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#25- To face danger solely because doing so affords one a

Adam Tyson
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Thanks for asking, Jessica. It looks like your grasp of the stimulus is a good one, and your analysis of the answer choices is, for the most part, not bad (although look at answer E, and the importance of "in any situation" - could that person be afraid at times when others would not be afraid, and then face that fear and thus be courageous in that situation?)

What's missing from your analysis, at least in your post, is your prephrase. What did you decide the answer had to be, or say, or do, before you looked at any answer choices? That's the key here. Without a strong prephrase, all sorts of lousy answers might look good, and good ones can look bad, because the authors of this test are brilliant at disguising their answers. Look at the stimulus again, and then, with no reference whatsoever to any answer choice (in fact, cover them up so you cannot see them), come up with your own answer. Here's a hint - when faced with a conditional claim in the stimulus and a Must Be True question stem, the contrapositive is a great prephrase and often will be the right answer.

Give that a shot and come back to us to tell us how it went. Did the right answer look much more attractive than before? Did the losers look worse? They should!

Looking forward to seeing how that goes. Go get it!
Adam M. Tyson
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