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One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone. True, the expertise one develops over the years in a particular area makes one greatly knowledgeable about intricate working details, but a holistic sense of any trade can only be acquired by being involved in multiple aspects of the trade, something that professionals continuing in their comfort zones rarely get a chance to explore.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Professionals must come out of their comfort zones to obtain holistic sense of their respective trades.
B. No mature professional lacks great knowledge and expertise in one's profession.
C. A holistic sense of a trade is essential for professional maturity.
D. Professionals cannot explore multiple aspects of their respective trades when they remain in their comfort zones.
E. Knowledge of intricate working details does not provide exposure to multiple aspects of a trade.

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One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone. True, the expertise one develops over the years in a particular area makes one greatly knowledgeable about intricate working details, but a holistic sense of any trade can only be acquired by being involved in multiple aspects of the trade, something that professionals continuing in their comfort zones rarely get a chance to explore.

Reasoning:-
Work in one's comfort zone and he cannot become professionally mature.
Knowledge increases but do not get a holistic sense of trade as it comes with being involved in all aspects.
So we should read it upside down.
Working in comfort zone increases knowledge but does not give a holistic sense of trade. Also one cannot become professionally mature by remaining in comfort zone.

What should have been there?
You can see the author wants to relate two things but the para itself misses on a linking word such as therefore..
THEREFORE one cannot become professionally mature


Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Professionals must come out of their comfort zones to obtain holistic sense of their respective trades.
This is already stated in para

B. No mature professional lacks great knowledge and expertise in one's profession.
Out of context

C. A holistic sense of a trade is essential for professional maturity.
Yes it matches the two parts but it would have been better if THEREFORE was used.

D. Professionals cannot explore multiple aspects of their respective trades when they remain in their comfort zones.
Already stated in the last line

E. Knowledge of intricate working details does not provide exposure to multiple aspects of a trade.
There is no link

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One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone. True, the expertise one develops over the years in a particular area makes one greatly knowledgeable about intricate working details, but a holistic sense of any trade can only be acquired by being involved in multiple aspects of the trade, something that professionals continuing in their comfort zones rarely get a chance to explore.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Professionals must come out of their comfort zones to obtain holistic sense of their respective trades.
B. No mature professional lacks great knowledge and expertise in one's profession.
C. A holistic sense of a trade is essential for professional maturity.
D. Professionals cannot explore multiple aspects of their respective trades when they remain in their comfort zones.
E. Knowledge of intricate working details does not provide exposure to multiple aspects of a trade.

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This is a tough one for me. It took a lot of time to get to the answer and still I'm not sure about it. In my opinion answer is C.

Authors conclusion : One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone
From the above conclusion, I assume we need to find an assumption which is related to professional maturity.
And then the author talks about how to attain that professional maturity. So the author's assumption could be C.

Please let me know if my thinking is right. If not then how to approach these type of questions?
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One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone. True, the expertise one develops over the years in a particular area makes one greatly knowledgeable about intricate working details, but a holistic sense of any trade can only be acquired by being involved in multiple aspects of the trade, something that professionals continuing in their comfort zones rarely get a chance to explore.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. Professionals must come out of their comfort zones to obtain holistic sense of their respective trades.
B. No mature professional lacks great knowledge and expertise in one's profession.
C. A holistic sense of a trade is essential for professional maturity.
D. Professionals cannot explore multiple aspects of their respective trades when they remain in their comfort zones.
E. Knowledge of intricate working details does not provide exposure to multiple aspects of a trade.

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Keys-
!CZ: not in comfort zone
PM: prof. maturity
MA: multiple aspects of trade
H: holistic

As per the argument:
!CZ -->PM
H------> MA (happens mostly in !CZ)

ASSUMPTION LINK = PM--> H


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One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone. True, the expertise one develops over the years in a particular area makes one greatly knowledgeable about intricate working details, but a holistic sense of any trade can only be acquired by being involved in multiple aspects of the trade, something that professionals continuing in their comfort zones rarely get a chance to explore.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?


A. Professionals must come out of their comfort zones to obtain holistic sense of their respective trades.
B. No mature professional lacks great knowledge and expertise in one's profession.
C. A holistic sense of a trade is essential for professional maturity.
D. Professionals cannot explore multiple aspects of their respective trades when they remain in their comfort zones.
E. Knowledge of intricate working details does not provide exposure to multiple aspects of a trade.

+1 for C.

It connects the premise and the conclusion perfectly.
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Premise:
1. One cannot become professionally mature as long as one continues to work in one’s comfort zone.
2. Above is true cause ---- the expertise one develops over the years in a particular area makes one greatly knowledgeable about intricate working details
3. But for learning all traits of a trade --- but a holistic sense of any trade can only be acquired by being involved in multiple aspects of the trade, something that professionals continuing in their comfort zones rarely get a chance to explore. [Conclusion]

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? --- So if one will not get a chance to explore/ continues to work in comfort zone, one will not learn other part of it. in other words one can not be professional without learning all these traits.

A. Professionals must come out of their comfort zones to obtain holistic sense of their respective trades. --- it is possible that they can learn it within the space of their comfort zone.
B. No mature professional lacks great knowledge and expertise in one's profession. --- So it is saying that it is not possible that one is professional and have not learned all traits of a trade. This seems quiet edgy.
C. A holistic sense of a trade is essential for professional maturity. --- Solid one. negation and we got the answer. bingo! if there is no holistic sense of a trade, then how to be a professional. in other words how one will learn to be this.
D. Professionals cannot explore multiple aspects of their respective trades when they remain in their comfort zones. --- may be learning all of the kind is in comfort zone.
E. Knowledge of intricate working details does not provide exposure to multiple aspects of a trade. --- may be it does but it is not connecting with professional thing.

C must be the answer.
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Hello..

Let me give you my way of solving the question faster.

This is an assumption based question. This means we have to find out the assumption that helps the author come to the conclusion based on the data given. While finding the assumption logically is a good way to solve this question type, let me show you an easier way to find the assumption.

Generally, an assumption is something that links the conclusion and the premise. Hence an easy way to find the broad boundaries of the assumption would be to find out the uncommon parts between the conclusion and the premise and then find an answer choice that falls into that boundary. Let's do that with this question.

C : One cannot become professionally mature if one works in their comfort zone.

P : When one works in their comfort zone, they will know the intricate details of their trade but will not gain a holistic sense of the business.

The highlighted portions are the uncommon portions in the argument.

Now the assumption would be something that connects the bolded parts.

Hope that helps.

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