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Testing Strength of Arguments

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10 out of 10
 

STATEMENT : Should there be students’ union in college/university?

ARGUMENTS : I. No. This will create a political atmosphere in the campus.

II. Yes. It is very necessary. Students are future political leaders.



A if only assumption I is implicit
B if only assumption II is implicit;
C if either I or II is implicit
D if neither I nor II is implicit
E if both I and II are implicit.
Ans. D

(i) Weak: It is opinion based on an assumption that political atmosphere is not healthy for a college/university. Whereas, it also has a lots of benefits working the favour of students and their acceptable demands. It has benefits and shortcomings at the same time, but cannot be disregarded completely.

(ii) Weak: Again the argument focuses on its necessity for students to make them into future political leaders. The union cannot be formed keeping in mind that future politicians would be nurtured in such an environment. It is not the basic motive of unions in universities.

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