- Wed May 19, 2021 7:16 pm
Whenever I am teaching my students main point questions, I tell them to be confident in the conclusion before going down to the answer choices. In this case, our conclusion is just the last sentence: "it became necessary to adopt new measures of land, such as acreage, when land use diversified."
Then at that point you just want to match the answer choice to the conclusion. Answer choice D adds the modern measures of land part, which you correctly identified as new information, but even more so, answer choice D added "when people realized that plowing time was an inadequate measure for some land uses."
Answer choice E is an exact match, they just switched the order of the sentence, but not the meaning: "the advant of diversified land uses made new measures of land necessary." This is an exact match and thus is the correct answer choice.
Find your conclusion in the stimulus and stick to it. Then pick the answer choice that matches that conclusion. Main point correct answer choices should not contain evidence or sub conclusions.
I hope all this helps you and I wish you good luck in your studies.