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The local high school students have been clamoring for the freedom do design their own curricula. Allowing this would be as allowing three-year-olds to choose their own diets. These students have neither the maturity nor the experience to equal that of the professional educators now doing the job.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the above argument?

A. high school students have less formal education than those who currently design the curricula.
B. Three-year-olds do not, if left to their own devices, choose healthful diets.
C. The local high school students are less intelligent than the average teenager.
D. Individualized curricula are more beneficial to high school students than are the standard curricula, which are rigid and unresponsive to their particular strengths and weaknesses.
E. The ability to design good curricula develops only after years of familiarity with educational life.
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I think it is E

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I think it is E

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i too vote for E
( sorry i don't have OA)
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The local high school students have been clamoring for the freedom do design their own curricula. Allowing this would be as allowing three-year-olds to choose their own diets. These students have neither the maturity nor the experience to equal that of the professional educators now doing the job.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the above argument?

A. high school students have less formal education than those who currently design the curricula.
B. Three-year-olds do not, if left to their own devices, choose healthful diets.
C. The local high school students are less intelligent than the average teenager.
D. Individualized curricula are more beneficial to high school students than are the standard curricula, which are rigid and unresponsive to their particular strengths and weaknesses.
E. The ability to design good curricula develops only after years of familiarity with educational life.



E as well.

You can arrive to E by using the contrapositive method:

In stimulus:
X -> Y
Lack of professional experience and maturity (are the reasons) -> inability to design a good curricula

Using contrapositive method:
Not Y -> Not X
Ability to design a good formula (follows from) -> professional experience and maturity.
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Option A: Repitition of the premise and hence does not affect the argument

Option B:- Has no effect on the argument

Option C:- Has no effect on the argument

Option D:- Weakens the argument

Option E:- Strengthens the argument

Hence option E should be the answer. IMO - E

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The local high school students have been clamoring for the freedom do design their own curricula. Allowing this would be as allowing three-year-olds to choose their own diets. These students have neither the maturity nor the experience to equal that of the professional educators now doing the job.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the above argument?

A. high school students have less formal education than those who currently design the curricula.
B. Three-year-olds do not, if left to their own devices, choose healthful diets.
C. The local high school students are less intelligent than the average teenager.
D. Individualized curricula are more beneficial to high school students than are the standard curricula, which are rigid and unresponsive to their particular strengths and weaknesses.
E. The ability to design good curricula develops only after years of familiarity with educational life.


Why not A??
Experience does not necessarily mean education...
There might be teachers who are not highly qualified, but on the basis of their experience they are still teaching.
So A can't be a re-statement of the premise.
We can see this trend around us.. If a person has experience, that does not necessarily mean that he/she is educated.

There is an issue with E...
These are high-school students, they are already familiar with educational life..

Please someone clarify, how can E be the answer???

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Both of the options arent strong enough. Years of familiarity is ambiguous... High school students do have 6-7 years of experience with educational life... Still would chosoe E as the lesser of two evils.. Poorly worded q IMO.. Source?
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Both of the options arent strong enough. Years of familiarity is ambiguous... High school students do have 6-7 years of experience with educational life... Still would chosoe E as the lesser of two evils.. Poorly worded q IMO.. Source?


this question is from Kaplan textbook, it is a sub 600 question.
the pattern in this question is important; also, the content and the logic flow of this question are easy to understand.
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chesstitans wrote:
this question is from Kaplan textbook, it is a sub 600 question.
the pattern in this question is important; also, the content and the logic flow of this question are easy to understand.


Hi,
Though I selected E, I want to know what is lacking in A. What, according to you, is the logic flow?
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chesstitans wrote:
this question is from Kaplan textbook, it is a sub 600 question.
the pattern in this question is important; also, the content and the logic flow of this question are easy to understand.


Hi,
Though I selected E, I want to know what is lacking in A. What, according to you, is the logic flow?
Thanks!


1/ flow of logic means no words are there in an argument without meaning or roles. Words and sentences support each other; the argument and the option choice and the question all make sense about what the author wants to say so that test takers will perform critical thinking. Also, the argument is well organized, and details are specific.

2/ choice A deals with the evidence, and choice A repeats the last sentence in the argument. Also, A does not help to strengthen the argument; the conclusion is about the disastrous idea of allowing high school students to have freedom to design their classes; the premise is "these students have....doing the job". Moreover, "formal education" has nothing to do with the premise and the conclusion; the premise is about "experience and maturity"
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