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A study of kindergarten students has shown that children from households that own many books, an average of 54 books, show average or high reading achievement levels, while the households of children with lower reading achievement levels tend to own fewer books, 5 books on average.

What additional information would strengthen the assertion that parents who don`t buy children`s books to keep in the home cause their children to fall behind their peers in reading skills?


A. Many of the books in the homes of the high achieving readers from the study were advanced science textbooks that were stored out of reach of the children.

B. When children have books of their own, they develop more advanced reading skills because adults are more likely to read to them regularly.

C. The children in the study all had unlimited access to thousands of elementary school library books.

D. Children whose parents buy them books feel happier about their lives.

E. The non-school hours of every child in the study were entirely filled with sports activities, television watching, and playing with friends.

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A study of kindergarten students has shown that children from households that own many books, an average of 54 books, show average or high reading achievement levels, while the households of children with lower reading achievement levels tend to own fewer books, 5 books on average.


Logical gap :
Children from households that own many books show average or high reading achievement levels, while the households of children with lower reading achievement levels tend to own fewer books. But, what if the children from households that own many books have aversion to reading ?

B. When children have books of their own, they develop more advanced reading skills because adults are more likely to read to them regularly. --> Correct, fills the logical gap, and thus strengthens the claim

Hence, B.
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the argument cites a correlation between having books in the house and reading achievement, and claims this implies causation between the two. However, correlation does not necessitate causation on its own - we need a data point which will give us a reason that links having books in the house and reading achievement. B does exactly this: B. When children have books of their own, they develop more advanced reading skills because adults are more likely to read to them regularly.

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B wins the race as it strengthens the claim that more books in the house improves the reading comprehension level of the students
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A study of kindergarten students has shown that children from households that own many books, an average of 54 books, show average or high reading achievement levels, while the households of children with lower reading achievement levels tend to own fewer books, 5 books on average.

A. Many of the books in the homes of the high achieving readers from the study were advanced science textbooks that were stored out of reach of the children. - Weakens, since the students do not have the reach it does not effect to have more books

B. When children have books of their own, they develop more advanced reading skills because adults are more likely to read to them regularly. - Correct. Strengthens

C. The children in the study all had unlimited access to thousands of elementary school library books. - Weakens. When all students had unlimited access then households that have many books will not have any effect.

D. Children whose parents buy them books feel happier about their lives. - Out of scope.

E. The non-school hours of every child in the study were entirely filled with sports activities, television watching, and playing with friends. - Weakens. It means the no. of books in the households have no effect.
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