Fifteen years ago, Omega University implemented a new procedure that encouraged students to evaluate the teaching effectiveness of all their professors. Since that time, Omega professors have begun to assign higher grades in their classes, and overall student grade averages at Omega have risen by 30 percent. Potential employers, looking at this dramatic rise in grades, believe that grades at Omega are inflated and do not accurately reflect student achievement; as a result, Omega graduates have not been as successful at getting jobs as have graduates from nearby Alpha University. To enable its graduates to secure better jobs, Omega University should terminate student evaluation of professors.
Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.
The argument that Omega University should terminate student evaluation of professors to enable them secure jobs is not logically sound because of the underlying assumptions.
The author assumes that students are obtaining inflated grades because of implementing the feedback procedure. However, there could be other reasons apart from the leniency of professors in grading. it is possible that students started performing better due to which they were able to obtain higher grades. Alternatively, the professors could have started putting more efforts in making their lectures more pithy due to which students were able to learn and score more. The evidence for whether the evaluation methods followed before and after the procedure was implemented is missing.
Moreover, the termination of the evaluation procedure cannot ensure that the overall student grade average would plummet. A causal relationship between revoking the procedure and change in the grade average has not been supported by a reason.
Even if the grades were to decrease, it cannot be ensured that the employment rate would increase. The employers are skeptical of the dramatic rise in grades, their opinion about a decrease in grades has not been noted. there mightbe other factors they consider for employing graduates.
In conclusion, the argument is not entirely convincing because of the lack of evidence for strengthening the aforementioned assumptions. The decrease in employment rate due to inflated grades after implementing the evaluation procedure does not imply that revoking the procedure would lead to a decrease in grades or that a decrease in grades would lead to a higher employment rate. Ultimately, the argument could be strengthened by providing evidence regarding the evaluation procedure being the sole cause of the inflated grades as well as of the low employment rate.
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... they consider for employing graduates. In conclusion, the argument is not entir...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
however, if, moreover, regarding, so, then, well, apart from, in conclusion, as well as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.6327345309 81% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.9520958084 77% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 11.1786427146 36% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 13.6137724551 66% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 14.0 28.8173652695 49% => OK
Preposition: 37.0 55.5748502994 67% => OK
Nominalization: 16.0 16.3942115768 98% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1584.0 2260.96107784 70% => OK
No of words: 288.0 441.139720559 65% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.5 5.12650576532 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.11953428781 4.56307096286 90% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.91160274687 2.78398813304 105% => OK
Unique words: 143.0 204.123752495 70% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.496527777778 0.468620217663 106% => OK
syllable_count: 507.6 705.55239521 72% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.59920159681 113% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 4.22255489022 24% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
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: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 44.4214509682 57.8364921388 77% => OK
Chars per sentence: 113.142857143 119.503703932 95% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.5714285714 23.324526521 88% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.21428571429 5.70786347227 109% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.67664670659 107% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.211099516513 0.218282227539 97% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0707898715552 0.0743258471296 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0460771677576 0.0701772020484 66% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.118774784777 0.128457276422 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0329931710562 0.0628817314937 52% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.8 14.3799401198 103% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 34.26 48.3550499002 71% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.5 12.197005988 111% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.62 12.5979740519 116% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.85 8.32208582834 106% => OK
difficult_words: 77.0 98.500998004 78% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.9071856287 126% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 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: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 12 15
No. of Words: 288 350
No. of Characters: 1551 1500
No. of Different Words: 140 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.12 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.385 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.843 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 125 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 100 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 75 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 46 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 24 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.572 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.417 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.385 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.667 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.097 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5