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Children in the first three grades who attend private schools spend each day working with a specialized trilingual tutor . Public schools have few such programs. Tests prove, however, that public school children are much weaker in reading skills when compared to their private school counterparts. We conclude, therefore, that public school children can be good readers only if they participate in a specialized trilingual tutor .

The author's initial statements logically support his conclusion only if which of the following is also true?

(A) All children can learn to be good readers if they are taught by a specialized trilingual tutor
(B) All children can learn to read at the same rate if they participate in a specialized trilingual tutor.
(C) Better reading skills produce better students
(D) Specialized trilingual tutors are the critical factor in the better reading skills of private school students
(E) Public school students can be taught better math skills

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New post 05 Aug 2019, 19:46
I don't understand some of the writing (the word "however" shouldn't be there, and you can't "participate" in a tutor), but the argument is just a standard correlation/causation one. Private school students have trilingual tutors and are better readers, so the argument concludes that trilingual tutoring makes students better readers. There's not necessarily any connection between those two things - there are all kinds of other reasons the private school students might be better readers. The argument only becomes valid if we can establish that trilingual tuition and reading skills are related in some important way, so D is the answer.
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New post 05 Aug 2019, 19:57
These are poor quality questions. Even if you establish that trilingual tutoring is a critical factor, it does not eliminate the possibility of another factor. The conclusion uses 'only' to point out that trilingual tutoring is the only factor that matters. Had the conclusion not used 'only', D would have been the correct choice.

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New post 05 Aug 2019, 20:56
vinayakvaish wrote:
These are poor quality questions. Even if you establish that trilingual tutoring is a critical factor, it does not eliminate the possibility of another factor. The conclusion uses 'only' to point out that trilingual tutoring is the only factor that matters. Had the conclusion not used 'only', D would have been the correct choice.


I'm afraid I don't understand what you're asking - D is the correct answer to the question. I agree it's not a high quality question because of the writing, but if, as D says, trilingual tutoring is "the critical factor" (and not just "a" critical factor), then the logic behind the question is fine.
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New post 05 Aug 2019, 22:28
Why not A? If all students can be good readers if trained by specialised tutor isn't it strengthening the conclusion

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New post 06 Aug 2019, 06:40
IanStewart Thank You for your reply. I misread the 'the'. Apologies for the comment on quality.

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New post 06 Aug 2019, 10:15
IanStewart I get your point. But I am still confused why option B can not be the answer ?
If all the students do not learn at the same rate then even if we assign tutor, it will not help much.
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