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# Studies show that students between the ages of 14 and 16

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Updated on: 11 Jun 2018, 19:45
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Studies show that students between the ages of 14 and 16 learn best when classroom instruction is supplemented by formal one-on-one sessions with a tutor. The tutoring sessions reinforce the classroom instruction and allow students to ask questions that they may otherwise be reluctant to ask or that the classroom teacher may not have time to fully answer. Thus, requiring all high school students to attend one-on-one tutoring sessions would help these students learn.

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

(A) Research indicates that mandatory tutoring sessions are generally less beneficial than voluntary tutoring sessions.

(B) Most high school students only struggle with one or two subjects, such as math or history, and do not feel like they need help with other subjects.

(C) High school students who are 17 and 18 do not benefit from tutoring sessions to the same extent as younger high school students.

(D) High school students between the ages of 14 and 16 spend more time studying outside of school than older high school students do.

(E) Studies show that high school students younger than 14 and older than 16 also learn more when tutoring supplements their classroom activities.

Originally posted by omersanjay on 10 Jun 2018, 16:25.
Last edited by Bunuel on 11 Jun 2018, 19:45, edited 1 time in total.
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10 Jun 2018, 18:58
IMO - B
strengthener- student require some amount of help in some subjects
a, c,d,e - irrelevant
OA pl
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11 Jun 2018, 19:43
OA is E.

Seems out of scope to me.
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11 Jun 2018, 20:03
Can anyone please tell me that why is the answer E and not D?
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11 Jun 2018, 20:59
Option is is correct
Final conclusion is" requiring all high school students to attend one-on-one tutoring sessions would help these students learn." Here point to be noted is (all students)
For ages of 14 and 16 learn best when classroom instruction is supplemented by formal one-on-one sessions with a tutor is already stated in premise

if we add option E "Studies show that high school students younger than 14 and older than 16 also learn more when tutoring supplements their classroom activities."
So finally all the age groups are covered Less than 14, between 14 and 16 and more than 16 in other words it covers (all students).
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11 Jun 2018, 21:06
Thanks apurva908. I am mad at myself for missing the word 'All' in the argument. Thanks for clarifying
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11 Jun 2018, 22:02
(A) Research indicates that mandatory tutoring sessions are generally less beneficial than voluntary tutoring sessions.
- we not concerned about the debate of voluntary tutoring vs mandatory tutoring.

(B) Most high school students only struggle with one or two subjects, such as math or history, and do not feel like they need help with other subjects.
- ok. They struggle with two subjects only. But, does it mention anything about tutoring. We just can't assume that "tutoring should be provided" should be the conclusion. Eliminate.

(C) High school students who are 17 and 18 do not benefit from tutoring sessions to the same extent as younger high school students. - weakens.

(D) High school students between the ages of 14 and 16 spend more time studying outside of school than older high school students do. - so what ? It doesn't talk anything about tutoring.

(E) Studies show that high school students younger than 14 and older than 16 also learn more when tutoring supplements their classroom activities. - this strengthens the argument and gives data to support that tutoring should be provided.

Thus, E.

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12 Jun 2018, 01:36
The answer is E. Here it is critical to nothe the use of the word "all" in the conclusion. Thus, we are referring to all high school students, not just between 14 to 16.

Statement in E strengthens the conclusion!
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