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Strengthen Argument


GMAT CR Strengthen ArgumentOne common mistake that GMAT candidates make is that they don't stay close to the text provided in the passage.

Let’s look at an example:

Q) Company X has instituted an Employee Wellness Program that will provide employees with free access to smoking cessation programs, nutritional counseling, and personal training services at a local gym.  Similar programs at other companies have been shown to improve workplace attendance and performance, and reduce the employer’s costs for employee health insurance.  Thus, the Employee Wellness Program will be good for both the employees and the company.

If true, which of the following would best support the conclusion of the argument above?

a) Many employees take advantage of free nutritional counseling when it is offered by employers.
b) Smoking cessation programs are only effective for 20% of those smokers who use them.
c) Personal training services at a local gym will make it easier for employees to improve their cardiovascular health and reduce the incidence of serious illness.
d) Exercising without personal training services can often lead to injury due to incorrect use of weight-training equipment.
e...

Categories : Strengthen Argument

In order to limit civilian casualties in the military, the government has begun to conduct programs to help gunmen improve their anxiety. However, a recent report has cast serious doubt on the programs. Researchers used a combination of written questionnaires and physiological measurements to compare the average anxiety level of gunmen. They confirmed that the anxiety levels of gunmen who took part in these programs were lower than those of gunmen who did not participate in programs. When civilian casualty records of these gunmen were scrutinized, however, researchers saw that the amount of overtime worked was more strongly correlated with civilian casualties than were anxiety levels.

Which of the following, if true, would most clearly have supported the conclusion referred to in the highlighted text?

A. Counseling sessions were found to be more effective than workshops in reducing gunmen's' anxiety levels.

B. Gunmen's anxiety levels correlated more highly with gunmen's safety records than researchers expected.

C. Anxiety-reduction programs were found to be the most effective technique in lowering gunmen's anxiety levels.

D. Gunmen's anxiety levels correlated highly with length of gunmen's shifts.

E. Gunmen's safety records correlated more highly with amount of...

Categories : Strengthen Argument

Mr. Rubel: Limits on offshore oil drilling here have cost people a lot of money over the past years
because of the high price of importing oil.

Ms. Cooper: No, relying on imported oil has meant that we have had to use less energy. This has let us concentrate on other sources.

Which of the following most strengthens Ms. Cooper's attempt to refute Mr. Rubel's claim?

A. There are high taxes on imported oil.
B. There has been a significant decline in oil consumption over the past years.
C. Present savings on energy are partly due to offshore drilling.
D. Efforts to find alternative energy sources have often not worked out.
E. Energy experts try to explore all options.

Answer

The argument strongly supports Ms. Rubel’s argument by supporting her statement on lower oil consumption.

Answer - Choice B

Top 31 MBA Programs + Analysis of 24 Industries (United States)


We analyze the MBA Curriculum, Class Profile, Total Cost and Post-MBA Salary of Top 31 MBA programs in the US.

+ Industry Trends

+ Future of Aerospace, Agriculture, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Automobile, Clean Tech, Education, Energy, Fashion, Financial Services, Insurance, FinTech, Government, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Military, Manufacturing, Maritime, Media/Advertising, Technology, Tourism, Trade, Transportation and Logistics, Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR).


Pages: 327

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"I bought the ultimate guide after a friend recommended it for me. The guide covers a lot of ground on the history of each prominent US states and goes into the reasons why a certain industry emerged from each state. In addition to the analysis of the economy, trends and expected changes in the next 5 years, the book features top MBA programs in each state with an extensive study of its curriculum. Ultimate guide is an essential reference book for MBA Applicants if they want to shortlist MBA programs based on value and cost, and not just ranking. " - Verified Purchase (14th June 2017)

"Should be a required reading before applying for an MBA. School events and MBA Tours are PR events disguised as a Q&A. On the contrary, the book is an unbiased analysis of each Top MBA program in the US supported by a large dataset and historical context on each industry. The guide builds a case for indstries that are likely to emerge as favourite for MBA graduates. Thorough and a valuable book." - Verified Purchase (15th June 2017)

"What I liked: The breadth of the information. Some of my favorite nonfiction books have taken the same approach as the ultimate guide have - cover background information in-depth. In the book, the author uses parallel threads to demonstrate the history of the state and the rise of industries. Will make you think how schools thrive based on the policy set by the state. California's obsession with Technology has revolutionized how we do Business and changed post-MBA trends. Many MBA applicants will be consulting or doing marketing for a Technology company. That is one key finding from the book. The latest development in AI, FinTech, and Automation is an additional context that I found valuable in the book.

Very informative. I would recommend that you read the book at least once in chronological order before using Table of Contents." - Verified Purchase (2nd July 2017)

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