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Headway is now targeted at a wider readership - to include all NUT members who are on the leadership salary spine. This year's NUT membership credential gave members the opportunity to identify themselves as teachers on the leadership spine and Headway will, in future, be mailed directly to all members so identified.
From the text above, which of the following can we reasonably conclude?

a) Headway is a free newspaper.
c) Teachers can only be present on the leadership spine thanks to the NUT.

I am not clear on the answer provided. Please provide some pointers.
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03 Apr 2010, 12:40
is it D ?

all other options can be easily proved wrong.
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03 Apr 2010, 13:22
It should be B......
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04 Apr 2010, 03:38
between A and B, I think B is a better answer.
Headway is sending the magazine to a new group which has been not identified before. I recognize that my argument little shaky, but this was best one among given.

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09 Apr 2010, 13:04
IMO B....Whats the OA !!!
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I'm stuck between B and D here.

Headway is now targeted at a wider readership - to include all NUT members who are on the leadership salary spine. This year's NUT membership credential gave members the opportunity to identify themselves as teachers on the leadership spine and Headway will, in future, be mailed directly to all members so identified.
From the text above, which of the following can we reasonably conclude?

a) Headway is a free newspaper. - (don't know)
b) Formerly, the readership of Headway did not include members on the leadership salary spine. (possibly hence now they are including ALL NUT members who are on the leadership salary spine) - (the tricky part here is the word "ALL" - B says that they did not include members, meaning no members were included before or some were included but not all, not sure here)
c) Teachers can only be present on the leadership spine thanks to the NUT. ( clearly not something we can conclude)
d) The readership for Headway will increase in future years. ( well their target is wider readership and "Headway will, in future, be mailed directly to all members so identified." so it's safe to assume that readership will increase )
e) Teachers cannot get access to Headway unless it is mailed to them. ( there could be other ways to get access we don't know)

I'm leaning towards D on this one, but B is very close. I'm not sure if my logic in B makes sense though.

Please let us know the OA. Thanks.
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10 Apr 2010, 00:41
OA is B.

Even I was stumped by the choice and selected D at first. But if you check closely by using Process of Elimination, PoE, then B is the best choice.

I would request you all to write some explanation why you chose some option. Writing just the answer as "OA is B" or "IMO it is B" would not be of much use because people are interested in the food for thought and that this forum is all about. This explanation will be helpful for others to understand the problem from various perspectives leading to same conclusion.

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It is an inference based question and the inference must be true taking the argument to be true.
The evidence says that:
Headway would target all Nut members on the leadership spine. (maybe it was targeting some but not all earlier)
Headway would mail magazine directly to teachers who are NUT members.

Using negation method in the options now:
a. Headway is a free newspaper. (If it is not a free newspaper, would it effect the argument. NO)
c) Teachers can only be present on the leadership spine thanks to the NUT. (No. Extreme case. This time nut members credentials gave an opportunity to the teachers to be identified. Does not mean that they can only be present because of nut.)
d) The readership for Headway will increase in future years. (Headway is targeted at all NUT members but does not mean that they would accept or it can also happen that some existing Headway readers would not continue with Headway. So No.)
e) Teachers cannot get access to Headway unless it is mailed to them. (No. headway mails to teachers does not mean that this is the only source for teachers to access headway.)
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12 Apr 2010, 14:26
I selected D at first but now I am totally agree with you
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It is an inference based question and the inference must be true taking the argument to be true.
The evidence says that:
Headway would target all Nut members on the leadership spine. (maybe it was targeting some but not all earlier)
Headway would mail magazine directly to teachers who are NUT members.

Using negation method in the options now:
a. Headway is a free newspaper. (If it is not a free newspaper, would it effect the argument. NO)
c) Teachers can only be present on the leadership spine thanks to the NUT. (No. Extreme case. This time nut members credentials gave an opportunity to the teachers to be identified. Does not mean that they can only be present because of nut.)
d) The readership for Headway will increase in future years. (Headway is targeted at all NUT members but does not mean that they would accept or it can also happen that some existing Headway readers would not continue with Headway. So No.)
e) Teachers cannot get access to Headway unless it is mailed to them. (No. headway mails to teachers does not mean that this is the only source for teachers to access headway.)
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30 Mar 2012, 23:16
Guys, It is a word game.

One can also interpret above statement as follows:

Headway did not include all members on the salary spine, but it included few members. Now headway wants to expand readership by including remaining members.

Therefore one cannot conclusively say that readership of headway did not include members on the leadership salary spine. Headway might have included few members but not all.

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16 May 2012, 08:09
Agree with Cmplkj123. Headway could be read by people who belong to leadership salary spine group. We will include more such people does not mean that there was no representation/ readership earlier.
D is also suspect. Existing readers may discontinue or teachers may not sign up leadership salary spine. Any of the given option can take place. Difficult to make an inference that the readership will increase.
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10 Jul 2012, 03:26
I think "Headway is now targeted at a wider readership - to include all NUT members who ...... " makes B the answer.
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31 Jul 2012, 09:01
wow.. i could come down to b and d only.. beyond that unable to move an inch ! as much as b could be wrong because the word "all" in premise, D could be wrong as well because needs an assumption - that it will not decrease in other areas.
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31 Jul 2012, 09:15
Desperate123 wrote:
I think "Headway is now targeted at a wider readership - to include all NUT members who ...... " makes B the answer.

Thanks for highlighting.. Yup, because of NOW, option D with future is wrong!
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02 Aug 2012, 06:51
OA seems to be a BS to me.

Headway is targeting a wider readership, to include ALL NUT members. This states that the company is plans to 'register' all members of NUT, however, it does not necessarily imply that there is not one of NUT members currently reading Headway - it is simply going after ALL members.

d) The readership for Headway will increase in future years. - EXTRA assumption

Via POE, I chose A.
B & D cannot be inferred from the stimulus.
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02 Aug 2012, 07:15
Like others, i am also stuck between (B) & (D), can someone tell me that conclusion usually presents the the action following a certain process, i.e. the future not the past.(D) tells the future but he answer is (B) indeed.
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Headway is now targeted at a wider readership - to include all NUT members who are on the leadership salary spine. This year's NUT membership credential gave members the opportunity to identify themselves as teachers on the leadership spine and Headway will, in future, be mailed directly to all members so identified.
From the text above, which of the following can we reasonably conclude?
(A) Headway is a free newspaper.
(C) Teachers can only be present on the leadership spine thanks to the NUT.

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I would like to know your take on this question. I think both options B & D are doubtful. As per me D is best of the worst. Can you kindly explain the logic applied in this question. Waiting eagerly for your valuable inputs.
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This question reaches new depths of poor quality. If I set out to compose a CR question of the poorest possible quality, I truly doubt whether I would be able to create one as spectacularly bad as this one.
Flaw #1: The grammar & diction --- "is now targeted at" --- really? Everything about the questions and the answer choices suggest an incredibly poor grasp of the English language.
Flaw #2: What is NUT? How is the general read suppose to know that this stands for "National Union of Teachers"? The GMAT never gives an acronym without explicitly defining it. Cf. OG13, CR #7 (BTW, "Headway" is a real magazine, published for members of NUT.)
Flaw #3: How does a "membership credential" give anyone anything? Does it mean a membership credential program?
Flaw #4: What in tarnation is a "leadership salary spine"? That is not a standard term in any particularly well known discipline or profession. The GMAT might occasionally use a term, such as "tenure track" or "middle management", a term well recognized and understood in particular contexts, but if it uses a term invented from whole cloth, such as the one here, it would explain this new term quite clearly.

This question is not worth any consideration or analysis.

As always, some of the longest thread and most involved discussions on this forum are debates about exceedingly poorly written questions. A well written questions entails little discussion --- some folks get it right, and the folks who get it wrong understand quickly why the right answer has to be right and why the wrong answers have to be wrong. There's not much to debate. It's only these bottom-of-the-barrel questions that entails pages of arguments back and forth --- that's a sure-fire sign that it's a poorly written question.

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