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# Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most

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Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not relevant to the given situation
(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of her conclusion
(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence in support of her conclusion
(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers seeking digital marketing employees
(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

Type : Describe the Argument

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Originally posted by rajathpanta on 05 Jan 2013, 04:43.
Last edited by rajathpanta on 05 Jan 2013, 07:30, edited 1 time in total.
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05 Jan 2013, 05:32
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Sania's conclusion: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees
Premise: they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves. weak support /evidence as they may not have experience in digital marketing techniques the do's and dont's.

Carlos provides a a strong evidence which undermines Sania's conclusion.

Elimination: C is clearly eliminated as she does not "reinforce" Sania's conclusion
D is not very relevant as qualification sought by employers is not the topic

E is best option among the remaining.

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion ------ She doesnt question her evidence directly.

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation ----- She doesnt say directly state that Sania/s conclusion is based on irrelevant evidence. Carlos uses "but...also... " and goes on giving strong evidence which undermines Sania's weak evidence. Hence E.

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05 Jan 2013, 05:54
rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

OA... after some discussions

I shall rather choose B. May be I am wrong but based on prephasing the purpose of the two statements, I feel B is the correct choice.
Here is my take.
Sania makes two statements here:
i)The newest members of the workforce are the most effective in digital marketing.
ii)It is so because these members are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves.

Okay while making the first statement Sania assumes that using facebook and tools themselves makes the members the most effective.

Now Carlos introduces a piece of information. Notice the use of BUT.
Carlos implies that what Sania assumes the ONLY cause is not actually the only cause. He then introduces another factor, which in addition to the Sania's assumption makes a member effective. "BUT" here doesn't undermines anything.

So in other words Carlos has questioned the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of her evidence.
+1B
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05 Jan 2013, 06:04
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Marcab wrote:
rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

OA... after some discussions

I shall rather choose B. May be I am wrong but based on prephasing the purpose of the two statements, I feel B is the correct choice.
Here is my take.
Sania makes two statements here:
i)The newest members of the workforce are the most effective in digital marketing.
ii)It is so because these members are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves.

Okay while making the first statement Sania assumes that using facebook and tools themselves makes the members the most effective.

Now Carlos introduces a piece of information. Notice the use of BUT.
Carlos implies that what Sania assumes the ONLY cause is not actually the only cause. He then introduces another factor, which in addition to the Sania's assumption makes a member effective. "BUT" here doesn't undermines anything.

So in other words Carlos has questioned the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of her evidence.
+1B

In B the word 'accuracy' made this option skeptical for me. Carlos is not questioning the accuracy here.HE just adds on by telling 'digital marketing also requires'.
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05 Jan 2013, 06:13
But if he doesn't questions the accuracy then whats the purpose of introducing the context of technical expertise?
Doesn't he tends to imply that Sania missed something while making the assumption and hence she may be wrong? Also what is the portion of Sania's claims that is being undermined?
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05 Jan 2013, 06:27
IT undermines the statement that the newest workers are 'most' effective DM employees. I do not see a correlation between technical expertise and accuracy. Infact Carlos is trying to add on telling Sania to consider his evidence
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05 Jan 2013, 07:08
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A more technical answer in favour of E

Sania says "the most effective digital marketing
employees"and gives one evidence/reaason. SInce she says most effective, she is assuming that her evidence:
---they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.--- is the only reason/requirement to be most effective in digital marketing.

Carlos gives another important reason/evidence that needs to be considered and that is a strong evidence/reason.

Sania uses cause-effect line of reasoning giving one evidence to be the cause and believes it to be the only cause as she mentions ...
becasue of her evidence.. the new employees are "most effective". Carlos produces a different strong evidence as a requirement which weakens
Sania's line of reasoning. Hence E.

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05 Jan 2013, 07:25
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rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing
employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites
and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such
as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure
and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not
relevant to the given situation

(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of
her conclusion

(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence
in support of her conclusion

(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers
seeking digital marketing employees

(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

OA... after some discussions

take away from this question (the most difficult for me on the entire CR section when we have presented 2 arguments by two people) what is important is ALWAYS reflect very carefully on EACH word in the part of the stimulus that go against or in favour of the other one.

As such,

A is wrong because it says that eveidence that are not relavant to the give situation.....BUT we are talking about just this argument. what are we talking about, otherwise ?'

B here we have $$BUT$$ a contrast word; moreover, $$ALSO$$ $$requires$$ so Carlos add something in no way he is questioning the accurancy

C and D with$$reinforcing$$ and $$pointing out differences$$ nothing true

E must be the answer for the reasons that I have highlighted in B. Carlos in other words, add something to the argument.

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05 Jan 2013, 07:32
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PS: In my opinion I disagree that question is an easy one, NEVER understimate even the most ridiculous question on the GMAT. Whenever you think: a-ah it is easy......80 % of time you picked it wrong.

Always attack a question as it is the last question of the test, better, the question from which depends you entire exam
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05 Jan 2013, 11:08
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PS: In my opinion I disagree that question is an easy one, NEVER understimate even the most ridiculous question on the GMAT. Whenever you think: a-ah it is easy......80 % of time you picked it wrong.

Always attack a question as it is the last question of the test, better, the question from which depends you entire exam

This question to me atleast falls in the 600-700 range.
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06 Jan 2013, 10:39
feels good when u correctly answer a 700+ difficulty question on solid grounds..
good question and nice discussion.. +1 kudos
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06 Aug 2016, 11:35
Hi
Experts kindly differentiate between c. And. D please
Why it's saying undermine
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19 Apr 2017, 07:44
rajathpanta wrote:
Sania: The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing employees because they are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves.

Carlos: But effective digital marketing also requires very technical expertise, such as search engine optimization, that is best learned on the job via prolonged exposure and instruction.

Carlos responds to Sania by

(A) demonstrating that Sania's conclusion is based upon evidence that is not relevant to the given situation
(B) questioning the accuracy of the evidence presented by Sania in support of her conclusion
(C) reinforcing Sania's argument by contributing an additional piece of evidence in support of her conclusion
(D) pointing out differences in the qualifications desired by different employers seeking digital marketing employees
(E) providing an additional piece of evidence that undermines a portion of Sania's claim

Type : Describe the Argument

Step 1: Identify the question.

The “two person” structure and the focus on how Carlos responds indicate that this is a Describe the Argument question.

Step 2: Deconstruct the argument.

Sania: new empl use soc nw → most eff dig mktg ©
Carlos But eff dig mktg needs tech expertise, best learned on job

Step 3: State the goal.

I need to articulate how Carlos responds to Sania. He doesn't say that she's wrong about the newest workers using social networking tools. Rather, he says that digital marketers also need this other skill that takes a long time to learn on the job. If that's the case, this weakens Sania's claim that the newest workers are the most effective.

Step 4: Work from wrong to right.

(A) Carlos doesn't say anything negative about Sania's evidence; rather, he introduces new evidence that attacks Sania's assumption that her piece of evidence is the most important thing to consider.
(B) This is similar to choice (A); Carlos doesn't question Sania's evidence
(C) Carlos does contribute an additional piece of evidence, but his new evidence hurts Sania's argument. Carlos DOESN'T support Sania's conclusion.
(D) Carlos does point out a different way to assess the effectiveness of digital marketing employees, but he doesn't mention employers at all or differences among different employers
(E) Bingo. This is exactly what Carlos does—a new piece of information that hurts the “newest workers” portion of Sania's claim
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26 Aug 2017, 08:57

Sania's conclusion is "The newest workers in the workforce are the most effective digital marketing employees"
and premise is "they are more likely to use social networking websites and tools themselves"

Carlos: uses But.. a counter premise indicator .. and therefore undermines the conclusion.
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