It is currently 19 Oct 2017, 11:48

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

CR from OG 2017

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Oct 2016
Posts: 12

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

CR from OG 2017 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Dec 2016, 03:34
I find that sometimes OG 2017 is not trying to give clear and sensible explanations for answers to CR. I post a question here and was hoping someone please clarity the working of the solution.

The difference in average annual income in favor of employees who have college degrees, compared with those who do not have such degrees, doubled between 1980 and 1990. Some analysts have hypothesized that increased competition between employers for employees with college degrees drove up income for such employees.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the explanations described above?

(A) During the 1980s a growing percentage of college graduates, unable to find jobs requiring a college degree, took unskilled jobs.



(A) is the right answer, and I got it right. But I wanna know why? I have learned from Kaplan that I want to notice the shift of topic from evidence to conclusion as the shift is always where the assumption lies. In this particular question, the evidence is talking about degrees and income, whereas the conclusion is talking about companies, competition and income. So one of the assumptions of the argument has to do with how degrees relates to competition. However, I could go no further. With this very vague piece of clue, I thought A was right. Could anyone please further explain why A is correct or maybe come up with a more solid way to point to the right answer? Btw, I am also very keen to learn a generic methodology of CR. I have read Powerscore a lot of people around here highly recommend. Well, I was not very impressed. The book is kind of like manhattan SC, lengthy but does not seem to come up with a compact and easy to follow method. Note that I'm by no means saying those two books aren't good! They're really good, but I just wish the authors synthesized all the methods proposed in the books.

Thank you very much!

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 0

Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesMagoosh Discount CodesOptimus Prep Discount Codes
CR from OG 2017   [#permalink] 06 Dec 2016, 03:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

CR from OG 2017

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  

Moderator: egmat



GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.