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New post 14 Oct 2010, 22:10
it is D..
as some non local who is not among top 10 might have more than top 10 local...and vice versa
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New post 04 May 2011, 03:31
'mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt'.

that technique helps in understanding the constraints of the problem , otherwise the inference remains vague.
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New post 05 May 2011, 09:21
Close call B and D.

D states that people might get into w/o having great evaluation.
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Before going through the answer choices, I was able to "guess" the reason why it fails, but failed to map "my reasoning" to the choice D :oops:
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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.


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Its D.

let say u have 100 local and 100 non-local actors.
and each of these 200 guys have been evaluated and been given some marks out of 500 on the basis of evaluation.

Then we can have the following scenario when first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 499,498,497......490.
and first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 200,199,198.....190.

It means there can be some actors beyond 10% in local group who have scored more than 200(topper of non local group) and less than 490 (scored by 10th guy) in local group.

And these actors will not be awarded scholarships even though they have higher scores than those of first 10% guys in non-local.

I know the explanation is long, but mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt.



Fun question! Nverma does a nice job attacking the stimulus and directing your brain to the right answer. I'll just have fun explaining why each wrong answer is wrong.

A. The conclusion of the stimulus deals with offering those with the most highly evaluated auditions, scholarships. What the applicants do after the committee's offer is beyond the scope. Remember, this is a weaken question. This does not attack the conclusion - that the method the committee is employing will ensure the top 10% of each group will receive scholarship offers. What if the committee DID make offers to the top 10% of each? This seems to fail at weakening the argument.

B. The method of assessment is outside the scope of the argument. But let's run with this idea. So, person A comes in. Person A brought with them a lion from the Savannah. The lion fakes eating person A, the whole act blows the judges away, person A exits the stage and is lauded by the judges. Then person B comes up to be evaluated. Person B has a pet mouse. Person B finds it brilliant to use the mouse in his/her routine. The judges aren't thrilled. They went from a lion almost eating someone, to a mouse doing next to nothing. BUT WHO CARES? The conclusion states that the top 10% of each group are OFFERED scholarships. Person B jaded in comparison to Person A. You could probably make the argument that the magnificence of A negatively affected B. But again, who cares? B could have sucked regardless of A - so B shouldn't be offered a scholarship anyway. This is perfectly plausible with the conclusion. Hence, it does NOT weaken.

C. The need of the scholarships is outside of the scope. Curse the LSAT gods for wasting seconds of your life, then move on.

D. nverma explains why this is true. think about relativity. 500 in group a. 100 in group b.
10% of 500 = 50
10% of 100 = 10

However, applications in group A from 400-449 scored 97% on their applications.
In group B - the 10/100 applications scored -- 3, 99%s ; 4 98%s ; but 3, 92%s

Seems to me that those in group a from 400-449 got SCREWED!

E. This is tricky, however outside of the scope. Even though the non locals may be favored, this doesn't necessarily preclude the offering of scholarships to the most highly evaluated candidates.
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New post 06 Nov 2013, 23:47
One thing I don't understand how can someone who is less highly evaluated be above someone who is more highly evaluated. There certainly seems to be a discrepancy.
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New post 22 Nov 2013, 02:55
vudsri000 wrote:
nikhilkatira wrote:
whats wrong with Option B ?


I went with D ........

B.......may be independently correct but does it correct merit levels and scholarships given.....

D .directly addresses it



i went with D too, but was stuck between and B and D for a while.

if we analyse B, if inaccurate assessment causes disparity, obviously it means that the scholarships would not be given to the right people. In that case, the meaning stands the same as option D because as per option D "Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships". I may be wrong, still would go with D, sounds kind of more convincing to the ears.
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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.

Which one of the following points out why the trustees' plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants


Whats the right answer to this question???
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IMO ANSWER SHOULD BE "D"......
WE ARE SELECTING 10% BEST APPLICANTS FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS AND THEN ASSUMING WE HAVE SELECTED THE BEST OUT OF THE AMALGAMATED JOINT GROUP.....WHICH IS WRONG....POINTS TO FLAW........

THE 10% IN EACH GROUP MAY BE THE BEST IN THEIR RESPECTIVE GROUPS BUT SOME MAY NOT BE THE BEST AMONGST THE WHOLE LOT...
ASSUME ONE GROUP WITH ALL TALENT AND ANOTHER WITH ALL DUDS..........EVEN THE BEST OF THE DUD LOT CANNOT BEAT THE 11TH OF THE OTHER LOT.......HENCE "D" WHICH SAYS----- Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships .....BRINGS OUT THE FLAW.....
HENCE CORRECT ANSWER....
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The point it scholarship and not accurate or inaccurate assessment.

So, B is out. D it is!!!
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Initially I selected B, but now i am convinced with the explanation. Looks like i need to focus more on conclusion when answering weaken questions.
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Which one of the following points out why the trustees' plan might not be effective in achieving its goal

What is goal : Give scholarships to highly evaluated applicants (If they don't want to take it, it will be their problem not trustee's)

Option D correctly states that, because of local and non-local grouping there might be a chance that some of the scholarship baggers will be less evaluated.

Let's see an Example :
Local Got : (100,90,80,70,60,50..,10) Points
Non Local got : (10,9,8,7,6,5..,1) Points
In this case it will be unfair for 90% local as None of non local is highly evaluated than local.

IMO 'D' is correct.
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I will go with D :) as this clearly points out the fact that what if the count of deserving candidates goes above or below than 10 ?
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why option e is not correct ? please explain
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D

This is an LSAT question, and in no way is this question even close to a sub 600 level one. This is clearly a 700 level question.
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