PSAT 1.21 Writing Diagnostic

PSAT 1.21 Writing Diagnostic. Which sentence best concludes the paragraph with accurate information based on the data in the graph?

PSATPSAT Writing Diagnostic

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take a look at the underlying portion below the percentage

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of obese americans to through nineteen years old rose from

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five percent nineteen seventy two to seventeen percent in two

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thousand fourteen which sense best concludes the paragraph with accurate

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information based on the data in the graph and here

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in potential answers All right like this obesity thing is

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getting out of control Can you imagine the olympic games

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and a hundred years The long jump and high jump

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will be things of the past and the hundred meter

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races will be replaced by the hundred meter role But

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don't gay We're not here to give you a lecture

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about diet and exercise Not today anyway Well all we

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need to do is figure out the best way to

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wrap up this passage so that the data conveyed is

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supported by the corresponding grab now last part's important it's

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not enough just to come up with the snappy wrap

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up even if it's accurate if it isn't supported by

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the graph way ain't buying this question doesn't care how

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much we personally know about subject either it purely wants

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to know if we can read a graph without our

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brain melting fingers crossed Here we go Option b suggests

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that we should replace the underlying portion with the percentage

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of obese children is the highest it has ever been

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in america Well sounds powerful but it is a powerful

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e wrong We're talking about children so we need to

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look at this red line here and check out where

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this line spikes Its highest point is actually here around

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two thousand for not by a ton but it's definitely

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clear the situation was worse in the prior year so

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we can trim some of the fat by cutting b

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Well how about see the percentage of obese americans to

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through nineteen years old rose from fifteen percent in nineteen

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seventy to thirty five percent in two thousand fourteen No

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if you're looking at the blue line this would be

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correct but we're only interested in the young folks at

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the moment in that group is represented by the red

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line We're not gonna swallow this baloney so let's neck

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see the sharpest increasing obesity for american children was between

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two thousand won in two thousand two We don't even

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need to look the graft discount this answer choice which

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is welcome news because our eyeballs are getting tired Fact

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is at this point whether true or not whether supported

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by the graph or not doesn't do anything to make

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the writer's point he's talking about the drastic increase in

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obesity from the seventies today focusing on a sharp increase

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from one year to the next in recent years doesn't

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really fit We're looking for something that's a bit more

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big picture than that As luck would have it our

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original sense was the best choice After all the percentage

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of obese americans to through nineteen years old rose from

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five percent nineteen seventy two to seventeen percent in two

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thousand fourteen Yet all the numbers check out and it

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demonstrates and gradually worsening problem over the span of several

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decades which is the idea this writer is trying to

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get across to option A it is that william wordsworth

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though he couldn't just be content with all that splenda

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