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Music education should be offered to children at an early age as part of the school syllabus. Psychologists working with children have found that interaction with sound and music at early stages of development can stimulate thought in ways that greatly enhance learning skills. In the same study, it was noted that since playing music involves active and passive coordination, and is usually enjoyed by children, it creates a suitable setting for intelligence development. However, in most schools, extra-curriculum activities are largely sports-related, with music being an elective subject.

Which of the following, if true, supports the argument's conclusion?

A) Music can be used in therapy for adults with mental disorders.
B) Although sport mostly focuses on hand-eye coordination, it also develops reasoning and social skills.
C) It has been proven that cooperative group dynamics, even in first-grade classrooms, improves learning, and that music can create such dynamics.
D) Music was found to have the strongest beneficial effect on young pupils when it is taught on a one-on-one basis.
E) Since music is generally not an inherent part of the school syllabus, professional input and a great deal of effort will be needed to form the appropriate materials.
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Can someone please explain why C?
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Can someone please explain why C?


Hello dina98

The conclusion is:
"Music education should be offered to children at an early age as part of the school syllabus." [because]
premise:
"music can stimulate thought in ways that greatly enhance learning skills."

We need to stregthen this conclusion so we should find answer that gives one more reason ar detail current reason.

A) Music can be used in therapy for adults with mental disorders.
Incorrect. We talk about pupil not about adults

B) Although sport mostly focuses on hand-eye coordination, it also develops reasoning and social skills.
Incorrect. Sports is good but we need to find some reason why music is good

C) It has been proven that cooperative group dynamics, even in first-grade classrooms, improves learning, and that music can create such dynamics.
Correct. In argument we have some observations of psychologists and in this answer we have proven fact: music creates dynamics and this dynamics improves learning.

D) Music was found to have the strongest beneficial effect on young pupils when it is taught on a one-on-one basis.
Incorrect. Comparing effects of music between one to one and group studying does not streghten conclusion

E) Since music is generally not an inherent part of the school syllabus, professional input and a great deal of effort will be needed to form the appropriate materials.
Incorrect. What we need after making music part of the syllabus does not streghten the conclusion.
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Conlusion- Music education should be offered to children at an early age as part of the school syllabus
P1- Psychologists working with children have found that interaction with sound and music at early stages of development can stimulate thought in ways that greatly enhance learning skills
P2-t was noted that since playing music involves active and passive coordination, and is usually enjoyed by children, it creates a suitable setting for intelligence development.

A) Music can be used in therapy for adults with mental disorders. it doesn't talk about music education at early age.
B) Although sport mostly focuses on hand-eye coordination, it also develops reasoning and social skills. talks about sports activities only.
C) It has been proven that cooperative group dynamics, even in first-grade classrooms, improves learning, and that music can create such dynamics. correct.
D) Music was found to have the strongest beneficial effect on young pupils when it is taught on a one-on-one basis. talks about pedagogy. OOS
E) Since music is generally not an inherent part of the school syllabus, professional input and a great deal of effort will be needed to form the appropriate materials. OOS
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dina98 wrote:
Can someone please explain why C?



If you identify the right conclusion then C will seem correct.

What is the conclusion ?
The first sentence or the last sentence ........
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dina98 wrote:
Can someone please explain why C?



If you identify the right conclusion then C will seem correct.

What is the conclusion ?
The first sentence or the last sentence ........


Hello samichange

I think the first sentence:

"Music education should be offered to children at an early age as part of the school syllabus." [because]
premise:
"music can stimulate thought in ways that greatly enhance learning skills."


With last sentence you can not insert word because and find corresponding premise:

"However, in most schools, extra-curriculum activities are largely sports-related, with music being an elective subject." [because] ...
So this is not conclusion.
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It is hard to choose between C and D, but it seems that D talks about the method of getting the maximum benefits from the music. -> D is OFS.
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