Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

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Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby wanderlust » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:44 pm

Judy's response shows that she interprets Harry's statement to imply that
PT 7 S1 Q3
It seems like an assumption question to me, but in the prepbook, it's categorized as a must be true question
Thanks in advance for any response

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby flexityflex86 » Sat Jul 23, 2011 11:45 pm

more like an inference than an assumption, but it's neither - it's a rarer type. based on context, you predict what one thinks the other is saying. if anything it's more like a point at issue.

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby KevinP » Sun Jul 24, 2011 12:06 am

It's a unique type. The following preptests have also featured such a question.

INTERPRETS TO MEAN
1. PT 7, S1, #3 (16)
2. PT 18, S2, #14 (330)
3. PT 28, S1, #25 (329)
4. PT 31, S3, #15 (99)
5. PT 32, S4, #25 (145)
6. PT 33, S3, #2 (168)
7. PT 43, S2, #5 (20)

Source: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/ls ... sheet.html

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby wanderlust » Sun Jul 24, 2011 3:51 am

KevinP wrote:It's a unique type. The following preptests have also featured such a question.

INTERPRETS TO MEAN
1. PT 7, S1, #3 (16)
2. PT 18, S2, #14 (330)
3. PT 28, S1, #25 (329)
4. PT 31, S3, #15 (99)
5. PT 32, S4, #25 (145)
6. PT 33, S3, #2 (168)
7. PT 43, S2, #5 (20)

Source: http://lsatblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/ls ... sheet.html


Great source!

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby Bobeo » Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:06 am

I think if you had to categorize it as something, I would say point at issue. Seems like a variation of that to me, at least.

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby flexityflex86 » Sun Jul 24, 2011 1:21 pm

Bobeo wrote:I think if you had to categorize it as something, I would say point at issue. Seems like a variation of that to me, at least.

you don't predict what the other person interprets the guy to mean in a point at issue. you just identify what they disagree about.

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby SanDiegoJake » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:24 pm

I'd call it more of a Flaw. In general, when a question asks how x interprets y, then x is MISinterpreting something that y said. So you're looking for a Flaw in x's response, with common answers including some variation of a Shifting Term Flaw (using a word in two different senses) or a Necessary/Sufficient Flaw (confusing something necessary as sufficient or vice-versa).

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Re: Is this an assumption question or a must be true question

Postby EarlCat » Mon Jul 25, 2011 3:50 pm

The question says "Judith's response shows that..." so I'd shoehorn it into an inference question.

Reworded:
Q: Which of the following can be inferred by Judith's response?
A: Judith interpreted Harry's statement to imply that anyone can afford to travel long distances by air.




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