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Educator: Like many other difficult pursuits, music requires intense study and practice from an early age in order for one to become proficient. But many school music programs encourage only children who demonstrate early aptitude to continue studying music, while children who do not appear especially musical are directed towards other activities. Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept, these children do not devote any time to music, and thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent.

The educator's statements, if true, would best support which of the following conclusions?

A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students.
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music.
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age.
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults.
E)All children should study music.
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Music requires practice from an early age to become proficient. Music schools encourage children with talent while those who do not show talent are directed towards other activities. Hence such students do not spend time to learn music.

A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students. - Too strong a statement to make - Incorrect
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music. - Already info provided in the passage - Incorrect
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age. - As per the passage, if given enough time talent can be developed - Correct
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults. - Out of scope - Incorrect
E)All children should study music. - Strong statement - Incorrect

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Tough choice between C and E. Will go with C only because E sounds a bit too strong.

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30 Oct 2012, 10:55
Tough question...

confused b/w C and B. bt chose C..

OA??
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30 Oct 2012, 14:07
I will go with C as well.

I chose this option because of the last clause about latent and potentially significant talent. He is trying to conclude that talent is there in all students, but it needs to be maximized through intense study and practice. It can be hidden at an early age.

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02 Nov 2012, 15:42
Was stuck between A and C

Ruled out A as it states "Music education should not devote special attention to talented students. "
Students may be of any age but the passage is concerned with students of early age only and specifaclly

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12 Nov 2012, 03:04
Was stuck between C & D and picked D.

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A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students.
Extreme
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music.
Can't say
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age.
Bingo, NOT ALWAYS is the keyword here
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults.
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E)All children should study music.
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23 Apr 2013, 22:37
Its D .. because it is because of the adults that the students are deprived of what to do and what they cannot do.

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23 Apr 2013, 23:03
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Its D .. because it is because of the adults that the students are deprived of what to do and what they cannot do.

It's not D thatsdhaval.

You can get the main idea from the phrase "thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent"
It means some people would have the ability to develop musical talent later than other people.

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23 Apr 2013, 23:43
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Its D .. because it is because of the adults that the students are deprived of what to do and what they cannot do.

It's not D thatsdhaval.

You can get the main idea from the phrase "thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent"
It means some people would have the ability to develop musical talent later than other people.

Hope it helps.

Hi pqhai, according to " But many school music programs encourage only children who demonstrate early aptitude to continue studying music, while children who do not appear especially musical are directed towards other activities. Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept, these children do not devote any time to music, and thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent." I think it is the school that decides which students have the musical talents rather than the students thensleves, and it can be clearly said that the school is controlled by the adults i.e. the teachers, so it can be concluded that because of the adults the children are not able to show their interest in music because of their low academic score.

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I dont understand why people dont give OA with posted questions. Come on guys, post the OAs as well along with the questions.

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29 Apr 2013, 23:55
C appears to be a good choice. It is not extreme firstly and hints at the same notion as the passage..

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30 Apr 2013, 20:44
Of course C is the answer, come on...

Talent is not apparent at an early age ==> supports the basic idea of the passage that students who dont show early aptitude ( talent ) shoukd also be encouraged to persue music...because they might discover their talent later.

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Educator: Like many other difficult pursuits, music requires intense study and practice from an early age in order for one to become proficient. But many school music programs encourage only children who demonstrate early aptitude to continue studying music, while children who do not appear especially musical are directed towards other activities. Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept, these children do not devote any time to music, and thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent.

The educator's statements, if true, would best support which of the following conclusions?

A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students.
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music.
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age.
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults.
E)All children should study music.

I feel B is correct.

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Educator: Like many other difficult pursuits, music requires intense study and practice from an early age in order for one to become proficient. But many school music programs encourage only children who demonstrate early aptitude to continue studying music, while children who do not appear especially musical are directed towards other activities. Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept, these children do not devote any time to music, and thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent.

The educator's statements, if true, would best support which of the following conclusions?

A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students.
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music.
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age.
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults.
E)All children should study music.

Adults don't want not musical children to learn music. Thus, the children learn that they are musically inept. Therefore, the children resign from learning music and do not develop musical talent.

Why C wrong: Talent is developed later by children who practise.
Why D right: Children will not develop talent as a result of adults' critisism. The children totally give up practising because of adults' behaviour. In effect, children will not develop latent develop talent.

This is about "aptitude to continue studying music", not about showing talent. Two different things.
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Educator: Like many other difficult pursuits, music requires intense study and practice from an early age in order for one to become proficient. But many school music programs encourage only children who demonstrate early aptitude to continue studying music, while children who do not appear especially musical are directed towards other activities. Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept, these children do not devote any time to music, and thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent.

The educator's statements, if true, would best support which of the following conclusions?

A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students.
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music.
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age.
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults.
E)All children should study music.

IMO it is D.

A) The passage is talking about "children wo demonstrate early aptitude" , not those who have talent in music. Aptitude and talent are two different subjects.
B) The discussion is only about children who are studying in schools, not about everyone. Exaggeration.
C) This one is tricky. The passage discussing about the reason why talented / untalented students who do not possess enough aptitude towards music have been diverted to other activities. The conclusion is not about the development of early or late talent.

D) IMO it is the correct answer. The keywords are "Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept" and "some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop". Due to the criticism they face from adults, children tend to direct to other activities.
E) Completely out of scope.

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We are asked to draw a conclusion based on the educator's statements. The educator states that children who demonstrate early talent for music are encouraged to pursue it while children who do not show such talent are not encouraged and thus deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop a latent talent. We must find an answer choice that is based only on these statements.

(A) This choice states that music education should not devote special attention to talented students. This goes beyond the scope of the educator's statements.

(B) This choice states that everyone has the potential to learn music. This goes beyond the scope of the educator's statements. The educator is arguing against
classifying students as musically inept at an early age because they might have latent talent that is not showing itself. He is not necessarily saying that everyone has the potential to learn music.

(C) CORRECT. By referring to the latent talent that some children may be neglecting, the educator is implying that not all talent shows its face at an early age.

(D) The fact that children who are directed towards other activities have learned to think of themselves as musically inept doesn't mean that children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults. The being "directed towards other activities" is not necessarily best characterized criticism, and furthermore, it is not just children that tend to think themselves incapable of something if they don't partake in that activity.

(E) The educator is not necessarily claiming that all children should study music.

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Marcab wrote:
Educator: Like many other difficult pursuits, music requires intense study and practice from an early age in order for one to become proficient. But many school music programs encourage only children who demonstrate early aptitude to continue studying music, while children who do not appear especially musical are directed towards other activities. Having learned to think of themselves as musically inept, these children do not devote any time to music, and thus some of them deprive themselves of the opportunity to develop latent but potentially significant musical talent.

The educator's statements, if true, would best support which of the following conclusions?

A)Music education should not devote special attention to talented students.
B)Everyone has the potential to learn music.
C)Talent is not always apparent at an early age.
D)Children are particularly sensitive to criticism from adults.
E)All children should study music.

Adults don't want not musical children to learn music. Thus, the children learn that they are musically inept. Therefore, the children resign from learning music and do not develop musical talent.

Why C wrong: Talent is developed later by children who practise.
Why D right: Children will not develop talent as a result of adults' critisism. The children totally give up practising because of adults' behaviour. In effect, children will not develop latent develop talent.

This is about "aptitude to continue studying music", not about showing talent. Two different things.

Marcab - whats the OA. I saw another version of the same problem, with a different C choice. What is the OA for this?

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OA is C and has been added.
Sorry for the delay.
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