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GMAT Essay Topic 501 - The following appeared in a proposal from the development office at Platonic University. "Because Platonic University has had difficulty in meeting its expenses over the past three years, we need to find new ways to increase revenues. We should consider following the example of Greene University, which recently renamed itself after a donor who gave it $100 million. If Platonic University were to advertise to its alumni and other wealthy people that it will rename either individual buildings or the entire university itself after the donors who give the most money, the amount of donations would undoubtedly increase." Discuss how well reasoned . . . Etc.


Wealthy Donors for Platonic Score:5.5 November 13th, 2017 by Jason
The proposal above from the development office at Platonic University recommends that the university make advertisement to its alumni and other wealthy people in order to solve the budget defic... Read more
fine Score:5 July 18th, 2016 by findscore.com
The development office put forth a proposal that the platonic university has to find new ways to increase revenues as it had difficulty in meeting its expenses over the past 3 years. This argument ... Read more
Unconvincing argument Score:3.5 March 3rd, 2016 by findscore.com
It is unpersuasive that by renaming the university buildings after donation the university are able to increase donation. It rests more on unsupported assumptions than on evidence.First, the de... Read more
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Platonic University argument Score:5 March 28th, 2010 by findscore.com
The development office of Platonic University's proposal to generate revenues from alumni network is definitely a good idea; but needs to address certain assumptions before acting on the proposal. ... Read more
Renaming Universities Score:3.5 July 16th, 2009 by findscore.com
The proposal has suggested renaming method for increasing the revenue of the University. Renaming the building or the University will definitely bring money but will loosing a part its history. The... Read more
Rate This Score:5 August 9th, 2008 by findscore.com
First of all, the author's argument is based on the assumption that the only way to generate money for the university is by renaming some buildings or the university itself after the donor. It woul... Read more
University Score:5 July 5th, 2007 by findscore.com
The argument presented suggests that Platonic university name itself after the person who is ready to donate the maximum amount for this honor. The argument is seriously flawed as the basis on whic... Read more
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Platonic University Score:3.5 January 15th, 2007 by findscore.com
This argument is not well reasoned. The argument assumes that the donor who gave Greene University $100 million mainly wanted to Greene University to rename itself after him. There is no evidence i... Read more
January 15, 2007