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To improve the physical fitness of its students,
School District 4 instituted a policy whereby
students would be given extra credit in physical
education for extracurricular athletic activities.
School officials call the program a success,
since participation in after school sports has
doubled since the program was instituted.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously
weakens the claim of the school officials?
(A) Most students who joined after school
sports did so only to get extra credit.
(B) Most children who are in poor physical
condition cannot be persuaded to join
after school sports by such an incentive
program.
(C) Few students who joined after school
sports during the extra credit program will
continue to play the sport after the school
year ends.
(D) Most of the new athletes are students
who had never before participated in after
school sports.
(E) Fitness set show no significant
improvement in the physical condition of
students after they join after school
sports.
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11 Jan 2008, 11:27
E because

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To improve the physical fitness of its students,
School District 4 instituted a policy whereby
students would be given extra credit in physical
education for extracurricular athletic activities.
School officials call the program a success,
since participation in after school sports has
doubled since the program was instituted.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously
weakens the claim of the school officials?

The program is designed to improve physical fitness. It's been called a success. E tells us that physical fitness hasn't really improved, even if the number of kids playing sports has doubled.
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11 Jan 2008, 11:36
JCLEONES wrote:
To improve the physical fitness of its students,
School District 4 instituted a policy whereby
students would be given extra credit in physical
education for extracurricular athletic activities.
School officials call the program a success,
since participation in after school sports has
doubled since the program was instituted.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously
weakens the claim of the school officials?
(A) Most students who joined after school
sports did so only to get extra credit.
(B) Most children who are in poor physical
condition cannot be persuaded to join
after school sports by such an incentive
program.
(C) Few students who joined after school
sports during the extra credit program will
continue to play the sport after the school
year ends.
(D) Most of the new athletes are students
who had never before participated in after
school sports.
(E) Fitness set show no significant
improvement in the physical condition of
students after they join after school
sports.

A: strengthens
B: irrelevant
C: the fact the students will continue to play is irrelevant
D: strengthens

E: if no improvement then the plan has failed. Remember this is the objective: "To improve the physical fitness of its students,School District 4 instituted a policy whereby students would be given extra credit in physical education for extracurricular athletic activities."
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11 Jan 2008, 15:49
should be E. Basically we want to show that just because enrollement in the program increased, doesnt mean the kids are any better off. They could have just joined and done nothing.

A is close because it almost hits the nail on the head, but it leaves open the possibility that even though the kids only joined for extra credit, it doesnt mean that they didnt participate and get more fit.
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11 Jan 2008, 20:43
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13 Jan 2008, 07:00
whats the OA?
E for me too.
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