CARS 108 Section 3 Q18

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CARS 108 Section 3 Q18

Postby Lionroar » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:05 am

Hi. In section 3 question 18, the reluctance of healthier subjects to participate is the correct answer to this EXCEPT question. In the back, the explanation given is that "while the possibility of a bias in the study...is discussed, it is not given as a definite limitation of the study." My problem with that is that the passage begins the third paragraph with the words "another possible limitation...", and then proceeds to discuss this bias. Is the reader expected to realize that the word "possible" precludes this bias from being a limitation? Then why would the author even mention it? Thank in advance.
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Re: CARS 108 Section 3 Q18

Postby Lionroar » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:17 am

Also, the explanation in the back to question 21 says that choice C was discussed in the last paragraph of Passage 4. But where in the last paragraph does the author discuss changes made by locals to an aspect of a foreign culture? Do I assume Savella Stechishin is one of those locals?
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Re: CARS 108 Section 3 Q18

Postby NS_Tutor_Andrew » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:32 am

Hi Lionroar,

As always, thanks for the great questions!

Re: Q18, yes, the reader is expected to recognize that the language the author uses to describe the possibility of healthier people not responding is more tentative than the language used to discuss the other three considerations, which are presented as definitive limitations. This may be one of those instances where all four answers initially seem plausible, so your task is to find some reason why one of them would work worse than the others -- & being presented as only a "possible" limitation, versus a definite issue, is one such reason.

Re: Q21, you're right that Savella Stacheshin's cookbook is an example of how locals adapted imported traditions, but you're not expected to magically know that Stacheshin falls into that category -- the key phrase is "...but also building on them. In doing so, it [the cookbook] synthesized original Eastern European traditions with local innovations." In particular, the wording of the last phrase at the end of the sentence tells you that this corresponds to answer choice C.

Hope this helps & keep up the great work!
Andrew D.
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