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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. Today’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) Today’s students are not higher achievers than the students of twenty years ago. -Lets hold on to this one as it seems correct.
(B) Awarding too many honors degrees causes colleges to inflate grades. -Opposite of the premise
(C) Today’s employers rely on honors ranking in making their hiring decisions. -Out of scope
(D) It is not easy for students with low grades to obtain jobs. -Out of scope
(E) Colleges must make employers aware of the criteria used to determine who receives an honors degree -Out of scope
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New post 16 Dec 2017, 04:46
I attacked this argument objectively, by prethinking, what if the current students are of high standards than students 20 years ago, then awarding so many honors is justified.

Option A, confirms my prethinking.
Re: Top college graduates are having more difficulty   [#permalink] 16 Dec 2017, 04:46

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