The following appeared in a memo from the director of student housing at Buckingham College."To serve the housing needs of our students, Buckingham College should build a number of new dormitories. Buckingham's enrollment is growing and, based on current

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The following appeared in a memo from the director of student housing at Buckingham College.

"To serve the housing needs of our students, Buckingham College should build a number of new dormitories. Buckingham's enrollment is growing and, based on current trends, will double over the next 50 years, thus making existing dormitory space inadequate. Moreover, the average rent for an apartment in our town has risen in recent years. Consequently, students will find it increasingly difficult to afford off-campus housing. Finally, attractive
new dormitories would make prospective students more likely to enroll at Buckingham."

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 author of the argument claims that Buckingham College should build a number of new dormitories to expand their in campus housing facilities. The main reason behind that the increasing trend of students enrollment in the college. Although the conclusion of the argument seemingly looks a convincing one, in reality, the conclusion that the author makes is flawed with some unwarranted assumptions. Unless providing sufficient evidence to substantiate the assumptions, the argument is still fallacious and open to debate. This essay shall delve into these unstated assumptions and discuss what specific evidence are required to strengthen the argument.

To begin, the author of the argument is largely dependent on the perception that the current trend of enrollment, which is following an upward pattern, will follow the same pattern for the next 50 years. However, the author has not cited any authentic past evidence that if an educational institution follows a pattern, this pattern will continue for more than 50 years. Furthermore, the students' enrollment of Buckingham College can also follow a reverse pattern in the upcoming years, resulting a decline in the students enrollment. So, without having any reliable past evidence for the student enrollment pattern of Buckingham College, the author's assumption that the number of students enrollment will double over the next 50 years is understated.

Secondly, another unstated assumption that the author makes is what is happened in the recent years in off-campus housing is the same as what will happen in off-campus housing in the upcoming years. But, this is not necessarily true. It can be like that the average rent of an apartment is abated in the immediate years, and students of Buckingham College opt to stay off campus.

Besides, the author has only assumed that students merely choose their living-off-campus or on-campus-on the basis of cost. However, there is no influential information regarding this issue. If the majority of the students of Buckingham College prefer to live off-campus, the proposal of building new dormitories may be somewhat unnecessary. So, in the absence of authentic evidence regarding the issue, the argument is flawed.

To conclude, discussing all the existing fallacies regarding the above stated argument, it can be said the argument needs to provide more reliable evidence in support of the assumptions that are unwarranted. Unless citing enough authentic reasons regarding the unstated assumptions, the conclusion fails to convince and open to debate.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 389, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'students'' or 'student's'?
Suggestion: students'; student's
...or more than 50 years. Furthermore, the students enrollment of Buckingham College can al...
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Line 3, column 515, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[2]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'students'' or 'student's'?
Suggestion: students'; student's
...oming years, resulting a decline in the students enrollment. So, without having any reli...
^^^^^^^^
Line 3, column 644, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...ment pattern of Buckingham College, the authors assumption that the number of students ...
^^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, but, furthermore, however, if, look, may, regarding, second, secondly, so, still, then

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 17.0 19.6327345309 87% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.9520958084 77% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 11.1786427146 45% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 11.0 13.6137724551 81% => OK
Pronoun: 19.0 28.8173652695 66% => OK
Preposition: 61.0 55.5748502994 110% => OK
Nominalization: 27.0 16.3942115768 165% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2170.0 2260.96107784 96% => OK
No of words: 397.0 441.139720559 90% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.46599496222 5.12650576532 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.46372701284 4.56307096286 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.96879570632 2.78398813304 107% => OK
Unique words: 192.0 204.123752495 94% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.48362720403 0.468620217663 103% => OK
syllable_count: 664.2 705.55239521 94% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 4.96107784431 101% => OK
Article: 12.0 8.76447105788 137% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 19.7664670659 91% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 22.8473053892 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.9282985098 57.8364921388 85% => OK
Chars per sentence: 120.555555556 119.503703932 101% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.0555555556 23.324526521 95% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.61111111111 5.70786347227 98% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 8.20758483034 61% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 6.88822355289 102% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.67664670659 128% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.182022425192 0.218282227539 83% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0630462461511 0.0743258471296 85% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0785759653613 0.0701772020484 112% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0966627053147 0.128457276422 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0461478547905 0.0628817314937 73% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.4 14.3799401198 107% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 48.3550499002 84% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 12.197005988 107% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.45 12.5979740519 115% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.78 8.32208582834 106% => OK
difficult_words: 102.0 98.500998004 104% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 12.3882235529 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.1389221557 97% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => 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: 2.0 out of 6
Category: Poor Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 18 15
No. of Words: 397 350
No. of Characters: 2114 1500
No. of Different Words: 182 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.464 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.325 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.896 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 173 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 138 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 104 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 62 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 22.056 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.148 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.667 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.346 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.574 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.093 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5