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# As a genre, hip-hop is vastly underrated. While critics are

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As a genre, hip-hop is vastly underrated. While critics are right to question the violent and sometimes racist content of many hip-hop lyrics, as well as the mediocrity of some popular hip-hop, the genre as a whole should not be dismissed as worthless just because portions of its subgenres are potentially offensive or sub-par. The whole should never be judged by just one of its parts.
The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the passage above?
A. The first phrase contains a premise supporting the author’s conclusion, and the second phrase contradicts that conclusion
B. The first phrase is a reply to an argument, and the second phrase is the author’s conclusion.
C. The first phrase is the author’s conclusion, and the second phrase contains support for a premise.
D. The first phrase is an analogy supporting a premise, and the second phrase is that premise
E. The first phrase is an opinion, while the second phrase contains an unrelated conclusion.

can somebody explain me the options ?? I cant seem to understand them.
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26 Jun 2012, 08:05
Actually I have just started my preparations for GMAT so it would also be helpful if you can refer me to some book/notes which contain explanations for the above terms
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Congratulations on starting your GMAT prep!

The "conclusion" of the argument is the author's main point. You can identify it by keywords such as "therefore" or "thus," or by identifying a major opinion advanced by the author. In this case, the first sentence, that Hip-Hop is underrated, is the author's conclusion.

"Evidence", also known as "premises", are any and all points the author offers to support his or her conclusion. These are often data, facts, and numbers, but not necessarily. In this case, the last sentence justifies his conclusion that Hip-Hop is underrated: the reason he thinks so is that people judge hip-hop based on it's poor-quality parts, but you can't just a whole by just certain parts.

For that reason, (C) is correct.

There are plenty of ways to get more practice. The opening thread in this forum links to several free guides. Kaplan GMAT Premier has a comprehensive method and breakdown of question types. And, Kaplan's blog has lots of CR tips to help you out.

Good luck on your prep, and keep posting good questions!

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Prepare with Kaplan and save $150 on a course! Kaplan Reviews Senior Manager Status: Final Countdown Joined: 17 Mar 2010 Posts: 453 Location: India GPA: 3.82 WE: Account Management (Retail Banking) Re: Help needed to solve this question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 26 Jun 2012, 09:45 +1 for C The arguments starts with the conclusion and progresses that why the conclusion is stated , also he is giving his opinion in a premise about the conclusion that why the conclusion should not be generalize and hence hip-hop should not be dismissed ,and adds support to the premise for the same. _________________ " Make more efforts " Press Kudos if you liked my post e-GMAT Representative Joined: 02 Nov 2011 Posts: 2743 Re: Help needed to solve this question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 27 Jun 2012, 10:18 Dear Manimani, If you are looking for help on bold face section, then I recommend that you take our free trial. The entire Bold face concept and application file are available free of charge. You would also get a very nice explanation of the terms such as prediction, opinion, evaluation, belief etc. with regards to when they can be used interchangeably. Click the link below to start the free trial. https://e-gmat.com/secure/register_gc.php Regards, Rajat Sadana _________________ | '4 out of Top 5' Instructors on gmatclub | 70 point improvement guarantee | www.e-gmat.com Manager Joined: 15 Sep 2009 Posts: 210 Re: As a genre, hip-hop is vastly underrated. While critics are [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Jul 2012, 04:31 Straight C. First bolded is clearly author's conclusion. The second bolded provided some sort of support for the conclusion. Cheers, Der alte Fritz. _________________ +1 Kudos me - I'm half Irish, half Prussian. Intern Joined: 25 Mar 2012 Posts: 24 Re: Help needed to solve this question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 09 Jul 2012, 22:48 KapTeacherEli wrote: Hi manimani, Congratulations on starting your GMAT prep! The "conclusion" of the argument is the author's main point. You can identify it by keywords such as "therefore" or "thus," or by identifying a major opinion advanced by the author. In this case, the first sentence, that Hip-Hop is underrated, is the author's conclusion. "Evidence", also known as "premises", are any and all points the author offers to support his or her conclusion. These are often data, facts, and numbers, but not necessarily. In this case, the last sentence justifies his conclusion that Hip-Hop is underrated: the reason he thinks so is that people judge hip-hop based on it's poor-quality parts, but you can't just a whole by just certain parts. For that reason, (C) is correct. There are plenty of ways to get more practice. The opening thread in this forum links to several free guides. Kaplan GMAT Premier has a comprehensive method and breakdown of question types. And, Kaplan's blog has lots of CR tips to help you out. Good luck on your prep, and keep posting good questions! Regards, Hi, I got this question right. But generally i dont get bold face questions correct. Can you please tell me the rules and tricks to get the bold face questions correct ? I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. Kaplan GMAT Instructor Joined: 25 Aug 2009 Posts: 635 Location: Cambridge, MA Re: Help needed to solve this question [#permalink] ### Show Tags 10 Jul 2012, 12:03 1 Desperate123 wrote: KapTeacherEli wrote: Hi manimani, Congratulations on starting your GMAT prep! The "conclusion" of the argument is the author's main point. You can identify it by keywords such as "therefore" or "thus," or by identifying a major opinion advanced by the author. In this case, the first sentence, that Hip-Hop is underrated, is the author's conclusion. "Evidence", also known as "premises", are any and all points the author offers to support his or her conclusion. These are often data, facts, and numbers, but not necessarily. In this case, the last sentence justifies his conclusion that Hip-Hop is underrated: the reason he thinks so is that people judge hip-hop based on it's poor-quality parts, but you can't just a whole by just certain parts. For that reason, (C) is correct. There are plenty of ways to get more practice. The opening thread in this forum links to several free guides. Kaplan GMAT Premier has a comprehensive method and breakdown of question types. And, Kaplan's blog has lots of CR tips to help you out. Good luck on your prep, and keep posting good questions! Regards, Hi, I got this question right. But generally i dont get bold face questions correct. Can you please tell me the rules and tricks to get the bold face questions correct ? I would appreciate it. Thanks in advance. The trick is to start with the conclusion. Every Bold Face argument will have one (or two, if two people are arguing!). Once you've spotted it, you can work backwards from there. Use keywords-- "thus, since, however, even though"--to figure out how each sentence relates back to the conclusion, whether it's supporting it, citing opposition to it, making conclusions that lead to it, providing examples of it, etc., etc. Once you know what all the lines of the argument do (and you SHOULD figure out all of them, not just the bold, to avoid trap choices!) you can predict the roles of the two bolded statements and pick the correct answer. I hope this helps! Regards, _________________ Eli Meyer Kaplan Teacher http://www.kaptest.com/GMAT Prepare with Kaplan and save$150 on a course!

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The first part is the conclusion and the second part is a subsidiary conclusion, which in this case works as a premise.
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manimani wrote:
As a genre, hip-hop is vastly underrated. While critics are right to question the violent and sometimes racist content of many hip-hop lyrics, as well as the mediocrity of some popular hip-hop, the genre as a whole should not be dismissed as worthless just because portions of its subgenres are potentially offensive or sub-par. The whole should never be judged by just one of its parts.
The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the passage above?
A. The first phrase contains a premise supporting the author’s conclusion, and the second phrase contradicts that conclusion
B. The first phrase is a reply to an argument, and the second phrase is the author’s conclusion.
C. The first phrase is the author’s conclusion, and the second phrase contains support for a premise.
D. The first phrase is an analogy supporting a premise, and the second phrase is that premise
E. The first phrase is an opinion, while the second phrase contains an unrelated conclusion.

can somebody explain me the options ?? I cant seem to understand them.
Thanks

#1: The conclusion of the argument (A fact stated by the author)
Premise: The argument goes on explaining what are the bad cases in the HIP-HOP genre and why it should not be judged based on these sub-genres.
#2: Provides support of the premises stated above.

So now, we've got our anchors on the two boldface parts. #1 is conclusion and #2 supports the premises.
Answer choice C is a perfect fit.
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manimani wrote:
As a genre, hip-hop is vastly underrated. While critics are right to question the violent and sometimes racist content of many hip-hop lyrics, as well as the mediocrity of some popular hip-hop, the genre as a whole should not be dismissed as worthless just because portions of its subgenres are potentially offensive or sub-par. The whole should never be judged by just one of its parts.
The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the passage above?
A. The first phrase contains a premise supporting the author’s conclusion, and the second phrase contradicts that conclusion
B. The first phrase is a reply to an argument, and the second phrase is the author’s conclusion.
C. The first phrase is the author’s conclusion, and the second phrase contains support for a premise.
D. The first phrase is an analogy supporting a premise, and the second phrase is that premise
E. The first phrase is an opinion, while the second phrase contains an unrelated conclusion.

can somebody explain me the options ?? I cant seem to understand them.
Thanks

The most important part of this question is to find the conclusion. Check this out, we have an intermediate conclusion which will act as a premise and a real conclusion or final conclusion which is the conclusion we are most familiarized with.

1) Is it Hip hop is underrated because the whole should never be judged by just one of its parts? or
2) The whole should never be judged by just one of its parts because Hip Hop is underrated?

I think 1 sounds pretty nice here, so this is our conclusion

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