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# The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have

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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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11 Apr 2005, 19:30
1) The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships

2) scholarships are offered to top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants

3) applicants are judged on the basis of a qualifying audition.

4) Trustees are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program. <-- conclusion

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
- Not important.

(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment
- Not important.

(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program
- Not important.

(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
- If this is the case, then their aim of getting only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions to the program might not succeed

(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants
- Stil does not attack the conclusion

I'll take D
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12 Apr 2005, 06:17
I believe it is (B).

(B) brings in a condition where the applicants are evaluated unfairly.
This shows that the adcom may not be able to admit those who are top actors.
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12 Apr 2005, 09:15
shud be "D"....seems like adcoms r only interested in getting ppl based solely on how they perform in audition, that's the only objective and it is not abt getting the most talented. I believe "D" puts a question mark on their audition process itself.
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12 Apr 2005, 09:29
I will go with 'B'
'D' - This could be the case only if we assume that not all applicants take the qualifying audition.
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I believe it is (B).

(B) brings in a condition where the applicants are evaluated unfairly.
This shows that the adcom may not be able to admit those who are top actors.

It cannot be B, since it's not known whether there's a standard material for which all auditoners need to audition or whether each individual has a liberty to do audition based on his/her material.

D is correct bcos it attacks the basic conclusion that the scholarships will be awarded for the highest evaluations.
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12 Apr 2005, 13:23
OA is D. Good job.

Even I chose B.
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12 Apr 2005, 19:42
harshi wrote:
OA is D. Good job.

Even I chose B.

I find that if you locate the conclusion for the argument, you have a very good success of solving such questions.

In fact for most CR questions (the exception perhaps being logic CR questions, which would involve you locating the right logic), I would recommend you locate the conclusion so you can attack the answer choices quickly.
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13 Apr 2005, 09:51
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harshi wrote:
OA is D. Good job.

Even I chose B.

I find that if you locate the conclusion for the argument, you have a very good success of solving such questions.

In fact for most CR questions (the exception perhaps being logic CR questions, which would involve you locating the right logic), I would recommend you locate the conclusion so you can attack the answer choices quickly.

Good advise. I should force myself into finding the conclusion first. When I do ten or fifteen questions together, i like to just read and pick an answer mechanically. need to start analysing the stem.
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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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10 Jan 2014, 11:49
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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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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.....
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04 Dec 2014, 03:38
The point it scholarship and not accurate or inaccurate assessment.

So, B is out. D it is!!!
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04 Dec 2014, 04:43
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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27 Jan 2015, 00:03
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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05 Feb 2015, 22:28
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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