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Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim
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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 04:32
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My answer would be E)

Sania's conclusion: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees
Premise: they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves. weak support /evidence as they may not have experience in digital marketing techniques the do's and dont's.

Carlos provides a a strong evidence which undermines Sania's conclusion.

Elimination: C is clearly eliminated as she does not "reinforce" Sania's conclusion
D is not very relevant as qualification sought by employers is not the topic

E is best option among the remaining.

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion ------ She doesnt question her evidence directly.

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation ----- She doesnt say directly state that Sania/s conclusion is based on irrelevant evidence. Carlos uses "but...also... " and goes on giving strong evidence which undermines Sania's weak evidence. Hence E.

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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 04:54
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rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

OA... after some discussions


I shall rather choose B. May be I am wrong but based on prephasing the purpose of the two statements, I feel B is the correct choice.
Here is my take.
Sania makes two statements here:
i)The newest members of the workforce are the most effective in digital marketing.
ii)It is so because these members are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves.

Okay while making the first statement Sania assumes that using facebook and tools themselves makes the members the most effective.

Now Carlos introduces a piece of information. Notice the use of BUT.
Carlos implies that what Sania assumes the ONLY cause is not actually the only cause. He then introduces another factor, which in addition to the Sania's assumption makes a member effective. "BUT" here doesn't undermines anything.

So in other words Carlos has questioned the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of her evidence.
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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 05:04
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rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

OA... after some discussions


I shall rather choose B. May be I am wrong but based on prephasing the purpose of the two statements, I feel B is the correct choice.
Here is my take.
Sania makes two statements here:
i)The newest members of the workforce are the most effective in digital marketing.
ii)It is so because these members are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves.

Okay while making the first statement Sania assumes that using facebook and tools themselves makes the members the most effective.

Now Carlos introduces a piece of information. Notice the use of BUT.
Carlos implies that what Sania assumes the ONLY cause is not actually the only cause. He then introduces another factor, which in addition to the Sania's assumption makes a member effective. "BUT" here doesn't undermines anything.

So in other words Carlos has questioned the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of her evidence.
+1B


In B the word 'accuracy' made this option skeptical for me. Carlos is not questioning the accuracy here.HE just adds on by telling 'digital marketing also requires'.
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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 05:13
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But if he doesn't questions the accuracy then whats the purpose of introducing the context of technical expertise?
Doesn't he tends to imply that Sania missed something while making the assumption and hence she may be wrong? Also what is the portion of Sania's claims that is being undermined?
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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 05:27
IT undermines the statement that the newest workers are 'most' effective DM employees. I do not see a correlation between technical expertise and accuracy. Infact Carlos is trying to add on telling Sania to consider his evidence
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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 06:08
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A more technical answer in favour of E

Sania says "the most effective digital marketing
employees"and gives one evidence/reaason. SInce she says most effective, she is assuming that her evidence:
---they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.--- is the only reason/requirement to be most effective in digital marketing.

Carlos gives another important reason/evidence that needs to be considered and that is a strong evidence/reason.

Sania uses cause-effect line of reasoning giving one evidence to be the cause and believes it to be the only cause as she mentions ...
becasue of her evidence.. the new employees are "most effective". Carlos produces a different strong evidence as a requirement which weakens
Sania's line of reasoning. Hence E.

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rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

OA... after some discussions



take away from this question (the most difficult for me on the entire CR section when we have presented 2 arguments by two people) what is important is ALWAYS reflect very carefully on EACH word in the part of the stimulus that go against or in favour of the other one.

As such,

A is wrong because it says that eveidence that are not relavant to the give situation.....BUT we are talking about just this argument. what are we talking about, otherwise ?'

B here we have BUT a contrast word; moreover, ALSO requires so Carlos add something in no way he is questioning the accurancy

C and D withreinforcing and pointing out differences nothing true

E must be the answer for the reasons that I have highlighted in B. Carlos in other words, add something to the argument.

Please provide OA

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PS: In my opinion I disagree that question is an easy one, NEVER understimate even the most ridiculous question on the GMAT. Whenever you think: a-ah it is easy......80 % of time you picked it wrong.

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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 05 Jan 2013, 10:08
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PS: In my opinion I disagree that question is an easy one, NEVER understimate even the most ridiculous question on the GMAT. Whenever you think: a-ah it is easy......80 % of time you picked it wrong.

Always attack a question as it is the last question of the test, better, the question from which depends you entire exam


This question to me atleast falls in the 600-700 range.
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Re: Sania & Carlos [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2013, 09:39
feels good when u correctly answer a 700+ difficulty question on solid grounds.. :)
good question and nice discussion.. +1 kudos
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