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Researcher: Research has shown that inhaling the scent of lavender

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Researcher: Research has shown that inhaling the scent of lavender has measurable physiological effects tending to reduce stress. It is known that intense stress can impair the immune system, making one more susceptible to illness. Therefore, it is likely that the incidence of illness among those who regularly inhale the scent of lavender is reduced by this practice.

Which one of the following is an assumption that the researcher's argument requires?

(A)  Many, if not all, of the scents that have a tendency to reduce susceptibility to illness, do so, at least in part, by reducing stress. 


(B)  Some people who regularly inhale the scent of lavender would otherwise be under enough stress to impair their immune systems. 


(C)  At least some people who use the scent of lavender to induce relaxation and reduce stress are no more susceptible to illness than average. 


(D)  In anyone for whom the scent of lavender reduces susceptibility to illness, it does so primarily by reducing stress. 


(E)  Reduced stress diminishes susceptibility to illness only for people who are under enough stress to impair their immune systems to at least some degree.

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Re: Researcher: Research has shown that inhaling the scent of lavender  [#permalink]

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Researcher: Research has shown that inhaling the scent of lavender has measurable physiological effects tending to reduce stress. It is known that intense stress can impair the immune system, making one more susceptible to illness. Therefore, it is likely that the incidence of illness among those who regularly inhale the scent of lavender is reduced by this practice.

Which one of the following is an assumption that the researcher's argument requires?

what can be the missing info-
What if the people inhaling the scent are the ones who have good healthy life and not under any stress.


(A)  Many, if not all, of the scents that have a tendency to reduce susceptibility to illness, do so, at least in part, by reducing stress.
the argument is about lavender reducing stress, reducing illness in return.. this doesn't do anything to it

(B)  Some people who regularly inhale the scent of lavender would otherwise be under enough stress to impair their immune systems.
correct... This tells us that the scent of inhaler has had effect on these people.

(C)  At least some people who use the scent of lavender to induce relaxation and reduce stress are no more susceptible to illness than average.
This is rather a weakener, if anything.

(D)  In anyone for whom the scent of lavender reduces susceptibility to illness, it does so primarily by reducing stress.
It just repeats what is in para.

(E)  Reduced stress diminishes susceptibility to illness only for people who are under enough stress to impair their immune systems to at least some degree.
does not touch the scent of lavender which is the heart of reasoning

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Researcher: Research has shown that inhaling the scent of lavender has measurable physiological effects tending to reduce stress. It is known that intense stress can impair the immune system, making one more susceptible to illness. Therefore, it is likely that the incidence of illness among those who regularly inhale the scent of lavender is reduced by this practice.

Which one of the following is an assumption that the researcher's argument requires?

what can be the missing info-
What if the people inhaling the scent are the ones who have good healthy life and not under any stress.


(A)  Many, if not all, of the scents that have a tendency to reduce susceptibility to illness, do so, at least in part, by reducing stress.
the argument is about lavender reducing stress, reducing illness in return.. this doesn't do anything to it

(B)  Some people who regularly inhale the scent of lavender would otherwise be under enough stress to impair their immune systems.
correct... This tells us that the scent of inhaler has had effect on these people.

(C)  At least some people who use the scent of lavender to induce relaxation and reduce stress are no more susceptible to illness than average.
This is rather a weakener, if anything.

(D)  In anyone for whom the scent of lavender reduces susceptibility to illness, it does so primarily by reducing stress.
It just repeats what is in para.

(E)  Reduced stress diminishes susceptibility to illness only for people who are under enough stress to impair their immune systems to at least some degree.
does not touch the scent of lavender which is the heart of reasoning

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I am confused with D..
D does repeat what's in the para. isn't that what we can look for in an assumption question ?

Though B sounds more promising, but is "repeating what's stated in the para" a good/definite criteria to eliminate an answer choice ?

I mostly struggle with "85%-95% hard" difficulty questions on CR/SC... Any suggestions for improvements, will be appreciated..
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Re: Researcher: Research has shown that inhaling the scent of lavender  [#permalink]

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I am confused with D..
D does repeat what's in the para. isn't that what we can look for in an assumption question ?

Though B sounds more promising, but is "repeating what's stated in the para" a good/definite criteria to eliminate an answer choice ?

I mostly struggle with "85%-95% hard" difficulty questions on CR/SC... Any suggestions for improvements, will be appreciated..

Certainly , Assumption = Unstated premises of the stimulus....

Thus, the correct Answer choice must never restate the premises , hence (D) can be rejected on this ground!!! :blushing :blushing
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