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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.
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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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.

Two conclusions, a conclusion that the author disagrees with, and the author's 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.
While this is a conclusion, it is not the author's 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.
Looks good. The first is a conclusion, the second is the the basis for the author's conclusion.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
While the first is a conclusion the author disagrees with, the second statement is not the main conclusion. The author bases the conclusion on the information in the second bolded statement.

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.
The first is a conclusion, 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.
The first is a conclusion, not support for a conclusion.

Therefore, I believe the correct answer choice is B.

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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.

Fairly Simple question, before moving to the answer choices, let's analyze the question stem.
First, the argument is discussing the proponent's view and states its conclusion:- the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
The argument then starts stating evidence against the proponent's conclusion by stating:- given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern-day sport, lack of technological advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.


Then the argument states the main conclusion: - Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

Now, let's move to the POE.


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.
This is incorrect as the First BF is not the main conclusion of the argument, it is the conclusion of the proponents.

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.
This is correct. It matches our prethinking.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
This is incorrect as the second BF is not the main conclusion, it is evidence presented to support 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.
Now, this one is tricky, but carefully look at the first line, it says that it is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion. If you do the therefore test, this falls apart as as the main conclusion says - those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. and the first BF states therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. It is in fact the other way around. Hence it is incorrect.

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.
This is incorrect as the 1st BF is not supporting the main conclusion of the argument.

Hence for all the reasons stated above, THE ANSWER IS B.
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Answer is Option B since it clearly states the purpose of the highlighted area

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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.

the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator: This is the conclusion of the view that is gaining popularity
lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today: This is a premise that supports the author's conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
First is not the main 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.
Correct

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
Second is not the 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 used as a view gaining popularity and the main conclusion opposed this view

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 does not support the main conclusion

Option B

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Primary conclusion : The role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator

Main Conclusion : Those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

The author argues in favor of the main conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
As shown above, the first is not the main conclusion and in fact stands opposed to the main argument

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.
It is apt to call the second a consideration rather than an evidence because the author says "lack of technical advancements MAY outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today"

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
The second is not the main conclusion of the argument. It is rather a statement in favor of 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.
The second is certainly not evidence as explained in (B)

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.
This says that the two boldfaces are on the same side whereas they aren't

Answer is (B)
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In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

Before we evaluate the option. Lets write down the conclusions in the argument.
Conclusion 1: the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
Argument's Main conclusion: Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Evidence provided to support 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.

Considering above parts. Only Option B will fit the argument bold face descriptions.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - Incorrect First is not the main conclusion of the passage.
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. - Correct. The option correctly articulates the role of the two bold face. As described above.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - Incorrect. Second is not the main conclusion. It supports 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. - Incorrect. First is not a consideration but a conclusion.
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. - Incorrect. First is not used to support the main conclusion of the argument.
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IMO Answer is B

from first three lines we have the following:

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.

so, first bold line is the conclusion of the view of the proponents and not the main conclusion. based on this we can eliminate, A,D and E
Out of B and C,

from the next three lines we know that the final conclusion is Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink., what author wants us to believe.
so, the other bold statement is supporting the conclusion, or the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.

so, answer is B
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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.
first is not the main conclusion of the argument it is an intermediate conclusion that teh argument seeks to 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.
Correct answer that the first is the sub conclusion that the argument seeks tot oppose and the second is the consideration to support that the those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink that is the main conclusion
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
The fisrt is the conclusion that teh argument seeks to oppose but the second is not he 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.
The first is a sub conclusion which is opposed by the argument as a whole, so this point is other way around.
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. the first is the anti conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose
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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.
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.


[claim] coaches relying on X are overdoing… [premise] bc pros are already skilled…
[1-bold/claim/con] proponents conclude that coach must be mgr and facilitator…
[xpremise] no pro is flawless in technique, however skilled…
[2-bold/xclaim] lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today…
[main con] those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink…

A. first is not claim.
C. second is not main.
D. second is not a fact, its a claim.
E. first doesnt support main.

Answer (B).
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The first bold sentence is the main conclusion of the argument and the second boldface sentence is the premise which opposes the main conclusion

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

Answer should be A.
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B has to be the answer.

First is a conclusion and second is a consideration.

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Conclusion : soft coaching methods should not be adopted and rather coaches should be people manager and should bring in more technological methods to improve caliber.

So 2nd is clearly not the conclusion of the argument, by which Option B,C are out.
First boldface has been used to oppose the main conclusion which says people are thinking of bringing soft coaching which should not be used.
second boldface support the conclusion
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SUMMARY - international coaches are overdoing their job. the role of a coach must be more of a people manager ( Conclusion by others) . That is not the case (Includes 2nd Bold faced). Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. (Author conclusion)

Prethinking - First face - conclusion by others(against author's opinion) and Second face - Support for main conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - First is not the main 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. Correct, Matches prethinking
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. 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. 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 against the main conclusion

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To easily understand the author’s argument, I usually put myself into his shoes and wonder about why I need to tell all these words. What is my main message? How am I going to support my message? What am I apposing to with this message?

While solving Boldface questions, it is important to differentiate the conclusion of the author from the other conclusions. As soon as we find the author’s conclusion we find the evidence he is using to support his view. Subsequently, dissecting the stimulus into parts will become easier. The author is mainly talking about a recent popular view, thereby pointing out to its drawbacks and opposing to it.

Author’s conclusion: Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Author’s reasoning 1: No sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions.
Author’s reasoning 2: Lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today

Conclusion opposed by the author: The role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
Reasoning for this conclusion: The professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform

After the dissection, we can see that the author is against softer coaching. The second boldface is his reasoning for why softer coaching should not be practiced. The first boldface is the conclusion of softer coaching’s proponents. Hence, the second boldface is the author’s reasoning against the first boldface containing the conclusion of proponents. With that in mind let’s analyze answer choices:

A. Not the first but the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

C. The second is not conclusion, but the line of reasoning.

D. The first boldface is not a consideration, but conclusion. The second is not evidence, but conclusion.

E. The first boldface is not in line with the main conclusion.

B. Indeed the author opposes to the first boldface. The second is indeed a consideration (line of reasoning) supporting the main conclusion. Bingo!

Hence B
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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.

First boldface: this is a conclusion of the argument which is opposed by the argument in the passage.
Second boldface: Supports main conclusion of the argument

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.
The first is NOT the main conclusion of the passage. Incorrect.

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 first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose and the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. Correct

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
The second is NOT the main conclusion of the argument Incorrect

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.
The first is a conclusion and not a consideration and second is NOT a evidence. Incorrect

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.
The first is NOT used to support the main conclusion of the argument but is a conclusion that the argument opposes. Incorrect

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E IMO

I was stuck between B and E. Below are my reasons to eliminate each choice

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
First is not the main conclusion, but the conclusion of the view that coaches overdo their jobs and must be more of a people manager and facilitator

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.
A bit difficult to eliminate, but I think author doesn't say that coaches should not be people manager and facilitators, but she just says that the proponents of the view must rethink about coaches providing soft training.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
Same as above. Moreover 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.
First part is wrong. First doesn't oppose the main conclusion of the argument. Instead author disagrees with the view.

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. The first sets a context of the argument in which author says that she doesn't agree with the view. So, by setting the context for author to draw her conclusion, first does support the main conclusion of the argument. The second is a premise/consideration to support the main conclusion of the argument - which is the last sentence that proponents must rethink.
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Here, the first boldface is a conclusion that is being opposed by the main conclusion.
Second Boldface is the consideration that is supporting the main conclusion.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. First is not the main 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. This is correct
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. 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. Second is not the evidence
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 used to support the 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. 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. - The first is not the main conclusion of the passage, it is an intermediate conclusion which is used as a premise in the argument to draw the main conclusion later; DISCARD
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. - This sounds correct; First is a conclusion obviously (conclusion marker "therefore" is present before it; the second Bold face is a consideration to support the main conclusion (Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.)
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - The second is not the main conclusion as stated in option B
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; the first is a intermediate conclusion 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. - The first statement is not supporting the main conclusion.
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Deconstructing argument-

In Sentence 1 author mentions a popular view, for which he provides premise and finally a conclusion(BF-1) in 2nd sentence.

In sentence 3, 'aspect such proponents miss' suggests that author is not on board with the conclusion of last sentence and therefore he gives his viewpoint/opinion(BF-2) to justify it.

Last sentence is author's conclusion. Hence clearly BF-1 is the counter-conclsion.

Only option B has the correct combo.
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