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Mr. Lawson: We should adopt a national family policy that includes legislation requiring employers to provide paid parental leave and establishing government-sponsored day care. Such laws would decrease the stress levels of employees who have responsibility for small children. Thus, such laws would lead to happier, better-adjusted families.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) An employee’s high stress level can be a cause of unhappiness and poor adjustment for his or her family.
(B) People who have responsibility for small children and who work outside the home have higher stress levels than those who do not.
(C) The goal of a national family policy is to lower the stress levels of parents.
(D) Any national family policy that is adopted would include legislation requiring employers to provide paid parental leave and establishing government-sponsored day care.
(E) Most children who have been cared for in daycare centers are happy and well adjusted.

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B for me.
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I Think A is correct ..
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I thinks its B

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I Think A is correct ..


I think A is an assumption
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E. E suggests that if the policy is implemented then it will be a success and would lead to happier, better-adjusted families.
B just talks about people who have small kids and are working, it does'nt strengthen conclusion.
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Mr. Lawson: We should adopt a national family policy that includes legislation requiring employers to provide paid parental leave and establishing government-sponsored day care. Such laws would decrease the stress levels of employees who have responsibility for small children. Thus, such laws would lead to happier, better-adjusted families.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) An employee’s high stress level can be a cause of unhappiness and poor adjustment for his or her family.
(B) People who have responsibility for small children and who work outside the home have higher stress levels than those who do not.
(C) The goal of a national family policy is to lower the stress levels of parents.
(D) Any national family policy that is adopted would include legislation requiring employers to provide paid parental leave and establishing government-sponsored day care.
(E) Most children who have been cared for in daycare centers are happy and well adjusted.

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tenaman10 wrote:
I Think A is correct ..


I think A is an assumption


Yes, A is the assumption that will become a premise if exposed and will support an argument

An argument can be strengthened by introducing a stronger assumption and can be weakened by exposing a weaker assumption.

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sudeep wrote:
tenaman10 wrote:
I Think A is correct ..


I think A is an assumption


Yes, A is the assumption that will become a premise if exposed and will support an argument

An argument can be strengthened by introducing a stronger assumption and can be weakened by exposing a weaker assumption.


But I think it don't work the same for the questions of type if true
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Was choosing between A and B...But I think it is A....
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Mr. Lawson: We should adopt a national family policy that includes legislation requiring employers to provide paid parental leave and establishing government-sponsored day care. Such laws would decrease the stress levels of employees who have responsibility for small children. Thus, such laws would lead to happier, better-adjusted families.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) An employee’s high stress level can be a cause of unhappiness and poor adjustment for his or her family.
(B) People who have responsibility for small children and who work outside the home have higher stress levels than those who do not.
(C) The goal of a national family policy is to lower the stress levels of parents.
(D) Any national family policy that is adopted would include legislation requiring employers to provide paid parental leave and establishing government-sponsored day care.
(E) Most children who have been cared for in daycare centers are happy and well adjusted.


A & B are close, but I think I'll go with A.

Premise 1: Certain laws would decrease stress levels...
Premise 2: Therefore, as a result of premise 1 (elaborating on the word 'thus'), such laws would lead to happier better adjusted families.
Conclusion: These laws should be adopted.
Unspoken assumption: decreasing stress leads to happier, better adjusted families.

(A) Serves to articulate/confirm this unspoken assumption, without which the argument falls apart.

(B) is very close and is a very good answer, but I think (A) is more vital.

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Is there an OA and/or an OE?

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OA is A.

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We could eliminate B because it is specific to people, who work outside home. But the argument doesn't talk about this.

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I'm with A.

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