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Although elementary school children have traditionally received considerable instruction in creating visual art, there has been no such instruction in music. Consequently, in contrast to the situation for visual art, most people as adults do not recognize the artistic intention of composes. To remedy this situation, a few educators now recommend teaching elementary schools students to compose music.

Which of the following, if true, is the strongest basis for arguing that implementation of the recommendation will not lead to the desired result?

A) Few elementary schools students are likely to create superior compositions.

B) Traditional education facilitates the appreciation of visual art, but not the recognition of the artistic intentions of artists.

C) More people report that they enjoy music than report that they enjoy visual art.

D) Some composers have had little formal instruction in composition.

E) The recommendation is based on the results of a controlled longitudinal study conducted in three schools within a single city.

Originally posted by prakash111687 on 18 Jun 2012, 06:34.
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The argument calls for making music education part of the elementary school curriculum. Why? In order for adults to discern the artistic intentions behind composers. The basis for this conclusion: elementary schools currently teach visual art to students. The missing link here is that the visual arts education students receive helps them, later in life, to discern the artistic motivations of visual artists. Without this nugget of information the argument does not hold true.

A) Few elementary schools students are likely to create superior compositions.

The argument focuses on the ability of adults to discern a composer's intent.

B) Traditional education facilitates the appreciation of visual art, but not the recognition of the artistic intentions of artists. ANSWER

This answer choice here addresses the fact that learning about visual art and understanding a composer's intention are not the same. Were a simple visual arts education sufficient for understanding a visual artist's intent, then the proposed plan of instituting a music curriculum would make more sense.

C) More people report that they enjoy music than report that they enjoy visual art.

Does not relate to the argument.

D) Some composers have had little formal instruction in composition.

Out of scope.

E) The recommendation is based on the results of a controlled longitudinal study conducted in three schools within a single city.

While suggesting a limited sample size, this answer choice does not address the assumption in the argument.
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prakash111687 wrote:
Although elementary school children have traditionally received considerable instruction in creating visual art, there has been no such instruction in music. Consequently, in contrast to the situation for visual art, most people as adults do not recognize the artistic intention of composes. To remedy this situation, a few educators now recommend teaching elementary schools students to compose music.

Which of the following, if true, is the strongest basis for arguing that implementation of the recommendation will not lead to the desired result?

A) Few elementary schools students are likely to create superior compositions.

B) Traditional education facilitates the appreciation of visual art, but not the recognition of the artistic intentions of artists.

C) More people report that they enjoy music than report that they enjoy visual art.

D) Some composers have had little formal instruction in composition.

E) The recommendation is based on the results of a controlled longitudinal study conducted in three schools within a single city.


Argument :
most people as adults do not recognize the artistic intention of composes. To overcome the problem, few educators now recommend teaching elementary schools students to compose music.

Prethinking :
we have to find option which raises doubt on the validity of plan. Anything which say either the plan is not possible or plan wont have desired effect.

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A) Few elementary schools students are likely to create superior compositions.
Incorrect - Out of scope. How students create composition will not address the problem in plate.

B) Traditional education facilitates the appreciation of visual art, but not the recognition of the artistic intentions of artists.
Correct - This make sense. It say implementation of plan will not give desired result, since traditional system is not supportive. Make sense as weakner

C) More people report that they enjoy music than report that they enjoy visual art.
Incorrect - Out of scope. It talks about Students liking does not talk about the validity of plan

D) Some composers have had little formal instruction in composition.
Incorrect - Argument is concern about "most people as adults do not recognize the artistic intention of composes" not about formal instruction in composition.

E) The recommendation is based on the results of a controlled longitudinal study conducted in three schools within a single city
Incorrect - Opposite effect. It says that, recommendation is well studied. this information (if at else) may act as strengthener not as weakener.

Answer : B
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ChrisLele wrote:
The argument calls for making music education part of the elementary school curriculum. Why? In order for adults to discern the artistic intentions behind composers. The basis for this conclusion: elementary schools currently teach visual art to students. The missing link here is that the visual arts education students receive helps them, later in life, to discern the artistic motivations of visual artists. Without this nugget of information the argument does not hold true.

A) Few elementary schools students are likely to create superior compositions.

The argument focuses on the ability of adults to discern a composer's intent.

B) Traditional education facilitates the appreciation of visual art, but not the recognition of the artistic intentions of artists. ANSWER

This answer choice here addresses the fact that learning about visual art and understanding a composer's intention are not the same. Were a simple visual arts education sufficient for understanding a visual artist's intent, then the proposed plan of instituting a music curriculum would make more sense.

C) More people report that they enjoy music than report that they enjoy visual art.

Does not relate to the argument.

D) Some composers have had little formal instruction in composition.

Out of scope.

E) The recommendation is based on the results of a controlled longitudinal study conducted in three schools within a single city.

While suggesting a limited sample size, this answer choice does not address the assumption in the argument.


I somehow dont agree because of the word ' contrast'. It tells us that the visual arts classes does appreciate visual art
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man, I really need to read the argument more actively. I miss the word "not" in the stem. In gmat questions, stem are rarely used to find the answer. This is not true in this case.
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hello, I need help. I have a question.
In gmat, the questions will ask sth in a positive voice, but in the argument (or the conclusion), it is a passive voice?
If so, things really get on my nerve
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Although elementary school children have traditionally received considerable instruction in creating visual art, there has been no such instruction in music. Consequently, in contrast to the situation for visual art, most people as adults do not recognize the artistic intention of composes. To remedy this situation, a few educators now recommend teaching elementary schools students to compose music.

Which of the following, if true, is the strongest basis for arguing that implementation of the recommendation will not lead to the desired result?

A) Few elementary schools students are likely to create superior compositions.

B) Traditional education facilitates the appreciation of visual art, but not the recognition of the artistic intentions of artists.

C) More people report that they enjoy music than report that they enjoy visual art.

D) Some composers have had little formal instruction in composition.

E) The recommendation is based on the results of a controlled longitudinal study conducted in three schools within a single city.

But the argument itself says "In contrast to the situation for visual art,most people donot recognise the artistic intentions of composers"

So doesnot B goes against the argument?
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