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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in environments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
(B) The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the argument calls into question.
(C) The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is, in part, based.
(D) The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is that position.
(E) The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position taken by the argument
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I would go for B. If right, I can explain.
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31 Jan 2007, 13:33
I would choose B b/c the passage says the Museums would be rash to relax those standards
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The OA is D.
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01 Feb 2007, 03:51

Thanks
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Hi All,
lets discuss what GMAC means by "Claim", "position", "judgement". Such terms may reappear and then discuss this question again.

I think:
Claim: each side of argument
Position: just a stand point or a view on which a claim is made.
judgement: When supported by aurgument, a Position should be concidered as judgement.
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14 Jan 2008, 08:31
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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.
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14 Jan 2008, 08:43
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JCLEONES wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

D.

Main conclusion of the arg: Museums will be rash in relaxing temperature requirements because tests show evidence contrary to what museum directors believe.

A, B, E can be eliminated easily; the second part is not the position taken by the argument.
C can be eliminated; the second part is not a circumstance on which that judgment is in part based. The second is the position that the argument calls into question.
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14 Jan 2008, 11:25
this one is a little tough, Ill go with D.
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14 Jan 2008, 11:41
JCLEONES wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

D. The first is a point used for another argument that argues for reducing the standards. The second is the conclusion of that other argument. The author of this passage is arguing against that argument.

Essentally the first is used to support the other argument and the second is the conclusion of that argument.

The problem is confusing because there are actually 2 arguments. The answer choices don't make it any easier.

Very good problem!
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12 Jun 2008, 18:18
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?

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12 Jun 2008, 18:21
goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?

I dont see any BF here!
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14 Jun 2008, 07:11
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goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?

I dont see any BF here!

Sorry! I have edited the post
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goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument ; the second is the position taken by the argument. the second isn't the postion of the argument
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question. the first isn't the postion taken by the argument
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based. the second isn't a circumstance of the first
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon. the first is indeed a jdgement of the position that the argument is against, and the second is that position
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument. the second isn't the argument's position

D
Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?
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14 Jun 2008, 08:23
i like to use POE in BF questions
goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument ; the second is the position taken by the argument. the second isn't the postion of the argument
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question. the first isn't the postion taken by the argument
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based. the second isn't a circumstance of the first
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon. the first is indeed a jdgement of the position that the argument is against, and the second is that position
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument. the second isn't the argument's position

D
Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?

But dont you start by figuring out what's the conclusion , Position , claim in the CR?
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14 Jun 2008, 08:27
goalsnr wrote:
But dont you start by figuring out what's the conclusion , Position , claim in the CR?

in normal CRs yes, but in BFs i try to get the gist of the passage and then eliminate the obvious wrong answers

then it normally comes down to 2 very quickly. whats the OA to this

disclaimer: In verbal, i am the weakest in CR
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Here is my attempt to explain :

0.Issue - topic of argument
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well.Can the museum rleax standards based on the tests?

1.Conclusion -What does the author think?
Museums would be rash to relax those standards

2.Position - point of view or attitude about an issue or question
museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings.

3. Judgement -an opinion formed from a consideration of the facts.
as some museum directors believe,paint is the most sensitive substance in these works

Please correct me if Iam wrong.
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14 Jun 2008, 09:45
Its a clear D. Other options dont apply. Second with buff daddys reasoning .
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14 Jun 2008, 10:07
goalsnr wrote:
But dont you start by figuring out what's the conclusion , Position , claim in the CR?

in normal CRs yes, but in BFs i try to get the gist of the passage and then eliminate the obvious wrong answers

then it normally comes down to 2 very quickly. whats the OA to this

disclaimer: In verbal, i am the weakest in CR

If the passage is easy is to understand I usually take the same approach.
But if the passage is tricky I spend lot of time going back and forth between the stimilus and answer choices. Therfore I have decided to work on a defined and streamline approach
Anyways thanks for sharing your thoughts.

My weak point is CR too. Iam sure we will get better with practise.Good luck
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goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?

if paint is the most sensitive substance in these works: this opinion is created from consideration of point of view.

then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. this is point of view
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