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A. Kravonians with more than one college degree earn little more, on average, than do Kravonians with only one college degree
B. The average number of years Kravonian college students remain enrolled before completing a degree has been increasing over the past several of years.
C. Despite the increase in the number of Kravonians attending college, the percentage of the population attending college is lower in Kravonia than in most other countries.
D. In recent years, empoyers have been requiring college degrees for workers in jobs that were previously performed successfully by Kravonians who did not have college degrees.
E. For many years, employers in Kravonia hva ehad difficulty finding enough college graduates to fill the high-paying jobs that were available.

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Even I got the same one as you, and indeed, the correct option is B. But, I believe the question being discussed in this thread is an assumption one and some posts are about the weaken one. Very similarly worded questions!


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The OA is incorrect! According to GMATPrep, it must be B.
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Since the prompt does not refer to any time frame, how can we assume that the writer means that number of people with college degrees will increase in the immediate future. That makes B doubtful.

On the other hand, if employers require workers in jobs to have a college degree, that would impact the number of people with college degrees entering the job market. This would weaken the conclusion. So, I chose D.

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Hi experts:

The conclusion states that the job market for who have at least a college degree will **eventually** increase significantly.

I rejected B because it says that students stay in college longer than before until graduation. How does this weaken the conclusion? The students are still going to graduate. It does not say that the students never graduate. Hence, there will be an increased number of students with college degree and by definition the number of students with a college degree will be higher than it has been over the past few years (the conclusion).

I chose D because my thought process was as such:
Employers have been requiring college degrees for jobs performed by workers without these degrees; hence, these workers will either go back to college and earn the degree, or current degree holders will do this job. This doesn't mean that the # of students will be higher. I can see the viewpoint that if the current non-degree people go and get degrees for these jobs, then they will add to the population of degree-holders; thus, this could be viewed as a strengthening choice, but still seemed better than B.

Any advice on how to tackle issues like this on test day?
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Hi experts:

The conclusion states that the job market for who have at least a college degree will **eventually** increase significantly.

I rejected B because it says that students stay in college longer than before until graduation. How does this weaken the conclusion? The students are still going to graduate. It does not say that the students never graduate. Hence, there will be an increased number of students with college degree and by definition the number of students with a college degree will be higher than it has been over the past few years (the conclusion).

I chose D because my thought process was as such:
Employers have been requiring college degrees for jobs performed by workers without these degrees; hence, these workers will either go back to college and earn the degree, or current degree holders will do this job. This doesn't mean that the # of students will be higher. I can see the viewpoint that if the current non-degree people go and get degrees for these jobs, then they will add to the population of degree-holders; thus, this could be viewed as a strengthening choice, but still seemed better than B.

Any advice on how to tackle issues like this on test day?

The passage does NOT say that the number of students ENTERING college has increased. It just says that the number ENROLLED as been increasing.

If the number ENTERING college remains constant while the average number of years enrolled increases (choice B), then the total number ENROLLED any given year will increase. In other words, if B is true, then the number of students ENROLLED can increase even if the number entering each year remains the same. If the number entering does not increase, then the number who graduate with a college degree will not increase.

(B) definitely weakens the argument.

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strivingFor800 wrote:
Hi experts:

The conclusion states that the job market for who have at least a college degree will **eventually** increase significantly.

I rejected B because it says that students stay in college longer than before until graduation. How does this weaken the conclusion? The students are still going to graduate. It does not say that the students never graduate. Hence, there will be an increased number of students with college degree and by definition the number of students with a college degree will be higher than it has been over the past few years (the conclusion).

I chose D because my thought process was as such:
Employers have been requiring college degrees for jobs performed by workers without these degrees; hence, these workers will either go back to college and earn the degree, or current degree holders will do this job. This doesn't mean that the # of students will be higher. I can see the viewpoint that if the current non-degree people go and get degrees for these jobs, then they will add to the population of degree-holders; thus, this could be viewed as a strengthening choice, but still seemed better than B.

Any advice on how to tackle issues like this on test day?

The passage does NOT say that the number of students ENTERING college has increased. It just says that the number ENROLLED as been increasing.

If the number ENTERING college remains constant while the average number of years enrolled increases (choice B), then the total number ENROLLED any given year will increase. In other words, if B is true, then the number of students ENROLLED can increase even if the number entering each year remains the same. If the number entering does not increase, then the number who graduate with a college degree will not increase.

(B) definitely weakens the argument.

I hope this helps!




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Hi GMATNinja,

Although your explanations have always helped me a lot, I was not able to digest this one.
How is # of people Enrolling in a college is different from those entering the college.(unless they get rejected in an exam,which is out of scope here)
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