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Re: Advertisers typically use associated images [#permalink]

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chetan2u wrote:
sahilhanda wrote:
Advertisers typically use associated images rather than rational argument to pitch a health-oriented or dietary product, working on the average person's insecurities about physical appeal and strengthening our society's growing obsession with youth. As a result, most consumers choose their health purchases on the basis of unconscious and false expectations. It is no wonder that so many Americans today feel disappointed with the reality of their lives and unfulfilled as human beings.

The reader's ability to assess the reasonableness of the writer's claim above would be significantly enhanced by knowledge of all the following EXCEPT:

a. the methods by which false expectations are raised and manipulated by advertising for health-oriented or dietary products
b. the ways in which decisions are made about what type of advertising is used to market a specific product
c. the extent to which the average consumer is actually obsessed with retaining a youthful appearance
d. the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today
e. the processes by which most consumers actually make a decision to buy one product rather than a competing one



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ONLY B and C are strong contenders-- A, D and E, can straight way be eliminated

B. the ways in which decisions are made about what type of advertising is used to market a specific product
We are talking of effect of this advertisements and content of it..
It doesn't matter how the advertisers home on to a particular type of advertising..


C. the extent to which the average consumer is actually obsessed with retaining a youthful appearance
This is mentioned as a reason for people believing in these advertisements. The more the Obsession, the more likely to get swayed by these ads..
so can be eliminated


ans B



Hi chetan2u,

Can you let explain why we can eliminate A, D and E?

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chetan2u wrote:
sahilhanda wrote:
Advertisers typically use associated images rather than rational argument to pitch a health-oriented or dietary product, working on the average person's insecurities about physical appeal and strengthening our society's growing obsession with youth. As a result, most consumers choose their health purchases on the basis of unconscious and false expectations. It is no wonder that so many Americans today feel disappointed with the reality of their lives and unfulfilled as human beings.

The reader's ability to assess the reasonableness of the writer's claim above would be significantly enhanced by knowledge of all the following EXCEPT:

a. the methods by which false expectations are raised and manipulated by advertising for health-oriented or dietary products
b. the ways in which decisions are made about what type of advertising is used to market a specific product
c. the extent to which the average consumer is actually obsessed with retaining a youthful appearance
d. the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today
e. the processes by which most consumers actually make a decision to buy one product rather than a competing one



Hi,
ONLY B and C are strong contenders-- A, D and E, can straight way be eliminated

B. the ways in which decisions are made about what type of advertising is used to market a specific product
We are talking of effect of this advertisements and content of it..
It doesn't matter how the advertisers home on to a particular type of advertising..


C. the extent to which the average consumer is actually obsessed with retaining a youthful appearance
This is mentioned as a reason for people believing in these advertisements. The more the Obsession, the more likely to get swayed by these ads..
so can be eliminated


ans B



Hi chetan2u,

Can you let explain why we can eliminate A, D and E?


Hi,

the argument says -
the advertising companies are taking advantage of people's insecurities about health related risks and sell products by showing some images rather than some rational reasoning on the products.
People buy products looking at those images of healthy models and in the end become disappointed .....


Which of the following if known to the reader would be helpful in assessing the reasonableness of the writer's claim/argument EXCEPT:
The choices should be related to the premises or reasoning given in the argument

lets see A, D and E

a. the methods by which false expectations are raised and manipulated by advertising for health-oriented or dietary products
The argument speaks of people getting carried away by images and claims by the ad. This choice would tell us the reader to assess the argument over the efficiency of methods used by ad agency

d. the depth of personal disappointment and lack of individual fulfillment to be found in most American lives today
Since the argument speaks of disappointment in life of americans, this choice would help in understanding the levels of disappointment due to these issues.
Again related to the argument


e. the processes by which most consumers actually make a decision to buy one product rather than a competing one
The argument speaks that the ads trap the consumers to buy their products. this choice would tell us what does a consumer look into the ads before buying a product
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I think B and D are actually both possible correct answer choices, but between the two, B has little or no influence on understanding why most Americans feel disappointed.

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