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# In defending the Hyperion School of Journalism from charges

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In defending the Hyperion School of Journalism from charges that its program is of little or no value to its students, the dean of the school pointed to this recent success in placing students: 65 percent of its graduates went on to internships or jobs in print or broadcast journalism.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the defense offered by the dean?
(A) More than half of the school’s students came from jobs in journalism to improve their skills.
(B) Some newspaper editors do not regard journalism school as a necessary part of the training of a journalist.
(C) The number of cities with more than one major newspaper has declined sharply over the last 25 years.
(D) The program offered by the Hyperion School of Journalism is similar in quality and content to those offered by its peer institutions.
(E) The proportion of applicants to the Hyperion School of Journalism that are admitted is lower than it was the years ago.

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05 Dec 2007, 11:02
eyunni wrote:
In defending the Hyperion School of Journalism from charges that its program is of little or no value to its students, the dean of the school pointed to this recent success in placing students: 65 percent of its graduates went on to internships or jobs in print or broadcast journalism.

Which one of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the defense offered by the dean?
(A) More than half of the school’s students came from jobs in journalism to improve their skills.
(B) Some newspaper editors do not regard journalism school as a necessary part of the training of a journalist.
(C) The number of cities with more than one major newspaper has declined sharply over the last 25 years.
(D) The program offered by the Hyperion School of Journalism is similar in quality and content to those offered by its peer institutions.
(E) The proportion of applicants to the Hyperion School of Journalism that are admitted is lower than it was the years ago.

Seems to be A. Since they already have a job and experience, it may be the that this is the true reason of th 65% placement not the school itself.
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05 Dec 2007, 12:04
I missed it but later realized that OA is (A). However, is (B) a weak option? Or is it completely out of scope?
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05 Dec 2007, 13:48
eyunni wrote:
I missed it but later realized that OA is (A). However, is (B) a weak option? Or is it completely out of scope?

Its relevent to the material, but out of scope for this argument.

When in doubt always refer to the conclusion.

"the dean of the school pointed to this recent success in placing students: 65 percent of its graduates went on to internships or jobs in print or broadcast journalism."

This is the conclusion or claim in this case. It is a fact that the dean said this, but the dean claims, by using these facts, to discredit the assertion against his college.

So pay attention to this part.
05 Dec 2007, 13:48
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