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Why not C? It clearly states the absence of a negative effect and uses this to evaluate an improvement. That's clearly a wrong assumption to make, therefore the correct answer should be C.
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Why not C? It clearly states the absence of a negative effect and uses this to evaluate an improvement. That's clearly a wrong assumption to make, therefore the correct answer should be C.

Both Mel and Pat would agree that raising the salary would be a good thing if there were no ban. The disagreement is over whether raising the salary would STILL be a good thing IF it is coupled with a ban.

Even Mel fails to address other possible negative effects of raising the salary and implementing the ban. Mel implies that raising the salary WOULD have a positive effect if it weren't for the ban. Pat does not need to argue that there are NO negative effects (i.e. an "absence of negative effects"). Instead, Pat just needs to address the SINGLE negative effect described by Mel.

If Pat had said, "No, raising the salary and implementing the ban will improve the situation because doing so has no negative effects", then choice (C) would be more accurate. Instead, Pat specifically addresses the potential negative effect described by Mel. How does Pat do this? Pat attempts to assess how the salary increase and ban will affect potential judges by providing evidence about the effect on current judges.

This is exactly what choice (A) says, so (A) is a better answer.
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Why not C? It clearly states the absence of a negative effect and uses this to evaluate an improvement. That's clearly a wrong assumption to make, therefore the correct answer should be C.


C is not ok in the question. Surely, both you and I must agree that B,D,E are out of scope.
C is not ok b/c the argument never talks about positive effects or name any negative effects. Meanwhile, A still makes most sense b/c the second person tries to argue that the plan will work based on the current situation.

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Mel: The official salary for judges has always been too low to attract the best Candidates to the job. The legislature’s move to raise the salary has done nothing to improve the situation, because it was coupled with a ban on receiving money for lectures and teaching engagements.

Pat: No, the raise in salary really does improve the situation. Since very few judges teach or give lectures, the ban will have little or no negative effect.

Pat’s response to Mel is inadequate in that it

A. attempts to assess how a certain change will affect potential members of a group by providing evidence about its effect on the current members.
B. mistakenly takes the cause of a certain change to be an effect of that change
C. attempts to argue that a certain change will have a positive effect merely by pointing to the absence of negative effects
D. simply denies Mel’s claim without putting forward any evidence in support of that denial
E. assumes that changes that benefit the most able members of a group necessarily benefit all members of that group.


How is A better than E?..Please explain

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Mel: The official salary for judges has always been too low to attract the best Candidates to the job. The legislature’s move to raise the salary has done nothing to improve the situation, because it was coupled with a ban on receiving money for lectures and teaching engagements.

Pat: No, the raise in salary really does improve the situation. Since very few judges teach or give lectures, the ban will have little or no negative effect.

Pat’s response to Mel is inadequate in that it

A. attempts to assess how a certain change will affect potential members of a group by providing evidence about its effect on the current members.
B. mistakenly takes the cause of a certain change to be an effect of that change
C. attempts to argue that a certain change will have a positive effect merely by pointing to the absence of negative effects
D. simply denies Mel’s claim without putting forward any evidence in support of that denial
E. assumes that changes that benefit the most able members of a group necessarily benefit all members of that group.


How is A better than E?..Please explain

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E is too extreme. Pat clearly says that "very few judges teach or give lectures, the ban will have little or no negative effect". That means he is not at all talking about all members.
A is the correct option. Its just the rephrase of what Pat is saying about current members.

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premise:
1. judges salary is low.
2. no lucrative salary, no good candidate.
3. salary been raised, but no good come out of it.
4. salary raise was combined with ban on receiving money for lectures and teaching engagements.

Counter premise:
1. Ban is affecting less of the judges, so Ban has little to no effects.

pre-thinking :

One way this is bad part and it must not be happen. Pat is saying that it is bad but affecting very few people, so lets not be worry about it.

Pat’s response to Mel is inadequate in that it

A. attempts to assess how a certain change will affect potential members of a group by providing evidence about its effect on the current members. --- Think it this way, small or large but if this change can bring a lot of people close then it is meant to be a good change. This is what this choice is talking about.

B. mistakenly takes the cause of a certain change to be an effect of that change --- definitely No.

C. attempts to argue that a certain change will have a positive effect merely by pointing to the absence of negative effects --- Far fetched. I mean What absent nigetive effects?

D. simply denies Mel’s claim without putting forward any evidence in support of that denial --- its not a simple denial and there is some support given.

E. assumes that changes that benefit the most able members of a group necessarily benefit all members of that group. --- here members of concern are very few. not most members.
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New post 02 Sep 2018, 03:31
Pat's response is adequate when applied to the current pool of judges as so few of them make money from outside their judicial duties.
Mel is talking about prospective judges and says that even though their salaries have been raised but as they are not allowed to make money through lectures increasing their salaries will probably not address the core issue as prospective judges who want to make money through other means may be rather very high.
Hence A it is
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