QUESTION TEXT: Parents who consistently laud their children for…
QUESTION TYPE: Identify The Conclusion
CONCLUSION: Parents hurt their children’s self esteem if they praise children for everything they do.
REASONING: Children will distrust praise if they are praised for everything.
ANALYSIS: The word ‘actually’ indicates the conclusion here. Any contrast words, such as ‘but’, ‘although’, ‘actually’, etc. indicate the author’s opinion, which tends to be the conclusion.
- The author says children need praise for their achievements, but this isn’t the conclusion.
- This is evidence that supports the conclusion that constant praise is harmful.
- Where the hell did this come from? The stimulus never mentioned expectations or capability. The conclusion normally is something that was explicitly mentioned.
- CORRECT. The first sentence mentions this. The word ‘actually’ is a sign that this is the conclusion.
- The author doesn’t even say this. He says children require praise for their achievements, but he doesn’t say what will happen if they don’t get praise.
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