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New post 16 Jul 2019, 09:12
After reading the argument.

Analysis
1st statement --> intermediate conclusion
2nd statement --> premise for the main conclusion.

POE
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A - 1st statement is not the main conclusion --> incorrect
B - hold
C- 2nd statement is premise, not conclusion --> incorrect
D - hold
E - 1st statement is opposing the main conclusion --> incorrect

B, D remains.

I am inclined towards B as 1st statement is referred as a conclusion and 2nd statement is taken as premise.

Marking B as the answer.
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

Bold Face (BF) 1:
the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator: (1) It is conclusion of the popular view described by the author (2) Author opposes this view.

BF 2:
lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today: (1) premise/intermediate conclusion used by the author to support the main conclusion.

BF1 and BF2 are in opposite direction to each other.

Answer : B

The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose: Yes. As mentioned BF1 is (1) It is conclusion of the popular view described by the author (2) Author opposes this view.

the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.: Yes. As mentioned BF2 is (1) premise/intermediate conclusion used by the author to support the main conclusion.
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Conclusion: those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
B1: against conclusion
B2: favors conclusion

Hence, answer is D.
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New post 16 Jul 2019, 09:34
The first sentence sets up who is arguing for the conclusion (which is presented in the second sentence). The "therefore" also helps indicate that this is a conclusion (remove D and E as options). The next sentence talks about the "crucial aspect such proponents miss" indicating that the rest of the paragraph will be discussing what is flaws about the conclusion presented initially.

This indicates that the first conclusion is not the main conclusion of the passage (remove A as an option). C cannot be true as the bolded sentence is meant to be an argument which "those arguing for (the first, bolded, conclusion)" must take into consideration. This also indicates that the bolded sentence in an argument for the main conclusion that the author is trying to make.

Answer - B
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Answer is B
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
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Main conclusion of the argument is "those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."

BF1 is a intermediate conclusion but goes against the main conclusion.
BF2 is a strong openion in support of the main conclusion.

Matching these two findings, option B is the correct statement.

The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.-out, as the second doesn't oppose.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.- out, as the argument doesn't seek to oppose the first one.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. -out, as the argument doesn't seek to oppose the first one and second is not the main conclusion.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. -out, as the first is not used to oppose and second is not evidence also.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. -correct, as the first one is supporting the main conclusion and the second is also used as consideration to support the main conclusion.

So, the correct answer choice is (E)
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A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - it is clear from the passage that the first statement is opposed by the author.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - The second statement is a main conclusion, not a consideration presented to support the main conclusion
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - Correct answer
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. -it is clear from the passage that the first statement is opposed by the author.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - it is clear from the passage that the first statement is opposed by the author.

The answer is C
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IMO B; ; first conclusion ; the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator
lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today

The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument

A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
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Counter Conclusion or consideration: the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator

Premise to support the main conclusion: lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today

D is correct.
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

Main conclusion is:
strict training is better than softer coaching.

1st statement: After all says that it is talking opposite of something previously said. And this is opposing the conclusion.

2nd statement: this is one of the reason why softer coaching is not recommended. So this is supporting the conclusion.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
Incorrect. second is just evidence or consideration. but not opposing the 1st statement

B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
First is not a conclusion.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
second is just evidence or consideration. Not conclusion.

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
This seems correct.

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
First is not supporting the main conclusion.

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Quite confusing
A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. (main conclusion) A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. (secondary premise)
Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. (sub-conclusion)

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. (correct)
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. (first is main conclusion)
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. (First is main conclusion)
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. (not true )
The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. (First is main conclusion)

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I selected B because first BF is conclusion that goes against main conclusion and second BF is consideration supporting main conclusion
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. - Claim1
After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform - Reason for claim above
; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. - Conclusion1
A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; - Claim2
furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport,- reasoning
lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. - Conclusion2
Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. - Main conclusion

First is a conclusion that argument opposes, so either B or C
and 2nd favors main conclusion.
Hence B
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The correct answer is B.

The first part of the argument talks about view held by many that international coaches who emphasize strict training regimes to improve techniques of sportsmen are overdoing it. The first boldface thus acts as the conclusion for that view by saying that a coach ought to be more of a people manager.

The second part of the argument opposed this view and concluded that those who hold the view in favor of softer coaching must rethink. The second boldface which states that lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow a competitive sportsman today clearly presents a consideration which supports the the authors main conclusion.

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A and E can be eliminated because first bold face is not conclusion of the argument rather it goes against the main conclusion. C can be eliminated because 2nd bold face is not main conclusion but supporting premise of author's conclusion. D can be eliminated based on the fact that 1st bold face is not consideration but critics conclusion, which starts with "therefore". With POE, I chose B
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New post 17 Jul 2019, 03:59
Answer B


FB- Author's main conclusion is opposing this.

S.B- This is the evidence for main conclusion
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New post 17 Jul 2019, 05:07
B it's is for me let's get to POE

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.

First is not.main conclusion

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

Second is not.main conclusion


D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.


First is not a consideration

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.


First is not.supportijg main conclusion

B it is !!!

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In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. ANSWER
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.

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