135 137 140 The data from a survey of high school math and science teachers show that in the district of Sanlee many of these teachers reported assigning daily homework whereas in the district of Marlee most science and math teachers reported assigning ho

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135/137/140.The data from a survey of high school math and science teachers show that in the district of Sanlee many of these teachers reported assigning daily homework, whereas in the district of Marlee, most science and math teachers reported assigning homework no more than two or three days per week. Despite receiving less frequent homework assignments, Marlee students earn better grades overall and are less likely to be required to repeat a year of school than are students in Sanlee. These results call into question the usefulness of frequent homework assignments. Most likely the Marlee students have more time to concentrate on individual assignments than do the Sanlee students who have homework every day. Therefore teachers in our high schools should assign homework no more than twice a week.

Two situations happening in two places are compared and the an unsound conclusion of that is asserted by the author, which is that, less frequently assignments to students make their grades better and more of them stifle students' spontaneity to explore knowledge individually favored. The fact is undeniable, but the deduction made by the writer is rife with holes, in that he overlooks other explanations contributing account for such situation better and reasons based on flawed assumptions.

The author mentions that, although students in Sanlee receive more assignments than do students in Marlee, latter students usually get higher grades, and subsequently, casts doubt on the effectiveness of assignments. Here, the author wrongly compare things under disparate volumes, standards or conditions. For disciplines, the author just focuses on the number of homework without knowing the exact volume of each mission. For example, while Marlee students get only two or three days' assignment, the volume of each of them double or even triple compared to every one of that for Sanlee students. So can we still conclude that the heavy assignments in schools in Sanlee prevent students from doing their own assignments? And as for the standards, schools adjust the complexity and requirement of assignments according to their students' performance. What if students in Sanlee district predominantly manifest higher intelligence potential than those in Marlee? Thus, in situations above, only grades on scripts could not fully represent the real ability of students, are students obtaining a GPA of 3.5 from Harvard the same as those has such score from an unknown school? Lastly, education condition, local community economy condition could also be a latent factors affecting such argument. Because even Sanlee students are assigned more homework and get fewer grades, as long as their grades showed an upward trend if we see it from a longer period, the effect of heavy assignments should be assented.

In sum, simply comparing apparent score on scripts gives baseless conclusions for omitting important affecting factors. If the author tries to make his argument more strong, he should have cited more convincing evidence and explored wide-ranging backgrounds.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 57, Rule ID: DT_DT[1]
Message: Maybe you need to remove one determiner so that only 'the' or 'an' is left.
Suggestion: the; an
...appening in two places are compared and the an unsound conclusion of that is asserted ...
^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, lastly, look, so, still, thus, while, as for, for example

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 19.6327345309 46% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 12.9520958084 39% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 11.1786427146 107% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 20.0 28.8173652695 69% => OK
Preposition: 42.0 55.5748502994 76% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 16.3942115768 73% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1917.0 2260.96107784 85% => OK
No of words: 350.0 441.139720559 79% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.47714285714 5.12650576532 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.32530772707 4.56307096286 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.88175258466 2.78398813304 104% => OK
Unique words: 208.0 204.123752495 102% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.594285714286 0.468620217663 127% => OK
syllable_count: 575.1 705.55239521 82% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 4.96107784431 20% => OK
Article: 6.0 8.76447105788 68% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 2.70958083832 185% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 19.7664670659 71% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 25.0 22.8473053892 109% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.8050813226 57.8364921388 95% => OK
Chars per sentence: 136.928571429 119.503703932 115% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.0 23.324526521 107% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.14285714286 5.70786347227 90% => OK
Paragraphs: 3.0 5.15768463074 58% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 1.0 5.25449101796 19% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.20758483034 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 6.88822355289 29% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.109074898309 0.218282227539 50% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0423387799885 0.0743258471296 57% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0457177918784 0.0701772020484 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0510930099543 0.128457276422 40% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0589682172017 0.0628817314937 94% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.9 14.3799401198 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 46.1 48.3550499002 95% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.0 12.197005988 107% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.8 12.5979740519 117% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.75 8.32208582834 117% => OK
difficult_words: 108.0 98.500998004 110% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 19.0 12.3882235529 153% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.0 11.1389221557 108% => OK
text_standard: 19.0 11.9071856287 160% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Minimum four paragraphs wanted.

Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 8 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 14 15
No. of Words: 350 350
No. of Characters: 1870 1500
No. of Different Words: 201 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.325 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.343 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.786 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 156 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 110 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 83 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 51 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 25 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 9.791 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.643 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.351 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.493 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.14 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 3 5