The following appeared in a memo from the president of Bower Builders, a company that constructs new homes."A nationwide survey reveals that the two most-desired home features are a large family room and a large, well-appointed kitchen. A number of h

Essay topics: The following appeared in a memo from the president of Bower Builders, a company that constructs new homes.

"A nationwide survey reveals that the two most-desired home features are a large family room and a large, well-appointed kitchen. A number of homes in our area built by our competitor Domus Construction have such features and have sold much faster and at significantly higher prices than the national average. To boost sales and profits, we should increase the size of the family rooms and kitchens in all the homes we build and should make state-of-the-art kitchens a standard feature. Moreover, our larger family rooms and kitchens can come at the expense of the dining room, since many of our recent buyers say they do not need a separate dining room for family meals."

Write a response in which you examine the stated and/or unstated assumptions of the argument. Be sure to explain how the argument depends on these assumptions and what the implications are for the argument if the assumptions prove unwarranted.

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The president of Bower Builders, according to some vague and skeptical surmises has purposed that the company has to increases the size of kitchen and family rooms in built houses to boost its profits. All of the considered assumptions for this proposal are unconvincing and requires further rearing information to verify the validity of this proposal. in what follows the most dubious considered hypotheses will be listed.

First of all, the president has assumed that the nationwide survey is the exact indicator of his clients' taste. However, there is no clue about the survey and it covered regions. Indeed, this survey can be reliable and applicable, in the case that its considered case studies have completely matched with the target population in the scope of age, gender, social and financial status, and family size. For instance, if the interviewed people at this survey were merely the big family who valued the big family gathering; meanwhile, the clients of this company are young and single individuals, would the result of the survey be applicable to this company? Of course, there should be a lucid and well-established survey which represent the exact taste of the Bower Builders' clients, until the president can purpose this plan. Otherwise, relying on a holistic study without consideration of its examined area would be fallacious action.

Secondly, the author referred to its competitor which has sold some houses with the huge family rooms and kitchens fast and expensive; and hypothesized that these some sold houses represent his clients’' desire too, and the company can make more profit by building the bigger kitchen and family rooms. Even if the clients have an identical desire as the Domus Construction, there is no warranty that the clients of Bower Builders could offer their desired house. For example, there is a possibility that the houses with the vast family room and kitchen costs higher than the ordinary houses; however, the average financial status of people rear the expense of ordinary houses. Furthermore, the family who purchased the Domus Construction's houses are the only cases that were capable of paying the expenses. In this scenario, shifting the building plans for constructing the bigger kitchen and family rooms would not lead to the anticipated monetary benefits, and the company could face more severe financial issues.

Finally, even if the aforesaid assumptions have been proved by the accurate backing reason, there is another issue with the memo, since the author has considered some buyers' idea about the dining hall, and surmised that the company can allocate the dining hall's entire spaces for the extinction of family room and kitchen. This hypothesis cannot be accepted as it stands; since there are a concrete clue and evidence about the number of people who have this belief. There is feasibility, this idea is purposed by the small family who does not have the big meal gathering, the have their meal in the kitchen. On the other hand, the company is also would have big families who have big dining gathering. In this case, the implementation of a part of consumers' idea to the entire houses can cause to the dissatisfaction of the other group. This idea could be considered as the striking proposal if the president has shown the belief is held by what percentage of clients.

To wrap it up, all the aforementioned arguments explicitly depict that the memo cannot be accepted since it depends on the series of skeptical assumptions.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 118, Rule ID: TO_NON_BASE[1]
Message: The verb after "to" should be in the base form: 'increase'.
Suggestion: increase
...es has purposed that the company has to increases the size of kitchen and family rooms in...
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Line 1, column 203, Rule ID: ALL_OF_THE[1]
Message: Simply use 'all the'.
Suggestion: All the
...s in built houses to boost its profits. All of the considered assumptions for this proposa...
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Line 1, column 354, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: In
...o verify the validity of this proposal. in what follows the most dubious considere...
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Line 7, column 168, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'buyers'' or 'buyer's'?
Suggestion: buyers'; buyer's
...o, since the author has considered some buyers idea about the dining hall, and surmise...
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Line 7, column 400, Rule ID: THERE_RE_MANY[3]
Message: Possible agreement error. Did you mean 'clues'?
Suggestion: clues
...s it stands; since there are a concrete clue and evidence about the number of people...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, furthermore, however, if, second, secondly, so, well, while, as to, for example, for instance, of course, first of all, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 24.0 19.6327345309 122% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 12.9520958084 124% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 11.1786427146 179% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 13.6137724551 118% => OK
Pronoun: 35.0 28.8173652695 121% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 61.0 55.5748502994 110% => OK
Nominalization: 9.0 16.3942115768 55% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2941.0 2260.96107784 130% => OK
No of words: 575.0 441.139720559 130% => OK
Chars per words: 5.1147826087 5.12650576532 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.89685180668 4.56307096286 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.69909121442 2.78398813304 97% => OK
Unique words: 261.0 204.123752495 128% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.453913043478 0.468620217663 97% => OK
syllable_count: 932.4 705.55239521 132% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 4.96107784431 81% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 2.70958083832 221% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 5.0 1.67365269461 299% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 11.0 4.22255489022 261% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 27.0 22.8473053892 118% => OK
Sentence length SD: 67.4764761227 57.8364921388 117% => OK
Chars per sentence: 140.047619048 119.503703932 117% => OK
Words per sentence: 27.380952381 23.324526521 117% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.57142857143 5.70786347227 133% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 8.20758483034 85% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.67664670659 171% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.191410449554 0.218282227539 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0596701968673 0.0743258471296 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0428661347532 0.0701772020484 61% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.105427877349 0.128457276422 82% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0484519437547 0.0628817314937 77% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.3 14.3799401198 113% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 44.07 48.3550499002 91% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.197005988 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.65 12.5979740519 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.85 8.32208582834 106% => OK
difficult_words: 141.0 98.500998004 143% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.8 11.1389221557 115% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.9071856287 109% => OK
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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: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 20 15
No. of Words: 575 350
No. of Characters: 2869 1500
No. of Different Words: 251 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.897 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.99 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.603 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 215 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 143 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 99 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 62 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 28.75 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 10.421 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.55 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.314 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.529 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.063 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5

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