Assumption Negation Technique

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ccordero
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Assumption Negation Technique

Postby ccordero » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:48 pm

Would someone kindly use the assumption negation technique as outlined in the PS LR Bible to come to the correct answer to the question that starts "Doctors in Britain..." on pg. 277 of that book?

I seem to not be correctly negating the answer choices, which is leading me to the wrong answer... I could really use some guidance! Thanks

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Re: Assumption Negation Technique

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:18 pm

Remember that the assumption negation technique is used to attack the conclusion of the stimulus. So in this case, you would - after eliminating the obvious wrong answers - negate the correct answer choice E) to read: the tinting does light the eye enough to depress the wearer's mood substantially. See how this weakens the conclusion that the glasses are worn because of depression? It provides an alternative cause for the depression, specifically that it's the glasses that are causing the wearer to be depressed as opposed to them wearing it because they're depressed. Hope this helps.

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Re: Assumption Negation Technique

Postby A.Taarabt7 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:27 pm

ccordero wrote:Would someone kindly use the assumption negation technique as outlined in the PS LR Bible to come to the correct answer to the question that starts "Doctors in Britain..." on pg. 277 of that book?

I seem to not be correctly negating the answer choices, which is leading me to the wrong answer... I could really use some guidance! Thanks



I took the GMAT and studied for it this past summer in a Veritas class. Did not know that some RC/CR strategies from the GMAT was transferable to the LSAT. Interesting...

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Re: Assumption Negation Technique

Postby Clearly » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:33 am

A.Taarabt7 wrote:
ccordero wrote:Would someone kindly use the assumption negation technique as outlined in the PS LR Bible to come to the correct answer to the question that starts "Doctors in Britain..." on pg. 277 of that book?

I seem to not be correctly negating the answer choices, which is leading me to the wrong answer... I could really use some guidance! Thanks



I took the GMAT and studied for it this past summer in a Veritas class. Did not know that some RC/CR strategies from the GMAT was transferable to the LSAT. Interesting...


Gmat logic section is like an easier LR section. Many of the exact same question types and techniques.




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