In an attempt to improve highway safety, Prunty County last year lowered its speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour on all county highways. But this effort has failed: the number of accidents has not decreased, and, based on reports by the highway patro

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In an attempt to improve highway safety, Prunty County last year lowered its speed limit from 55 to 45 miles per hour on all county highways. But this effort has failed: the number of accidents has not decreased, and, based on reports by the highway patrol, many drivers are exceeding the speed limit. Prunty County should instead undertake the same kind of road improvement project that Butler County completed five years ago: increasing lane widths, resurfacing rough highways, and improving visibility at dangerous intersections. Today, major Butler County roads still have a 55 mph speed limit, yet there were 25 percent fewer reported accidents in Butler County this past year than there were five years ago.

The argument states that Prunty Couty should undertake the same kind of road improvement project that Butler County completed five years ago. The author backs this argument by citing 25 percent less accident in Prunty County last year. Although, it seems plausible at cursory reading but an in dept analysis reveals may loop holes and flaws.

First, the author unjustifiably assumes that the accident is because of the high speeding cars on all county highways. There could be umpteen factors that might have been responsible for the growing accidents on Butler County. For instance, poor condition of roads which makes it difficult to drive safely or the graft in licence department which might be sanctioning licence to novice drivers. The author fails to establish a palpable relationship with the speed of cars and the number of accidents. This could have been strengthened if the author had provided some data to back its claim. For example, number of accidents in past year due to high speed.

Second, the author assumes that lowered speed limit did not work based on the reports of many driver exceeding speed limit. This puts light on the effectiveness of the police department rather the method. Have they adopted stringent policies against high speeding cars the picture could have been different.

Finally, author back its claim by citing the reduced percentage in Prunty County. The mitigation that worked for Prunty might not work Butler County as the variable associated with the premises changes. To exemplify, if the condition does not allow for widening of roads in Prunty County because of the presence of some obstruction. Therefore, the analogy the author is trying show might not work.

In conclusion, the author fails to provide substantiated evidence to back its claim. The argument could have been to bolster if the author has provided data which .states that the high speed car are the major cause of accidents on Prunty County. As of state, the argument is unwarranted

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, if, may, second, so, then, therefore, for example, for instance, in conclusion, kind of

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 10.0 19.6327345309 51% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.9520958084 77% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 11.1786427146 36% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 10.0 13.6137724551 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 16.0 28.8173652695 56% => OK
Preposition: 41.0 55.5748502994 74% => OK
Nominalization: 16.0 16.3942115768 98% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1679.0 2260.96107784 74% => OK
No of words: 328.0 441.139720559 74% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.11890243902 5.12650576532 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.25567506705 4.56307096286 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.52872955372 2.78398813304 91% => OK
Unique words: 173.0 204.123752495 85% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.52743902439 0.468620217663 113% => OK
syllable_count: 501.3 705.55239521 71% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 19.7664670659 96% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 22.8473053892 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 31.6835985253 57.8364921388 55% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 88.3684210526 119.503703932 74% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.2631578947 23.324526521 74% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.68421052632 5.70786347227 100% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.25449101796 19% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 6.88822355289 145% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.67664670659 128% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.203255260626 0.218282227539 93% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0666948306119 0.0743258471296 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0587688568656 0.0701772020484 84% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.11686966879 0.128457276422 91% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0403080672318 0.0628817314937 64% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.3 14.3799401198 79% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 62.68 48.3550499002 130% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.7 12.197005988 71% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.12 12.5979740519 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.43 8.32208582834 101% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 98.500998004 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.1389221557 79% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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Final score: 4.0 out of 6
Category: Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 19 15
No. of Words: 328 350
No. of Characters: 1634 1500
No. of Different Words: 173 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.256 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.982 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.456 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 122 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 80 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 53 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 32 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 17.263 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 5.3 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.632 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.328 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.541 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.053 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5