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New post 29 Oct 2016, 08:35
12 min taken :cry: Lot of time spent on initial reading.
2/4 correct.
1 C
2 D
3 E (Incorrect)
4 A (Incorrect)


Q3) The question ask about an inference about What journalist stated.
I choose option A. This wrong because it is just restating what journalist said. So this is not and inference (a possible answer could be a paraphrased option about what journalist states

E. Is correct because it is telling use that Journalist failed to consider historical evidence about US economy.
"Some journalists have argued that the United States economy performed ideally in 1997. However, the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before; it falls only during recessions. One point these journalists overlooked is that in 1997, as in the twenty-four years immediately preceding it...."
Then provides another point that why Journalist overlooked in the past between 1874 - 1974.

Q4) The author of the passage asserts that "the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before" (see highlighted text) most probably in order to
A. show that a fact cited in support of a claim is inaccurate. Incorrect
In fact the author of the passage never contradicts the the Journalists' fact that in 1997, the real GDP was higher than before. He confirms that indeed the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before. So that fact in support of the claim that the US economy was stronger than ever is actually accuarate.

C. show that a fact cited in support of a claim does not prove the claim. Correct!.
By providing historical evidence, the author of the passage shows that the fact cited by journalists is irrelevant and doesn't prove the claim.

I got stuck between A and C; finally choose A, but I was wrong. As stated above, I know now the reasons.

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Time taken: 7mins 15 seconds; All correct :twisted: :lol:
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9 min 27 sec all correct. can anyone suggest me a way to increase my speed am taking 4 min to understand the passage. :) thank you

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9 min 27 sec all correct. can anyone suggest me a way to increase my speed am taking 4 min to understand the passage. :) thank you


Well I m no pro at this; but looking for a RC Strategy is like a hunt in the wild. There are soo many tactics which work for various people; not all could work for you. What you could do is to engage into the passage from the getgo. Thats the strategy I use. I try to do one thorough read trying to grasp as much as I could while noting important aspects such author tone, author point of views, contrasting words used to define or counter an opinion, etc. After this read I should be comfortable with central idea of the passage and handful of important info which are critical from Author's perspective. For the later, even if you can point out in the passage where these critical aspects are mentioned, you are good to go. Rest is POE and reading carefully. Once obviously has to revisit the passage for specifics.

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Nightmare007 wrote:
9 min 27 sec all correct. can anyone suggest me a way to increase my speed am taking 4 min to understand the passage. :) thank you


Well I m no pro at this; but looking for a RC Strategy is like a hunt in the wild. There are soo many tactics which work for various people; not all could work for you. What you could do is to engage into the passage from the getgo. Thats the strategy I use. I try to do one thorough read trying to grasp as much as I could while noting important aspects such author tone, author point of views, contrasting words used to define or counter an opinion, etc. After this read I should be comfortable with central idea of the passage and handful of important info which are critical from Author's perspective. For the later, even if you can point out in the passage where these critical aspects are mentioned, you are good to go. Rest is POE and reading carefully. Once obviously has to revisit the passage for specifics.

Hope this helps.


Thanks a lot. i normally do the same i think i need more practice as i hardly did 20-30 Passages, I was in a wrong conception that my method of approach was wrong. Thanks for filling it up . :) .

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Nightmare007 wrote:
9 min 27 sec all correct. can anyone suggest me a way to increase my speed am taking 4 min to understand the passage. :) thank you


Well I m no pro at this; but looking for a RC Strategy is like a hunt in the wild. There are soo many tactics which work for various people; not all could work for you. What you could do is to engage into the passage from the getgo. Thats the strategy I use. I try to do one thorough read trying to grasp as much as I could while noting important aspects such author tone, author point of views, contrasting words used to define or counter an opinion, etc. After this read I should be comfortable with central idea of the passage and handful of important info which are critical from Author's perspective. For the later, even if you can point out in the passage where these critical aspects are mentioned, you are good to go. Rest is POE and reading carefully. Once obviously has to revisit the passage for specifics.

Hope this helps.


Thanks a lot. i normally do the same i think i need more practice as i hardly did 20-30 Passages, I was in a wrong conception that my method of approach was wrong. Thanks for filling it up . :) .



I second that but engaging is better than taking notes for me :)
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Total time is 8 mins 50 seconds , including 2 mins 10 seconds to read the passage .
-The author presents a claim made by some journalists about the GDP of the United States in 1997
- The author then evaluates whether the claim is a valid claim or not

1 . evaluating an argument concerning the performance of the United States economy in 1997
Answer C

2. “the real GDP per capita grew nearly one-half percent a year more slowly than it had on average between 1873 and 1973"
The above excerpt exactly matches option (D) and is hence correct.

3.
“ However, the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before; it falls only during recessions. One point these journalists overlooked is that in 1997, as in the twenty-four years immediately preceding it, the real GDP per capita grew nearly one-half percent a year more slowly than it had on average between 1873 and 1973"

The above shows that the journalists failed to consider the real GDP per capita in 1997 within a historical context. Hence option (E) is the right answer choice.

4. C. show that a fact cited in support of a claim does not prove the claim


Hi Skywalker,
WRT to the passage, can you kindly explain the answer of the 4th question. I marked option A and failed to understand what's exactly option c is trying to convey
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Can someone kindly explain the answer of the 4th question.

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Can someone kindly explain the answer of the 4th question.

Quote:
4. The author of the passage asserts that "the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before" (see highlighted text) most probably in order to
A. show that a fact cited in support of a claim is inaccurate
B. show that a fact cited in support of a claim actually contradicts the claim
C. show that a fact cited in support of a claim does not prove the claim
D. explain why a fact cited in support of a claim is relevant to the claim
E. explain how the proponent of a claim selected a fact cited in support of the claim

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Citing the fact that the real gross domestic product (GDP) per capita was higher in 1997 than ever before, some journalists have argued that the United States economy performed ideally in 1997. However, the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before; it falls only during recessions.

Some journalists have argued that the US economy performed ideally in 1997. Those journalists base their argument on the fact that real GDP per capita was higher in 1997 than ever before. The author does not dispute this fact. The author does, however, dispute the conclusion drawn by the journalists based on that fact.

The author of the passage responds to the journalists' argument by stating that real GDP is almost ALWAYS higher than ever before. In other words, unless there is a recession, the real GDP continues to grow. This growth does not necessarily mean that the economy is getting better. Thus, just because real GDP per capita was higher in 1997 than ever before does NOT necessarily mean that the economy performed better than it ever has.

This fits with choice (C): "The author of the passage asserts that 'the real GDP is almost always higher than ever before' most probably in order to (C) show that a fact cited in support of a claim does not prove the claim."

The fact cited is that real GDP per capita was higher in 1997 than ever before, and the claim is that the US economy performed ideally in 1997.

I hope this helps!
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