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Most sci-fi movies released in the past few years have not performed commercially. To address this, scriptwriters need to develop better impressions about the possible future world by reading popular science fiction & even some futuristic science papers. Scriptwriters can then write plots that are more acceptable to general public.

The argument assumes that

A) The possibility shown in plots from popular science fiction are very different from those proposed in futuristic science papers
B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie
C) Making the plot more acceptable to general public shall increase the viewership of the movie
D) acceptable plots are only available in popular science fiction & futuristic science papers
E) all popular sci-fi fiction movies have acceptable plots.

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Most sci-fi movies released in the past few years have not performed commercially. To address this, scriptwriters need to develop better impressions about the possible future world by reading popular science fiction & even some futuristic science papers. Scriptwriters can then write plots that are more acceptable to general public.

The argument assumes that

A) The possibility shown in plots from popular science fiction are very different from those proposed in futuristic science papers
B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie
C) Making the plot more acceptable to general public shall increase the viewership of the movie
D) acceptable plots are only available in popular science fiction & futuristic science papers
E) all popular sci-fi fiction movies have acceptable plots.

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I selected option B :/

can someone explain how C is preferred over B ?

Experts please help on this one.

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I selected option B :/

can someone explain how C is preferred over B ?

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Hey Kunal,

B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie - This option talks about an extreme case. An acceptable plot "need not" be the most crucial factor in deciding the success of a movie. There can be another factor that's most crucial for a movie's success.

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Most sci-fi movies released in the past few years have not performed commercially. To address this, scriptwriters need to develop better impressions about the possible future world by reading popular science fiction & even some futuristic science papers. Scriptwriters can then write plots that are more acceptable to general public.

The argument assumes that

A) The possibility shown in plots from popular science fiction are very different from those proposed in futuristic science papers
B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie
C) Making the plot more acceptable to general public shall increase the viewership of the movie
D) acceptable plots are only available in popular science fiction & futuristic science papers
E) all popular sci-fi fiction movies have acceptable plots.



Answer Choice C.
Negate this and you get-
Making the plot moreless acceptable to general public shall increase the viewership of the movie. This directly attacks the conclusion.

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Most sci-fi movies released in the past few years have not performed commercially. To address this, scriptwriters need to develop better impressions about the possible future world by reading popular science fiction & even some futuristic science papers. Scriptwriters can then write plots that are more acceptable to general public.

The argument assumes that

A) The possibility shown in plots from popular science fiction are very different from those proposed in futuristic science papers
B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie
C) Making the plot more acceptable to general public shall increase the viewership of the movie
D) acceptable plots are only available in popular science fiction & futuristic science papers
E) all popular sci-fi fiction movies have acceptable plots.



Assumption is something that makes the premise intend to the conclusion.
P+A->C

Here the premise talks about sci-fi movies not doing well commercially. So we need to assume something that will help us reach to conclusion on why scriptwriters need to write more acceptable plots to make it a commercial success. So the focus is not acceptable plots, rather its the commercial success.

writers read popular science fiction & some futuristic science papers -> Acceptable plots -> Commercial success.
(Intermediate Conclusion) (conclusion)

And in the options only option C talks about increase in commercial valuation(by increase in viewership)

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Went with C.

A) The possibility shown in plots from popular science fiction are very different from those proposed in futuristic science papers. Incorrect. If we negate this, it would mean sci-fi is different from futuristic science papers. But we are concerned with movie plots and not how sci-fi and science papers are different

B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie . Incorrect - acceptable plot is ONE of the factors. The argument doesn't say it is the MOST IMPORTANT factor. To further understand this, there could be 10 things the film makers are doing right which are absolutely crucial to a movies success but due to the plot the movies fail.

C) Making the plot more acceptable to general public shall increase the viewership of the movie - Correct. The argument says that movies aren't doing well cos the plots are unrealistic. Therefore, it must be that making the plot more acceptable will increase viewership

D) acceptable plots are only available in popular science fiction & futuristic science papers . Incorrect. These two sources are two possible places. The argument doesn't mention that these are the only 2 places the script writers can look

E) all popular sci-fi fiction movies have acceptable plots. Incorrect. Clearly, this isn't true since the first sentence mentions that most sci-fi movies aren't doing well cos of unacceptable plots.

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kunalsinghNS wrote:
I selected option B :/

can someone explain how C is preferred over B ?

Experts please help on this one.


B) acceptable plot is most crucial factor that decides success of a science fiction movie
- Most crucial factor, means that there still can be other factors that decides success of a science fiction movie. What if this is true ? If this is true the premise can not be linked to the conclusion properly.

If there would have been a better air-tight assumption besides C), I would have chosen that. Option C links the acceptability to viewership of the movie. However, there is slight difference between viewership of the movie and the success of a movie. Also, the argument doesn't mention anything about viewership. So, it is always better to compare and decide which option is the best.
Arriving to the right answer by crossing out the other options here is the best way to arrive at the option C).
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