The following appeared as a letter to the editor of National Issues magazine in the countryof Ganadia.Last month, National Issues ran an article about the decline—as measured by shrinking populations and the flight of young people—of small towns in Ga

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The following appeared as a letter to the editor of National Issues magazine in the country

of Ganadia.

Last month, National Issues ran an article about the decline—as measured by shrinking populations and the flight of young people—of small towns in Ganadia. Here in Lemmontown, a small resort town on the ocean, we are seeing just the opposite: citizens from the neighboring towns of Armontown and Gurdy City are moving here at a record rate. Furthermore, greater than ever numbers of high school graduates in Lemmontown are choosing to stay in Lemmontown, as the building of new hotels has created a significant number of jobs. All along the eastern seaboard are similar stories. Small towns in Ganadia are not in decline.

Write a response in which you discuss one or more alternative explanations that could rival the proposed explanation and explain how your explanation(s) can plausibly account for the facts presented in the argument.

In the reading, a letter to the editor of National Issues refutes the claim made by an article on declining population in small towns of Ganadia. The writer is an indigenous person of a small town of Gandia with increasing population. The magazine’s article almost certainly explained average trends of small towns of Gandaia. The main flaw in the argument of the writer is to consider Lemmontown to be the telling representative of population shrinkage of other towns of Ganadia. All the other flaws stem from the central fallacy of the writer.

The writer mentions that Lemmeontown, a resort town, is showing a trend opposite to what the magazine article claims. Inhabitants of the neighbouring towns of Armontown & Gurdy city are relocating themselves to Lemmontown. The writer doesn’t provide any information on how we can consider Lemmontown as overall representative of small towns in Ganadia. There should have been enough explanation that most of the towns in Ganadia are resort towns like Lemmontown.

Although the author mentions two other towns Armontown & Guindy city as evidence of blooming population in Lemmontown, they are acting as counter premises for his own argument. If citizens from those two towns are emigrating to Lemmontown, then their population must reduce. This claim is actually bolstering the magazine article’s claims. In order to prove his point, the author should have mentioned that there are more towns in Ganadia like Lemmontown than towns like Armontown and Gurdy City.

Finally the writer states that Lemmontown like stories are commonplace all along the eastern seaboard. There is no mention in the argument that the eastern seaboard is the actual representative area of Ganadia. Also there is lack of quantification of information like portion of the towns seeing rise in population, how greater is the rise in population compared to shrinkage in some towns. To substantiate his claim, the writer should mention that the success stories in eastern seaboard are how much greater in quantity than small towns with declining population. Also he could have given a quantitative representation of the overall area or population of the eastern seaboard compared to the total area or population of Ganadia.

The letter to the editor generalizes an exception and makes claim out of that exception. He has not rightly addressed how his explanation of Lemmontown can be taken as the overall big picture of Ganadia. There are counterpoints in the writer’s own arguments as well. There is also lack of quantification in the author’s claims. Therefore, the writer fails to substantiate his claim that overall population of Ganadian small towns are not in decline.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 334, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...erage trends of small towns of Gandaia. The main flaw in the argument of the writer...
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Line 7, column 1, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA[1]
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Finally,
... towns like Armontown and Gurdy City. Finally the writer states that Lemmontown like ...
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Line 7, column 212, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA[1]
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Also,
... actual representative area of Ganadia. Also there is lack of quantification of info...
^^^^
Line 7, column 567, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA[1]
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Also,
... small towns with declining population. Also he could have given a quantitative repr...
^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, finally, if, so, then, therefore, well

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.6327345309 107% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 11.1786427146 36% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 8.0 13.6137724551 59% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 21.0 28.8173652695 73% => OK
Preposition: 71.0 55.5748502994 128% => OK
Nominalization: 27.0 16.3942115768 165% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2294.0 2260.96107784 101% => OK
No of words: 432.0 441.139720559 98% => OK
Chars per words: 5.31018518519 5.12650576532 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.55901411391 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.06970646008 2.78398813304 110% => OK
Unique words: 185.0 204.123752495 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.428240740741 0.468620217663 91% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 719.1 705.55239521 102% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 19.7664670659 116% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 36.2305159162 57.8364921388 63% => OK
Chars per sentence: 99.7391304348 119.503703932 83% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.7826086957 23.324526521 81% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.34782608696 5.70786347227 41% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 11.0 4.67664670659 235% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.209783927984 0.218282227539 96% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0723564207232 0.0743258471296 97% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.08706848527 0.0701772020484 124% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.135006268425 0.128457276422 105% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0807198415751 0.0628817314937 128% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.0 14.3799401198 90% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 44.75 48.3550499002 93% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.197005988 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.52 12.5979740519 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.97 8.32208582834 96% => OK
difficult_words: 94.0 98.500998004 95% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 12.3882235529 69% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => 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: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 23 15
No. of Words: 433 350
No. of Characters: 2219 1500
No. of Different Words: 180 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.562 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.125 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.889 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 164 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 130 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 89 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 62 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 18.826 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.315 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.348 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.341 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.528 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.112 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5