PT30 S4 Q21

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PT30 S4 Q21

Postby Shrimps » Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:06 am

My yet another "those LSAC wankers" venting.

I put down both "B" and "E" as correct choices. E is a bit more correct, but Tina would surely disagree with B for the same reason she disagrees with E.

We have two correct answers, i.e. Tina would disagree with both of them and Sergio would agree with both of them.

Um. On second thought, (B) does not connect mysteriousness and unpredictability with eccentricity, so Tina would not necessarily disagree with this statement.

Ah, well.

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Re: PT30 S4 Q21

Postby matt@atlaslsat » Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:46 pm

Good work.

I like the way you reasoned through that, and I think that's the way I would have approached it as well. We're looking for what Tina and Sergio would disagree about, right? Let's just take each of the answer choices and test them against what Tina and Sergio actually say and if one agrees with the statement, and the other disagrees, then we'll have the point of disagreement.

On a first read through (B) is the most subtle incorrect answer choice, and would probably be difficult to spot. When you're down to two, remember, look for reasons to dismiss an answer choice rather than prove one. It'll make your task easier... MIND THE DETAILS I mean if terms like mysterious and unpredictable show up in the answer choice then you need to see if both persons in the stimulus address these terms. Otherwise it can't be the point of disagreement.

(A) is a statement Tina would agree with but Sergio doesn't address, so can't be the point of disagreement.
(B) is a statement Sergio would agree with but Tina doesn't address , so can't be the point of disagreement.
(C) has the relationship backwards, so neither would agree.
(D) is a statement they would both disagree with.
(E) is a statement that Tina would agree and Sergio would disagreement. And it's the correct choice!

Be on the lookout for variations of this question, such as...

Which one of the following is a statement that both (name) and (name) would most likely disagree with?

Their statements above lend the most support to the claim that both (name) and (name) would agree with which one of the following claims?

They're not common, but they always get a certain percentage of people who fail to pick it up because they're moving so quickly.

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