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I think that B does not strengthen the conclusion drawn by researchers because we don't know what the result of these challenges is, does it bring out the competitive nature of the professionals? we don't know.

a more direct face forward option would be C. I picked C (1:26).
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I think I did not understand the question completely. Can you please explain all of it?
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My understanding:
Researcher’s conclusion: early age causes the likelihood of promotion
the objection to the conclusion: competitiveness causes the likelihood of promotion, but not early age.
To strengthen the objection to the conclusion, we should say competitiveness is the decisive factor. So I think C is the answer.
Where is the OE?
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I went for A because we have to strengthen the argument “However, the research's conclusion that attending graduate school at an early age improves one's likelihood of professional rise is not entirely correct.” Which means we’ve to find another reason for the professional rise. So given that those who attended graduate school before the age of 27 performed much better than the rest in quantitative and verbal ability tests, could be seen as a reason as to why these people were acquiring faster promotions than the rest.

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I think I did not understand the question completely. Can you please explain all of it?

Question is asking you to strengthen the objection that was raised against the researcher's claim that professionals who graduate before 27 age have greater chance of professional rise.
To be precise you need to strengthen the point that ' these professional rise because they are competitive ' , choice A enforce this idea by implying that these people perform better than the rest because they are competitive.
have a look at choice D as well . This choice is also a strengthener but indirect . It is implying that the professional who graduate after 27 are less compitive.
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Extensive profiling of over a thousand managers in the corporate sector indicates that those who attended graduate school before the age of 27 obtained faster promotions than those who attended graduate school after the age of 27 or did not attend at all. However, the research's conclusion that attending graduate school at an early age improves one's likelihood of professional rise is not entirely correct. Those who were found to be rapidly climbing the corporate ladder are very competitive individuals and it is their competitiveness which took them to graduate school at early age.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the objection to the conclusion drawn by the researchers?


A. In another similar study, it was found that those who attended graduate school before the age of 27 performed much better than the rest in quantitative and verbal ability tests.

B. The professionals having the advantage of early graduate education faced greater challenges in competing against older professionals.

C. When people of similar competitive levels attend graduate school, they attain similar degree of improvement in leadership and interpersonal skills, irrespective of age.

D. Those who attended graduate school after the age of 27 took longer to complete their education.

E. A corporate professional is generally not deemed competitive to lead an organization without having attained a graduate degree.



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Extensive profiling of over a thousand managers in the corporate sector indicates that those who attended graduate school before the age of 27 obtained faster promotions than those who attended graduate school after the age of 27 or did not attend at all. However, the research's conclusion that attending graduate school at an early age improves one's likelihood of professional rise is not entirely correct. Those who were found to be rapidly climbing the corporate ladder are very competitive individuals and it is their competitiveness which took them to graduate school at early age.

Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the objection to the conclusion drawn by the researchers?


A. In another similar study, it was found that those who attended graduate school before the age of 27 performed much better than the rest in quantitative and verbal ability tests.

B. The professionals having the advantage of early graduate education faced greater challenges in competing against older professionals.

C. When people of similar competitive levels attend graduate school, they attain similar degree of improvement in leadership and interpersonal skills, irrespective of age.

D. Those who attended graduate school after the age of 27 took longer to complete their education.

E. A corporate professional is generally not deemed competitive to lead an organization without having attained a graduate degree.



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KarishmaB , your help here. Never in life I'll mark A over C
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