The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Quiot Manufacturing. "During the past year, Quiot Manufacturing had 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than at the nearby Panoply Industries plant, where the work shifts are one hour shorter than ours. Experts say that significant contributing factors in many on-the-job accidents are fatigue and sleep deprivation among workers. Therefore, to reduce the number of on-the-job accidents at Quiot and thereby increase productivity, we should shorten each of our three work shifts by one hour so that employees will get adequate amounts of sleep."
Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.
The notion that to eliminate the working hour in order to reduce the accidents and boost the productivity seems an obvious conclusion at first glance, while this contains dubious assumptions. Without further verification, this statement may not reliable and can be put forward undoubtedly.
To begin with, the assumption that the higher possibility about accidents is due to the fatigue. There is no direct evidence to prove that the Quiot Manufacturing has excessive working hours and causes workers to lose their concentration then leads to accidents. If the accident rate is not because of the working hours, to reduce the working hours might not help and the productivity will drop since the laborers work less. The different types of business may bring different dangers as well. There are other results like more dangerous working environment, heavier devices, and the insufficient staff training in the Quiot manufacturing are possible causes that need to be seen.
Moreover, though the experts claim that the main factor that make the accidents can be sleep deprivation among workers, the other relating information is not shown. Who are the experts? If the experts are hired by laborers, it is possible the experts need to say words that benefit the laborers. What condition does the experts find the conclusion? How does the experiment work? What type of business or manufacturing industries does the experiment be executed? If this is just a statement made by experts without trustworthy data, the claim can not be taken fully since there might have holes.
The other assumption is that to decrease the working hours can increase productivity. If the workers work less time, why the productivity can be proliferated? Maybe the vice president expects that the laborers will work faster since they have more energy than before, however, the condition may not be without enough supportive analysis. The productivity may not increase and may become worse because maybe the Quiot manufacturing is a high-tech and delicate industry, with faster working speed, the more mistakes will come. The assumption includes impractical speculation.
In sum, to reduce the working hours might not be successful because of lacking information. Clear reasons about the higher accident rate compared with Panoply Industries plant need to be verified. Enhanced productivity may not happen after the reduced of working hours since the lesser working time may represent the lesser producing.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, however, if, may, moreover, so, then, well, while, in fact, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.6327345309 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.9520958084 147% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 11.1786427146 54% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 10.0 13.6137724551 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 14.0 28.8173652695 49% => OK
Preposition: 37.0 55.5748502994 67% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 16.3942115768 91% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1967.0 2260.96107784 87% => OK
No of words: 368.0 441.139720559 83% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.34510869565 5.12650576532 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.37987740619 4.56307096286 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.802713492 2.78398813304 101% => OK
Unique words: 188.0 204.123752495 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.510869565217 0.468620217663 109% => OK
syllable_count: 603.0 705.55239521 85% => 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: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 2.70958083832 221% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 22.8473053892 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 50.4468917664 57.8364921388 87% => OK
Chars per sentence: 93.6666666667 119.503703932 78% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.5238095238 23.324526521 75% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.80952380952 5.70786347227 67% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 6.88822355289 160% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.67664670659 150% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.184311048075 0.218282227539 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0521185153254 0.0743258471296 70% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0443552039381 0.0701772020484 63% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.103258168257 0.128457276422 80% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0474212182277 0.0628817314937 75% => OK
automated_readability_index: 12.5 14.3799401198 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 54.22 48.3550499002 112% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 12.197005988 81% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.45 12.5979740519 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.13 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 85.0 98.500998004 86% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.1389221557 79% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.
Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 4.0 out of 6
Category: Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 6 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 22 15
No. of Words: 392 350
No. of Characters: 2045 1500
No. of Different Words: 191 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.45 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.217 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.752 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 142 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 121 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 80 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 52 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 17.818 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.462 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.591 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.296 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.51 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.095 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5