The following appeared in a business magazine.
"As a result of numerous complaints of dizziness and nausea on the part of consumers of Promofoods tuna, the company requested that eight million cans of its tuna be returned for testing. Promofoods concluded that the canned tuna did not, after all, pose a health risk. This conclusion is based on tests performed on samples of the recalled cans by chemists from Promofoods; the chemists found that of the eight food chemicals most commonly blamed for causing symptoms of dizziness and nausea, five were not found in any of the tested cans. The chemists did find small amounts of the three remaining suspected chemicals but pointed out that these occur naturally in all canned foods."
Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be addressed in order to decide whether the conclusion and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to the questions would help to evaluate the conclusion.
While it seems that promofoods canned tuna are healthy for consumption, but there is lot of weaknesses in the arguement.
Tests are performed by chemists from Promofoods, there is a possibility that these chemists are not disinterested while declaring results. As the tests are performed by the chemists of Promofoods, their authenticy should be questioned. There might be case that these chemists has proclivity for their company.
Moreover, as tests are performed inside company and no other authority examined it. There might be case that these chemists are threatend by their superiors to malign the results. As promofood is already under scrutiny for adulteration, chemists of promofood can be corrupt as well.
Furthermore, it is stated small amount of three suspected chemicals that occur naturally is found in these cans but that amount is not mentioned. For example food council had set strict threshold value and harmful chemicals should not exceed that value. Is this small amount is lesser than that value.
Scale of test is not mentioned. It is not mentioned on how many cans were these tests performed. As Promofood tuna cans may come in different flavours as it is reputed packeged food company. Has tests on all the different flavors of tuna are performed.
Additionally, conditions under which tests were performed is not mentioned
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, furthermore, if, may, moreover, then, well, while, for example
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 25.0 19.6327345309 127% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 12.9520958084 46% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 11.1786427146 36% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 13.6137724551 66% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 22.0 28.8173652695 76% => OK
Preposition: 19.0 55.5748502994 34% => More preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 3.0 16.3942115768 18% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1137.0 2260.96107784 50% => More number of characters wanted.
No of words: 217.0 441.139720559 49% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.23963133641 5.12650576532 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.8380880478 4.56307096286 84% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.84132682038 2.78398813304 102% => OK
Unique words: 110.0 204.123752495 54% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.506912442396 0.468620217663 108% => OK
syllable_count: 347.4 705.55239521 49% => syllable counts are too short.
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 0.0 8.76447105788 0% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 2.70958083832 185% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 4.22255489022 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 19.7664670659 76% => 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: 14.0 22.8473053892 61% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 30.7067853522 57.8364921388 53% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 75.8 119.503703932 63% => OK
Words per sentence: 14.4666666667 23.324526521 62% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.46666666667 5.70786347227 78% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.20758483034 49% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 6.88822355289 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.167232558602 0.218282227539 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0609981344813 0.0743258471296 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0686161237832 0.0701772020484 98% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0943194348572 0.128457276422 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0759730805569 0.0628817314937 121% => OK
automated_readability_index: 10.5 14.3799401198 73% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 57.27 48.3550499002 118% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.8 12.197005988 72% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.52 12.5979740519 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.04 8.32208582834 97% => OK
difficult_words: 51.0 98.500998004 52% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 12.3882235529 57% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 7.6 11.1389221557 68% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Minimum 250 words wanted.
Rates: 33.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 2.0 Out of 6
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