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Thanks for the question! I know what you are thinking here in that the before and after covers both sides of the "spectrum", but if the same result (or similar) is seen by people who already had that skill, it suggests that the skill isn't part of the cause here, which hurts the argument.
I'm not sure this will help, but let me use an analogy:
- "Researchers gave 100 high school basketball players lessons in dribbling. They found that those whose shooting skills had improved the most had learned to dribble the best. This suggests that dribbling better frees up mental resources that allowed them to improve their shooting."
(B) The basketball players who were the best dribblers before receiving the lessons in dribbling showed the greatest improvement in their shooting skills over the course of the lessons.
Often, when we see information about the "other half," it really helps complete the picture of what's occurring, but in this case, it actually confuses it more than anything because it shows that making it automatics was unlikely to be the main cause of what's occurring with composition skills.
Please let me know if that helps. Thanks!
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