# Logical Reasoning - Statement and Argument - Discussion

Discussion Forum : Statement and Argument - Section 2 (Q.No. 26)
Directions to Solve

Each question given below consists of a statement, followed by two arguments numbered I and II. You have to decide which of the arguments is a 'strong' argument and which is a 'weak' argument.

• (A) If only argument I is strong
• (B) If only argument II is strong
• (C) If either I or II is strong
• (D) If neither I nor II is strong and
• (E) If both I and II are strong.

26.

Statement: Should the tuition fees in all post-graduate courses be hiked considerably?

Arguments:

1. Yes. This will bring in some sense of seriousness among the students and will improve the quality.
2. No. This will force the meritorious poor students to stay away from post-graduate courses.
Only argument I is strong
Only argument II is strong
Either I or II is strong
Neither I nor II is strong
Both I and II are strong
Explanation:
A hike in fees is no means to make the students more serious in studies. So, argument I is vague. However, with the increase in fees, poor meritorious students would not be able to afford post-graduate studies. So, argument II holds.
Discussion:
2 comments Page 1 of 1.

Harry said:   9 years ago
I didn't agree with this. It's fair to assume that students would take courses more seriously if they pay more money.

Dallas said:   8 years ago
I don't agree with this either. If the explanation holds true, then this does not justify the price Harvard and Yale students pay for their education.

Another example: French students who pay very little and don't take their studies seriously at all.