- Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:52 am
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The first paragraph tells us what most studies of this sort have focused on, and that Tollefson focused on something else. It then lists some of the materials that he used to conduct his study. There really isn't an "accepted theory", just the usual way of doing things, and Tollefson doesn't so much challenge that usual approach as he does deviate from it. In other words, nobody says that something is "right", and Tollefson never sets about trying to show that it's actually wrong. That's what answer D describes, and since that isn't what actually happened, that makes it a bad description and a wrong answer.
Answer A much better captures the fairly neutral and academic tone of the first paragraph, which is more descriptive than argumentative. While later we get that Tollefson didn't like what he found, and our author appears to share that sentiment, the first paragraph lacks that negative connotation and is just giving us the background without judgment. That makes answer A the better answer here.
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