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Children in the first six standards of school who are publicly singled

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Children in the first six standards of school who are publicly singled out for enthusiastic praise by their teachers show marked improvement in their schoolwork. But students in higher standards tend to react negatively to such praise, and their academic performance tends to decline as a result.

Which one of the following most helps to explain the differing reactions described above?

(A) Younger children respond more to the tone of voice with which criticism is offered than to its explicit content.

(B) Older students are less concerned with the approval of teachers than with the details of the criticisms and suggestions the teachers make.

(C) Older students are more likely than younger students to believe that there are better indicators of their academic performance than the grades they earn in class.

(D) Older students believe that their teachers’ praise will inspire the disapproval of their peers, to which they have a greater aversion than do younger students.

(E) Younger students are more concerned with public appearance than are older students.

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A and B speak about only one group of students.
So eliminate A,B

in C,D,E..only D resolves both sides of story with sensible logic.

So D must be the answer.
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Can someone please explain how D is logical. C sounds good enough to me. in D isn"t 'believe' is a strong word? Why not C?
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What is wrong with the option C.
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New post 29 Aug 2018, 23:07
Hi sagarikadutta24, gvij2017

I will try to explain D over C.
C is stated as below:

C) Older students are more likely than younger students to believe that there are better indicators of their academic performance than the grades they earn in class.

So IMO, C is saying older students don't think academics as best indicators and they think there are better available.
but it does not clarify why do they react to grades negatively..does it?



(D) Older students believe that their teachers’ praise will inspire the disapproval of their peers, to which they have a greater aversion than do younger students.
---this makes me think about school days, when praise from teachers/grades led to standing out from crowd.
and that makes you superior from peers. sometimes peers don't like this and disapprove this. so older students hate it and act negatively just to avoid disapproval from their peers. while younger student don't act this way.
this choice perfectly explains negative reaction from older students.
Hence it is preferred choice over C.


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