Superprep B February 1999 S3 RC Passage 3 Q20

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Superprep B February 1999 S3 RC Passage 3 Q20

Postby Walrus » Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:39 pm

Based on the passage, the author's attitude toward nativism in Hispanic-American literature is most likely
A) enthusiastic support
B) general approval (correct)

I initially chose "A" because:

Line 50 says "We contemporary Hispanic-American writers..." This line indicates that author is Hispanic-American writer.

Line 57 says "in order not to disappear into the mainstream, one must return to one's origins." From this I concluded that nativism is necessary for Hispanic-American writer in order to maintain his identity.

If author identifies himself like Hispanic-American writer it is reasonably to assume that he is strongly opposed to loosing his identity and disappearing in mainstream; it is something that is really bad for him. At the same time nativism is necessary in order to protect his identity from disappearing in mainstream. Therefore I conclude that author's attitude is not simply "general approval" but "enthusiastic support."

Unfortunately my reasoning did not lead to correct answer. Please, help me to figure out where I made a mistake.

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Re: Superprep B February 1999 S3 RC Passage 3 Q20

Postby papercut » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:17 pm

Something you should know about RC is that they love to use nuanced points of view. Why? They're just a bit harder to think about than pure black vs white views. That's why you'll often see the author point out a weakness or limitation in their own point of view. So, an answer like A will almost never be right on the LSAT, and if it is, it should be painfully obvious.

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Re: Superprep B February 1999 S3 RC Passage 3 Q20

Postby papercut » Mon Jan 20, 2014 8:20 pm

A wanted to add, but forgot.

None of the quotes you posted show "enthusiasm." The author isn't exactly Tom Cruising jumping on Oprah's couch here.




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