Which one of the following is most analogous to the role that, according to the author, custom-made medical illustrat...

Esther on June 20, 2018

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I chose B, but I wanted to know why that was wrong, and how A was correct.

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Christopher on June 21, 2018

@Ohemaa, lines 55-63 refer to the uses of custom-made medical illustrations. That part of the passage suggests that the illustrations are used to make expert medical testimony easier to understand. (A) says the same thing except replacing medical testimony with engineering testimony. (B) is not analogous to the passage. Does that make sense?

Samantha on April 22, 2020

^ very helpful. Thank you!

Haoqing on July 21, 2021

How do you explain why B is not analogous by just simply saying B is not analogous and A is analogous by saying it is the same thing? It doesn't help at all....

Shitong on July 24 at 05:15PM

@haoqing. I feel you.... most of these LSAT explanations are like "A is right because B is wrong"...

Emil on July 24 at 10:30PM

Hi Fredrick,

I don't disagree with you at all. This is particularly true of RC, where the wrong answers are often wrong because they simply don't reflect what was said in the passage, or answer the question we are being asked.

For this question, we are asked to find an analogy for the use of custom illustrations. According to the final paragraph, they are visual representations of complex data that help non experts to understand technical language and imagery. While B does have the element of visual representation, it lacks the element of expertise, and the idea of "avoiding getting directions from strangers" has no parallel in the passage.m