TSI Reading: Selecting the Strongest Supporting Detail
Stephen Mitchell suffered from allergies. A thirty-five-year-old professor at Syracuse University, he found sanctuary in the temperature-controlled environment of the school's computer center, where he surprised many people by showing how computers could be used to advance work in the humanities.
Each year, the Modern Language Association compiled a bibliography of every book, article, and review published during the year prior. Mitchell thought he could automate the process, and MLA agreed to let him try. He spent weeks translating the names of editors, translators, and authors into punch cards and writing the program to interpret the data. Then it was all over in twenty-three minutes. That's how long it took the computer to compile and print the index, which ran to 18,001 entries.
Which detail provides the most information about the topic?
(A)Stephen Mitchell used computers to advance work in the humanities.
(B)The Modern Language Association publishes a yearly bibliography.
(C)Sometimes simple health issues can contribute to professional goals
(D)Goals can be achieved through careful study and preparation.
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