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# Top college graduates are having more difficulty

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05 May 2006, 12:48
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Top college graduates are having more difficulty demonstrating their superiority to prospective employers than did the top students of twenty years ago when an honors degree was distinction enough. Todayâ€™s employers are less impressed with the honors degree. Twenty years ago no more than 10 percent of a given class graduated with honors. Today, however, because of grade inflation, the honors degree goes to more than 50 percent of a graduating class. Therefore, to restore confidence in the degrees they award, colleges must take steps to control grade inflation.

Which one of the following is an assumption that, if true, would support the conclusion in the passage?
(A) Todayâ€™s students are not higher achievers than the students of twenty years ago.
(B) Awarding too many honors degrees causes colleges to inflate grades.
(C) Todayâ€™s employers rely on honors ranking in making their hiring decisions.
(D) It is not easy for students with low grades to obtain jobs.
(E) Colleges must make employers aware of the criteria used to determine who receives an honors degree.

i think the answer should be "C"...What do u think ?

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05 May 2006, 13:03
hm..i changed my mind...i think.it's A

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05 May 2006, 13:14
but its not the OA..

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05 May 2006, 13:18
A it is

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05 May 2006, 13:19
I still think it is A

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05 May 2006, 13:24
can you please explain it to me "A" it is

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05 May 2006, 13:35
The employers were more confident with previous grades then they are with the current ones because they assume that since current
students are not on average any better then those of twenty years ago ,

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05 May 2006, 20:17
Is it B?

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05 May 2006, 21:40
I will go for 'B'..

Passage concludes to restore confidence in the degree they award and it also accepts that there is grade inflation happening now, which may be awarding too many degrees

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