Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 02 Sep 2014, 03:34

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1816
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 35 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2004, 13:12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 100% (00:58) wrong based on 1 sessions
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.

(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 159 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2004, 16:47
D it is
C sounds as if it was founded for the decision to accept men and women
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 05 May 2004
Posts: 577
Location: San Jose, CA
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 27 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC: Oberlin College in Ohio [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2004, 18:40
Bhai wrote:
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.

(A) at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept
(B) for the decision at its 1833 founding to accept
(C) when it was founded in 1833 for its decision to accept
(D) in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept
(E) by deciding at its founding in 1833 on the acceptance of


I was stuck between B and D
I finally picked B

Can anyone explain what's wrong in B?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Jul 2003
Posts: 656
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 12:57
Could some one tell what this question is testing and why the other choices are incorrect?
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 159 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 14 Sep 2004, 13:02
B sounds as if there were more than one founding. "the 1833 founding" --> What about the 1923 founding?
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 Nov 2004
Posts: 69
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2005, 19:41
Can anyone please analyze more in detail each of the choices?
First I went for C then for B...
GMAT Club Legend
GMAT Club Legend
avatar
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4318
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 159 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2005, 20:07
When referring to a founding year, you cannot talk of it in a possessive form. Thus, A and B, reworded, would mean "the 1833 founding of Oberlin College..." This is illogical. Instead, it should have had the form "Oberlin College was founded in 1833..." or "Oberlin College...at its founding in 1833". In the latter case, it is not "1833" but "the founding" which belonged to Oberlin College. We are left out with C, D and E.
E "deciding on the acceptance of" is plain wordy
The difference b/w C and D is more subtle but involves a crucial difference in logical understanding. C means that Oberlin College was founded for the decision to accept both men and women and that's why it was considered a renegade institution. Alright, you can found X for some cause but for a decision... I don't think so :? .
ie Centraide was founded for the protection of underprivileged children
ie Centraide was founded for the decision to protect underprivileged children --> :no

D is the best answer choice. Let's break it down:
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution in deciding at its founding in 1833 to accept both men and women as students.
The portion in red is a preposition phrase. Remove it and you will the clear logic. Why was Oberlin College a renegade institution? Because it decided(in deciding) to accept both men and women as students
_________________

Best Regards,

Paul


Last edited by Paul on 11 Jan 2005, 20:09, edited 1 time in total.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Nov 2004
Posts: 56
Location: Seattle, WA
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 11 Jan 2005, 20:09
Janice,
I got D by asking myself "what made oberlin college a renegade institution compared to other institutions." It was their decision to accept men and women.

A B and C seem to emphasise the founding rather than the decision.

HTH
Sunder
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 30 Oct 2004
Posts: 137
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: SC renegade [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2005, 17:50
I pick D.


The main thing is to explain why it's a renegade institution. A and C place the emphasis on the "where" and "when," respectively.

E is a little wordy with "on the acceptance of."

I prefer D over B because of the "in 1833" and the more active voice ("in deciding" versus "for the decision").
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Dec 2004
Posts: 64
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

 [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2005, 19:48
I choose D because 'renegade in' sounds better.

even though 'renegade for' is also ok, B is changing the meaning. so I pick D.
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 1634
Schools: CBS
WE 1: 4 years (Consulting)
Followers: 30

Kudos [?]: 231 [0], given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Re: SC: Oberlin College in Ohio [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2010, 13:28
"in deciding" is correct usage?
it sounds very bad for me.
_________________

The sky is the limit
800 is the limit


Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: SC: Oberlin College in Ohio   [#permalink] 02 Nov 2010, 13:28
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its allabout 2 24 Jan 2006, 05:31
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its joemama142000 5 02 Dec 2005, 00:51
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its banerjeea_98 9 06 Apr 2005, 11:42
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its vprabhala 3 23 Jan 2005, 09:04
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its nzgmat 3 22 Oct 2004, 16:27
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.