Given the passage's argument, which one of the following sentences most logically completes the last paragraph?

DavidClimber on January 9, 2020

E not D? May I ask why?

Isn't this passage talks about the take of the Philips Abram's on the sociology? Why does the correct answer choice is E?

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Annie on January 16, 2020

Hi @DavidClimber,

(E) is correct because it sums up the last paragraph. This paragraph talks about Abram's use of structuring and and his four step approach to it. As lines 39-45, we see that the paragraph is about how humans and history converge. This sentence just restates those ideas.

(D) is incorrect because the passage is not about how traditional sociologists are wrong, but rather just about Abrams approach. While there is a brief reference to traditional sociologists in the first paragraph, there are none in the last paragraph, and this sentence is concluding the last paragraph. on April 11, 2020

Can we say D is too strong so that's why it is incorrect? D is supported by only one sentence in the first paragraph, whileas E is supported in last paragraph and the first paragraph. So E wins over D because E has more support int he passage? Please let me know if I am on the right track? Thank you

devon on February 24, 2023

@jingjing - not an instructor, so please feel free to correct me here; but I struggled on this one and think I have an idea. D seems incorrect because it includes unsupported information (not just 'lightly' supported information, so to speak). Look at some of the language in D, particularly "chosen to ignore." To say an approached misses the full picture is different than those using that approach willfully and knowingly neglect the full picture (implied by "chosen").