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CR please help!

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ukr.net Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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CR please help!

Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:52 am
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    Guys, can anyone tell me in CR wat the expression below means?

    THE CONCLUSION DRAWN IN THE PASSAGE ABOVE RELIES ON WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING UNSTATED ASSUMPTIONS

    Is it weaken question???

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    Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 2:04 pm
    It is a strengethen question. It is asking you find an unstated premise in support of the conclusion.

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    Post Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:01 pm
    sankruth is correct. Any assumption question is a strengthen question because assumptions are simply unstated premises so they support the argument in unstated ways.

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    Post Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:59 am
    I agree with sankruth
    Assumption question is a strengthen question.An assumption is something that the author's conclusion depends upon.It is a connection between the stated premises and the conclusion.

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    Post Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:08 am
    I would not assume the that strengthen question is same as assumption question. This is explanation from LSAT bible...

    Strengthen questions ask you to support the argument in any way
    possible. This type of answer has great range, as the additional support
    provided by the answer choice could be relatively minor or major.
    Speaking in numerical terms, any answer choice that strengthens the
    argument, whether by 1% or by 100%, is correct.

    Assumption questions ask you to identify a statement that the argument
    assumes or supposes. An assumption is simply an unstated premise-
    what must be true in order for the argument to be true. An assumption
    can therefore be defined as what is necessary for the argument to be
    true.

    For example.
    "An argument concludes that a teenager is an outstanding golfer."

    In a Strengthen question, the correct answer could be: "The teenager
    won a local club tournament." This answer choice supports the idea
    that the teenager is an outstanding golfer, but does not undeniably
    prove the teenager to be outstanding (what if the tournament was
    composed primarily of pre-teen players?) nor is the answer an
    assumption of the conclusion.

    In an Assumption question, the correct answer could be: "The teenager
    always hits the ball" or "The teenager never swings and misses the
    ball." Either statement is an assumption of the argument; otherwise
    how could the teenager be an outstanding golfer?

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