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GMATPREP ChallengeQ -Citing the fact that the real gross

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17 Nov 2016, 13:54
Time taken: 7mins 15 seconds; All correct
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07 Dec 2016, 08:44
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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07 Dec 2016, 08:52
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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.

Hope this helps.
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07 Dec 2016, 08:57
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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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11 Feb 2017, 14:33
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TheMechanic wrote:
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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15 Oct 2017, 09:04
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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

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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15 Oct 2017, 10:34
Can someone kindly explain the answer of the 4th question.
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19 Oct 2017, 21:13
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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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15 Jan 2018, 20:09
Hi,
Please explain the solution for Q3 and Q4. On what basis have we concluded it. ?
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17 Jan 2018, 19:11
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Hi,
Please explain the solution for Q3 and Q4. On what basis have we concluded it. ?

These two questions are related, so first please review this post explaining question 4. This explanation is applicable to question 3 as well. The journalists have argued that the US economy performed ideally in 1997. Why did they make that argument? Because the real GDP per capita was higher in 1997 than ever before. As explained in the post below, just because the real GDP was higher in 1997 than ever before does NOT necessarily mean that the economy performed better than it ever has.

In order to fully analyze the data, we need to look at other factors such as the growth rate of real GDP per capita, growth rate of labor productivity, and the percentage of the population working for wages. One needs to look at all of these factors and compare the 1997 numbers to the historical data (i.e. 1873 - 1973). Doing so would allow you to consider the 1997 real GDP per capita within the appropriate historical context. The journalists failed to do so. Instead, they simply said, "The real GDP was highest in 1997, so the economy must have performed ideally that year!" The journalists didn't look at the entire picture (i.e. historical context). They looked at one piece of data and jumped to a conclusion.

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