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PrepTest 73, Logical Reasoning 2, Question 19

The content focuses on how to approach necessary assumption questions in the GRE, specifically by dissecting an argument to identify assumptions that link its evidence to its conclusion.
  • Necessary assumption questions require identifying unstated premises critical for the argument's validity.
  • Understanding the argument involves breaking it down into its conclusion and supporting evidence.
  • The example provided illustrates an argument about motivating children to believe in better futures to prevent loss of motivation.
  • The correct assumption connects the act of enabling belief in better futures with preventing loss of motivation.
  • Incorrect answer choices are analyzed to demonstrate common pitfalls, such as reversing causality or misunderstanding the argument's scope.
Understanding Necessary Assumptions
Dissecting the Argument
Identifying the Correct Assumption
Analyzing Incorrect Answers