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

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 04:11

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

Professor Chan: The literature department s undergraduate

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1941
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Followers: 17

Kudos [?]: 282 [0], given: 1

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: CR: Undergraduate courses [#permalink] New post 04 Jan 2008, 17:55
eyunni wrote:
Professor Chan: The literature department’s undergraduate courses should cover only true literary works, and not such frivolous material as advertisements.
Professor Wigmore: Advertisements might or might not be true literary works but they do have a powerfully detrimental effect on society—largely because people cannot discern their real messages. The literature department’s courses give students the critical skills to analyze and understand texts. Therefore, it is the literature department’s responsibility to include the study of advertisements in its undergraduate courses.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which Professor Wigmore’s argument depends?
(A) Texts that are true literary works never have a detrimental effect on society.
(B) Courses offered by the literature department cannot include both true literary works and material such as advertisement.
(C) Students who take courses in the literature department do not get from those courses other skills besides those needed to analyze and understand texts.
(D) Forms of advertising that convey their message entirely through visual images do not have a detrimental effect on society.
(E) The literature department’s responsibility is not limited to teaching students how to analyze true literary works.

Please explain your answers.


I strongly go with C. the color says that students...get nothing but skills needed to analyse...That is assumption
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 21 Oct 2005
Posts: 99
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Undergraduate courses [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2008, 04:45
AlexBon wrote:
eyunni wrote:
Professor Chan: The literature department’s undergraduate courses should cover only true literary works, and not such frivolous material as advertisements.
Professor Wigmore: Advertisements might or might not be true literary works but they do have a powerfully detrimental effect on society—largely because people cannot discern their real messages. The literature department’s courses give students the critical skills to analyze and understand texts. Therefore, it is the literature department’s responsibility to include the study of advertisements in its undergraduate courses.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which Professor Wigmore’s argument depends?
(A) Texts that are true literary works never have a detrimental effect on society.
(B) Courses offered by the literature department cannot include both true literary works and material such as advertisement.
(C) Students who take courses in the literature department do not get from those courses other skills besides those needed to analyze and understand texts.
(D) Forms of advertising that convey their message entirely through visual images do not have a detrimental effect on society.
(E) The literature department’s responsibility is not limited to teaching students how to analyze true literary works.

Please explain your answers.


I'll try to elucidate. Professor's argument depends on condition that lit depature does not include or cannot include both true literary works and advertisments. Otherwise Professor's claim to include the study of ads in the course does not make sense at all.
Sorry for late answer.


This isn't very convincing... Prof chan specifically says that courses should cover only true literary works, and not such frivolous material as advertisements. means that only truw literay work should be covered.. doesn;t that mean that oth CAN be included...
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 04 Jan 2008
Posts: 85
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Undergraduate courses [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 12:00
E is the answer.
B is not for sure.... statement B says "cannot" , then there is no need for an argument here by the first prof.
Also, Prof wigmore says that "Advertisements might or might not be true literary works "
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 13 Mar 2008
Posts: 72
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 0

Re: CR: Undergraduate courses [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 06:20
guys i marked C for this one....can somebody please explain this one in more details

cheers and thanks!
bepositive
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 30 Aug 2007
Posts: 44
Followers: 0

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

Re: CR: Undergraduate courses [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 08:22
eyunni wrote:
Professor Chan: The literature department’s undergraduate courses should cover only true literary works, and not such frivolous material as advertisements.
Professor Wigmore: Advertisements might or might not be true literary works but they do have a powerfully detrimental effect on society—largely because people cannot discern their real messages. The literature department’s courses give students the critical skills to analyze and understand texts. Therefore, it is the literature department’s responsibility to include the study of advertisements in its undergraduate courses.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which Professor Wigmore’s argument depends?
(A) Texts that are true literary works never have a detrimental effect on society.
Irrelevant

(B) Courses offered by the literature department cannot include both true literary works and material such as advertisement.
Out of Scope, thought its about inclusion of adv course, but nowhere its said that both can not be included.

(C) Students who take courses in the literature department do not get from those courses other skills besides those needed to analyze and understand texts.
Thats very broad statement, students may get other skills besides the skill needed to analyze and understand the text

(D) Forms of advertising that convey their message entirely through visual images do not have a detrimental effect on society.
Irrelevant - We are not talking about forms of adv

(E) The literature department’s responsibility is not limited to teaching students how to analyze true literary works.
Correct Choice : That clearly explains that literature department students should be able to analyze some thing other than literary works

Please explain your answers.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 10 Jun 2007
Posts: 1467
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR: Undergraduate courses [#permalink] New post 20 May 2008, 09:21
got E too...It is the only one that is relevant.
Re: CR: Undergraduate courses   [#permalink] 20 May 2008, 09:21
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
6 Experts publish their posts in the topic Professor Chan: The literature department s undergraduate noboru 30 08 Dec 2010, 08:32
Professor Chan: The literature department s undergraduate msrinath 14 10 Aug 2007, 17:13
Professor Chan: The literature department s undergraduate msrinath 4 10 Aug 2007, 17:08
No one in the French department to which Professor Alban Gauss 0 02 Dec 2005, 04:19
No one in the French department to which Professor Alban chunjuwu 5 11 Apr 2005, 20:58
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Professor Chan: The literature department s undergraduate

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 26 posts ] 



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®.