Sartore is a better movie reviewer than Kelly. A movie review should help readers determine whether or not they are a...

Kanyinsola on July 1 at 09:29AM

Difference between C and D

I completely understand why C is correct: if we know that S is a better movie reviewer and the reason he is a better movie reviewer is that he is able to let you know if you'll enjoy a film (and we know this is what makes a good movie reviewer) then C strengthens the argument. However, I am unable to completely eliminate D and I would like an explanation as to why it should be eliminated. I'm currently thinking of it this way. If they review the same movies then you know they are on an equal playing field... Thank!

3 Replies

Ravi on July 1 at 07:41PM

@Kanyin,

Happy to help. Let's take a look at (D).

(D) says, "Reading a movie review by Sartore will usually help one to
enjoy the movie more than one otherwise would have."

(D) sounds nice, but the argument in the stimulus already gives us the
definition for how to judge a movie review: the movie review should
tell the reader whether or not she would like the movie. (D) discusses
altering/changing whether or not someone would enjoy the movie, so
this is completely different. Thus, we can get rid of (D).

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!

Kanyinsola on July 2 at 01:29PM

Oh, I'm sorry I posted the wrong option. I wanted an explanation as to why E was incorrect
>>> However, I am unable to completely eliminate E and I would like an explanation as to why it should be eliminated. I'm currently thinking of it this way. If they review the same movies then you know they are on an equal playing field...

Victoria on July 2 at 10:00PM

Hi @Kanyin,

The conclusion of the argument is that "Sartore is a better movie reviewer than Kelly." The evidence to support this claim is that "a movie review should help readers determine whether or not they are apt to enjoy the movie" and "a person who is likely to enjoy a particular movie is much more likely to realize this by reading a review by Sartore than a review by Kelly."

E is incorrect because it is irrelevant to the argument. It does not matter what proportion of movies that the two compare are the same; what matters is how good they are at helping readers determine whether or not they are apt to enjoy the movie.

A further reason why E is incorrect is that the stimulus says "a particular movie." This means that we are talking about one movie at a time and that we are likely already talking about a film that both Sartore and Kelly have reviewed as we are comparing a person's response to both reviewer's reviews of this particular movie.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.