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The director of a secondary school where many students were [#permalink]
15 Apr 2010, 14:02
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The director of a secondary school where many students were having severe academic problems impaneled a committee to study the matter. The committee reported that these students were having academic problems because they spent large amounts of time on school sports and too little time studying. The director then prohibited all students who were having academic problems from taking part in sports in which they were active. He stated that this would ensure that such students would do well academically. The reasoning on which the director bases his statement is not sound because he fails to establish that (A) some students who spend time on sports do not have academic problems (B) all students who do well academically do so because of time saved by not participating in sports (C) at least some of the time the students will save by not participating in sports will be spent on solving their academic problems (D) no students who do well academically spend time on sports (E) the quality of the school’s sports program would not suffer as a result of the ban
The reasoning on which the director bases his statement is not sound because he fails to establish that------ B) all students who do well academically do so because of time saved by not participating in sports >> with out establishing this, there will not be enough support for the director's statement that this would ensure that such students would do well academically
Looks like the OA is C. I got confused between B and C. B indeed looks a good choice. I dropped C because it more problem solving does not correlate with doing better, at least not stated explicitly in the text. So, this answer could be reached by invalidating B. Anyone, how can we do that?
hmmm...I might be wrong about the explicit connection mentioned here. The text mentions: "these students were having academic problems because .... and too little time studying." In that case, C is the better answer.
also, just noticed that B mentions "sports" and premise holds only for "school sports." Could this be the reason to avoid B?
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