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There is little plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical. Obviously, people must assess one another and not all assessments will be positive. However, there is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental. To be judgmental is not merely to assess someone negatively, but to do so prior to a serious effort at understanding. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion drawn in the argument?

(A) To be judgmental is to assess someone negatively prior to making a serious effort at understanding.
(B) It is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(C) There is some plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(D) Not all assessments people make of one another will be positive.
(E) There is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental
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aurobindomahanty wrote:
There is little plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical. Obviously, people must assess one another and not all assessments will be positive. However, there is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental. To be judgmental is not merely to assess someone negatively, but to do so prior to a serious effort at understanding. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion drawn in the argument?

(A) To be judgmental is to assess someone negatively prior to making a serious effort at understanding.
(B) It is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(C) There is some plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(D) Not all assessments people make of one another will be positive.
(E) There is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental


I don't think its a Gmat like question.

Option E is just a direct statement from the passage!
Whats the source?
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aurobindomahanty wrote:
There is little plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical. Obviously, people must assess one another and not all assessments will be positive. However, there is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental. To be judgmental is not merely to assess someone negatively, but to do so prior to a serious effort at understanding. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion drawn in the argument?

(A) To be judgmental is to assess someone negatively prior to making a serious effort at understanding.
(B) It is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(C) There is some plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(D) Not all assessments people make of one another will be positive.
(E) There is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental



Not sure if this is a gmat type question, but here is my take :

The question asks, which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion.
Basically, what is the key takeaway from the paragraph above

The message that the author is trying to convey here is that there is wisdom behind the injuction against being judgemental

For the other options :
(A) To be judgmental is to assess someone negatively prior to making a serious effort at understanding.
This is something that the author mentions, but it isn't his main point. He uses this to support the main conclusion
(B) It is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
The author does not state this, but in fact somewhat opposes it
(C) There is some plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
Could be true, but is not the main conclusion
(D) Not all assessments people make of one another will be positive.
Again true, but isn't the main conclusion
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aurobindomahanty wrote:
There is little plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical. Obviously, people must assess one another and not all assessments will be positive. However, there is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental. To be judgmental is not merely to assess someone negatively, but to do so prior to a serious effort at understanding. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion drawn in the argument?

(A) To be judgmental is to assess someone negatively prior to making a serious effort at understanding.
(B) It is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(C) There is some plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical.
(D) Not all assessments people make of one another will be positive.
(E) There is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental

The question asks us to identify the conclusion. Best way to do so is - Why Test.

There is little plausibility to the claim that it is absurd to criticize anyone for being critical. WHY? - No Answer.

Obviously, people must assess one another and not all assessments will be positive WHY? - No Answer.

However, there is wisdom behind the injunction against being judgmental WHY? - Because - To be judgmental is not merely to assess someone negatively, but to do so prior to a serious effort at understanding.

There we have it. The lines colored Green are Premises and the one in Blue is the conclusion. Answer - E
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Good LSAT question that focuses on parts of the question (similar to bold face)!
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