QUESTION TYPE: Identify the Conclusion
CONCLUSION: It is more likely that similarity in the two novels is coincidental.
REASONING: Both authors have similar backgrounds and lives.
ANALYSIS: The word “since” is a conclusion and evidence indicator: what comes before @[email protected] is the conclusion, what comes after it is the evidence.
“However” is also an indicator: what comes after it is the conclusion.
- This is context which describes why someone might think there was plagiarism.
- Same as A. This is a belief the author disagrees with, in the sentence starting with “however”.
- This is evidence supporting the conclusion that the similarities in their books wasn’t evidence of plagiarism.
- CORRECT. This is worded strangely, but it is the conclusion. The stimulus said “more likely coincidence”. This answer said “less likely plagiarism than coincidence”, which means “more likely coincidence.”
- This answer is a general claim about all cases. That wasn’t what the author was talking about: they were only talking about the case of novels X and Y.
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