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New post 02 Jul 2017, 23:11
Now i got it after reading mikemcgarry's superb explanation.
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New post 13 Jul 2018, 10:11
I got Q4 wrong because I misinterpreted this...

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At least three years’ study would be (20) necessary to achieve the literacy competence necessary to grapple with the material she analyzes.

... as: the researcher will need at least 3 years (which she hasn't spent) to thoroughly analyze the data :x
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Difficult passage I thought.
Options were really close too.
Bumping it up.
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Please refer the passage for the part : "Here Wulf probably overstates Quaker schools??? impact. At least three years??? study would be (20) necessary to achieve the literacy competence necessary to grapple with the material she analyzes"

I infer that "three years??? study" is talking about the duration required to understand the critique. However, one doubt came to me after seeing the OA for Question 4, in which the OA talks about the education part but it doesn't specifically talks about the education with respect to the critique. I find OA strange as per the above logic. Clarify.
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VeritasKarishma, GMATNinja, @micmcgarry
Please refer the passage for the part : "Here Wulf probably overstates Quaker schools??? impact. At least three years??? study would be (20) necessary to achieve the literacy competence necessary to grapple with the material she analyzes"

I infer that "three years??? study" is talking about the duration required to understand the critique. However, one doubt came to me after seeing the OA for Question 4, in which the OA talks about the education part but it doesn't specifically talks about the education with respect to the critique. I find OA strange as per the above logic. Clarify.

In the lines of the passage that you're referencing here, "the material she analyzes" refers directly to the critique (which was written down in commonplace books used in Quaker schools).

The author concludes that Wulf probably overstates Quaker schools' impact on bringing this critique to poor female students of diverse backgrounds. The author reaches this conclusion based on a belief that at least three years' study would be necessary in order to grapple with this material (in other words, in order to read the books and comprehend their meaning).

If choice (B) were true, it would add evidence that the students in question could have acquired the level of literacy the the author believes was required to grapple with the material (partially before enrolling in a Quaker school, partially after enrolling). That's how (B) undermines this particular conclusion from the author.

I hope this helps to clarify!
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Hi GMATNinja,
I was wondering could you please explain why option D is correct for Q3? I chose option E instead. The question asks about poetry that is strictly mentioned in passage 1. I can see why option D is correct but for that we are also including passage 2 as well to take into the author's claim that students didn't have enough years of literacy to comprehend the poetry fully. My reasoning for option E was the following sentence "Wulf argues that educated young women, particularly (5) Quakers, engaged in resistance to patriarchal marriage by exchanging poetry critical of marriage, copying verse into their commonplace books". Can't we infer that the poetry had some elements to it that led to the resistance of the patriarchal marriage? I am not able to understand how option D is correct if we are strictly talking about passage 1?

If you could please shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it!
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Hi GMATNinja,
I was wondering could you please explain why option D is correct for Q3? I chose option E instead. The question asks about poetry that is strictly mentioned in passage 1. I can see why option D is correct but for that we are also including passage 2 as well to take into the author's claim that students didn't have enough years of literacy to comprehend the poetry fully. My reasoning for option E was the following sentence "Wulf argues that educated young women, particularly (5) Quakers, engaged in resistance to patriarchal marriage by exchanging poetry critical of marriage, copying verse into their commonplace books". Can't we infer that the poetry had some elements to it that led to the resistance of the patriarchal marriage? I am not able to understand how option D is correct if we are strictly talking about passage 1?

If you could please shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it!

csaluja, I think your confusion might come from a misread of the question. Let's take a closer look at the exact language in the question:

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The author of the passage implies which of the following about the poetry mentioned in the first paragraph?

In this question, "mentioned in the first paragraph" modifies "poetry," and does not apply to the rest of the sentence. So, we are not looking strictly in the first paragraph for our answer, but searching in the entire passage for an implication about the poetry mentioned in the first paragraph -- specifically, the poetry that's "critical of marriage". But we're looking for implications about that poetry wherever they might appear in the passage.

The second paragraph explains that the poetry required at least three years of education to understand, and only a small number of poor non-Quaker girls achieved that length of study in Quaker schools. With that in mind, we can choose answer (D).

Answer choice (E) can be rejected because of the details in its wording:

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E. The poetry celebrated marital beliefs and practices that were in opposition to patriarchal marriage.

The author states that the poetry was "critical of marriage," and that women exchanged the poetry as an act of resistance against patriarchal marriage. The author never states that the poetry celebrates any type of marital beliefs or practices, patriarchal or otherwise.

I hope this answers your question!
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csaluja wrote:
Hi GMATNinja,
I was wondering could you please explain why option D is correct for Q3? I chose option E instead. The question asks about poetry that is strictly mentioned in passage 1. I can see why option D is correct but for that we are also including passage 2 as well to take into the author's claim that students didn't have enough years of literacy to comprehend the poetry fully. My reasoning for option E was the following sentence "Wulf argues that educated young women, particularly (5) Quakers, engaged in resistance to patriarchal marriage by exchanging poetry critical of marriage, copying verse into their commonplace books". Can't we infer that the poetry had some elements to it that led to the resistance of the patriarchal marriage? I am not able to understand how option D is correct if we are strictly talking about passage 1?

If you could please shed some light on this, I would greatly appreciate it!

csaluja, I think your confusion might come from a misread of the question. Let's take a closer look at the exact language in the question:

Quote:
The author of the passage implies which of the following about the poetry mentioned in the first paragraph?

In this question, "mentioned in the first paragraph" modifies "poetry," and does not apply to the rest of the sentence. So, we are not looking strictly in the first paragraph for our answer, but searching in the entire passage for an implication about the poetry mentioned in the first paragraph -- specifically, the poetry that's "critical of marriage". But we're looking for implications about that poetry wherever they might appear in the passage.

The second paragraph explains that the poetry required at least three years of education to understand, and only a small number of poor non-Quaker girls achieved that length of study in Quaker schools. With that in mind, we can choose answer (D).

Answer choice (E) can be rejected because of the details in its wording:

Quote:
E. The poetry celebrated marital beliefs and practices that were in opposition to patriarchal marriage.

The author states that the poetry was "critical of marriage," and that women exchanged the poetry as an act of resistance against patriarchal marriage. The author never states that the poetry celebrates any type of marital beliefs or practices, patriarchal or otherwise.

I hope this answers your question!


Beautiful explanation GMATNinja, thank you very much!!
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