Company X has just switched to a 4-day workweek, mandating that employees work 10 hours per day from Monday to Thursday instead of 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Although the policy is new, Company X claims that the policy will help to increase pr

Essay topics: Company X has just switched to a 4-day workweek, mandating that employees work 10 hours per day from Monday to Thursday instead of 8 hours per day from Monday to Friday. Although the policy is new, Company X claims that the policy will help to increase profits by shutting down offices on Fridays and to boost employee morale by reducing commuting time to and from work each week.

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.

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In this argument, company X claims that its new policy of less work day with longer working hour will help increase its profits. To bolster this statement, company X points out that this policy not only benefits the company by shutting down the office on Friday but also benefits employees by reducing their commuting time. However, this argument is not convincing enough since it falsely based on several assumptions without proper justification.

First of all, by indicating that it is beneficial for the company to shut down the office on Friday, the company implies that this change will only reduce its operating expenses but not cause any harmful consequences. Yet, no evidence is stated in the argument to prove this assumption. In fact, this may not be the case. It is possible that customers will be disgruntled because of not having customers service on Fridays.

In addition, by claiming that the policy will cheer up employee morale, the company unfairly assumes that all the employees prefer longer work hour than one more work day. Yet perhaps some employees who have children may wish to get off work earlier in order to pick their kids up from school. Or it is also possible that 10 hours off work is way too exhausted, and some employees may want to have rest and continue to work on the next day. Unless the company conduct some survey or poll, we can not know if employees really happily embrace this new policy.

To sum up, despite company X’s new policy seems appealing, the credibility of its argument is not well established. While it may ultimately be the case that this policy turns out working well and brings noticeable profits for the company, we can not concludes this from the argument as it stands now.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 256, Rule ID: DID_BASEFORM[1]
Message: The verb 'can' requires the base form of the verb: 'conclude'
Suggestion: conclude
...ble profits for the company, we can not concludes this from the argument as it stands now...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, really, so, well, while, in addition, in fact, first of all, to sum up

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 : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 13.6137724551 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 33.0 28.8173652695 115% => OK
Preposition: 41.0 55.5748502994 74% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 16.3942115768 61% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1449.0 2260.96107784 64% => OK
No of words: 299.0 441.139720559 68% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.84615384615 5.12650576532 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.1583189471 4.56307096286 91% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.50133687592 2.78398813304 90% => OK
Unique words: 164.0 204.123752495 80% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.548494983278 0.468620217663 117% => OK
syllable_count: 443.7 705.55239521 63% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 4.96107784431 101% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.471057884232 0% => OK
Article: 3.0 8.76447105788 34% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.22255489022 189% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 19.7664670659 66% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 22.8473053892 101% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.6472631606 57.8364921388 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 111.461538462 119.503703932 93% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.0 23.324526521 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.15384615385 5.70786347227 143% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 1.0 5.25449101796 19% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 6.88822355289 73% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.67664670659 43% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.289678666671 0.218282227539 133% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.10345274005 0.0743258471296 139% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0997684352292 0.0701772020484 142% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.175664648343 0.128457276422 137% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.084247134246 0.0628817314937 134% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.9 14.3799401198 90% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.3550499002 117% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.15 12.5979740519 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.95 8.32208582834 96% => OK
difficult_words: 60.0 98.500998004 61% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 12.3882235529 109% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.1389221557 101% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6 -- The score is based on the average performance of 20,000 argument essays. This e-grader is not smart enough to check on arguments.
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