QUESTION TEXT: Based on the passage, which one of the following…
DISCUSSION: Faye Ginsburg completely rejects Weiner’s argument. Lines 34-37 show her opinion. She says Weiner’s beliefs are “boilerplate technological determinism”.
That’s a huge insult. To have a boilerplate view is to have a cliched view that demonstrates no critical reasoning.
- CORRECT. Normally this sort of strong answer isn’t correct on the LSAT. But that’s because RC passages normally aren’t so strongly worded.
This one is. Ginsburg thinks that Weiner’s argument is completely wrong. So she does fundamentally reject his argument.
- Reluctant censure would be something like this: “I really like you, and usually you have good ideas, but this time I think you’re wrong.”
It’s true that in lines 32-34 Ginsburg concedes a point, but that hardly means she is reluctant in her criticism of Weiner.
- Example of answer: “I don’t think that Weiner is right about the Westernizing properties of video. But it’s possible. If he is wrong he’s not far wrong and it’s not a serious error.”
- Example of answer: I have no opinion on Weiner’s views. Here are the facts, and I will make no claims about them.
- Example of answer: Weiner makes some good points and I’d like to know more.
Want a free Reading Comp lesson?
Get a free sample of the Reading Comprehension Mastery Seminar. Learn tips for solving RC questions