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# Policy analyst : Most government agencies become less

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14 Oct 2013, 09:18
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Policy analyst: Most government agencies become less effective over time. Some experts go so far as to recommend that every agency be eliminated after 10 years and created anew by replacing all of its existing personnel and revamping its bureaucratic structure. However, this policy would be impractical since certain government agencies perform vital functions, such as protecting national security, and therefore cannot afford even temporary upheaval.

In the policy analyst's argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
(A)The first is evidence offered in support of an opinion that the policy analyst rejects; the second offers
(B)The first is a premise that the policy analyst accepts but argues against; the second offers evidence that
supports the analyst's position.
(C)The first is a position that the policy analyst argues against; the second is the position that the analyst
defends.
(D)The first is a generalization that the policy analyst accepts as accurate and is used as the basis for an
opinion that the analyst rejects; the second is a consideration used to defend the analyst's position.
(E)The first is a generalization that the policy analyst accepts as accurate and is used as the basis for the
analyst's position; the second offers another consideration used to defend that position.

Has to be (D) but let me tell you this is a tough question boy.
The second bold is clearly the premise. Now, the key in this question is to recognize what is the analyst arguing against. It is kinda like those describe the argument type of questions, but lets not get confused by those. So going back to my point, we need to know that this a used as support for something that is argued against. We are not arguing the fact that most government agencies become less effective, we are arguing against the recommendation to fire all these poor guys and replace them every certain time.

So keep that in mind folks, and you'll be ok.
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i choose E first. Later i see that the analyst rejects the initial opinion.
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28 Oct 2014, 10:32
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It's D for sure. Analyst acknowledges the information upon which a hypothesis is suggested which analyst rejects. Then he offers a piece of information to support his claim. ->>> D.
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10 Mar 2017, 20:29
Ans. D
The first bold-faced statement, the fact that government agencies become less effective over time, is accepted by the policy analyst as
true and yet is used as evidence to support the experts' position, which the policy analyst rejects. The second bold-faced statement, the observation that certain government agencies cannot afford even temporary upheaval, is used to defend the analyst's position.
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10 Mar 2017, 23:31
+1 D.

The first is a generalization that the policy analyst accepts as accurate and is used as the basis for an opinion that the analyst rejects; the second is a consideration used to defend the analyst's position.
Re: Policy analyst : Most government agencies become less   [#permalink] 10 Mar 2017, 23:31

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