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Time and time again it has been shown that students who attend college

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Time and time again it has been shown that students who attend colleges with low faculty/student ratios get the most well-rounded education. As a result, when my children are ready to attend college, I'll be sure they attend a school with a very small student population.

Which of the following, if true, identifies the greatest flaw in the reasoning above?


A. A low faculty/student ratio is the effect of a well-rounded education, not its source.

B. Intelligence should be considered the result of childhood environment, not advanced education.

C. A very small student population does not by itself, ensure a low faculty/student ratio.

D. Parental desires and preferences rarely determines a child's choice of a college or university.

E. Students must take advantage of the low faculty/student ratio by intentionally choosing small classes.

Originally posted by crejoc on 18 Aug 2009, 09:32.
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The argument talks about faculty/student ratios and the person states that "Ill be sure they attend a school with a very small student population." The comparision is incorrect.

Option (C) clearly points this out.
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C - doesnot talk about ratio being low. it just says student population is less
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The passage states that since students of colleges with low faculty/student ratios get the most well-rounded education the author wrongly infers that schools with a very small student population will provide a well-rounded education.

A. A low faculty/student ratio is the effect of a well-rounded education, not its source-Incorrect. The passage does not support this choice. This is not a flaw in argument. In fact the opposite is implied.

B. Intelligence should be considered the result of childhood environment, not advanced education- Incorrect. Nothing in the passage talks about childhood environment. Completely out of scope

C. A very small student population does not by itself, ensure a low faculty/student ratio- Correct. Matches our prethinking.

D. Parental desires and preferences rarely determines a child's choice of a college or university- Incorrect. Nothing in the passage implies this. This is not a flaw in argument.

E. Students must take advantage of the low faculty/student ratio by intentionally choosing small classes- Incorrect.
Although it might be true, it is not a flaw in argument.

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crejoc wrote:
Time and time again it has been shown that students who attend colleges with low faculty/student ratios get the most well-rounded education. As a result, when my children are ready to attend college, I'll be sure they attend a school with a very small student population.

Which of the following, if true, identifies the greatest flaw in the reasoning above?


A. A low faculty/student ratio is the effect of a well-rounded education, not its source.

B. Intelligence should be considered the result of childhood environment, not advanced education.

C. A very small student population does not by itself, ensure a low faculty/student ratio.

D. Parental desires and preferences rarely determines a child's choice of a college or university.

E. Students must take advantage of the low faculty/student ratio by intentionally choosing small classes.


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The evidence says that students who attend colleges with low faculty/student ratios get wellrounded educations, but the conclusion is that the author will send his. kids to colleges with small student populations. Since colleges can have the second without necessarily having the first, (C) is correct.

(A) claims that the author confuses cause and effect, but how could getting a well-rounded education cause a low faculty/student ratio? Anyway, the real problem is the scope shift from faculty/student ratios to student populations. As for (B)f the author never mentions intelligence at all. (D) fails because it doesn't point to a problem in the reasoning, just in implementing it. And (E) claims students must do something extra to take advantage of the low faculty/student ratio. Since the author never claimed the benefits would be conferred automatically, this isn't a flaw; more importantly, (E) misses the real flaw, which we find in (C).
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