LSAT and Law School Admissions Forum

Get expert LSAT preparation and law school admissions advice from PowerScore Test Preparation.

PowerScore Staff
  • PowerScore Staff
  • Posts: 7867
  • Joined: Feb 02, 2011
Complete Question Explanation
(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=11562)

The correct answer choice is (C)

The primary purpose of this paragraph is roughly prephrased in our discussion of the main point from our VIEWSTAMP analysis: the author wishes to present a new perspective on the relationships between pathogens and their hosts, and on the relationship between a pathogen’s mode of transmission and its virulence. Correct answer choice (C) provides the best synopsis of the author’s purpose, to present the prevailing understanding of host-parasite relations, along with a different perspective which modifies that prevailing view. The other choices are incorrect because the author does not compare examples supporting the prevailing view as suggested by answer choice (A), does not argue that the prevailing view was based on mistaken rationale as suggested by answer choice (B), and neither attacks the prevailing view’s supporting evidence nor examines it origins, as suggested by answer choices (D) and (E), respectively.
User avatar
  • Posts: 102
  • Joined: Jul 18, 2020
thank you powerscore,

I choose D thinking that the prevailing view is based on the idea that parasites do not harm their host have the best shot to survive(if survive-->not harm), but the ensuing paragraphs were saying if the parasites can find a way to infect new hosts, they do harm the former hosts.

please can anyone oblige?

thank you.


Get the most out of your LSAT Prep Plus subscription.

Analyze and track your performance with our Testing and Analytics Package.