June 2010 LSAT Section 3 Question 24
Melody on December 3, 2014Here we have a strengthen with necessary premise question. Remember that a premise is necessary for a conclusion if the falsity of the premise guarantees or brings about the falsity of the conclusion. First we check to see if the answer choice strengthens the passage, and then, if it doesstrengthen, we negate the answer choice to see if its negation makes the argument fall apart. If the answer choice does both those things then it is our correct answer.
Timur on February 4, 2015In negating (D), "anyone" would not turn into "not everyone" correct?
Melody on February 5, 2015Remember, "anyone" is the same as "all." Answer choice (D) means: "All people reading a great poem can discern every idea that the author intended to express in the poem." So, the correct negation would be: "Not all people reading a great poem can discern every idea that the author intended to express in the poem."