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Most graduates of art schools go on to support themselves with a variety of odd jobs that have little or nothing to do with the graduates’ artistic training. This has led to major doubts regarding how well the art schools are preparing their students for careers in art.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the author’s criticism of art schools?

A.The curricula of most art schools tend to reflect the needs of the art world.
B.There are some graduates of art schools who go on to careers within the art world.
C.The purpose of an art school education is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields.
D.People who intend to earn their livings in the field of art choose to go to art school to increase the quality of their work.
E.Students attend art schools with the intention of earning their livings in the art field.
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Re: CR Art students [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2004, 14:32
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C comes closer. education is to make students conversant with the art, not assuring jobs. E suggest that students want earn in the arts field, but the lack of education is making them look for some other jobs. This is what author is trying to say.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 09:13
Nope. It is C.


Read C again and you'll notice that - yep the school did not serve its intended purpose.
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 10:10
yep. I guess the key here is secure jobs in their fields

E also strengthens the argument, but falls short infront of C

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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 10:33
good question venksune. I had C at first but then dj made me doubt myself and switch to E. You then put me on the right track again. This is a tricky one.
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Re: CR Art students [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 11:14
venksune wrote:
Most graduates of art schools go on to support themselves with a variety of odd jobs that have little or nothing to do with the graduates’ artistic training. This has led to major doubts regarding how well the art schools are preparing their students for careers in art.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the author’s criticism of art schools?

A.The curricula of most art schools tend to reflect the needs of the art world.
B.There are some graduates of art schools who go on to careers within the art world.
C.The purpose of an art school education is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields.
D.People who intend to earn their livings in the field of art choose to go to art school to increase the quality of their work.
E.Students attend art schools with the intention of earning their livings in the art field.


The reason I picked E is because...maybe the school does prepare them...but the student don't want to get art jobs...what then?
In this case, if the students want to get art jobs...the ony reason they are not getting them is cause they are not prepared for those jobs.

On the other hand with C, it ensures that students get secure jobs...but do the students want secure jobs. The assumption that students want to secure jobs is critical for this arugment...NO? anyone?
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 11:32
The key words here is "in their field"
If students do not want jobs in their field, then what is the point of blaming art schools for their students who end up working in other fields?

E, even though art school graduates do not want to earn their living working in other fields, it leaves open the possibility that they can still work in other field to support themselves temporarily and would thus not be a strong point supporting the author's criticism
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Re: CR Art students [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 12:23
Very nice Q
Got C ... but took me 3 mins to decide between C and E
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 [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2004, 12:46
now, I think that E is simply out of scope.
why should the author care why students join art colleges (what's the intention?)? they may come there for anything...weird thought. huh! The real point is whether colleges deem the responsibility of churning out the best and making the students self-reliant to fetch the job in the "art-jobs" market.

I hale C :wink:
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