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# This year, Williamsboro High School introduced a peer tutoring program

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23 Sep 2018, 10:35
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This year, Williamsboro High School introduced a peer tutoring program in which students who performed poorly in class were tutored by those who performed well in class. The average scores of the students being tutored were higher before the tutoring than afterwards. Clearly peer tutoring programs do more harm academically than good.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument above EXCEPT:

A) Students who were tutored in the program have exhibited greatly improved study habits and an increased desire to learn.

B) The average scores of students who were not in the tutoring program declined by an even greater amount over the tutoring period.

C) The majority of students who were tutored in the peer-tutoring program enjoyed the program and preferred the tutoring to their regular classes.

D) The course work for which students were responsible at the end of the tutoring period was significantly more challenging than that at the beginning of the tutoring period.

E) Most of the students tutored in a peer tutoring program at Gainesville High School showed marked improvements in their test scores.

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23 Sep 2018, 20:38
Got confused between A and C. But finally chose A as it talks about the improvement of students.

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Updated on: 23 Sep 2018, 21:39
Between A & C definitely.

A improves them academically(or so I am assuming since an option such as C exists).

C is way off of what we need. Enjoying & tutoring have nothing to do with each other.So clear C.

Comparing options is I think the best way to resolve this question.

Originally posted by redskull1 on 23 Sep 2018, 21:19.
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23 Sep 2018, 21:33
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This year, Williamsboro High School introduced a peer tutoring program in which students who performed poorly in class were tutored by those who performed well in class. The average scores of the students being tutored were higher before the tutoring than afterwards. Clearly peer tutoring programs do more harm academically than good.

Each of the following, if true, would weaken the argument above EXCEPT:

A) Students who were tutored in the program have exhibited greatly improved study habits and an increased desire to learn.
Weakens the argument that peer tutoring does not work based on scores, since the students are clearly benefiting from it.
B) The average scores of students who were not in the tutoring program declined by an even greater amount over the tutoring period.
Gives an explanation to why the overall scores went down, and questions if the argument considered this. Weakens the argument.
C) The majority of students who were tutored in the peer-tutoring program enjoyed the program and preferred the tutoring to their regular classes.
Does not weakens the argument that peer tutoring does not work based on scores, rather discusses that students preferred this over normal classes. No information given that can weaken the argument, or strengthen the argument.
D) The course work for which students were responsible at the end of the tutoring period was significantly more challenging than that at the beginning of the tutoring period.
Gives an alternative explanation of why the scores went down based on challenge level, weakens the argument that peer tutoring does not work
E) Most of the students tutored in a peer tutoring program at Gainesville High School showed marked improvements in their test scores.
Weaken the argument on peer tutoring, because it clearly worked in this school.

I am selecting C, as that statement does not weaken
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24 Sep 2018, 00:47
I was confused between A and C and chose A incorrectly. Can someone please explain how C is the correct choice and why do we eliminate A?
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24 Sep 2018, 01:00
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Sreyoshi007 wrote:
I was confused between A and C and chose A incorrectly. Can someone please explain how C is the correct choice and why do we eliminate A?

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Conclusion : Clearly peer tutoring programs do more harm academically than good.

So we need to find the option that doesn't weaken this argument.

A) Students who were tutored in the program have exhibited greatly improved study habits and an increased desire to learn.
This option states that students who were tutored exhibited greatly improved study habits and an increased desire to learn, this statement contradicts with the conclusion (Clearly peer tutoring programs do more harm academically than good.)

Hope it helps.
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25 Sep 2018, 18:30
In the passage we are talking about WHS school so why option E is wrong which is talking about GHS school ?
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26 Sep 2018, 07:50
I chose B.
It certainly does not weaken the conclusion on the contrary it strengthens the conclusion.
Can some one explain why B can not be the answer?
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