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# There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared Ameri

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There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared Ameri [#permalink]  10 Jan 2017, 03:03
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There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared American students are for college. Graff reverses this perspective, suggesting that colleges are unprepared for students. In his analysis, the university culture is largely (i)_____entering students because academic culture fails to make connections to the kinds of arguments and cultural references that students grasp. Understandably, many students view academic life as (ii)_____ritual.

 Blank (i) Blank (ii) (A) primed for (D) an arcane (B) opaque to (E) a laudable (C) essential for (F) a painstaking

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Re: There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared Ameri [#permalink]  12 Jan 2017, 08:45
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There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared American students are for college. Graff reverses this perspective, suggesting that colleges are unprepared for students. In his analysis, the university culture is largely opaque to entering students because academic culture fails to make connections to the kinds of arguments and cultural references that students grasp. Understandably, many students view academic life as an arcane ritual.
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Re: There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared Ameri [#permalink]  25 Jan 2017, 01:55
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Why could not painstaking be the answer to the second blank?
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Re: There has been much hand-wringing about how unprepared Ameri [#permalink]  25 Jan 2017, 03:31
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Painstaking means diligent or scrupulous.

The tone of the question instead says this: the academic world fails to fit certain necessities of the college students. As such, all the process is arcane to them or blurry or not so very clear.

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