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Researchers gave 100 first-graders after-school lessons in handwriting

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Researchers gave 100 first-graders after-school lessons in handwriting. They found that those whose composition skills had improved the most had learned to write letters the most automatically. This suggests that producing characters more automatically frees up mental resources for other activities.

Which one of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

(A) Among the first-graders who received the after-school lessons in handwriting, those who practiced the most learned to write letters the most automatically.

(B) The first-graders who wrote letters the most automatically before receiving the after-school lessons in handwriting showed the greatest improvement in their composition skills over the course of the lessons.

(C) Over the course of the lessons, the first-graders who showed greater improvement in their ability to write letters automatically also generally showed greater improvement in their composition skills.

(D) Before receiving the after-school lessons in handwriting, the 100 first-graders who received the lessons were representative of first-graders more generally, with respect to their skills in both handwriting and composition.

(E) Among the first-graders who received the lessons in handwriting, those who started out with strong composition skills showed substantial improvement in how automatically they could write letters.

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Originally posted by samichange on 09 Sep 2015, 02:26.
Last edited by carcass on 09 Sep 2015, 04:41, edited 1 time in total.
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A: relates practice with writing automatically, does not tell anything about composition skills.
B: relates composition skills to automatic writing skills "before receiving the lessons".
C: most logically relates composition skill with writing automatically during the lessons.
D: does not support the argument
E: compares composition skills already present with development of automatic writing.

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how did u rule out E? Please explain
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The argument implies that improvement in writing automatically leads to improvement in composition skills. However in option E we already have first-graders with excellent composition skills, hence we cannot relate the two.
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New post 10 Jan 2018, 22:48
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how did u rule out E? Please explain


I guess you liked E because you thought 'doing one activity better leads to more mental space for another activity'.In effect you may have generalised.We cannot generalise here because the conclusion specifically talks about one particular activity(producing characters) leading to something else....

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New post 10 Jan 2018, 22:50
it is vital for us to associate 'producing characters' to 'writing letters'.otherwise no way we could have got this correct I think
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