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# Environmental organizations want to preserve the land -GPrep

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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

(A)The first assesses the goal held by certain environmental organization;the second presents the logical goal that the reasoning concludes should be adopted instead
(B)The first assesses the goal held by certain environmental organization:the second presents the strategy that the reasoning concludes has the best chance of reaching that goal.
(C)The first is the conclusion reached about one strategy for attaining a certain goal ; the second presents the strategy that the reasoning advocates
(D)The first is the main conclusion toward which the reasoning is directed;The second presents a strategy that is called sensible but for which no support is offered.
(E)The first is the main conclusion toward which the reasoning is directed;The second is a consideration raised in order to support that conclusion

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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. (goal of the organization)
They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it.(how they plan to do so)
(in this part a fact is presented, no personal opinion is expressed)
That plan is ill-conceived:(as you can see here starts the reasoning of the author, and it starts with its CONCLUSION, which is going to be explained in the next part)
if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders.(reason for the conclusion)
On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. (a problem is presented)
But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires.(another personal consideration that is leading to the conclusion in the last sentence)
And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.
(the author gives his own method to solve the main problem expressed in line 1)

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

(A)The first assesses the goal held by certain environmental organization;the second presents the logical goal that the reasoning concludes should be adopted instead
(B)The first assesses the goal held by certain environmental organization:the second presents the strategy that the reasoning concludes has the best chance of reaching that goal.
A and B are wrong: the first one is the conclusion.

(C)The first is the conclusion reached about one strategy for attaining a certain goal ; the second presents the strategy that the reasoning advocates
CORRECT
(D)The first is the main conclusion toward which the reasoning is directed;The second presents a strategy that is called sensible but for which no support is offered.
Support IS offered for the strategy. (second to last line)
(E)The first is the main conclusion toward which the reasoning is directed;The second is a consideration raised in order to support that conclusion
The second is an alternative strategy, not a consideration
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09 Apr 2015, 06:30
1st: state the goal to achieve
2nd: plan o achieve that goal
3rd: assesses the plan + supports
4th: state rality
5th: state situation that lead to conclusion
6th: conclusion: suggesting more plausible plan to achieve goal

the answer would be in form of

the first evaluate the plan; the second suggest more plausible plan to achive goal

hence choice C is obviously correct
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23 May 2015, 10:57
Got this question in Question Pack 1

Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability.

In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles?

(A)The first assesses the goal held by certain environmental organization;the second presents the logical goal that the reasoning concludes should be adopted instead
(B)The first assesses the goal held by certain environmental organization:the second presents the strategy that the reasoning concludes has the best chance of reaching that goal.

For both A) and B) , these are not goals, these are strategies which as per author is not going to succeed.

(C)The first is the conclusion reached about one strategy for attaining a certain goal ; the second presents the strategy that the reasoning advocates -> Correct

(D)The first is the main conclusion toward which the reasoning is directed;The second presents a strategy that is called sensible but for which no support is offered.
Support is offered and the author says why more sensible strategy is required.

(E)The first is the main conclusion toward which the reasoning is directed;The second is a consideration raised in order to support that conclusion
2nd is not consideration to support that conclusion. 2nd is another strategy which is presented.
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24 May 2015, 05:27
Straight C

This question belongs to 600-700 difficulty category.
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03 Feb 2017, 06:09
1st & 2nd sentence: Environmental organizations plan to preserve land and how they plan on doin it.
3rd sentence (1st boldface) : Authors conclusion of the above plan & giving reason.
4th & 5th sentence: Author gives POV of farmers ; farmers wont sell if farming is viable.
6th sentence (2nd boldface): An alternate approach is introduced to preserve the land based on sentence 4&5's reasoning.

C it is: The first is the conclusion reached about one strategy for attaining a certain goal ; the second presents the strategy that the reasoning advocates
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