Para Completion

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Theory

Para Completion requires us to identify which line would best complete a given paragraph. Hence, we need to find a line which fits in with the tone, scope and chain of thought of the paragraph.

Theory

A few things to keep in mind while choosing the best option:
1. If the missing line is the last line of the paragraph, eliminate all options that introduce a new idea.
2. The line should be consistent with what is being said in the paragraph. Hence, it should have the same tone and scope
3. It should advance what is being said in the paragraph. Eliminate all options that just repeat what has been said earlier

Tip

If the missing line is the last line of the paragraph, try to find the line that best concludes what is being said in the paragraph.

Tip

If one of the options begins with a conclusion transition word like Hence, Therefore etc, try to see if the conclusion stated in the line logically follows from the information given in the paragraph

Theory

If the missing line is not the last line of the paragraph, then it should connect the line preceding it with the one coming after it.

Solved Example

Women's rights around the world are an important indicator to understand global well-being. A major global women's rights treaty was ratified by the majority of the world's nations a few decades ago. These range from the cultural, political to the economic. For example, women often work more than men, yet are paid less; gender discrimination affects girls and women throughout their lifetime; and women and girls are often the ones that suffer the most poverty. Many may think that women's rights are only an issue in countries where religion is law. Or even worse, some may think this is no longer an issue at all. But reading the report about the United Nation's Women's Treaty and how an increasing number of countries are lodging reservations will show otherwise. Gender equality furthers the cause of child survival and development for all of society, so the importance of women's rights and gender equality should not be underestimated. _____________.
a)This treaty tackled and solved a number of issues related to women.
b)Why is it then, that women still face a number of problems on the domestic front?
c)Thus, the woman today is ten times more empowered as compared to a woman say about a decade ago.
d)Women's activists across nations have implored the respective governments to take this seriously.
e)Yet, despite many successes in empowering women, numerous issues still exist in all areas of life.

We can eliminate options A and C as they are contrary to what is being said in the paragraph. Option B incorrectly identifies the scope of the paragraph. The paragraph speaks of all the injustices women face - not just the one on the domestic front. Between D and E, E correctly completes the chain of thought being expressed at the end of the paragraph. Hence, the correct option is option E.

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