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Tenured professors at higher education institutions are certainly given more prestige than other lecturers are. But they are not better teachers as shown by a working paper published by National Education Research Institute (NERI). NERI collected, from more than 15,000 students, ratings for both tenured and non-tenured professors. Even though we would expect tenured professors to get much better ratings because of their much greater experience, the results showed otherwise. Non-tenured professors got better ratings, slightly though, than tenured professors. This clearly shows that there is an immediate need to do course correction – after all, the whole purpose of the existence of the education system is to provide quality teaching to the students.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

a) The first provides evidence that has been used to challenge a common expectation; the second can be interpreted to challenge the common expectation.

b) The first presents a judgment that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second is a fact that supports the main conclusion of the argument.

c) The first is a fact that supports a conclusion that in turn supports the position that the argument seeks to establish; the second supports that conclusion.

d) The first is a fact that has been used to support a position that the argument seeks to establish; the second is another consideration raised in order to support that position

e) The first is a judgment that challenges one of the intermediate conclusions drawn in the argument; the second can be interpreted to support that intermediate conclusion
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First statement is a fact that tells that non tenured professor are better teacher than tenured teachers which is intermediate conclusion.
The second statement gives us another reason to support the conclusion that non tenured professors are better teachers.
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need explanation for this question ? what is the conclusion and how D is correct ? I choose C

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Tenured professors at higher education institutions are certainly given more prestige than other lecturers are. But they are not better teachers as shown by a working paper published by National Education Research Institute (NERI). NERI collected, from more than 15,000 students, ratings for both tenured and non-tenured professors. Even though we would expect tenured professors to get much better ratings because of their much greater experience, the results showed otherwise. Non-tenured professors got better ratings, slightly though, than tenured professors. This clearly shows that there is an immediate need to do course correctionafter all, the whole purpose of the existence of the education system is to provide quality teaching to the students.

We can clearly says that first bold statement is a fact/evidence So let's get rid of b and e

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

a) The first provides evidence that has been used to challenge a common expectation; the second can be interpreted to challenge the common expectation.
First part is right. Second part does not challenge the common expectation rather supports the main conclusion of the argument

c) The first is a fact that supports a conclusion that in turn supports the position that the argument seeks to establish; the second supports that conclusion. There is no intermediary conclusion in the argument : " a conclusion" is referred as intermediary conclusion which is absent in our argument. we have got only one conclusion which is marked in green


d) The first is a fact that has been used to support a position that the argument seeks to establish; the second is another consideration raised in order to support that position - correct
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Reason- second is a consideration. And not any fact/anything that supports any conclusion

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Tenured professors at higher education institutions are certainly given more prestige than other lecturers are. But they are not better teachers as shown by a working paper published by National Education Research Institute (NERI). NERI collected, from more than 15,000 students, ratings for both tenured and non-tenured professors. Even though we would expect tenured professors to get much better ratings because of their much greater experience, the results showed otherwise. Non-tenured professors got better ratings, slightly though, than tenured professors. This clearly shows that there is an immediate need to do course correction – after all, the whole purpose of the existence of the education system is to provide quality teaching to the students.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

a) The first provides evidence that has been used to challenge a common expectation; the second can be interpreted to challenge the common expectation.

b) The first presents a judgment that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second is a fact that supports the main conclusion of the argument.

c) The first is a fact that supports a conclusion that in turn supports the position that the argument seeks to establish; the second supports that conclusion.

d) The first is a fact that has been used to support a position that the argument seeks to establish; the second is another consideration raised in order to support that position

e) The first is a judgment that challenges one of the intermediate conclusions drawn in the argument; the second can be interpreted to support that intermediate conclusion


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