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Handwriting analysis—also known as graphology—is a poor way to predict personality types, even though it is used by 3,000 United States firms and by a majority of European companies. In a recent study, five graphologists scored no better than chance in predicting the occupations of forty professionals.
Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument?
(A) People in the same occupation usually do not have the same personality type.
(B) Graphology is an effective means of predicting personality types in non-business contexts.
(C) There are more United States firms that do not use graphology than all the United States and European firms that do use it.
(D) There are several other techniques for predicting personality types that are more accurate than graphology.
(E) There is a correspondence between type of personality and choice of occupation.
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09 May 2008, 13:26
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Handwriting analysis—also known as graphology—is a poor way to predict personality types, even though it is used by 3,000 United States firms and by a majority of European companies. In a recent study, five graphologists scored no better than chance in predicting the occupations of forty professionals.
Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument?
(A) People in the same occupation usually do not have the same personality type.
(B) Graphology is an effective means of predicting personality types in non-business contexts.
(C) There are more United States firms that do not use graphology than all the United States and European firms that do use it.
(D) There are several other techniques for predicting personality types that are more accurate than graphology.
(E) There is a correspondence between type of personality and choice of occupation.

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09 May 2008, 16:14
Nihit wrote:
Handwriting analysis—also known as graphology—is a poor way to predict personality types, even though it is used by 3,000 United States firms and by a majority of European companies. In a recent study, five graphologists scored no better than chance in predicting the occupations of forty professionals.
Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument?
(A) People in the same occupation usually do not have the same personality type. <-- This is opposite to what we want
(B) Graphology is an effective means of predicting personality types in non-business contexts. <-- not mentioned in any premise
(C) There are more United States firms that do not use graphology than all the United States and European firms that do use it. <-- again not mentioned in any premise
(D) There are several other techniques for predicting personality types that are more accurate than graphology. <-- not mentioned anywhere
(E) There is a correspondence between type of personality and choice of occupation. <-- Thats it !!
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09 May 2008, 16:41
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Handwriting analysis—also known as graphology—is a poor way to predict personality types, even though it is used by 3,000 United States firms and by a majority of European companies. In a recent study, five graphologists scored no better than chance in predicting the occupations of forty professionals.
Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument?
(A) People in the same occupation usually do not have the same personality type.
(B) Graphology is an effective means of predicting personality types in non-business contexts.
(C) There are more United States firms that do not use graphology than all the United States and European firms that do use it.
(D) There are several other techniques for predicting personality types that are more accurate than graphology.
(E) There is a correspondence between type of personality and choice of occupation.

I picked E and must admit that it took me a while.
It us the only one that is possible.
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09 May 2008, 17:21
[quote="Nihit"]Handwriting analysis—also known as graphology—is a poor way to predict personality types, even though it is used by 3,000 United States firms and by a majority of European companies. In a recent study, five graphologists scored no better than chance in predicting the occupations of forty professionals.
Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument?
(A) People in the same occupation usually do not have the same personality type.
(B) Graphology is an effective means of predicting personality types in non-business contexts.
(C) There are more United States firms that do not use graphology than all the United States and European firms that do use it.
(D) There are several other techniques for predicting personality types that are more accurate than graphology.
(E) There is a correspondence between type of personality and choice of occupation.[/quote]

I negated E, there is no effect on the conclusion. But the conclusion will fall apart if I negate A. Furthermore, "choice of occupation" in E and "occupation" in text are different.

A should be answer!
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09 May 2008, 17:35
OA is E
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HWA = Hand writing analysis
P = Personality
PO = Predicting Occupations

Since, HWA has no correlation with P.
HWA <----|----> P

Similarly from conclusion.
HWA <----|----> PO

This will happen only if P and PO are co-related. Or P<--->PO.

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20 Dec 2008, 23:54
WHERE CAN i FIND THIS SORT OF APPROACH TO ATTACK cr QUESTIONS?
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This kind of approaches are detailed well in CR Bible Book. Try Esnips.com to locate this. You will easily find it.

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