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Smithtown University’s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likely to donate are those who have donated in the past, good fund-raisers constantly try less-likely prospects in an effort to expand the donor base. The high success rate shows insufficient canvassing effort.

Which of the following, if true, provides more support for the argument?

(A) Smithtown University’s fund-raisers were successful in their contacts with potential donors who had never given before about as frequently as were fund-raisers for other universities in their contacts with such people.
(B) This year the average size of the donations to Smithtown University from new donors when the university’s fund-raisers had contacted was larger than the average size of donations from donors who had given to the university before.
(C) This year most of the donations that came to Smithtown University from people who had previously donated to it were made without the university’s fund-raisers having made any contact with the donors.
(D) The majority of the donations that fund-raisers succeeded in getting for Smithtown University this year were from donors who had never given to the university before.
(E) More than half of the money raised by Smithtown University’s fund-raisers came from donors who had never previously donated to the university.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2004, 21:55
This one was lost in the crowd...

Can people share their judgement/explanations on this one?
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2004, 06:28
Franky.... Can you elaborate further? I think the purpose here is to learn collectively and would much appreciate the justification behind a certain answer choice
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CR: Donation [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2005, 05:17
Smithtown University’s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likely to donate are those who have donated in the past, good fundraisers constantly try less-likely prospects in an effort to expand the donor base. The high success rate shows insufficient canvassing effort.

Which of the following, if true, provides more support for the argument?

A. Smithtown University’s fund-raisers were successful in their contacts with potential donors who had never given before about as frequently as were fundraisers for other universities in their contacts with such people.

B. This year the average size of the donations to Smithtown University from new donors when the university’s fund-raisers had contacted was larger than the average size of donations from donors who had given to the university before.

C. This year most of the donations that came to Smithtown University from people who had previously donated to it were made without the university’s fund-raisers having made any contact with the donors.

D. The majority of the donations that fund-raisers succeeded in getting for Smithtown University this year were from donors who had never given to the university before.

E. More than half of the money raised by Smithtown University’s fund-raisers came from donors who had never previously donated to the university.
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Re: CR University Funding [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2006, 15:31
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Smithtown University’s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likely to donate are those who have donated in the past, good fund-raisers constantly try less-likely prospects in an effort to expand the donor base. The high success rate shows insufficient canvassing effort.

Which of the following, if true, provides more support for the argument?

A. Smithtown University’s fund-raisers were successful in their contacts with potential donors who had never given before about as frequently as were fund-raisers for other universities in their contacts with such people.
B. This year the average size of the donations to Smithtown University from new donors when the university’s fund-raisers had contacted was larger than the average size of donations from donors who had given to the university before.
C. This year most of the donations that came to Smithtown University from people who had previously donated to it were made without the university’s fund-raisers having made any contact with the donors.
D. The majority of the donations that fund-raisers succeeded in getting for Smithtown University this year were from donors who had never given to the university before.
E. More than half of the money raised by Smithtown University’s fund-raisers came from donors who had never previously donated to the university.


A. doesn't provide more support for the argument, as it just says that smithtown fundraisers are just as good as other fundraisers.
B. goes against the arguement that smithtown fundraisers wern't impressive.
C. supports that argument that smithtown fundraisers weren't really that successful themselves. says that smithtown didn't show sufficient "canvassing effort"
D. suggests that smithtown fundraisers were sucessful.
E. same as D.

Therefore ans is C.
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Jan 2006, 22:17
(C) it is.

This was simple as you had to find an option which validated the fact that the fund raisers did not contact any new donors and they simply approached the previous donors.
Of all the options (C) is the only one which validated the argument.
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 [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2006, 16:20
Agree with C.
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Re: CR University Funding [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2006, 12:32
drdas wrote:
Smithtown University’s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likely to donate are those who have donated in the past, good fund-raisers constantly try less-likely prospects in an effort to expand the donor base. The high success rate shows insufficient canvassing effort.

Which of the following, if true, provides more support for the argument?

A. Smithtown University’s fund-raisers were successful in their contacts with potential donors who had never given before about as frequently as were fund-raisers for other universities in their contacts with such people. - this contridicts the premisis
B. This year the average size of the donations to Smithtown University from new donors when the university’s fund-raisers had contacted was larger than the average size of donations from donors who had given to the university before. - it says new doners - same reason as A
C. This year most of the donations that came to Smithtown University from people who had previously donated to it were made without the university’s fund-raisers having made any contact with the donors. - this reasons the without canvassing theory said in the premises so this is right !
D. The majority of the donations that fund-raisers succeeded in getting for Smithtown University this year were from donors who had never given to the university before. - same as A
E. More than half of the money raised by Smithtown University’s fund-raisers came from donors who had never previously donated to the university. - different words but same meaning as D

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 [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2006, 07:16
Only (C) hints at any sort of poor canvassing efforts.
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2006, 09:00
I agree it should be C
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Feb 2006, 09:21
go C go.

Only C strongly supports the argument that there was not enough canvassing effort.
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CR- Smithtown University [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 08:50
Could you try the problem below? Please, explain your answer.
(I don't have the OA)

S11-Q14. Smithtown University’s fund-raisers succeeded in getting donations from 80 percent of the potential donors they contacted. This success rate, exceptionally high for university fund-raisers, does not indicate that they were doing a good job. On the contrary, since the people most likely to donate are those who have donated in the past, good fund-raisers constantly try less-likely prospects in an effort to expand the donor base. The high success rate shows insufficient canvassing effort.

Which of the following, if true, provides more support for the argument?

A. Smithtown University’s fund-raisers were successful in their contacts with potential donors who had never given before about as frequently as were fund-raisers for other universities in their contacts with such people.
B. This year the average size of the donations to Smithtown University from new donors when the university’s fund-raisers had contacted was larger than the average size of donations from donors who had given to the university before.
C. This year most of the donations that came to Smithtown University from people who had previously donated to it were made without the university’s fund-raisers having made any contact with the donors.
D. The majority of the donations that fund-raisers succeeded in getting for Smithtown University this year were from donors who had never given to the university before.
E. More than half of the money raised by Smithtown University’s fund-raisers came from donors who had never previously donated to the university.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 09:49
C supports the conclusion that it was an insufficient canvassing effort.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2007, 12:18
mine is also 'C'.
'C' most strongly supports the argument.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 09:43
C it is
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 09:56
straight C.

Javed.

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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2007, 11:53
Yes to C

This must be an awful university if it does not even keep in touch with their previous doners!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 May 2007, 00:51
For me the answer is C.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 May 2007, 12:30
C for me too
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 [#permalink] New post 14 May 2007, 21:15
C supports the last 2 sentences of the argument
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