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PT 52.S3.Q25

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 11:42 am
by Theopliske8711
Anyone find the language of this question pretty confusing? It was only after reading it over and over that I understand what "study of the present" was implying. Pretty deceptive. How do you analyze the correct answer?

Re: PT 52.S3.Q25

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 3:01 pm
by LSAT Hacks (Graeme)
Theopliske8711 wrote:It was only after reading it over and over that I understand what "study of the present" was implying. Pretty deceptive.
You can read that as "study of the evidence available in the present". I agree that it's confusing. I read this one twice. There's no shame in reading more than once, if that's what it takes to understand.

It's easier to understand if you consider the context: The stimulus is talking about studying the past, and mentions that specialists have found useful evidence. Researchers can only gather evidence in the present.

A follows the same principle: The present can help us understand the past. But the further back we go, the less useful the present is.