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# Toddlers are watching television more than twice as much as they did

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Toddlers are watching television more than twice as much as they did two decades ago. A recent research showed that because of this, toddlers today develop their motor skills slower than children their age in the compared period. Therefore, toddlers who spend most of their time in front of the TV have less developed motor skills than those who spend the majority of their time in other occupations.

The argument depends on which of the following assumptions?

A) Television can be used to enhance many skills of children aged 1-3.
B) Overall, watching television has a negative effect on young children.
C) Toddlers should be encouraged to play outdoors more.
D) Toddlers who watch less television are engaged in activities which develop their motor skills.
E) Only the physical removal of the television set from homes with young children will enable them to develop their motor skills more quickly.

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21 May 2016, 14:20
Conclusion - toddlers who spend most of their time in front of the TV have less developed motor skills than those who spend the majority of their time in other occupations

option A is out of scope option
option B states a generalized statement which is irrelevant to the topic
option C is actually a suggestion to the problem and not a an assumption
option E by the use of the word ' only ' makes this choice incorrect
for choice D if we negate the statement, the conclusion falls apart
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21 May 2016, 22:53
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Toddlers are watching television more than twice as much as they did two decades ago. A recent research showed that because of this, toddlers today develop their motor skills slower than children their age in the compared period. Therefore, toddlers who spend most of their time in front of the TV have less developed motor skills than those who spend the majority of their time in other occupations.

The argument depends on which of the following assumptions?

A) Television can be used to enhance many skills of children aged 1-3.
B) Overall, watching television has a negative effect on young children.
C) Toddlers should be encouraged to play outdoors more.
D) Toddlers who watch less television are engaged in activities which develop their motor skills.
E) Only the physical removal of the television set from homes with young children will enable them to develop their motor skills more quickly.

Now toddlers watch more Television as compared to those 2 decades ago.
Hence toddlers develop motor skills slowly now.
Conclusion: Television is the cause.

We need to find the underlying assumption.

What if:
1. Television is inhibiting their ability to learn
2. Television does not gives them time to learn.

Of the options, option D agrees with point 2.

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27 Mar 2018, 08:55
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Is (E) rejected on the basis of phrase - more quickly?

I hope I got negation test work correctly here:

Quote:
D) Toddlers who watch less television are engaged in activities which develop their motor skills.

On negated:

Toddlers who watch less television are NOT engaged in activities which develop their motor skills.

This breaks down my conclusion.

For (E)

Quote:
E) Only the physical removal of the television set from homes with young children will enable them to develop their motor skills more quickly.

Negated version 1: Some of the physical removal of the television set from homes with young children will enable them to develop their motor skills more quickly.
Seems kind of a strengthener to me.

Negated version 2: Only the physical removal of the television set from homes with young children will NOT enable them to develop their motor skills more quickly.
This is clearly a weaker according to me.
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