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Unlike newspapers in the old days, today’s newspapers and televised news programs are full of stories about murders and assaults in our city. One can only conclude from this change that violent crime is now out of control, and, to be safe from personal attack, one should not leave one’s home except for absolute necessities.

Which one of the following, if true, would cast the most serious doubt on the conclusion?


(A) Newspapers and televised news programs have more comprehensive coverage of violent crime than newspapers did in the old days.

(B) National data show that violent crime is out of control everywhere, not just in the author’s city.

(C) Police records show that people experience more violent crimes in their own neighborhoods than they do outside their neighborhoods.

(D) Murder comprised a larger proportion of violent crimes in the old days than it does today.

(E) News magazines play a more important role today in informing the public about crime than they did in the old days.





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I will go with "A"

Lets break the arguement
Evidence: Today’s newspapers and televised news programs has more stories about murders and assaults
Conclusion: Violent crime is now out of control
one should not leave one’s home .....bla bla is just filler

A. is the best option. By saying todays newspapers has more comprehensive coverage, means crime was there in the past as well, but with lesser coverage.

E is out of scope, as its talking about "News magazines", whereas argement is about Newspapers and televised news programs. Otherwise also, it says "play more important role" doesn't weaken the assumption between evidence and conclusion.

C is also incorrect, as its just talking about the "filler" and doesn't stregthen or weaken arguement.

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(A) Newspapers and televised news programs have more comprehensive coverage of violent crime than newspapers did in the old days. Definitely weakens the argument
(B) National data show that violent crime is out of control everywhere, not just in the author’s city. Not relevant
(C) Police records show that people experience more violent crimes in their own neighborhoods than they do outside their neighborhoods.Not relevant
(D) Murder comprised a larger proportion of violent crimes in the old days than it does today.Weakens but not as much as 1.
(E) News magazines play a more important role today in informing the public about crime than they did in the old days.Weakens but not as much as 1.
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earnit wrote:
Unlike newspapers in the old days, today's
newspapers and televised news programs are full of
stories about murders and assaults in our city. One
can only conclude from this change that violent
crime is now out of control
, and to be safe from
personal attack, one should not leave one's home
except for absolute necessities.

Which one of the following, if true, would cast the
most serious doubt On the conclusion?

(A) Newspapers and televised news programs have
more comprehensive coverage of violent
crime than newspapers did in the old days. - Violent crime might've been out of control since old days. Only that media didn't cover it well in those times

(B) National data show that violent crime is out of
control everywhere. not just in the author's
city. - Conclusion compares today vs. old days not author's neighborhood vs everywhere else

(C) Police records sbow thaI people experience
more violent crimes in their own
neighborhoods than they do outside their
neighborhoods. - where the crime is committed is irrelevant

(D) Murder comprised a larger proportion of
violent crimes in the old days than it does
today. - Narrow. Talks only about murder.

(E) News magazines play more important role
today in informing the public about crime
than they did in the old days. - Out of Scope. It might play more important role, but that sheds no light on whether violent crime is out of control now

NOTE: Please Outline what is the Conclusion here, as the given explanation is not so clear about the conclusion part.


Conclusion: Violent Crime is now out of control.
How does author supports the conclusion? Newspapers and television are full of murders and assaults, unlike old newspapers
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New post 23 Mar 2015, 11:54
b2bt wrote:
earnit wrote:
Unlike newspapers in the old days, today's
newspapers and televised news programs are full of
stories about murders and assaults in our city. One
can only conclude from this change that violent
crime is now out of control
, and to be safe from
personal attack, one should not leave one's home
except for absolute necessities.

Which one of the following, if true, would cast the
most serious doubt On the conclusion?

(A) Newspapers and televised news programs have
more comprehensive coverage of violent
crime than newspapers did in the old days. - Violent crime might've been out of control since old days. Only that media didn't cover it well in those times

(B) National data show that violent crime is out of
control everywhere. not just in the author's
city. - Conclusion compares today vs. old days not author's neighborhood vs everywhere else

(C) Police records sbow thaI people experience
more violent crimes in their own
neighborhoods than they do outside their
neighborhoods. - where the crime is committed is irrelevant

(D) Murder comprised a larger proportion of
violent crimes in the old days than it does
today. - Narrow. Talks only about murder.

(E) News magazines play more important role
today in informing the public about crime
than they did in the old days. - Out of Scope. It might play more important role, but that sheds no light on whether violent crime is out of control now

NOTE: Please Outline what is the Conclusion here, as the given explanation is not so clear about the conclusion part.


Conclusion: Violent Crime is now out of control.
How does author supports the conclusion? Newspapers and television are full of murders and assaults, unlike old newspapers


Thank you so much for pointing out the conclusion (from the stimulus and not made up using own words) which i also believe is true. However, this Qs is from Powerscore, and the book tries to explain the causal link here, where the cause is (violent crimes out of control) and effect is (more news stories about violence)

So I got confused, since the conclusion is the finally effect and not a cause then what is the right one here.

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The author is assuming that the increase in news stories about violent crimes is caused by an increase in violent crimes.

If we can show that something else has caused the increase in news stories about violent crimes, then we can weaken the argument.

Answer choice A says that the increase in news stories about violent crimes is caused by a change in the way the media now covers these events, so it is the best answer.
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