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# To encourage each student athlete to remain at one institution through

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To encourage each student athlete to remain at one institution throughout his or her four years of eligibility, the intercollegiate rules committee drafted a new rule mandating that students who transfer to a different college wait a year before representing that new college in athletics. The mother of one such athlete thought the rule was unfair because the time off would cause her son’s skills to atrophy and thus damage his chance to pursue a professional career.

The mother assumes that

A. she would have advised her son not to transfer if she had known about the rule

B. all professional athletes owe their success to the playing experience they received in college

C. the rules committee is made up of former college athletes who understand how difficult it is to balance scholarship with athletics

D. it is uncommon for someone with no collegiate experience to thrive at the professional level

E. her son has no place else to play during his one-year suspension

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To encourage each student athlete to remain at one institution throughout his or her four years of eligibility, the intercollegiate rules committee drafted a new rule mandating that students who transfer to a different college wait a year before representing that new college in athletics. The mother of one such athlete thought the rule was unfair because the time off would cause her son’s skills to atrophy and thus damage his chance to pursue a professional career.

The mother assumes that

A. she would have advised her son not to transfer if she had known about the rule

B. all professional athletes owe their success to the playing experience they received in college

C. the rules committee is made up of former college athletes who understand how difficult it is to balance scholarship with athletics

D. it is uncommon for someone with no collegiate experience to thrive at the professional level

E. her son has no place else to play during his one-year suspension

IMO E.

The mother's concern is that if her son is not allowed to represent the new college in athletics for a year then his skills would gradually decline, affecting his chance to pursue a professional career.
However, this can only happen if the son is not engaging in any athletic activities apart from those in college.
So the assumption is that "her son has no place to play during his one-year suspension".

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29 Jan 2019, 21:59
IMO, Ans E

Assumption: Mother equates non-representation in college athletics to not playing the sport at all.
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30 Jan 2019, 05:47
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Answers B, C and D are irrelevant.

Only A & E left.

Use the negation method, we can see that A is also irrelevant.

We have to find an answer that shattered the conclusion of the mam's that ''wait a year'' is not affected the career of her son

E: '' her son HAS PLACE else to play during his one-year suspension'' (already negated)

=> this answer means that her son will have a place to practice and play during his ''one year suspension'', so his chance to pursue a professional career is still remain.

So the assumption is E.
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