LR - Conditional Statements

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Mr.Binks
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LR - Conditional Statements

Postby Mr.Binks » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:50 pm

Evening mates,

So during my prep, I've found that the tougher, less obvious conditional statements/passages really bog me down, especially in Must Be True (Inference) / Justify the Conclusion (Sufficient Assumption) questions. I get them right if I spend enough time on them, but it generally takes me a bit longer than it should, ideally.

Any advice? :|

Thanks all!

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Re: LR - Conditional Statements

Postby pizzabrosauce » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:03 am

Got any examples?

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Re: LR - Conditional Statements

Postby kaiser » Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:06 am

Look for any indicator words which tell you whether the condition is sufficient or necessary. And break the sentence down into your own "terms". Tell yourself which is sufficient to bring about the other one, and which one is necessary as a prerequisite. If you post examples, we can definitely help.

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Re: LR - Conditional Statements

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:32 am

Well, I'm not allowed to post specific questions, right?

So I guess I'm having difficulties with questions like PT 40, S3, Q15

I had a really hard time diagramming the second sentence, as well as the conclusion.

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Re: LR - Conditional Statements

Postby lovejopd » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:02 am

Mr.Binks wrote:Well, I'm not allowed to post specific questions, right?

So I guess I'm having difficulties with questions like PT 40, S3, Q15

I had a really hard time diagramming the second sentence, as well as the conclusion.


Hello :D
Important key for this question is to pay attention to the word "People who"(1st, 2nd, 3rd sentence-all sentences!!), which is "sufficient indicator"! Also, it's tough because of the subtlety of language used in the passage.

P1: Doctorates in the liberal arts --> Improving their intellects
P2: Not concerned with the financial gain --> Not Hire

C(last sentence): Doctorates in the liberal arts --> Not Hire

Thus, sufficient assumption(which is to bridge a gap between premises) is to link "Improving their intellects --> Not Concerned with the financial gain" which is "E" / "C" is a trap, which is a reverse!!

Dave also answers this question (Chapter 4, P.130)!

Hope this helps buddy~ :D

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Re: LR - Conditional Statements

Postby Mr.Binks » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:46 am

lovejopd wrote:
Mr.Binks wrote:Well, I'm not allowed to post specific questions, right?

So I guess I'm having difficulties with questions like PT 40, S3, Q15

I had a really hard time diagramming the second sentence, as well as the conclusion.


Hello :D
Important key for this question is to pay attention to the word "People who"(1st, 2nd, 3rd sentence-all sentences!!), which is "sufficient indicator"! Also, it's tough because of the subtlety of language used in the passage.

P1: Doctorates in the liberal arts --> Improving their intellects
P2: Not concerned with the financial gain --> Not Hire

C(last sentence): Doctorates in the liberal arts --> Not Hire

Thus, sufficient assumption(which is to bridge a gap between premises) is to link "Improving their intellects --> Not Concerned with the financial gain" which is "E" / "C" is a trap, which is a reverse!!

Dave also answers this question (Chapter 4, P.130)!

Hope this helps buddy~ :D


:|.. yeah, I got through it and eventually arrived at the right answer, but it just took longer than I'd like. I guess I just need to practicepractice!

Thanks!




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