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New post 19 Mar 2018, 01:56
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Got 6/8 correct.

Can someone please tell if this is a good accuracy to proceed with?
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Which of the following best describes the organization of the first paragraph of the passage?

(A) An assertion is made and a specific supporting example is given.
(B) A conventional model is dismissed and an alternative introduced.
(C) The results of recent research are introduced and summarized.
(D) Two opposing points of view are presented and evaluated.
(E) A widely accepted definition is presented and qualified.

To all those who got the last question wrong.
Assertion meaning is to make a claim , declaration. But what we see from the first para is just fact .These are not claims rather these statement are discussing two models of thinking and dismissing the other .
C is just out of the picture as we do not have any results to show in fist para
D Two opposing view points are given but they are not evaluated only the second is discussed more deeply.
E No definition is introduced .
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Which of the following best describes the organization of the first paragraph of
the passage?
(A) An assertion is made and a specific supporting example is given.
(B) A conventional model is dismissed and an alternative introduced.
(C) The results of recent research are introduced and summarized.
(D) Two opposing points of view are presented and evaluated.
(E) A widely accepted definition is presented and qualified.

why tha OA is B and not D ?
how he is dismissing the conventional model of problem solving , he is just contrasting it with intuition approach
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Hi experts can you please explain in Q5
Why acknowledge is wrong over misunderstood ?
I have difficulties in such questions

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It can be inferred from the passage that “thinking/acting cycles” (line 45) in managerial practice would be likely to result in which of the following?

I. A manager analyzes a network of problems and then acts on the basis of that analysis.
II. A manager gathers data by acting and observing the effects of action.
III. A manager takes action without being able to articulate reasons for that particular action.

(A) I only
(B) II only
(C) I and II only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III
Question 7

Hi guys , please explain the third option in the question. i'm confused and unable to understand.
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Can anyone explain Q-8 . Why is option E wrong?
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Hi experts can you please explain in Q5
Why acknowledge is wrong over misunderstood ?
I have difficulties in such questions

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Sure thing, teaserbae. First let's review what we're being asked and what we've read in the passage:

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The passage suggests which of the following about the “writers on management” mentioned in line 12?

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Generations of writers on management have recognized that some practicing managers rely heavily on intuition. In general, however, such writers display a poor grasp of what intuition is. Some see it as the opposite of rationality; others view it as an excuse for capriciousness.

The author is pretty explicit here: "such writers display a poor grasp of what intuition is." As we see in the rest of the passage, the author believes that intuition is made up of several distinct skills. So the passage suggests that writers who see intuition as the "opposite of rationality" or "an excuse for capriciousness" are wrong because they don't grasp how intuition is used by managers in day-to-day practice.

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(D) They have misunderstood how managers use intuition in making business decisions.

This exactly matches what the author is saying. The key isn't just the word "misunderstood" but the phrase "have misunderstood how managers use intuition." According to the passage, these writers don't get how managers are practicing intuition. Instead, they think the managers are simply being irrational or capricious. So we keep (D).

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(E) They have not acknowledged the role of intuition in managerial practice.

As with analyzing choice (D), the key to eliminating (E) isn't just the word "acknowledge." It's the phrase "have not acknowledged the role of intuition." Is it the author saying that these writers don't acknowledge what role intuition plays in the work of managers? Absolutely not. The highlighted portions tells us very plainly that "Generations of writers on management have recognized that some practicing managers rely heavily on intuition." They are acknowledge the heavy role that intuition plays in managerial practice. What's missing from these writers' viewpoint is how intuition is used to fulfill this role.

This is why we eliminate (E) and keep (D). I hope this helps!
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Got 2 incorrect.
Can somebody please assist with Q7 ?

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New post 25 Aug 2018, 23:37
Solved it in 18 minutes. have to reduce time duration a lot.
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can some explain question 7? Why not only II?
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can some explain question 7? Why not only II?



Hi Mallya12,

Please conider this part of the passage: "Since managers often “know” what is right before they can analyze and explain it, they frequently act first and explain later."

7th question asks us what would the result of thinking/acting cycle be. From the above part of the passage we can infer that managers praticing thinking/acting cycle often take action before they can explain why this action is right. The same thing is said in III (A manager takes action without being able to articulate reasons for that particular action).

I hope my responce was clear.
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New post 12 May 2019, 15:22
10:01 time spent. All correct.
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