Don’t lose your progress!

We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.

Up to 90+ points GMAT score improvement guarantee

The best guarantee you’ll find

Our Premium and Ultimate plans guarantee up to 90+ points score increase or your money back.

Master each section of the test

Comprehensive GMAT prep

We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.

Schedule-free studying

Learn on the go

Study whenever and wherever you want with our iOS and Android mobile apps.

The most effective way to study

Personalized GMAT prep, just for you!

Adaptive learning technology focuses on your academic weaknesses.

Reading Comprehension: Structure Questions

One function of the second paragraph is to

Great job!

[[snippet]]

The second paragraph presents the researchers' expectations of the results of the research discussed in the third paragraph, which portray just one possible outcome of this research.

Incorrect.

[[snippet]]

Although the second paragraph does present a viewpoint, that of Professor Avellar and Smock, that viewpoint is the only one expressed in the passage. The first paragraph describes the motherhood penalty, which is taken as a fact, not a certain viewpoint. The second paragraph provides the viewpoint that it should have decreased over time.

Incorrect.

[[snippet]]

The second paragraph describes the researchers' predictions, which happened not to match the results of their research. However, this does not mean that they argued against the results.

Moreover, it is unlikely that the second paragraph's function would be to argue against results not yet revealed in the passage (as we do not learn about those results until the following paragraph).

Incorrect.

[[snippet]]

Our Initial Reading reveals that the researchers' prediction was not corroborated, or confirmed, in the third paragraph, but rather the opposite.

Incorrect.

[[snippet]]

Although it would be logical for Professor Avellar and Smock to be critical of the motherhood penalty, we never learn what their opinions are regarding this phenomenon from the passage.

offer an alternate viewpoint to the one expressed in the first paragraph
argue against the research results described in the third paragraph
put forth a prediction to be confirmed
present a possible outcome for the research discussed in the third paragraph
express the researchers' negative opinion about a phenomenon defined in the first paragraph