and RC.
I admit that I have improved in CR after 2 weeks (when I went through Powerscore Bible). Earlier I used to rush in order to do more problems in a given time for practice. But now, for me since time doesnt pose a major problem except in RC, I concentrate on techniques and try to keep cool and take each question as an interesting problem rather than a load of another boring problem.

You would be surprised at the results when you change your attitude towards a question. Although I am sure that you would have your own advice for me after your test, I would just suggest you to take this week to cool off, take time to go over techniques of CR, read a good book and chill.......give your brain a breather for the D-day.

Let us know how you do ...........at the end, I think, oh well, in the worst case....what will happen- you may have to give it again.......and so what!! Many ppl give it......but the brighter side is......you will never have to see that OG again and that makes you feel a lot better........

All the best Chap.

Thanks a lot gmatprep09 for your encouraging words. I gave GMAT last year and at that time I had not studied verbal much. So I scored a 48 in Quant but messed up verbal. Though this time I have studied verbal, I am still messing up SC (specially) and other things. This is my final attempt and I won't be giving gmat in a long time if I dont do well this time (several reasons). In less than a week I somehow need to study like dunno what to at least make sure that my verbal goes in the mid thirties or around. Lets see how things goes.
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18 Jun 2009, 14:20
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I think, in the last week, for SC, instead of going through different material, go through the OG questions. I am doing OG the second time and still goof up sometimes. so, what I am doing now is going through all the questions and after a week, I will go through these again to make sure that I understood the rules behind the questions which I had wrong the first time.

If you have an error log with you, go through that. OG questions have all the variety (this is what I feel) and in less time, I would go through it to be conceptually sound.

All the best agian.......
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19 Jun 2009, 04:50
Your are right, I will go thru OG and OG Verbal guide only. Thanks.
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19 Jun 2009, 05:19
gb82 wrote:
Here is my reasoning for E.

This is a weaken the conclusion question. The conclusion is that removing advertising will aid in halving the sales of wildflowers because advertising cause sales. One supporting premise is that the wildflowers cannot be cultivated by gardeners. So if it is found that cultivating them is possible, the premise is shot and the conclusion is weakened.

E exposes exactly this finding.

Yes, I have the same answer. E.

By the way, Good luck for the D-day greatchap.
Relax, go with a cool mind and you'll crack it.
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19 Jun 2009, 07:01
aknine wrote:
gb82 wrote:
Here is my reasoning for E.

This is a weaken the conclusion question. The conclusion is that removing advertising will aid in halving the sales of wildflowers because advertising cause sales. One supporting premise is that the wildflowers cannot be cultivated by gardeners. So if it is found that cultivating them is possible, the premise is shot and the conclusion is weakened.

E exposes exactly this finding.

Yes, I have the same answer. E.

By the way, Good luck for the D-day greatchap.
Relax, go with a cool mind and you'll crack it.

Thanks a lot dude for your support. I will give my best and share my experience in the appropriate forum. I hope you guys also do well and have a good time. Cheers ...
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20 Jun 2009, 04:38
E for me too

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22 Jun 2009, 11:59
E for me too.
If you look at the other aspect of the option where you can find it is supporting the negative aspect of the passage. E is the only option which is exagrating the fact that the wildflowers can be grown in Nurseries using the money earned by selling the flowers.
So if -ve aspect is becoming stronger then obviously it will create doubt on the +ve aspect of the passage.
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15 Aug 2009, 07:56
Guys then what is the problem with A in this case...please explain....verbal is going to eat me for sure.....

Thanks and Regards,
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