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# Educational policy analyst: To improve the long-term economic benefits

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Bolstered statement 1 by statement 2

->>Statement 1 is supported by statement 2
>Means statement2 support statemnent1
Means st2--> sta1

>>economic well being is supported by tendency to earn higher grades in university classes

A:Supported statement = 2(tendency to earn higher grades in university classes)
B:: conclusion: outcome --> economic well being of graduates )= 1
C: weaken
D: not mentioned
E: not mentioned
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At first, I got lost and couldn't think of systematic approach of which statement to start with. You suggested a good way to think about the problem. It's essentially a "Cause and Effect" type of problem. Classifying the end statement (effect) first and then finding Cause... is good approach.

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Bolstered means getting support.

The question asked. Which supported (2) which (1) as per the given passage.

The end results are often what which is been supported by factors because we know that it definitely worked. For ex- rain in tropical region supported better cultivation.
Cultivation is the end result supported by rain.
So statement 1 has to be an end result..
The end result as per the passage is the economic well being life style one incurs after graduation.

1) tendency to earn higher grades in university classes

2) economic wellbeing after graduating from university (the end result)

3) being in larger than average university classes

4) receiving better education overall

5) learning from a greater number of academic staff

So, Statement 1 is economic wellbeing after graduating from university

Now what supported this?
=> learning from greater no. Of academic staff. It can be. But how will his direct benefit is connected with academic staff. So no its not the support system.

=> receiving better education, yes it can be a point but still not the direct support which on needed for a well off economic condition.

=> being in larger class, but what are the chances that it will help all for sure?

=> tendency to earn higher grades in university classes, it is the support needed for a better life Style after graduation as stated in passage too. People need good marks to get graduate, academic staff, larger classes all are secondary support. So,this is providing the direct support.

Statement 2 is tendency to earn higher grades in university classes

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Select for 1 and 2 the options that complete the statement in the manner that most accurately reflects the given information. Make only two selections, one in each column.

Explanation

We are asked to complete the statement so that it is an accurate reflection of the information provided in the educational policy analyst’s argument.

The educational policy analyst asserts that hiring more academic staff would allow smaller class sizes, and that on average, a student who earns higher grades in university classes tends to have a higher salary after graduation than a student who earns lower grades. This leads the analyst to conclude that hiring more academic staff would improve the economic wellbeing of graduates nationwide. Given this conclusion in conjunction with the analyst’s other assertions, according to the analyst’s argument, students’ economic wellbeing after graduation from university is bolstered by their tendency to earn higher grades in university classes.

The analyst makes no claims about the quality of education overall or the number of academic staff students learn from. Furthermore, the only implication with respect to larger university class sizes is that they would likely not bolster either grades or salaries. Therefore, no other pair of options completes the statement so that it is an accurate reflection of the information provided.

1: economic wellbeing after graduating from university
2: tendency to earn higher grades in university classes
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yashikaaggarwal wrote:
Bolstered means getting support.

The question asked. Which supported (2) which (1) as per the given passage.

The end results are often what which is been supported by factors because we know that it definitely worked. For ex- rain in tropical region supported better cultivation.
Cultivation is the end result supported by rain.
So statement 1 has to be an end result..
The end result as per the passage is the economic well being life style one incurs after graduation.

1) tendency to earn higher grades in university classes

2) economic wellbeing after graduating from university (the end result)

3) being in larger than average university classes

4) receiving better education overall

5) learning from a greater number of academic staff

So, Statement 1 is economic wellbeing after graduating from university

Now what supported this?
=> learning from greater no. Of academic staff. It can be. But how will his direct benefit is connected with academic staff. So no its not the support system.

=> receiving better education, yes it can be a point but still not the direct support which on needed for a well off economic condition.

=> being in larger class, but what are the chances that it will help all for sure?

=> tendency to earn higher grades in university classes, it is the support needed for a better life Style after graduation as stated in passage too. People need good marks to get graduate, academic staff, larger classes all are secondary support. So,this is providing the direct support.

Statement 2 is tendency to earn higher grades in university classes

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Hi,

Why can't the combination be 1-A and 2-E?

Test grades and smaller classes are related.

Doesnt smaller class imply learning from more academic staff?
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Explanation:
We are asked to complete the statement so that it is an accurate reflection of the information provided in the educational policy analyst's argument.

The educational policy analyst asserts that hiring more academic staff would allow smaller class sizes, and that on average, a student who earns higher grades in university classes tends to have a higher salary after graduation than a student who earns lower grades. This leads the analyst to conclude that hiring more academic staff would improve the economic wellbeing of graduates nationwide. Given this conclusion in conjunction with the analyst's other assertions, according to the analyst's argument, students' economic wellbeing after graduation from university is bolstered by their tendency to earn higher grades in university classes.

The analyst makes no claims about the quality of education overall or the number of academic staff students learn from. Furthermore, the only implication with respect to larger university class sizes is that they would likely not bolster either grades or salaries. Therefore, no other pair of options completes the statement so that it is an accurate reflection of the information provided.

A. Evaluate

B. Evaluate

The correct answer is tendency to earn higher grades in university classes.
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Doesnt smaller class imply learning from more academic staff?

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No.

‘Smaller classes’ means fewer students in a class. That doesn’t mean that students are taking more courses or are learning from more teachers.

Say a particular course was taught by one teacher.
50 students, 1 teacher.

And then say another teacher is added for that course.

Now the 50 students would be split into two groups, and each teacher will handle one group each. That's a smaller class.

However, each student will still learn from one teacher.

Makes sense?
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Hi

Though I agree with the solution but i am not able to eliminate the options that I choose.
1) tendency to earn higher grades in university classes
2) learning from a greater number of academic staff
In the argument we are already told that chances of getting higher grades increases as class size becomes smaller as a result of more staff hiring.
So why can't the complete the sentence like this:
According to the analyst???s argument, students??? "tendency to earn higher grades in university classes" is bolstered by their "learning from a greater number of academic staff".

Is it because the in the second blank we are mentioning about the strength of academic staff and nothing about the class size.
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