The following appeared in a health newsletter."Nosinia is an herb that many users report to be as effective as prescription medications at fighting allergy symptoms. Researchers recently compared Nosinia to a placebo in 95 men and women with seasonal

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The following appeared in a health newsletter.

"Nosinia is an herb that many users report to be as effective as prescription medications at fighting allergy symptoms. Researchers recently compared Nosinia to a placebo in 95 men and women with seasonal allergies to ragweed pollen. Participants in the study reported that neither Nosinia nor the placebo offered significant relief. However, for the most severe allergy symptoms, the researchers reported that Nosinia was more effective than the placebo in providing relief. Furthermore, at the end of the study, participants given Nosinia were more likely than participants given a placebo to report feeling healthier.We therefore recommend using Nosinia to help with your severe allergy symptoms.

Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the recommendation and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation.

In a health newsletter, the author states that Nosinia is more effective than Placebo for treating severe allergy symptoms. he bolsters his conclusion by using the results of the survey, which shows that many patients reported more relief from Nosinia than placebo. Outwardly, this argument seems plausible, but upon closer inspection, it is based upon several baseless assumptions. For the better evaluation of the given argument, the author needs to provide an answer to the following questions so that the reliability of the given argument can be increased.

First of all, is the report reliable? The author assumes that the report is trustworthy. However, it might be possible that the report is not trustworthy. it might be possible that Nosinia is not responsible for fighting against allergy. The author needs to provide more information about the report reliability, how this report is prepared? how many people were surveyed? etc. if the report is not genuine then the author's recommendation is weakened.

Secondly, the author needs to offer an answer to the question of whether is it justifiable or not to conclude the effectiveness of medicine from studying a single type of allergy. it is true that allergy can be caused by various sources, pollens of various plants; it might be possible that Nosinia is effective for allergy caused by pollens of ragweed, but it might be possible that placebo may be more effective for treating allergy caused by others types of pollens. if this is true then the author recommendation is seriously undermined.

Last but not least, the third question that the author needs to answer is, whether a survey is representative or not. The author states that he carries out a survey within only 95 people. The question arises, whether is it sufficient or not to make a generalization of the findings from this survey. it might be possible that there are more than 1 thousand people suffering from allergy and only 95 people is not sufficient for generalization. Furthermore, the author needs to consider, among the survey sample, whether, all the people are of the same age, same immunity power group. it might be possible that people of different age groups are selected and the immunity power of the different individuals is different, then the generalization based upon this survey is not reasonable. if this holds true, then the author recommendation is seriously compromised.

In conclusion, the author provides a recommendation based upon several baseless assumptions so that the reliability of the given claim is limited. For a better analysis of the given argument, the author needs to provide an answer to the above-mentioned questions so that the validity of the given argument can be increased.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, furthermore, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, then, third, in conclusion, first of all, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 36.0 19.6327345309 183% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.9520958084 77% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 13.6137724551 118% => OK
Pronoun: 34.0 28.8173652695 118% => OK
Preposition: 48.0 55.5748502994 86% => OK
Nominalization: 18.0 16.3942115768 110% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2318.0 2260.96107784 103% => OK
No of words: 448.0 441.139720559 102% => OK
Chars per words: 5.17410714286 5.12650576532 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.60065326758 4.56307096286 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.96989773732 2.78398813304 107% => OK
Unique words: 175.0 204.123752495 86% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.390625 0.468620217663 83% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 724.5 705.55239521 103% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 9.0 4.96107784431 181% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 19.7664670659 116% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 22.8473053892 83% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 59.2753339711 57.8364921388 102% => OK
Chars per sentence: 100.782608696 119.503703932 84% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.4782608696 23.324526521 84% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.08695652174 5.70786347227 89% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 12.0 5.25449101796 228% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 8.20758483034 85% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 10.0 4.67664670659 214% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.164248504758 0.218282227539 75% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0538942130347 0.0743258471296 73% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0598518289871 0.0701772020484 85% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.106991089367 0.128457276422 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0643149320142 0.0628817314937 102% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.7 14.3799401198 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 48.3550499002 108% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.197005988 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.71 12.5979740519 101% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.86 8.32208582834 94% => OK
difficult_words: 93.0 98.500998004 94% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 12.3882235529 61% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.1389221557 86% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.9071856287 109% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 15 15
No. of Words: 448 350
No. of Characters: 2247 1500
No. of Different Words: 160 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.601 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.016 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.855 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 178 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 126 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 89 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 48 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 29.867 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 21.875 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.667 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.401 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.631 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.152 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5