"Most Strongly Implied" RC Q's w/answer explicitly stated...

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RhymesLikeDimes
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"Most Strongly Implied" RC Q's w/answer explicitly stated...

Postby RhymesLikeDimes » Fri May 31, 2013 1:16 pm

If you can't understand the butchery in the title: on "Most Strongly Implied" RC questions, are answer choices that have been explicitly stated in the reading fair game or not? I feel like I have always ignored answers like that in the past (presumably getting the questions right, because I had never noticed otherwise) but on PT64 S4.Q12 this exact thing happens, and the correct answer is ripped almost word-for-word from the passage. Does it really count as "implying" if it is said outright?

Ugh, and I really did not need this ~1 week from test day.

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Re: "Most Strongly Implied" RC Q's w/answer explicitly stated...

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Fri May 31, 2013 1:29 pm

Def. seems like a situation in which you don't even have to make much of an inference. That said, RC inferences are often just baby-steps off the text, and here you do have to put together two pieces to get to (D).

I really think you don't have to worry about this one-off. Working wrong-to-right should steer you fine. Just remember to eliminate only answers that are unsupported, no need to get fancy with how an answer is supported--if it seems to match, leave it on your first pass. In this case, every other answer is relatively easy to eliminate. (A) - primary? (B) any community? (C) throughout the world? (E) other communities?

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Re: "Most Strongly Implied" RC Q's w/answer explicitly stated...

Postby sighsigh » Fri May 31, 2013 3:01 pm

Of course. An implication is something you can infer from a statement. And anything can infer itself (law of identity). So if I state "apples are red" then I have also implied "apples are red."

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Re: "Most Strongly Implied" RC Q's w/answer explicitly stated...

Postby bp shinners » Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:23 am

RhymesLikeDimes wrote:] I feel like I have always ignored answers like that in the past (presumably getting the questions right, because I had never noticed otherwise)


Anything explicitly stated in the text is fair game for an Implication question, though the times when that happens are pretty few and far between (TCR is usually a small, SMALL baby step away from what is explicitly stated). Usually, the incorrect answer choices SOUND like they're explicitly stated in the text, but they've changed one word to throw that answer choice off.




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