It is currently 24 Jun 2017, 10:59

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Questions 17-18 Teacher: Journalists who conceal the

Author Message
Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 585
Questions 17-18 Teacher: Journalists who conceal the [#permalink]

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2005, 16:44
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Questions 17-18

Teacher: Journalists who conceal the identity of the sources they quote stake their professional reputations on what may be called the logic of anecdotes. This is so because the statements reported by such journalists are dissociated from the precise circumstances in which they were made and thus will be accepted for publication only if the statements are high in plausibility or originality or interest to a given audienceâ€”precisely the properties of a good anecdote.

Student: But what you are saying, then, is that the journalist need not bother with sources in the first place. Surely, any reasonably resourceful journalist can invent plausible, original, or interesting stories faster than they can be obtained from unidentified sources.

17. The studentâ€™s response contains which one of the following reasoning flaws?

(A) confusing a marginal journalistic practice with the primary work done by journalists
(B) ignoring the possibility that the teacher regards as a prerequisite for the publication of an unattributed statement that the statement have actually been made
(C) confusing the characteristics of reported statements with the characteristics of the situations in which the statements were made
(D) judging the merits of the teacherâ€™s position solely by the most extreme case to which the position applies
(E) falsely concluding that if three criteria, met jointly, assure an outcome, then each criterion, met individually, also assures that outcome

18. Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the teacherâ€™s argument?

(A) A journalist undermines his or her own professional standing by submitting for publication statements that, not being attributed to a named source, are rejected for being implausible, unoriginal, or dull.
(B) Statements that are attributed to a fully identified source make up the majority of reported statements included by journalists in stories submitted for publication.
(C) Reported statements that are highly original will often seem implausible unless submitted by a journalist who is known for solid, reliable work.
(D) Reputable journalists sometimes do not conceal the identity of their sources from their publishers but insist that the identity of those sources be concealed from the public.
(E) Journalists who have special access to sources whose identity they must conceal are greatly valued by their publishers.
Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 235

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2005, 20:48
Good question !

17 B
18 A

17 --

a - negated because the statement may be completely wrong. a journalist may ALWAYS be concealing the identity of his sources.

b - the best answer because if the teacher did regard the requirement of a source(though un-named) as mandatory, the students' argument stands to be wrong.

c - this is trying to confuse US.

d - this comes close, but the extreme case may not be what the student suggested, since, the teachers position may not apply this at all.

e - dont know what to say, but looks wrong to me.

18 --

a - because if the author niether discloses the name of the source, and nor is anecdotal, his piece will be rejected....

POE rules over targetted negation.
Manager
Joined: 09 Jun 2005
Posts: 136

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2005, 21:48
E and D
SVP
Joined: 05 Apr 2005
Posts: 1710

### Show Tags

16 Jun 2005, 22:07
....................
Director
Joined: 05 Jan 2005
Posts: 557

### Show Tags

17 Jun 2005, 04:44
(E) and (A).
Manager
Joined: 21 Jun 2004
Posts: 235

### Show Tags

17 Jun 2005, 22:47
VP
Joined: 30 Sep 2004
Posts: 1480
Location: Germany

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2005, 08:29
B) and A) as well...
_________________

If your mind can conceive it and your heart can believe it, have faith that you can achieve it.

Director
Joined: 20 Apr 2005
Posts: 585

### Show Tags

18 Jun 2005, 09:14
The OA's are B and A.
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
7 Teacher: Journalists who conceal the identity of the sources 15 09 Sep 2010, 02:29
1 CR - person who became teachers in 1968 8 02 Jun 2010, 05:50
Teacher: Journalists who conceal the identity of the sources 4 09 Jun 2009, 02:52
1 Questions 17-18 are based on the following. Professor A: We 7 20 Jul 2008, 18:49
School children who are punished by their teachers for not 11 02 Oct 2007, 06:08
Display posts from previous: Sort by