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26 Jul 2016, 16:20
Hi Yuvraj/ Whoever is preparing for GMAT now,

As mentioned in one of the posts earlier, I am big big fan of the @egmat's strategy for bold face questions. Even though you may not get more than 2 bold face questions on the test but just having one more CR type question under you control adds a lot to the confidence. I had a similar problem with bold face questions but i THINK i am much much better now.

To summarise, the strategy asks you to do two things:

1. Tag each statement ( including bold faces) of the argument as the possible options: conclusion / belief / evidence/ explanation/ pattern etc.
2. CLEARLY understand the meaning of each of these options.

I generally dont use the notepad to solve CR questions but I ensure that write down the what i mentioned above while solving BF questions before I proceed to the options. This will help you a LOT in not getting confused.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need any other information, I will be more than happy to help All the best !

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26 Jul 2016, 16:23
Hi Yuvraj/ Whoever is preparing for GMAT now,

As mentioned in one of the posts earlier, I am big big fan of the @egmat's strategy for bold face questions. Even though you may not get more than 2 bold face questions on the test but just having one more CR type question under your control adds a lot to the confidence. I had a similar problem with bold face questions but i THINK i am much much better now.
To summarise, the strategy asks you to do two things:

1. Tag each statement ( including bold faces) of the argument as one of the following possible options: conclusion / belief / evidence/ explanation/ pattern etc.
2. CLEARLY understand the meaning of each of these options.

I generally dont use the notepad to solve CR questions but I ensure that write down the what i mentioned above while solving BF questions before I proceed to the options. This will help you a LOT in not getting confused.

I hope this helps. Let me know if you need any other information, I will be more than happy to help All the best !

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18 Apr 2017, 23:57
The first part: Eventhough--- is a counter premise indicator

(at this point: B is out)

The second: is basically what the Environmentalists conclude...

(at this point D is out)
(A is out... no question is being asked in the second bold face)

Left with: C, E

E--> Is incorrect.. as both cant support a conclusion..can you find the conclusion they support???

C: 2nd is the environmentalists conclusion..and first is reinforcing their conclusion..by stating that the company placed Envi over \$\$...

hence C
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07 Aug 2017, 19:05
Easy C.

(A) The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(B) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
(C) The first supports the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second states that conclusion.
(D) The first states the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second provides a consideration in support of that conclusion.
(E) The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second also supports the conclusion of the argument.
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07 Aug 2017, 22:09
yuvrajpratap wrote:
United Energy recently invested in a series of large windmills which are able to produce renewable energy with minimal negative effect to the environment. The company has not drilled oil wells in the same area, even though greater revenues and profits could be generated from oil wells. Because any drilling would disrupt the native habitat of certain marine species in the area, some environmentalists assert that, by foregoing this drilling, United Energy has established that it places environmental impact over financial returns. However, United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals. Recent patterns of increasing annual hurricane activity have some experts questioning the long-term viability and profitability of oil wells in the area.

The two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(A) The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(B) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
(C) The first supports the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second states that conclusion.
(D) The first states the environmentalists’ conclusion; the second provides a consideration in support of that conclusion.
(E) The first supports the conclusion of the argument; the second also supports the conclusion of the argument.

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The argument concludes that United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with reaching its financial goals. However, this conclusion must be distinguished from the assertion of the environmentalists described in the question - that the actions taken by United Energy indicate that the company is putting environmental concerns ahead of financial returns. The answer choices may consider either the author's conclusion (which is considered the overall conclusion) or the conclusion asserted by the environmentalists (which is considered the opposing opinion).

This is an Analyze the Argument Structure question. The best approach is to consider each boldface in turn.

(A) The first boldface does not support the author's conclusion that United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals; the second does not call the conclusion into question as much as state its opposite.

(B) The first boldface does not state the conclusion of the argument; the second boldface does not support the conclusion of the main argument, which is that United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals.

(C) CORRECT. The first boldface supports the environmentalists’ conclusion that United Energy is acting in a manner that places environmental impact ahead of financial returns. The second boldface states this conclusion.

(D) The first boldface is a relationship that does support the environmentalists' conclusion; however, the second states this conclusion, and does not undermine it.

(E) The first boldface does not support the author's conclusion, which is that United Energy may be acting in its financial interest; the second boldface also does not support this conclusion.
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I am confused can anyone how to solve bold face cr questions
can bold face questions have 2 conclusions:

Statement 1 is just an observation by the environmentalist as he uses this fact to arrive at a conclusion that the company thinks about the environment first .
Statement 2 is the conclusion for which first statement supports.
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08 Aug 2017, 11:41
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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15 Aug 2017, 06:10
The second boldface -"United Energy has established that it places environmental impact over financial returns" is environmentalists??? conclusion. But the main conclusion of the argument is -"However, United Energy may be acting in a manner consistent with its financial goals. " ?
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19 May 2018, 21:48
The question stimulus has 2 parts...

The first part is the environmentalists' view and the second part is the view of any third person.
THe first part of the question says that the compaNY UNITED ENERGY has invested in windmills... even though it could have invested in a much more financially viable oil well drilling. With this gesture the company shows itself as the one which cares for the environment that the financial gain.
Now for the first part this is the end of the argument and the conclusion of the argument is that "COMPANY SHOWS ITSELF OR ESTABLISHED ITSELF AS THE ONE WHO CARES ABOUT THE ENVIRIONMENT THAN THE FINANCIAL GAIN".
To support this conclusion we have a rersoning in the first bold faced sentence.
So, the second bold faced sentence is the conclusion and the first bold faced sentence is the reasoning behind it or the sentence which supports the conclusion.

Coming to the second part which is actually the third person view says that the reason why the company is investing in windmills over oil wells drilling is that the recent hurricane activity in that region makes oil drilling platforms being not viable and not practical to have in such area and may bring losses.

A)Yes the first supports the conclusion of the argument as it is explained above BUT the second doesnt call the conclusion into question, infact it is the conclusion. So, wrong.
B)Totally opposite the first is the support and the second is the conclusion.So, wrong.

C)This is correct.And, putting the word environmentalists' actually gives this answer more credibility to be the answer.Lets hold on.This could be correct.

D)As discussed earlier the first is not the conclusion.This is wrong.
E) the first supports the conclusion of the environmentalists' argument and not the whole argument.Be sure on the words used in the options. So, wrong.

Finally we have only C .. which is the answer.

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