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Technological education is worsening. People between eighteen and twenty-four, who are just emerging from their formal education, are more likely to be technologically illiterate than somewhat older adults. And yet, issues for public referenda will increasingly involve aspects of technology.

Which of the following conclusions can be properly drawn from the statements above?
(A) If all young people are to make informed decisions on public referenda, many of them must learn more about technology.
(B) Thorough studies of technological issues and innovations should be made a required part of the public and private school curriculum.
(C) It should be suggested that prospective voters attend applied science courses in order to acquire a minimal competency in technical matters.
(D) If young people are not to be overly influenced by famous technocrats, they must increase their knowledge of pure science.
(E) On public referenda issues, young people tend to confuse real or probable technologies with impossible ideals.
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New post 06 Jun 2010, 08:09
B by POE :) all others seem out of context.
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Please explain how you eliminated the rest?
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New post 23 Jun 2010, 23:19
B IMO.
I narrowed the choices down to A & B.

A is also more of a premise or an inference from the last sentence.
C --> lets not make it complicated by bringing in prospective voters etc. We are talking about technology education in context to the public referenda, lets have the conclusion pointing to education.
D is out of scope
E is more or less a premise.

What is the OA....Plz post the OA along with the questions.
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New post 24 Jun 2010, 09:07
B seems to ignore the last sentence. A makes the entire passage relevant.

I choose A, although I can see how it goes beyond the scope of the passage.
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New post 24 Jun 2010, 11:09
Shouldn't the answer be A? A connects the first and last sentences well. B seems to be making a sweeping/ overly generic statement.
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New post 24 Jun 2010, 12:20
Answer is A.

B cannot be answer because of the extreme words used such as 'thorough' and 'must'. Red flag.

Hence A is the correct answer choice.
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New post 24 Jun 2010, 18:39
I would definitely choose A.

B is not correct. Its a trick answer. Given the passage alone, the proper conclusion is not that the only way to solve the problem is to teach technology better in school. There is no wording indicating this. It does suggest that technological issues are not taught well in school, but, again, this does not suggest that school is the only way to fix the problem.

A more properly gives the conclusion. Take for example the argument break down;

Technology education is getting worse.

Student coming out of school are more likely to be bad with technology than older adults.

Public referenda will involve technological issues.

Therefore, if all young people are to make informed decisions on public referenda, many of them must learn more about technology.

Notice that this is much more broad than B and better encompasses the information from the passage.

Could you please confirm the OA?

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New post 25 Jun 2010, 04:49
vote for A too... B talks about the mechanics of how the young people can be better trained...but the HOW part of it goes beyond the scope and can be concluded only when the prior conclusion of tech knowledge being an essential prerequisite for proper public referenda has been established.
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(A) If all young people are to make informed decisions on public referenda, many of them must learn more about technology.
Correct: This option clearly indicates that if Young people are entrusted with decisions on public refrenda, they must know about technology.
(B) Thorough studies of technological issues and innovations should be made a required part of the public and private school curriculum.
Incorrect: You may observe that the question stem states about age group of 18-24, and here we are talking of public/pvt schools. Another issues with the option is it brings Innovation into the picture. Technology and Innovation cannot be intermixed.Right !!
(C) It should be suggested that prospective voters attend applied science courses in order to acquire a minimal competency in technical matters.
Incorrect: Voters --> Out of Scope.
(D) If young people are not to be overly influenced by famous technocrats, they must increase their knowledge of pure science.
Incorrect: This option brings a new premise to the conclusion. i.e getting influenced by technocrats. Beware of this option as you may get caught by the second part, which is true.
(E) On public referenda issues, young people tend to confuse real or probable technologies with impossible ideals.
Incorrect: This can be an inference, but cannot qualify for conclusion.
I hope, I am able to make the reasoning..:)
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New post 28 Jun 2010, 19:52
how did u eliminate C?
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how did u eliminate C?


You can eliminate C because it says all voters require the technical education, while the passage is only concerned with the deficiency of young people's technical knowledge. It's out of scope.
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New post 18 Oct 2011, 03:33
A is correct.
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Clear A in my opinion. The OA has not been posted yet.
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New post 26 Dec 2011, 02:18
It has to be A
B ) cant be as it says nothing about public referendum, which is the main point.
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