PT 33 sec 3 #2

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PT 33 sec 3 #2

Postby meandme » Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:38 pm

Will someone please explain this one to me? I get its a flaw and the flaw is equivocation but for some reason I don't seem to understand why the answer is correct. I have missed a couple of them with 2 speakers where one misunderstood the other.

One more question what should I be looking for in Flaw EXCEPT question?

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Re: PT 33 sec 3 #2

Postby jbates14 » Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:54 pm

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Re: PT 33 sec 3 #2

Postby meandme » Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:57 pm

I checked there before posting. They don't explain it. Thanks though.

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Re: PT 33 sec 3 #2

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:20 pm

Here's how I see it:

We're asked to figure out how Polanski has misunderstood Brewer. (What a rare question type!)

To paraphrase, Brewer says that all kids should be given the chance to play competitive sports because playing these sports is a chance to engage emotions and work towards being great at the sport.

Polanski replies that while sports will create some kids motivated to be great, not every kid wants to play competitive sports and forcing them to do so would turn them off of sports.

The issue, as (D) points out, is that Brewer never spoke about forcing kids to play. Brewer suggested all kids "be given the opportunity..."

(A) is out of scope. Neither discusses other aspects of life.

(B) is tempting, but neither party discusses winning. And, neither even says that playing sports is essential to anything.

(C) is incorrect because of degree. Neither discusses where relative amounts of effort should go.

(E) is similar to (B). While Brewer says that sports engages emotions and motivates kids, the link is not mentioned. More importantly, Polanski doesn't discuss the relationship between motivation and engagement.

That clear it up?

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