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Most graduates of art schools go on to support themselves

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New post 27 Dec 2013, 17:55
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Most graduates of art schools go on to support themselves with a variety of odd jobs that have little or nothing to do with the graduates’ artistic training. This has led to major doubts regarding how well the art schools are preparing their students for careers in art.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the author’s criticism of art schools?

A: The curricula of most art schools tend to reflect the needs of the art world.

B:There are some graduates of art schools who go on to careers within the art world.

C:The purpose of an art school education is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields.

D:People who intend to earn their livings in the field of art choose to go to art school to increase the quality of their work.

E:Students attend art schools with the intention of earning their livings in the art field.


I'm still having problems with these if true questions. What's wrong with E? Is there a good shortcut to get them right like the negation test for assumptions?

THX!


Close call between C and E

But in E ok so students attend with the intention of earning their livings in the art field. But what if they change their minds afterwards, it has nothing to do with the education recieved but more with their own decisions

That's why C is better

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I think the main confusing here is "their" in answer C.

If "their" refers to students, then the best answer needs to be E. C will be out of sense.

In "their" refers to schools, then the best answer is indeed C. E will not be the best answer.

This question is wordy....
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C weakens, E strengthens

C:The purpose of an art school education is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields.
This weakens the argument saying the main purpose of art school is to prepare the students to get the jobs and making them strong to ensure the job that students want. It means art schools are achiveing what they have to.


E:Students attend art schools with the intention of earning their livings in the art field.
This is strengthening the conclusion saying art schools are failure, where students come to art schools to persue career in art, but after course they go for jobs no way related to art. It means the knowledge they get in schools is not sufficient or of mere waste in getting right jobs so students had to search for odd jobs.
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C weakens, E strengthens

C:The purpose of an art school education is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields.
This weakens the argument saying the main purpose of art school is to prepare the students to get the jobs and making them strong to ensure the job that students want. It means art schools are achiveing what they have to.


E:Students attend art schools with the intention of earning their livings in the art field.
This is strengthening the conclusion saying art schools are failure, where students come to art schools to persue career in art, but after course they go for jobs no way related to art. It means the knowledge they get in schools is not sufficient or of mere waste in getting right jobs so students had to search for odd jobs.


C is strengthening. The passage states that Most graduates of art schools go on to support themselves with a variety of odd jobs that have little or nothing to do with the graduates’ artistic training. The purpose of the art schools is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields. Thus school wants the students to get job in their fields, but the students are getting jobs in some other fields. Hence the art schools are NOT achieving what they want to.

E is out of scope. The argument is about whether the art schools are able to prepare the students properly - it does not matter for the argument what the students intend; the argument is about what the schools intend.
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Most graduates of art schools go on to support themselves with a variety of odd jobs that have little or nothing to do with the graduates' artistic training. This has led to major doubts regarding how well the art schools are preparing their students for careers in art.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the author's criticism of art schools?

    A. The curricula of most art schools tend to reflect the needs of the art world.
    B. There are some graduates of art schools who go on to careers within the art world.
    C. The purpose of an art school education is to ensure that students will be able to secure jobs in their fields.
    D. People who intend to earn their livings in the field of art choose to go to art school to increase the quality of their work.
    E. Students attend art schools with the intention of earning their livings in the art field.
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