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Re: Group 9 Question 41: In order to motivate students at Lakeview... [#permalink]
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The plan of motivating the students to come to school prepared will be successful only if it is

Supportive-The plan is supported by the students.
Defensive - The plan is based on the rule that is not misused by the students.

If either of the two is mentioned, the success of the plan becomes questionable.

Let's look at the choices -
(A) Some parents believe that the school should not be supplying the students with materials if they are not prepared.
Whether the school supplies the students with the materials or not - has nothing to do if the students have come unprepared.
(B) Some teachers require their students to bring in more supplies than do other teachers.
Over-prepared students may not contribute anything to the plan of motivating students being prepared,but it does not question the success of the plan anyways.
(C) It typically takes 2 to 3 business days for the notes to be sent home to parents.
It may take even more, it does not matter once the students are found unprepared 3 consecutive days.
(D) The students who have expressed the most support for this plan are those who typically come to school prepared.
This actually tells that only the supporter of the plans are coming prepared. This looks a choice weakening the plan as it implies that the students are not supporting the plan. However, the trap is word "most support" . We can't conclude that : those who are reluctant to support or are mild supporter are not coming prepared for xyz reasons.
(E) Many students will only come to school prepared if they know that it is the day after they have had two consecutive unprepared days.
The plan is being misused and is being followed for any reason but not out of motivation. Correct.

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In order to motivate the students at Lakeview Elementary School to come to school prepared, students must show their teachers that they have all the supplies they need for the day before entering the classroom. Students who, for example, forget to bring in pencils, will be given pencils for the day, but a note will be made by the teacher. After notes of this sort are made on three consecutive days, students’ families will be sent notes alerting them to the situation.

Which of the following, if true, identifies a potentially serious drawback to the plan to motivate students to come to school prepared.

(A) Some parents believe that the school should not be supplying the students with materials if they are not prepared.
(B) Some teachers require their students to bring in more supplies than do other teachers.
(C) It typically takes 2 to 3 business days for the notes to be sent home to parents.
(D) The students who have expressed the most support for this plan are those who typically come to school prepared.
(E) Many students will only come to school prepared if they know that it is the day after they have had two consecutive unprepared days.

Question Type: Weaken
Boil It Down: Lakeview Elementary School created a plan that involves sending home notes to parents when students show up to school without their supplies 3 days in a row. They hope this will motivate students to show up prepared more often.
Goal: Find the option that would explain why this plan might NOT work.

Analysis:
This question asks for information that shows a potential problem with the plan to motivate students.

Conclusion: Checking to see if students are prepared and contacting their families will motivate them to come to school prepared.

Assumption: Students will not come unprepared despite the new system.

If, as choice E states, students still come to school unprepared, but just not on 3 consecutive days, the plan would not be very effective.

(A) Some parents believe that the school should not be supplying the students with materials if they are not prepared.
This is unrelated to whether the plan will work.

(B) Some teachers require their students to bring in more supplies than do other teachers.
This is an irrelevant comparison.

(C) It typically takes 2 to 3 business days for the notes to be sent home to parents.
This short delay does not tell us whether the plan will work.

(D) The students who have expressed the most support for this plan are those who typically come to school prepared.
This does not tell us whether the plan to motivate students will be effective.

(E) Many students will only come to school prepared if they know that it is the day after they have had two consecutive unprepared days.
This is the correct choice. If this happens, it tells us the students are NOT motivated to come to school prepared EVERY day - only on the days they might be punished for it.

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Great job Deepakjhamb, winterschool, and Sumi1010 on cracking the code! Kudos to you, and we look forward to seeing how you tackle the next question! :) :thumbsup:
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