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# Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead

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99. Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead of her time in understanding that industrialization was taking an unconscionable toll on the family structure of the working class.
Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer. The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchotâ€™s day.
In her disagreement with Concetta, Alicia does which one of the following?
(A) accepts Concettaâ€™s criterion and then adds evidence to Concettaâ€™s case
(B) discredits Concettaâ€™s evidence and then generalizes from new evidence
(C) rejects Concettaâ€™s criterion and then disputes a specific claim
(D) disputes Concettaâ€™s conclusion and then presents facts in support of an alternative criterion
(E) attacks one of Concettaâ€™s claims and then criticizes the structure of her argument
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17 Jul 2004, 15:07
boksana wrote:
99. Concetta: Franchot was a great writer because she was ahead of her time in understanding that industrialization was taking an unconscionable toll on the family structure of the working class.
Alicia: Franchot was not a great writer. The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchotâ€™s day.
In her disagreement with Concetta, Alicia does which one of the following?
(A) accepts Concettaâ€™s criterion and then adds evidence to Concettaâ€™s case
(B) discredits Concettaâ€™s evidence and then generalizes from new evidence
(C) rejects Concettaâ€™s criterion and then disputes a specific claim
(D) disputes Concettaâ€™s conclusion and then presents facts in support of an alternative criterion
(E) attacks one of Concettaâ€™s claims and then criticizes the structure of her argument

Between, B and C, I will go with B as it sounds like she is making generalization by saying that "The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be ..."

I am not good with these sort of questions... So I might be wrong
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17 Jul 2004, 16:09
C should be it!

Alicia definitely rejects Concetta's criterion and ofcourse disputes the claim that Franchot was the among the first to know abt the affects of industrialization
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17 Jul 2004, 16:21
Why is not D? What's wrong with D??
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17 Jul 2004, 22:45
D says she presents facts..Could you say that she is presenting any fact/data?

""....The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. ...""

She is expressing her own opinion about the subject.So, that is why I eliminated D.
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18 Jul 2004, 21:27
1 min 30s and D.

"disputes Concettaâ€™s conclusion ": Franchot was not a great writer
"presents facts in support of an alternative criterion" : The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue.

The fact that the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchotâ€™s day attacks Concetta's evidence
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18 Jul 2004, 23:13
boksana wrote:

Alicia: ... The mark of a great writer is the ability to move people with the power of the written word, not the ability to be among the first to grasp a social issue. Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchotâ€™s day.

Here, she is 'refuting' Concettaâ€™s criterion

boksana wrote:

Alicia: ... Besides, the social consequences of industrialization were widely understood in Franchotâ€™s day.

Now, she is disputing the specific claim.

Should I say any more??
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20 Jul 2004, 03:36
Couldn't make out how any other choice other than (D) would fit the bill
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20 Jul 2004, 07:04
OA is C
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20 Jul 2004, 07:53
Got it C. She just plainly rejects the conclusion, there is no dispute.
20 Jul 2004, 07:53
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