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# Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average

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Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average [#permalink]  06 May 2011, 15:42
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Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average quality. the most compelling pieces of evidence for this are those few of the numerous articles submitted by Mass that are superior, since Maas, who is incapable of writing an article that is better than average, must obviously have plagiarized superior ones.

A. It simply ignores the existence of potential countereevidence
B. It generalizes from atypical occurrences
C. It presuppoises what it seeks to establish
D. It relies on the judgement of experts in a matter to which their expertise is irrelevant
E. It infers limits on ability from a few isolated lapses in performance

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Why not choice B?
Also, choice C, "it presupposes what it seeks to establish", is it supposed to be" it presupposes what it has already established?"
I have wording problems, since I couldn't identify the word accurately whenever I encounter such answers. AND how can I recognize that this problem belongs to the type of "Method of Reasoning". Need help!

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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  07 May 2011, 16:30
I guess its C. what is the original answer?
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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  07 May 2011, 17:14
Yes, it's C.
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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  09 May 2011, 00:22
+1 C

"who is incapable of writing an article that is better than average" is an assumptio, but also it is what the author tries to conclude.

Tricky one.
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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  10 May 2011, 01:38
Between A,B and C, C by POE.
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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  17 May 2011, 23:41
C - Circular reasoning is the problem here.
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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  19 Oct 2011, 01:06
C
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Re: Magazine article_Need Expert Help [#permalink]  23 Oct 2011, 03:17
+1 for C
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Re: Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average [#permalink]  12 Nov 2011, 07:51
+1 for C.

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Re: Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average [#permalink]  12 Nov 2011, 23:29
yvonne0923 wrote:
Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average quality. the most compelling pieces of evidence for this are those few of the numerous articles submitted by Mass that are superior, since Maas, who is incapable of writing an article that is better than average, must obviously have plagiarized superior ones.

A. It simply ignores the existence of potential countereevidence
B. It generalizes from atypical occurrences
C. It presuppoises what it seeks to establish
D. It relies on the judgement of experts in a matter to which their expertise is irrelevant
E. It infers limits on ability from a few isolated lapses in performance

You should find the role of each sentence in the argument. For example, this argument.

Premise: the most compelling pieces of evidence for this are those few of the numerous articles submitted by Mass that are superior.

B. It generalizes from atypical occurrences => quite close, but wait.

C. It presuppoises what it seeks to establish => When you see the order of argument. The conclusion give in the 1st sentence, meaning presuppose. The remains is the evident that the author try to establish

Premise: since Maas must obviously have plagiarized superior ones.

Conclusion: Maas is, at best, able to write magazine articles of average quality.
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