Julie on June 5, 2019
Hi LSAT Max!
I had trouble seeing why sentence 3 from the stimulus is the overall main point instead of sentence 1. I went over the discussion questions that also had similar questions and broke down the stimulus to better understand the explanations I've seen in this lesson. I'm still a little fuzzy on this question, so I was wondering if someone could help clarify.
So sentence 3 is the main point because it states that "research efforts NOW are justified". Sentences 1, 2 and 4 support this claim because making the planet inhabitable "is probably within reach" (sentence 1) and it "could help in understanding atmospheric changes" (sentence 4) due to the research efforts being justified.
Sentence 1 looked more appealing to me because "probably within the reach" sounded like an argument and I used that judgement to decide that it sounded like the main point. How can I avoid this in the future? Also, I was wondering if "besides" was an indicator that the sentence preceding is the conclusion.
Thank you in advance for your help!
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