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Vargonia has just introduced a legal requirement that student-teacher

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New post 11 Nov 2016, 23:53
kuttingchai wrote:
Will go for B

whenever you see "evaluate the argument" - is a question where you mostly weaken the conclusion

conclusion: "getting a teaching job in Vargonia's government-funded schools will easy by a recession

(A) Whether in Vargonia there are any schools not funded by the government that offer children an education free of charge
--> OUt of scope

(B) Whether the number of qualified applicants for teaching positions in government-funded schools increases significantly during economic recessions
--> if teaching positions will increase, then there is possibility that that getting job will not be easy. This weaken the conclusion. Kepp it.

(C) What the current student-teacher ratio in Vargonia's government-funded schools is
--> OUt of scope

(D) What proportion of Vargonia's workers currently hold jobs as teachers in government-funded schools
--> OUt of scope

(E) Whether in the past a number of government funded schools in Vargonia have had student teacher ratios well in excess of the new limit
--> if the ratio exceed the new limit it doesnot necessarilty make getting the job difficult

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teaching position is increased then getting job will not be easy. is that make any sense?? i think your reasoning may be faulty. correct me if i am wrong. thnx
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This question falls apart if you put yourself in the shoes of the teacher. After understanding the argument, personalize the situation. You are a teacher in Vargonia. The argument says it will not be more difficult for you to find a job if it's a recession. If you were the teacher, what would you want to know to verify this? B jumps off the page immediately. C is completely irrelevant.
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Vargonia has just introduced a legal requirement that student-teacher ratios in government-funded schoolsnot exceed a certain limit. All Vargonian children are entitled to education, free of charge, in these schools. When a recession occurs and average incomes fall, the number of children enrolled in government-funded schools tends to increase. Therefore, though most employment opportunities contract in economic recessions, getting a teaching job in Vargonia's government-funded schools will not be made more difficult by a recession.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in order to evaluate the argument?

(A) Whether in Vargonia there are any schools not funded by the government that offer children an education free of charge

(B) Whether the number of qualified applicants for teaching positions in government-funded schools increases significantly during economic recessions

(C) What the current student-teacher ratio in Vargonia's government-funded schools is

(D) What proportion of Vargonia's workers currently hold jobs as teachers in government-funded schools

(E) Whether in the past a number of government funded schools in Vargonia have had student teacher ratios well in excess of the new limit


The answer is B
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Vargonia has just introduced a legal requirement that student-teacher ratios in government-funded schoolsnot exceed a certain limit. All Vargonian children are entitled to education, free of charge, in these schools. When a recession occurs and average incomes fall, the number of children enrolled in government-funded schools tends to increase. Therefore, though most employment opportunities contract in economic recessions, getting a teaching job in Vargonia's government-funded schools will not be made more difficult by a recession.

Which of the following would be most important to determine in order to evaluate the argument?

(A) Whether in Vargonia there are any schools not funded by the government that offer children an education free of charge

(B) Whether the number of qualified applicants for teaching positions in government-funded schools increases significantly during economic recessions

(C) What the current student-teacher ratio in Vargonia's government-funded schools is

(D) What proportion of Vargonia's workers currently hold jobs as teachers in government-funded schools

(E) Whether in the past a number of government funded schools in Vargonia have had student teacher ratios well in excess of the new limit


Imo B
Let students to teachers ration be s/t
Now this ration is to be kept constant .
Conclusion is that getting teaching job is easy in recession well this is very positive thinking :-)
Now suppose number of students increase in recession so to maintain the ratio more teachers will be hired now here is the catch if suppose they are much more applicants for the job than otherwise then it will become tough to get the job .
So for the reasoning above B is the answer .

C is tricky option but knowing the ratio will not tell us that getting job will be easy in recession hence drop this choice .
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New post 10 May 2018, 08:16
I am convinced that B is the right answer ,
B is better than A for sure . But can any one explain why we considered A wrong ?

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(A) Whether in Vargonia there are any schools not funded by the government that offer children an education free of charge
--> OUt of scope

It is true that this is out of scope , but it will affect the conclusion .
If there are any schools not funded by the government that offer children an education free of charge , then children maybe will go to these schools , and the ratio of students/teacher in government school will stay the same >>the difficulty of finding jobs for teachers will be the same as before the recession .
If not ,then children will go to government schools , ration will go up , a need for new teachers , jobs might be easier because of the recession .
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