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Hi Experts,
My query is for Q#35, in which OA is E and I selected A.
Reason for choosing A:Since women's oral narratives are biased by traditional historic events, so scholars should refrain . . . . (as per Q stem)
Reason for eliminating E: In very first line, it follows that oral narratives follows next in line after use of written autobiographies. Then how is this option correct?
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35. According to the passage, scholars of women's history should refrain from doing which of the following?
(A) Relying on traditional historical sources when women's oral narratives are unavailable
(B) Focusing on the influence of political rhetoric on women's perceptions to the exclusion of other equally important factors
(C) Attempting to discover the cultural and historical factors that influence the stories women tell
(D) Assuming that the conventions of women's written autobiographies are similar to the conventions of women's oral narratives
(E) Accepting women's oral narratives less critically than they accept women's written histories

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Hi Experts,
My query is for Q#35, in which OA is E and I selected A.
Reason for choosing A:Since women's oral narratives are biased by traditional historic events, so scholars should refrain . . . . (as per Q stem)
Reason for eliminating E: In very first line, it follows that oral narratives follows next in line after use of written autobiographies. Then how is this option correct?

First, the passage does not state that women's oral narratives are always biased but rather that oral narratives (in general) are no more likely than are written narratives to provide a disinterested commentary on events or people. This implies that written narratives and oral narratives are equally likely to be biased.

Regardless, choice (A) does not state that scholars should refrain from using women's oral narratives; rather, it states that scholars should refrain from relying on traditional historical sources when women's oral narratives are unavailable. There is nothing in the passage implying what scholars should or should not do when women's oral narratives are unavailable, so choice (A) can be eliminated.

As for choice (E), the passage states that scholars of women’s history should use women’s oral narratives next to the use of women’s written autobiography. Regardless of which source is given a higher priority, the passage suggests that BOTH need to be examined critically because BOTH might be biased. According to the passage, scholars must "be as cautious about accepting oral narratives at face value as they already are about written memories" and thus should refrain from "accepting women's oral narratives less critically than they accept women's written histories." Choice (E) is correct.

I hope this helps!
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35. According to the passage, scholars of women's history should refrain from doing which of the following?
(A) Relying on traditional historical sources when women's oral narratives are unavailable
(B) Focusing on the influence of political rhetoric on women's perceptions to the exclusion of other equally important factors
(C) Attempting to discover the cultural and historical factors that influence the stories women tell
(D) Assuming that the conventions of women's written autobiographies are similar to the conventions of women's oral narratives
(E) Accepting women's oral narratives less critically than they accept women's written histories

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Hi Experts,
My query is for Q#35, in which OA is E and I selected A.
Reason for choosing A:Since women's oral narratives are biased by traditional historic events, so scholars should refrain . . . . (as per Q stem)
Reason for eliminating E: In very first line, it follows that oral narratives follows next in line after use of written autobiographies. Then how is this option correct?

First, the passage does not state that women's oral narratives are always biased but rather that oral narratives (in general) are no more likely than are written narratives to provide a disinterested commentary on events or people. This implies that written narratives and oral narratives are equally likely to be biased.

Regardless, choice (A) does not state that scholars should refrain from using women's oral narratives; rather, it states that scholars should refrain from relying on traditional historical sources when women's oral narratives are unavailable. There is nothing in the passage implying what scholars should or should not do when women's oral narratives are unavailable, so choice (A) can be eliminated.

As for choice (E), the passage states that scholars of women’s history should use women’s oral narratives next to the use of women’s written autobiography. Regardless of which source is given a higher priority, the passage suggests that BOTH need to be examined critically because BOTH might be biased. According to the passage, scholars must "be as cautious about accepting oral narratives at face value as they already are about written memories" and thus should refrain from "accepting women's oral narratives less critically than they accept women's written histories." Choice (E) is correct.

I hope this helps!


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JarvisR - Could you please help me with the primary purpose of this passage?

Additionally even if i score 70% accuracy in RC, i mess up in the PP - Can you please guide me through!

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Please explain me the answer for Q33?
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Scholars of women’s history should, however, be
as cautious about accepting oral narratives at face
value as they already are about written memories.



Can youu explain meaning of above sentence which is first line of 2nd para.

my understanding is:

1.scholars need to catious about accepting oral narratives as accepting written memories

2.scholars need to catious about accepting oral narratives as already written memories are accepted
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It took for me 20min to read and answer questions as I am used to writing notes small summaries without which I am unable to concentrate or involve. Any suggestions how to reduce my time on rc. Tia

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It took me 8:41 overall,including 4:05 mins to read. All correct. Is it too bad? Any suggestions on how can I improve timing?
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New post 13 May 2018, 17:17
12:03 min 2nd last wrong ..... got mixed up between D and E. anyways good passage.
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