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GRE Essay Topic 840 - A folk remedy* for insomnia, the scent in lavender flowers, has now been proved effective. In a recent study, 30 volunteers with chronic insomnia slept each night for three weeks on lavender-scented pillows in a controlled room where their sleep was monitored. During the first week, volunteers continued to take their usual sleeping medication. They slept soundly but wakened feeling tired. During the second week, the volunteers discontinued their medication. As a result, they slept less soundly than the previous week and felt even more tired. During the third week, the volunteers slept longer and more soundly than in the previous two weeks. This shows that over a short period of time lavender cures insomnia.*A folk remedy is usually a plant-based form of treatment common to traditional forms of medicine, ones that developed before the advent of modern medical services and technology. Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument.

lavender-scented pillows Score: 5 August 21st, 2014 by
Loosely speaking, we can embrace the conclusion about the good effect of lavender. Strictly speaking, it is too hasty to draw a conclusion simply based on the fact that the volunteers slept longer... Read more
Lavender-scented Pillow Score: 5 September 19th, 2013 by
The author of the argument claims that the scent of lavender flowers for curing insomnia proved effective. To support the assertion, an experiment performed on 30 volunteers is cited as decisive ev... Read more
Remedy Score: 5 July 15th, 2011 by
The argument draws a conlusion that a folk remedy* for insomnia, the scent in lavender flowers, has proved effective, which is based on some unconvincing evidence and unfounded assumptions. To demo... Read more

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A folk remedy* for insomnia, the scent in lavender flowers, Score: 4 March 14th, 2007 by
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