The following appeared in a magazine article about planning for retirement Clearview should be a top choice for anyone seeking a place to retire because it has spectacular natural beauty and a consistent climate Another advantage is that housing costs in

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The following appeared in a magazine article about planning for retirement.

"Clearview should be a top choice for anyone seeking a place to retire, because it has spectacular natural beauty and a consistent climate. Another advantage is that housing costs in Clearview have fallen significantly during the past year, and taxes remain lower than those in neighboring towns. Moreover, Clearview's mayor promises many new programs to improve schools, streets, and public services. And best of all, retirees in Clearview can also expect excellent health care as they grow older , since the number of physicians in the area is far greater than the national average."

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 is about an article in a magazine that says that people should prefer Clearview as their first priority for their retirement. The author of the argument comes to this conclusion by citing lowering of the houses, low taxes, new programmes of improvement, and excellent healthcare as reasons for his assertion. However, the author's conclusion is bases on three unwarranted assumptions, if not substantiated , dramatically weaken and perhaps invalidate the author's claim.

First, the author readily assumes that the last year's low pricing of the houses will stay put this year too. However, there is no substantive evidence to support this claim. It is possible that the last year's low pricing is an effect of the that led to lowering of the prices throughout the world. If this is the case, it might even be possible that there can be a heavy increase in the cost of the houses to compensate for the last year's losses. If this is the case, then the authors contention that people should prefer Clearview as their choice of retirement will not have any merit.

Secondly, the author, without any justification, assumes people should prefer Clearview because of its low taxes. However, the author did not mentioned any data that compares this so called "low taxes" with the rest of the country. It is plausible that the taxes in and around the Clearview region are the highest in the country by a large amount and Clearview is just better among the near ones. If this is the case, people will not prefer Clearview as their choice of retirement.

Even if the above mentioned arguments hold true, the author perhaps takes a big leap by asserting that citizens should choose Clearview because of the mayors promise to several improvement programmes to improve schools and other public services. But it is possible that Mayor of the Clearview is just citing these to entice people to vote him for the upcoming election. Once he regains his position of the Mayor, he might not resort to his claims. Also, even if the Mayor's intention to improve the conditions of Clearview are true, it is totally possible that Clearview does not have enough funds to support. And the in order to attract more customers to the community, the article is published as a mere advertisement. If any of the arguments have merit, then the authors assertion of mayor's promises would be just hopes of wishful thinking and not solid reasons for the citizens to pick Clearview.

To conclude, the argument as it stands now is significantly flawed. Had the author supported his claims by providing solid evidences of the reasons for the low pricing last year, the overall taxing of the nation when compared to Clearview, and the reasons for citing the mayors promises, they would bolster the author's claims. Unless the author provides the mentioned details, it is hard to come to a conclusion about Clearview as the people's choice of retirement.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, then

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.6327345309 107% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.9520958084 93% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 11.1786427146 81% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 40.0 28.8173652695 139% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 58.0 55.5748502994 104% => OK
Nominalization: 18.0 16.3942115768 110% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2451.0 2260.96107784 108% => OK
No of words: 494.0 441.139720559 112% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96153846154 5.12650576532 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.71445763274 4.56307096286 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.66518477343 2.78398813304 96% => OK
Unique words: 217.0 204.123752495 106% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.439271255061 0.468620217663 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 738.0 705.55239521 105% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 4.96107784431 141% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 8.0 2.70958083832 295% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 4.0 1.67365269461 239% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 22.8473053892 101% => OK
Sentence length SD: 49.3773934521 57.8364921388 85% => OK
Chars per sentence: 116.714285714 119.503703932 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.5238095238 23.324526521 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.95238095238 5.70786347227 52% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.20758483034 110% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.168009337807 0.218282227539 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0549494980211 0.0743258471296 74% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0492149766855 0.0701772020484 70% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.101066131386 0.128457276422 79% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0143289035505 0.0628817314937 23% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.7 14.3799401198 95% => OK
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: 11.78 12.5979740519 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.17 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 106.0 98.500998004 108% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.1389221557 101% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 9 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 21 15
No. of Words: 494 350
No. of Characters: 2381 1500
No. of Different Words: 207 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.714 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.82 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.568 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 183 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 127 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 86 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 55 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 23.524 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.087 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.619 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.336 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.532 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.102 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5