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As the United States demonstrated during its early development, it is

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As the United States demonstrated during its early development, it is not enough for citizens that they also know how exercise those rights. Access to formal education was one necessary component that helped the U.S. citizenry to learn how to exercise its rights. Therefore, in order for a democracy to function successfully, its citizens must have access to a formal education.

The author develops the argument by


(A) using an analogy to establish a precedent for planned future event

(B) illustrating differences in the requirements for the functioning of a democracy depending upon the democracy in question

(C) introducing an example that illustrates a common principle

(D) forming a hypothesis that explains apparently contradictory pieces of evidence

(E) supplying an alternative explanation for a known phenomenon

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Originally posted by vad3tha on 22 Jul 2014, 23:12.
Last edited by Bunuel on 03 Nov 2018, 04:41, edited 1 time in total.
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The author develops the argument by

(A) using an analogy to establish a precedent for planned future event
(B) illustrating differences in the requirements for the functioning of a democracy depending upon the democracy in question
(C) introducing an example that illustrates a common principle
(D) forming a hypothesis that explains apparently contradictory pieces of evidence
(E) supplying an alternative explanation for a known phenomenon

(A) -> I doubt it is an analogy, even if, there is no concrete future event.
(B) -> "depending upon the democracy in question" ... oos
(C) -> example: usa before and after. is it illustrating a commong principle? Yeah.
(D) "contradictory pieces of evidence" no?
(E) "alternative" ??? no.
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As the United States demonstrated during its early development, it is not enough for citizens that they also know how exercise those rights. Access to formal education was one necessary component that helped the U.S. citizenry to learn how to exercise its rights. Therefore, in order for a democracy to function successfully, its citizens must have access to a formal education.

The author develops the argument by

(A) using an analogy to establish a precedent for planned future event - No future event is discussed only a General claim is made.
(B) illustrating differences in the requirements for the functioning of a democracy depending upon the democracy in question - No Differences or comparison are shown.
(C) introducing an example that illustrates a common principle - Correct.
(D) forming a hypothesis that explains apparently contradictory pieces of evidence - No hypothesis but a premise is used. Moreover no Contradictory info is said.
(E) supplying an alternative explanation for a known phenomenon - No alternative explanation is given.

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Hi,

I'll try to explain..

the Q is..

As the United States demonstrated during its early development, it is not enough for citizens simply to have rights; the successful functioning of a democracy requires that they also know how to exercise those rights. Access to formal education was one necessary component that helped the U.S. citizenry learn how to exercise its rights. Therefore, in order for a democracy to function successfully, its citizens must have access to a formal education.

main crux is;- US has shown that formal education is must for smooth functioning of democracy as peopple become aware of their rights..

The author develops the argument by

(A) using an analogy to establish a precedent for a planned future event
yes quite close.. It is indeed an analogy on previoue event and present democracy..
But the giveaway is " planned future event"..
we are talking of democracy in general and not some planned event


(B) illustrating differences in the requirements for the functioning of a democracy depending upon the democracy in question
out of context.. there are no differences being talked of..

(C) introducing an example that illustrates a common principle
this fits in properly..
US democracy is an example and the successful running of democracies is the common principle


(D) forming a hypothesis that explains apparently contradictory pieces of evidence
out of context.. no hypothesis is being talked of and no contradictory pieces are produced

(E) supplying an alternate explanation for a known phenomenon
there is no alternate explanation.. rather the author follows the same line of reasoning

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As the United States demonstrated during its early development, it is not enough for citizens simply to have the rights; the successful functioning of a democracy requires that they also know how to exercise those rights. Access to formal education was one necessary component that helped the U.S. citizenry to learn how to exercise its rights. Therefore, in order for a democracy to function successfully, its citizens must have access to a formal education.

The author develops the argument by?

Last statement is the conclusion: The author concludes that formal education is necessary in general for a democracy to be successful, and to support the conclusion uses the evidence - it happened this way in United States.

(A) using an analogy to establish a precedent for planned future event --> Wrong: There isn't anything as "planned future event" ....the author concludes with the general statement
(B) illustrating differences in the requirements for the functioning of a democracy depending upon the democracy in question --> wrong: this not said in the argument
(C) introducing an example that illustrates a common principle --> Correct: the argument did introduce an example and then used that to conclude a general principle
(D) forming a hypothesis that explains apparently contradictory pieces of evidence --> Wrong: there aren't any contradictory things in the argument
(E) supplying an alternative explanation for a known phenomenon --> Wrong: the author doesn't supply an alternate explanation
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