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yes, i did this question yesterday and immediately thought it was "weaken" type, reread several times and still think so. I wonder if native speakers understand the question differently from me? and is it a only language matter?
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Found this and many similar problems in veritas prep CAT and have a serious doubt about OA provided.
Would request experts to take a look and suggest explanation:

The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy?

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
B) In the food and beverage industry, many employers no longer have time to train apprentices and therefore demand basic culinary skills from their new hires.
C) Local producers in the area near the Metropolitan cooking academy are excellent sources of exotic fish and organic vegetables.
D) Many other cooking schools have found a decline in the level of interest in their program.
E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.



As per the argument administrators of school focussed on cooking courses in order to reverse the trend of declining interest as students felt a need for a curriculum which is based on healthy dining trends.So we need to establish relation between healthy trends and the course proposed by administrators.
A.Out of scope - It just discusses cooking of fish...
B.Out of scope - Talks about industry which is irrelevant.
C.Out of scope - Local producers and the source of fish is not relevant
D.Weakens the proposal made by the administrators.
E.This establishes relation between healthy dining and diet including fish,grains so this supports the proposal and will make it a success -Correct
So answer is E
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The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.


Survey : Shows a trend that students are interested in healthy dining trends.
Administrators Propose : A series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains & organically produced vegetables.


Clearly there is a gap in the reasoning !!

If we consider healthy dining trends & exotic species of fish, alternative grains & organically produced vegetables as 2 separate sets and then arrive at the conclusion that " the proposed new course will increase " then we will have to show that -

Exotic species of fish, alternative grains & organically produced vegetables is a Subset of healthy dining trends

Among the given options only option (E) does the same...
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[quote="Vips0000"]Found this and many similar problems in veritas prep CAT and have a serious doubt about OA provided.
Would request experts to take a look and suggest explanation:

The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy?

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
B) In the food and beverage industry, many employers no longer have time to train apprentices and therefore demand basic culinary skills from their new hires.
C) Local producers in the area near the Metropolitan cooking academy are excellent sources of exotic fish and organic vegetables.
D) Many other cooking schools have found a decline in the level of interest in their program.
E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.

[/Greetings everyone :) its fun to be here:) this is my first try so i got into trap - i was between A and E and chose A since it mentioned fundamentals but then i realized that there were more keywords (such as healthy dining, etc:) in E but on the other hand ... " many advocates" is a bit unclear who are these "many" are they potential customers or ....]
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Vips0000 wrote:
Found this and many similar problems in veritas prep CAT and have a serious doubt about OA provided.
Would request experts to take a look and suggest explanation:

The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy?

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
B) In the food and beverage industry, many employers no longer have time to train apprentices and therefore demand basic culinary skills from their new hires.
C) Local producers in the area near the Metropolitan cooking academy are excellent sources of exotic fish and organic vegetables.
D) Many other cooking schools have found a decline in the level of interest in their program.
E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.

[/Greetings everyone :) its fun to be here:) this is my first try so i got into trap - i was between A and E and chose A since it mentioned fundamentals but then i realized that there were more keywords (such as healthy dining, etc:) in E but on the other hand ... " many advocates" is a bit unclear who are these "many" are they potential customers or ....]


Premises:
- Students want a curriculum that focuses on today's healthy dining trends.
- To reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following supports that the new course will increase interest?

The problem with the argument is that it tells us that healthy dining is popular. It also tells us that the new courses will focus on fish, quinoa and organic vegs. But how can this imply that the new courses will be popular? The argument doesn't tell us the link between fish, quinoa, organic vegs etc and healthy dining.

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
This doesn't link healthy dining to fish, grains and organic vegs. Whether the culinary fundamentals of old courses and new courses are same or different is immaterial.

E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.
This options tells us that many people believe that fish, quinoa and organic vegs are a part of healthy dining. This does strengthen the idea that students who prefer to learn healthy dining culinary skills will find the new courses appealing.

Answer (E)
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Is Choice E is a weakener because it presents an alternative reasoning for the increased interest?
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dave13 wrote:
Vips0000 wrote:
Found this and many similar problems in veritas prep CAT and have a serious doubt about OA provided.
Would request experts to take a look and suggest explanation:

The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy?

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
B) In the food and beverage industry, many employers no longer have time to train apprentices and therefore demand basic culinary skills from their new hires.
C) Local producers in the area near the Metropolitan cooking academy are excellent sources of exotic fish and organic vegetables.
D) Many other cooking schools have found a decline in the level of interest in their program.
E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.

[/Greetings everyone :) its fun to be here:) this is my first try so i got into trap - i was between A and E and chose A since it mentioned fundamentals but then i realized that there were more keywords (such as healthy dining, etc:) in E but on the other hand ... " many advocates" is a bit unclear who are these "many" are they potential customers or ....]


Premises:
- Students want a curriculum that focuses on today's healthy dining trends.
- To reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following supports that the new course will increase interest?

The problem with the argument is that it tells us that healthy dining is popular. It also tells us that the new courses will focus on fish, quinoa and organic vegs. But how can this imply that the new courses will be popular? The argument doesn't tell us the link between fish, quinoa, organic vegs etc and healthy dining.

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
This doesn't link healthy dining to fish, grains and organic vegs. Whether the culinary fundamentals of old courses and new courses are same or different is immaterial.

E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.
This options tells us that many people believe that fish, quinoa and organic vegs are a part of healthy dining. This does strengthen the idea that students who prefer to learn healthy dining culinary skills will find the new courses appealing.

Answer (E)


Dear Karishma,

The question stem below the argument says- "Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy"

Doesn't that mean that we're supposed to weaken the argument? Please clarify this confusion. Thanks..
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what is uo guys. This is weaken question.

I am not saying this because it is tagged.
Read the statement. It says that people want more courses that are related to healthy foods. and the conclusion is saying alternate to healthy foods.
But we need to suspect the plan that the alternate to healthy will mot work.
We only want healthy.

When the option says most advocates says healthy is the trend so they want to cook more healthy because they want healthy. So no healthy no increase interest. more disinterest.

I hope i am clear
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Dear Karishma,

The question stem below the argument says- "Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy"

Doesn't that mean that we're supposed to weaken the argument? Please clarify this confusion. Thanks..


Check out this post: http://www.veritasprep.com/blog/2014/03 ... n-suspect/
It explains you how suspect is used here and also discusses the solution in detail.
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The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy?

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
B) In the food and beverage industry, many employers no longer have time to train apprentices and therefore demand basic culinary skills from their new hires.
C) Local producers in the area near the Metropolitan cooking academy are excellent sources of exotic fish and organic vegetables.
D) Many other cooking schools have found a decline in the level of interest in their program.
E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet

The trick here to establish the link between what prospective students want and the plan of the cooking school.
Choice E provides the best linkage
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Found this and many similar problems in veritas prep CAT and have a serious doubt about OA provided.
Would request experts to take a look and suggest explanation:

The metropolitan cooking academy surveyed prospective students and found that students wanted a curriculum that focused on today's healthy dining trends. In order to reverse the trend of declining interest in the school's programs, administrators propose a series of new courses focused on cooking exotic species of fish, alternative grains such as quinoa, and organically produced vegetables.

Which of the following if true,supplies the best reason to suspect that the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy?

A) cooking fish, grains, and vegetables relies on same culinary fundamentals as does the preparation of other ingredients.
B) In the food and beverage industry, many employers no longer have time to train apprentices and therefore demand basic culinary skills from their new hires.
C) Local producers in the area near the Metropolitan cooking academy are excellent sources of exotic fish and organic vegetables.
D) Many other cooking schools have found a decline in the level of interest in their program.
E) Many advocates of healthy dining stress the importance of including fish, grains and organically produced vegetables in one's diet.
The question stem uses the the word suspect. so, this a weaken question...Remember in CR, Weaken,strengthen , Evaluate and Assumption are Argument based question.Ands those are favourite in GMAT CR. Your task is to find the Option which disprove the proposed new course will increase interest in the metropolitan cooking academy.
All options except E strengthen. :-D
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I believe that whenever gmat uses suspects, as shown in the OG, gmat wants you to doubt the result. So in my opinion the question is wrong


I agree. In almost every reliable source "suspect" means weaken. I think question stem should be corrected.
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Hi mikemcgarry, GMATNinja,
Request you to have a look. The word "Suspect" is really under suspicion.
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