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# Our school district should not spend its money on the new

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Our school district should not spend its money on the new [#permalink]

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Our school district should not spend its money on the new Verbal Advantage reading program. After all, our students get all the reading practice they need by studying history and science.

The argument above depends on which the following assumptions?

(A) The Verbal Advantage program would not help the students learn history and science.
(B) Other reading programs are just as effective but less expensive than the Verbal Advantage program.
(D) Teaching students history and science is more important than teaching them reading skills.
(E) The students can already read well enough to study history and science.
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04 Jul 2006, 01:27
Straight C.

This means there are no other benifits of the program.
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04 Jul 2006, 01:29
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight C.

This means there are no other benifits of the program.

Why not E ? If you negate E - students can't read well to study history and science , then argument fails.. So why E isn't an assumption here ?
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04 Jul 2006, 01:34
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight C.

This means there are no other benifits of the program.

Why not E ? If you negate E - students can't read well to study history and science , then argument fails.. So why E isn't an assumption here ?

Conclusion: Our school district should not spend its money on the new Verbal Advantage reading program

If you negate the assumption then the conclusion must fail. Lets take E , The students can already read well enough to study history and science. then how we can say that program will not be benificial. Program may tell you some more things apart from regular reading and may still be benificial. But if you say that reading is the only skill that program teaches then we can say that students are already getting the practice for reading by reading science and history.
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04 Jul 2006, 01:52
ps_dahiya wrote:
ps_dahiya wrote:
Straight C.

This means there are no other benifits of the program.

Why not E ? If you negate E - students can't read well to study history and science , then argument fails.. So why E isn't an assumption here ?

Conclusion: Our school district should not spend its money on the new Verbal Advantage reading program

If you negate the assumption then the conclusion must fail. Lets take E , The students can already read well enough to study history and science. then how we can say that program will not be benificial. Program may tell you some more things apart from regular reading and may still be benificial. But if you say that reading is the only skill that program teaches then we can say that students are already getting the practice for reading by reading science and history.

Sorry, i still think E is better..

Premise - science and history provides reading practice.
conclusion - Don't need reading program.
we need to fit an assumption here between Premise and conclusion.. This assumption is E..

I would think C would make sense when argument is based as below.
Conclusion: science and history provides reading practice.
Here the assumption - reading program gives only reading practice- makes sense to support the conclusion.. But in given argument conclusion and premises are different.. So I think E makes sense..

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04 Jul 2006, 03:43
ALSO think that C is correct.
The author ASSUMES that the Verbal Program includes only reading and concludes that in history and science students get enough practice and do not need to take Verbal classes
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04 Jul 2006, 10:03
I'm with C.

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04 Jul 2006, 12:41
C. As explained by ps_dahiya...
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04 Jul 2006, 19:11
C as Correctly explained by dahiya.
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04 Jul 2006, 22:05
I tend to agree with Sharad.

The author states that the Verbal Advantage program is of no use as the students can getting the reading pratice by studying History and science.

What if the reading ability of students is not developed enough for reading history and science.

By stating that rading history and science will give all the practice the implied assumption is that students already have the ability to read history and science.

But in GMAT world.

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05 Jul 2006, 06:27
C for me
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05 Jul 2006, 06:39
Only (C) provides the perfect bridge between the evidence and conclusion. If you still aren`t convinced, negate it.

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