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Neither punishment nor reward is, by itself, enough to raise a well-rounded child. Both are required because punishment alone creates resentment and fear, and reward alone distorts a child’s perceptions of the value of things.

If the statements above are true, then an appropriate test of a parent’s ability to raise a
well-rounded child is his or her ability to

(A) punish a child and offer proper reward
(B) avoid creating a distorted perception of the value of things within the child
(C) avoid creating resentment and fear within the child
(D) create an appropriate perception of the value of things within the child
(E) create contentment and calm within the child

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07 Feb 2018, 08:47
Neither punishment nor reward is, by itself, enough to raise a well-rounded child. Both are required because punishment alone creates resentment and fear, and reward alone distorts a child’s perceptions of the value of things.

If the statements above are true, then an appropriate test of a parent’s ability to raise a
well-rounded child is his or her ability to

(A) punish a child and offer proper reward... Correct as it meets the assertion that both punishment and reward are required.
(B) avoid creating a distorted perception of the value of things within the child... Incorrect..doesn't say anything about punishment
(C) avoid creating resentment and fear within the child..Incorrect..doesn't say anything about reward
(D) create an appropriate perception of the value of things within the child...Incorrect..doesn't say anything about punishment
(E) create contentment and calm within the child... Incorrect..doesn't say anything about reward

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11 Apr 2018, 23:49
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Neither punishment nor reward is, by itself, enough to raise a well-rounded child. Both are required because punishment alone creates resentment and fear, and reward alone distorts a child’s perceptions of the value of things.

If the statements above are true, then an appropriate test of a parent’s ability to raise a
well-rounded child is his or her ability to

Reward and Punishment both are required.

(A) punish a child and offer proper reward

(B) avoid creating a distorted perception of the value of things within the child

(C) avoid creating resentment and fear within the child

(D) create an appropriate perception of the value of things within the child

(E) create contentment and calm within the child

All choices other the (A) show only one of the two reasons.
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The question stem asks you to determine an “appropriate test of a parent’s ability to raise a well-rounded child,” and based on the conclusion, this ability must rest on applying both punishment and reward. Note that there is no claim made on the amounts or the degree to which each should be applied, just that both are “required.”
We can now attack the five answer choices with this prephrase in mind.
Note that if you did not see that connection between the premises, you would simply move on and attack each answer choice with the facts at hand.
Answer choice (A): This answer is the closest to our prephrase, and this is the correct answer. Notice how the language of this answer choice—“punish
a child and offer proper reward”—matches the prephrase discussion above.
With this answer, some students pause for a moment, thinking that the language is too clearly reflective of the terminology of the stimulus. While
this may cause momentary concern, simply apply Primary Objective #4 and make sure that the language in the stimulus matches the language in the answer choice.
Answer choice (B): This is an interesting answer choice, and most people take a moment before categorizing this as a Loser. The answer choice reflects an idea within the stimulus (“avoid creating a distorted perception of the value of things” appears in the third statement), but distortion is indicated to be a consequence of using reward alone. Simply avoiding that distortion is not what one would use to raise a wellrounded child according to the statements in the stimulus. Thus, even though the answer uses elements of the stimulus, the idea in this answer does not meet the criteria in the question stem.
Answer choice (C): This answer is also a Loser. This answer acts in exactly the same manner as answer choice (B), but in this instance the focus is on the negative
consequences of using punishment alone. Just as avoiding the use of reward alone is not a good test (as in (B)), avoiding the use of punishment alone is not a good test.
Answer choice (D): Many people hold this answer as a Contender and then move on to answer choice (E). As it will turn out, this answer is incorrect because the
language is opposite that in the stimulus, which only spoke about creating a distorted perception of the value of things. In this sense, this is an Opposite answer.
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11 Nov 2018, 22:00
Sasindran wrote:
Neither punishment nor reward is, by itself, enough to raise a well-rounded child. Both are required because punishment alone creates resentment and fear, and reward alone distorts a child’s perceptions of the value of things.

If the statements above are true, then an appropriate test of a parent’s ability to raise a
well-rounded child is his or her ability to

(A) punish a child and offer proper reward
(B) avoid creating a distorted perception of the value of things within the child
(C) avoid creating resentment and fear within the child
(D) create an appropriate perception of the value of things within the child
(E) create contentment and calm within the child

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(A) punish a child and offer proper reward

Talks about both the punishment and the reward - lets keep it and go to other options

(B) avoid creating a distorted perception of the value of things within the child

It talks about only the rewards side - No mention of punishment while the stimulus says both are required for raising a well-rounded child - So eliminate it

(C) avoid creating resentment and fear within the child.

It gives weightage to only the Punishment side and no mention of Reward, It also point out only one thing while we need both a reward and punishment. So eliminate it also

(D) create an appropriate perception of the value of things within the child

A Trap answer choice - looking good variant of A as it talks about the overall scenario. This option will work if we were allowed to take outside information or prefer the real world situation over the Validity of the argument. But unfortunately it is not supported by the argument so it is tempting wrong answer choice. If you think it is right choice ask yourself a couple of questions

What type of things? Is there any thing mentioned in the Argument? or the argument point out to some type of things?. It assume us to take outside knowledge. So eliminate it.

(E) create contentment and calm within the child

It totally outside information and it is not supported by the argument - Eliminate it

So the final Answer is A

As A is the only answer choice which talks about both the Punishment and Reward.

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