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Hard work - Good one!

by GmatKiss » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:34 am
Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However, this is not true.
Hard work should be its own reward, because such work intrinsically gives the
worker satisfaction when it is performed satisfactorily.
The author of the argument draws his or her conclusion by

A. Claiming than what is commonly believed is false for that very
reason.
C. Challenging the definition of the word "reward" as something
extrinsic to a task.
E. Allowing a counterclaim to weaken his or her argument.

OA after some discussion!

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by arashyazdiha » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:50 am
I got stuck between A and C, there is no counterclaim as mentioned in E.
I don't know if I understood the C correctly. I am assuming that as "extrinsic to a task" is what is believed by most people, This way there is no problem with it.(Another way that I read the sentence was that The author has challenged it by introducing the word reward as something extrinsic to a task. ---> this one is an opposite answer)
I don't know about A

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by thestartupguy » Wed Aug 24, 2011 2:37 pm
I will go for 'A' as C is inferred but not a conclusion. Option C is something that we can derive out of the argument but not in itself a conclusion.

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by BlindVision » Wed Aug 24, 2011 3:57 pm
GmatKiss wrote:Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However, this is not true.
Hard work should be its own reward, because such work intrinsically gives the
worker satisfaction when it is performed satisfactorily.
The author of the argument draws his or her conclusion by

A. Claiming than what is commonly believed is false for that very
reason.
C. Challenging the definition of the word "reward" as something
extrinsic to a task.
E. Allowing a counterclaim to weaken his or her argument.

OA after some discussion!
E
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by XLogic » Wed Aug 24, 2011 5:40 pm
GmatKiss wrote:Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However, this is not true.
Hard work should be its own reward, because such work intrinsically gives the
worker satisfaction when it is performed satisfactorily.
The author of the argument draws his or her conclusion by

A. Claiming than what is commonly believed is false for that very
reason.
C. Challenging the definition of the word "reward" as something
extrinsic to a task.
E. Allowing a counterclaim to weaken his or her argument.

OA after some discussion!
I'll go with E

Argument: Many people believe claim X, but claim X is false. Instead, claim Y is true because Z supports it.
C seems close but I think it's off.

Whats OA?
my post helped --> thank me!
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by arashyazdiha » Wed Aug 24, 2011 9:41 pm
wow!!!! I still don't get it
Would you please explain a little bit more?

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by GmatKiss » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:58 am
[spoiler]OA:C [/spoiler]

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by navami » Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:24 am
C should be the answer.

A. Claiming than what is commonly believed is false for that very
reason. (( This is not precise))
C. Challenging the definition of the word "reward" as something
extrinsic to a task.
E. Allowing a counterclaim to weaken his or her argument. (( No counter claim is presented. only an alternative explanation is presented, and then resolved.))
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