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Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2012, 13:32
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"Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT. Melissa took the GMAT and score a 500. If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score."

Hey Guys, I am finding tough time finding conclusion here... Can you please let me know what's the conclusion here...
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Re: Help on conclusion here [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2012, 09:10
Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT.

Melissa took the GMAT and scored a 500.

If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score

The part above is the conclusion.
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Re: Help on conclusion here [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2012, 15:00
gmatpunjabi wrote:
Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT.

Melissa took the GMAT and scored a 500.

If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score

The part above is the conclusion.
@gmatpunjabi
I would like to know why "Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT.
" cant be conclusion.
How did you settle on conclusion whatever you have selected?

Here is how I looked at the argument:
If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score. [And since] Melissa took the GMAT and scored a 500, [Therefore] Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT.

Is there any flaw in the way I am looking at the argument while locating my conclusion here?
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Re: Help on conclusion here [#permalink] New post 25 Feb 2012, 17:40
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You have mixed up a premise and the conclusion

Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT. (This is a fact that the author states)

Melissa took the GMAT and scored a 500. ( THis is another fact)

If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score(This is the conclusion because the Author merges the two statements together and makes a statement about Melissa. This statement is impossible to make without first stating the premises. The reason this is the conclusion because this statement follows from the above premises)

Hope that clears it up. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
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Re: Help on conclusion here [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2012, 05:17
gmatpunjabi wrote:
You have mixed up a premise and the conclusion

Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT. (This is a fact that the author states)

Melissa took the GMAT and scored a 500. ( THis is another fact)

If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score(This is the conclusion because the Author merges the two statements together and makes a statement about Melissa. This statement is impossible to make without first stating the premises. The reason this is the conclusion because this statement follows from the above premises)

Hope that clears it up. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Got your point.. "has been shown" makes this sentence a fact :x
Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT.

Thanks for holding up for making this understand.
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If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of anybody! Cowards do that and You're better than that!
The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.
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Getting defeated is just a temporary notion, giving it up is what makes it permanent.

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Re: Help on conclusion here [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2012, 08:40
Hey no worries keep studying hard.
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Re: Help on conclusion here [#permalink] New post 01 Mar 2012, 05:29
joshnsit wrote:
gmatpunjabi wrote:
You have mixed up a premise and the conclusion

Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT. (This is a fact that the author states)

Melissa took the GMAT and scored a 500. ( THis is another fact)

If she studies several times a week, Melissa can expect to improve her score(This is the conclusion because the Author merges the two statements together and makes a statement about Melissa. This statement is impossible to make without first stating the premises. The reason this is the conclusion because this statement follows from the above premises)

Hope that clears it up. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
Got your point.. "has been shown" makes this sentence a fact :x
Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to improve one's performance on the GMAT.

Thanks for holding up for making this understand.
Upon further digging up in Manhattan GMAT, I found that claims should be looked upon in an argument in order to locate a conclusion.
Claims often contain one or more of the following three types of language:
A) Predict the Future. Look out for verbs or verb constructions that ate in the future tense or that otherwise refer to the future. For example: will, should, can be expected to, could result in, are likely to, etc.

If this is true, then first statement "Studying regularly is one factor that has been shown to ..." is in past and cant be a conclusion.

B. Subjective Opinion. Anything that expresses an opinion is likely to be a claim.

C. Cause and Effect. Cause and effect statements are signaled by a number of key words: eg. If X happens, then Y happens.
This is actually there in final sentence and thus making it a conclusion.
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If you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of anybody! Cowards do that and You're better than that!
The path is long, but self-surrender makes it short; the way is difficult, but perfect trust makes it easy.

Fire the final bullet only when you are constantly hitting the Bull's eye, till then KEEP PRACTICING.
Failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Getting defeated is just a temporary notion, giving it up is what makes it permanent.

Press +1 Kudos, if you think my post gave u a tiny tip.

Re: Help on conclusion here   [#permalink] 01 Mar 2012, 05:29
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