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# Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many

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Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many [#permalink]  26 Jul 2012, 11:27
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Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many social ills, ranging from irritability to
potentially dangerous instances of impaired decision making. Most people today suffer from
sleep deprivation to some degree. Therefore we should restructure the workday to allow
people flexibility in scheduling their work hours. Which one of the following, if true, would
most strengthen the medical doctor’s argument?
a) The primary cause of sleep deprivation is overwork.
b) Employees would get more sleep if they had greater latitude in scheduling their work hours.
c) Individuals vary widely in the amount of sleep they require.
d) More people would suffer from sleep deprivation today than did in the past if the average
number of hours worked per week had not decreased.
e) The extent of one’s sleep deprivation is proportional to the length of one’s workday.

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Re: CR - Strengthen [#permalink]  26 Jul 2012, 11:40
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Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many social ills, ranging from irritability to
potentially dangerous instances of impaired decision making. Most people today suffer from
sleep deprivation to some degree. Therefore we should restructure the workday to allow
people flexibility in scheduling their work hours. Which one of the following, if true, would
most strengthen the medical doctor’s argument?
a) The primary cause of sleep deprivation is overwork.
b) Employees would get more sleep if they had greater latitude in scheduling their work hours.
c) Individuals vary widely in the amount of sleep they require.
d) More people would suffer from sleep deprivation today than did in the past if the average
number of hours worked per week had not decreased.
e) The extent of one’s sleep deprivation is proportional to the length of one’s workday.

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Therefore we should restructure the workday to allow people flexibility in scheduling their work hours. Conclusion

ONLY if workers have greater latitude to schedule their workdays can have more sleep

other responses are irrilevant to the point at issue

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Re: CR - Strengthen [#permalink]  26 Jul 2012, 15:10
+1 B

We need a choice that mentions the idea of flexibility.
Focus in the conclusion.
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Re: CR - Strengthen [#permalink]  27 Jul 2012, 07:41
a) The primary cause of sleep deprivation is overwork. - Connection between Overwork and sleep is not mentioned in the passage - Incorrect
b) Employees would get more sleep if they had greater latitude in scheduling their work hours. - More flexibility with scheduling the work hours will result in more sleep time - Correct
c) Individuals vary widely in the amount of sleep they require. - Irrelavant - Nothing to do with the arguement - Incorrect
d) More people would suffer from sleep deprivation today than did in the past if the average number of hours worked per week had not decreased. - Comparing with the past is irrelevant - Incorrect
e) The extent of one’s sleep deprivation is proportional to the length of one’s workday. - Not mentioned in the passage. - Incorrect
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Re: Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many [#permalink]  25 Sep 2012, 19:40
+1 B

Premise 1 – Sleep deprivation is the cause of many social ills, ranging from irritability to potentially dangerous instances of impaired decision making.
Premise 2 – Most people today suffer from sleep deprivation to some degree

Conclusion - We should restructure the workday to allow people flexibility in scheduling their work hours

Anything which connects sleep to work is our answer. Option B does that, strengthening the conclusion

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Re: Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many [#permalink]  25 Sep 2012, 20:18
GetThisDone wrote:
Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many social ills, ranging from irritability to
potentially dangerous instances of impaired decision making. Most people today suffer from
sleep deprivation to some degree. Therefore we should restructure the workday to allow
people flexibility in scheduling their work hours
. Which one of the following, if true, would
most strengthen the medical doctor’s argument?

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a) The primary cause of sleep deprivation is overwork - nope , it does not strengthen and seems to be OOS as well.
b) Employees would get more sleep if they had greater latitude in scheduling their work hours- > Yes! if people have greater freedom to schedule their work hours, they will get more sleep
c) Individuals vary widely in the amount of sleep they require - Irrelevant
d) More people would suffer from sleep deprivation today than did in the past if the average-number of hours worked per week had not decreased. - OOS again
e) The extent of one’s sleep deprivation is proportional to the length of one’s workday - the length of the workday does not matter . Its the flexibility of work hours.
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Re: Medical doctor: Sleep deprivation is the cause of many   [#permalink] 25 Sep 2012, 20:18
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