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On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. Since experimental design, which must be completed before taking developmental psychology, will not be offered until next term, it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree

If the statements above are all true, which one of the following must also be true?


(A) The developmental psychology course Angela needs to take requires two terms to complete.

(B) The course in experimental design is an easier course than the course in developmental psychology.

(C) There are no prerequisites for the course in experimental design.

(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.

(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.

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Originally posted by BlueRobin on 14 Sep 2010, 22:23.
Last edited by Bunuel on 22 Jan 2019, 01:36, edited 2 times in total.
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New post 14 Sep 2010, 22:57
I disagree with the OA.

I think it should be E.

The arguments said that if A finishes both Exp and Dev course, she will earn the degree. However, it doesn't said Exp or Dev is required for the degree. It just may happen that these two are elective and she needs to complete her degree. Therefore i think answer D is wrong.
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I think it's C... the main point is that the course will be completed in two terms. by the way is this question complete because i couldnt find the question stem anywhere!!!
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On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. Since experimental design, which must be completed before taking developmental psychology, will not be offered until next term, it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree

(A) The developmental psychology course Angela needs to take requires two terms to complete.
(B) The course in experimental design is an easier course than the course in developmental psychology.
(C) There are no prerequisites for the course in experimental design.
(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.
(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.


D,E are close, so explain why if choosing one over other.

Answer is d. The question says One has to complete ED and DP to get Psycho degree. Therefore, anyone who has got the degree must have completed ED.

Completing ED and DP does not mean Degree in Psycho. There can be other exams to clear before getting the degree.

Hope I'm clear.
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D is absolutely wrong. It's a pretty big leap going from requirements specific for Angela to requirements for everyone at the university. Just because Angela needs to complete both courses to get the degree does not mean it has to be the same for everyone else.

E is the correct response. The stimulus clearly states that once Angela finishes both experimental design and developmental psychology, she will have earned the degree. Hence, it follows that if she completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.

OP needs to change the credited OA.
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BlueRobin wrote:
On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. Since experimental design, which must be completed before taking developmental psychology, will not be offered until next term, it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree

(A) The developmental psychology course Angela needs to take requires two terms to complete.
(B) The course in experimental design is an easier course than the course in developmental psychology.
(C) There are no prerequisites for the course in experimental design.
(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.
(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.


D,E are close, so explain why if choosing one over other.

Answer is d. The question says One has to complete ED and DP to get Psycho degree. Therefore, anyone who has got the degree must have completed ED.

Completing ED and DP does not mean Degree in Psycho. There can be other exams to clear before getting the degree.

Hope I'm clear.


My vote is for D. I agree with rgtiwari.

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D is absolutely wrong. It's a pretty big leap going from requirements specific for Angela to requirements for everyone at the university. Just because Angela needs to complete both courses to get the degree does not mean it has to be the same for everyone else.


I do not agree. The fact that Angela has to wait for at least 2 terms to complete experimental design signifies the importance of the course and it should be a mandatory course for all students.
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I do not agree. The fact that Angela has to wait for at least 2 terms to complete experimental design signifies the importance of the course and it should be a mandatory course for all students.


Wrong, Angela doesn't have to wait 2 terms to complete exp des, she needs only 1 term to finish it and then another term to finish psy, complete both and she gets her degree.

There is no where in the argument where it is said that both these courses are required for the degree. It just required for Angela, that's all we know. To conclude: "ALL" is too extreme. Like I said, it could just be 2 elective courses that Angela has to finish to get enough credit to get her degree.

D is WRONG.
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My vote for E

D seems to make the assumption that whatever is applicable for Angela is applicable for everyone in the university.
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Vote for E.

(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.

The author has mentioned that by giving exam Exp and dev , one can earn the degree of psychology. What if giving exam A and B also help someone earning the same degree?
PHD and MBBS both give doctoral degrees, do we have to give same exams?
This is just over generalization.
Moreover, what if these 2 subjects are the last 2 elective subjects? and not the core part of core-curriculum?
in that case others do not have to complete the exp design. This answer actually reverses the causal relationship.

(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.

Since without Exp she can not complete dev course => she will have earned a degree after the course.

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BlueRobin: I would suggest you to write the question properly and if possible on your first post do not ask your question, instead reply to the same post, this will certainly avoid prejudicial inclination towards any option.
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BlueRobin wrote:
On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. Since experimental design, which must be completed before taking developmental psychology, will not be offered until next term, it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree

(A) The developmental psychology course Angela needs to take requires two terms to complete.
(B) The course in experimental design is an easier course than the course in developmental psychology.
(C) There are no prerequisites for the course in experimental design.
(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.
(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.


D,E are close, so explain why if choosing one over other.



Available information

On completing X and Y, Angie will get certified.
One must take up X before Y.

D)Anyone who gets certfied, had completed X. Yes makes sense.
E)On the completion of Y, One gets certified, Maybe cant say for sure.
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D is wrong , no where is it stated that experimental design course is needed for a degree in psychology.

the question is specific to angela and hence E.
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E for me! D is wrong because the argument states : On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. So it is clear that Angela needs to these two course in order to earn a degree in psychology, but that does not mean that every other student from the same university can earn the same degree by taking these two course. Yes, It should be true that every student from the same university, who took the same courses as Angela in the past will have to take exp des. and dev. psych. to earn the degree in psychology from the same university.

So, D depends upon what courses Angela or other students have taken in the past while they are pursuing the psychology degree from a university.

Hope my reasoning is right!
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BlueRobin wrote:
On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. Since experimental design, which must be completed before taking developmental psychology, will not be offered until next term, it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree

If the statements above are all true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) The developmental psychology course Angela needs to take requires two terms to complete.
(B) The course in experimental design is an easier course than the course in developmental psychology.
(C) There are no prerequisites for the course in experimental design.
(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.
(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.


Conclusion here is 'it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree'
A = No such mention in the question
B = No such mention in the question
C = It could be an option, but if we read carefully there is no such mention in q stem and we can think either ways. There is or there isn't
D = they could take different subjects..no such mention in q stem
E = This is definite, based on the first line, Angela will earn the degree once she completes courses A and B. Since A is pre-requiste to B, once she completes B (implies that she also completed A) she earns the degree.
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Vote for E.

While I was tempted by D, it's important to look back at the text: "On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology."

Nowhere does it state that exp design is a a degree requirement. Only that it is necessary for Angela to receive her psych degree. Perhaps the course is a psych elective or fulfills a general elective requirement for the university. The jump from Angela's needs to the overall degree's needs is too large of an assumption, which is why I went with E.
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It's between D and E.

What MUST be true here ??

D ?? Not necessary. What if certain students are offered an exemption from completing the subject 'experimental design' Hence this is not a must be true answer.

E. Must be true given the facts in the passage
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BlueRobin wrote:
On completing both the course in experimental design and the developmental psychology course, Angela will have earned a degree in psychology. Since experimental design, which must be completed before taking developmental psychology, will not be offered until next term, it will be at least two terms before Angela gets her psychology degree

If the statements above are all true, which one of the following must also be true?

(A) The developmental psychology course Angela needs to take requires two terms to complete.
(B) The course in experimental design is an easier course than the course in developmental psychology.
(C) There are no prerequisites for the course in experimental design.
(D) Anyone who earns a degree in psychology from the university Angela attends will have completed the course in experimental design.
(E) Once Angela completes the developmental psychology course, she will have earned a degree in psychology.


Choice D is very tempting but it is not the correct choice , the correct answer is E
They can be many combinations of courses in order to obtain psychology degree , it is not necessary that only those two courses are available .
So it is safe to drop this choice altogether.

Choice E on the other hand gives us a direct result of the prompt .You ca decide the courses but you have to pass then as per the syllabus .
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D is wrong because it implies a static syllabus. Today, a student like Angela is, needs to complete the experimental psychology course. Who knows what the syllabus was like earlier (or shall be in future)?
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