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# Despite the fact that many professional writers consider travel writin

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Despite the fact that many professional writers consider travel writing a lesser form of journalism, it is in fact a legitimate journalistic enterprise, since it employs classical journalism techniques such as detailed research into the history of a given locale and extensive interviews with local residents.

The argument above depends on which one of the following assumptions?
(A) If a literary work is crafted via extensive interviews of noteworthy subjects it should be viewed as legitimate.
(B) Since travel writing follows the methods of traditional journalism, it will produce intriguing material for readers.
(C) Any writing that does not employ classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism.
(D) If a literary pursuit involves classical journalism techniques, then it should be considered a legitimate journalistic enterprise.
(E) The interview process used by travel writers can provide further information about the history of a region

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Hi Sasindran,

Let's break the argument into premises and conclusion:

Conclusion - Travel writing is a legitimate journalistic enterprise.
Premises - Travel writing employs classical journalism techniques such as detailed research into the history of a given locale and extensive interviews with local residents.

The task at hand is to find an assumption on which the argument (conclusion) relies, which means we need something that holds together the premises and the conclusion.

Let's go through the answer options:

A: If a literary work is crafted via extensive interviews of noteworthy subjects it should be viewed as legitimate - Noteworthy subjects aren't discussed in the given argument. Eliminate

B: Since travel writing follows the methods of traditional journalism, it will produce intriguing material for readers - We do not know whether travel writing will produce intriguing material for readers. Also, this is in no way relevant to the conclusion about travel writing being a legitimate journalistic enterprise. Eliminate

C: Any writing that does not employ classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism - Writings that do not employ classical techniques are out of scope. We cannot make such inferences on complementary sets (given info only on writings that employ classical techniques, we cannot comment on writings that do not employ those techniques). Eliminate

D: If a literary pursuit involves classical journalism techniques, then it should be considered a legitimate journalistic enterprise - This is the correct answer choice. This ties together the premises and the conclusion. The author has concluded that travel writing is a legitimate journalistic enterprise because it employs classical journalism techniques. This means the author assumes that if a writing employs classical techniques, then it is legitimate

E: The interview process used by travel writers can provide further information about the history of a region - We do not know whether the interview process used by travel writers can provide further info about the history of a region. Also, this is in no way relevant to the conclusion about travel writing being a legitimate journalistic enterprise. Eliminate
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06 Feb 2018, 05:09
I think I start to think about what I am looking for before actually doing it. This is new for me and interesting as I have tried so many tricks to do so.
Maybe GMAT is just a matter of time, habits, practice, and customs.
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07 May 2018, 08:11
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Can you please advise on using negation for (C) and (D) ?
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14 Jun 2018, 00:52
adkikani wrote:
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Can you please advise on using negation for (C) and (D) ?

Hi GMATNinja, VeritasPrepKarishma,

If we negate option C, doesn't it give, any writing that does employ classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism. And this breaks our conclusion correct? Or am I negating the statement incorrectly?
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14 Jun 2018, 07:24
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adkikani wrote:
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Can you please advise on using negation for (C) and (D) ?

Hi GMATNinja, VeritasPrepKarishma,

If we negate option C, doesn't it give, any writing that does employ classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism. And this breaks our conclusion correct? Or am I negating the statement incorrectly?

Lets analyse what you are saying. you are pointing that

(C) Any writing that employs classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism.

given the subject should we include fiction too in it. point is this choice is too wide to talk about. Hope it helped.
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14 Jun 2018, 21:11
SajjitaKundu wrote:
adkikani wrote:
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Can you please advise on using negation for (C) and (D) ?

Hi GMATNinja, VeritasPrepKarishma,

If we negate option C, doesn't it give, any writing that does employ classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism. And this breaks our conclusion correct? Or am I negating the statement incorrectly?

Option (C) has a universal modifier.

(C) Any writing that does not employ classical techniques is a lesser form of journalism.
This means "All writings that do not employ classical techniques are lesser forms of journalism."

To negate,
All -> Not all
This becomes -> Not all writings that do not employ classical techniques are lesser forms of journalism.

The form is: Not all A that do B are C.
i.e. There are some A that do B but are not C.

Basically, that there are some writings that do not employ classical techniques but are legitimate forms of journalism.

This talks about writings that do not employ classical techniques. Our argument is concerned about those that do involve classical techniques. We cannot say anything about those that do not employ classical techniques.
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14 Jun 2018, 21:21
The question is based on identifying assumption in gap of reasoning from premise to conclusion.
The Cause effect we have is only explained by D.
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