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LSAT strange weaking

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LSAT strange weaking

by gmat740 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:12 pm
Hello,

Please pay attention to the question, we have to weaken the options and not the stimulus.
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by cramya » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:21 pm
My goodness... LSAT CR's are good practice...

I would go with C since it seems to be point in the other direction that political campaign are borrowing ideas from corporate advertising campaigns whereas the argument says that corporate advertising campaigns are beind produced by modifying the strategies from a political campaign.

Thanks for posting an explanation for the other ques and please continue to since its important to know why an answer choice is right and the other answer choices are wrong.

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by gmat740 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:36 pm
No carmya

You are again wrong

Take another try then I will post the OA

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by cramya » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:40 pm
The next closest choice I think is A

This question type seems pretty interesting and hard to crack... Keep these challenging questions(atleast for me it is) coming.... Thanks.

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by gmat740 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:53 pm
Yes is A

You are welcome,I appreciate your taste.

But can there be any justified reason for why this option and not any other option?

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by delhiboy1979 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:55 pm
HI gmat740, do you have the OE for this.

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by gmat740 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:02 pm
OE??
I am sorry I didn't got you

Do you mean OA?

OA is A

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by delhiboy1979 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:33 am
no Sorry, I meant do you have an explanation why it is A.

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by nervesofsteel » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:14 am
the argument says.. negative publicity helped the advertisement ... even though it was against public consent as it was controversial..

A says that... successful campaigns should cater to public interest....

thus stimulus negates choice A...

So A is the answer...

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by gmat740 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:24 am
This question presents an interesting twist: It’s a “weaken the argument” question, but the
argument to be weakened is in the answer choices, and the weakener is the stimulus. There
we find out that an advertising strategy developed for and used by political campaigns has
now successfully been applied to corporate accounts. The strategy is to design
controversial ads that will become news, generate media attention, and evoke public
responses from officials. Thus, the companies get a lot more exposure than they pay for.
We don’t have to look very far for the choice that’s incompatible with this notion; choice
(A) directly violates the “get something for nothing” principle behind the strategy. This
strategy flies in the face of the assertion in (A), which says that the usefulness of an ad
campaign is based solely on the degree to which the ads themselves persuade people. (A)
does not consider extra media coverage or public comment by officials to be relevant to an
ad’s effectiveness. If the statements in the stimulus are true, then (A) is seriously weakened
by the fact that some ads are successful thanks to a factor besides persuading the public—
namely because they make the news and generate free publicity for the client

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by delhiboy1979 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:29 am
Thanks gmat740, anyway you could rephrase this.

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by gmat740 » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:57 pm
I am not quiet convinced with this explanation for that reason I posted this question.

May be I have to wait to see if anyone can provide me with proper explanation

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by vanessa.m » Sun May 15, 2016 2:07 am
Answer A seems to be logical one out of other answer choices