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University president: When a faculty member's falsification of research was uncovered, the media treated it as eviden...
on December 17, 2019
Why is B correct? Why is C incorrect?
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on December 21, 2019
@Ryan-Mahabir, happy to help.
For the sake of explanation, the original passage can be broken down into the following points:
- falsification of research uncovered and attributed to the university's low standards
- actually a case of dishonesty, not university's low standards
- standards are a good discussion
(B) can be broken down into the following points:
- government scandal attributed to lack of oversight
- actually caused by simple corruption, not lack of oversight
- oversight is an important discussion
(C) can be broken down into the following points:
- government scandal attributed to lack of oversight and corruption
- important concerns being discussed
- ultimately good that the scandal occurred
Both the passage and the correct answer (B) shift the blame but welcome the conversation. (C) is different because it does not shift the blame and it claims that the scandal was ultimately good.
Does this make sense? Please reach out with any other questions!