Manager: There is no good reason to suppose that promoting creativity is a proper goal of an employee training progr...

on December 15 at 11:15PM

Why is the answer D?

I chose B because of the conclusion indicator. Why is D the answer? Please explain thoroughly.

3 Replies

Shunhe on December 22 at 04:46PM

Hi @evelynakinyemi,

Thanks for the question! I’m not sure what conclusion indicator you see in (B), since those tend to be statements like “thus” or “therefore,” which I don’t see in (B). But sometimes, the conclusion indicators will be sneaky, and point to subsidiary conclusions and not main conclusions, and so you still need ot understand the passage as a whole.

So this argument is saying that there’s no good reason to think that creativity is a proper goal of a training program. Why? Well, it then lists out the reasons. So basically, we have

Statement. Reasons, reasons.

Then “statement” is going to be the conclusion, because other things support the statement! And here, we’re hit with the statement at the beginning of the stimulus, and so (D) is the correct answer since it’s basically the first sentence.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.

on January 7 at 01:27AM

Hi Shunhe! The conclusion indicator I was talking about is at the end of the stimulus. Lol. Sorry I wasn't clear about that. Thank you for your response!

Shunhe on January 16 at 12:40AM

Ah, yes. "Furthermore" doesn't necessarily indicate conclusions. It can also indicate premises, since it basically means "and also." Glad I could help.