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August 27, 2013



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Today's Practice GMAT Question:

Ghostwriting is the practice of obtaining from an independent writer a manuscript that an author or organization publishes under their own name. Dinosaurs, Inc., an amateur archaeological society that has in recent years seen a decline in membership, plans to boost its popularity by hiring a ghostwriter for its newsletter to provide the kind fresh perspective and stylistic innovation that the group is no longer capable of providing itself.
Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the prediction that Dinosaurs' plan will achieve its goal?
(A) Among the parts of the newsletter that Dinosaurs, Inc. does not plan to have ghostwritten are some that require knowledge of the society itself that no non-member would be familiar with.
(B) The editor of the Dinosaurs, Inc. newsletter ghostwrites newsletter articles for other amateur archaeological society newsletters.
(C) Few ghostwriters are both stylistically innovative and able to write accurately about specific archaeological issues.
(D) Dinosaurs, Inc. plans to select the ghostwriters it will use on the basis of writing samples from newsletters of other amateur societies.
(E) Many former members of Dinosaurs, Inc. cited the dullness of the newsletter as a reason for their choice to leave the society.


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