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The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Quiot Manufacturing.During the past year, Quiot Manufacturing had 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than at the nearby Panoply Industries plant, where the work shifts are one hour shorter than o

Essay topics: The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Quiot Manufacturing.
During the past year, Quiot Manufacturing had 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than at the nearby Panoply Industries plant, where the work shifts are one hour shorter than ours. Experts say that significant contributing factors in many on-the-job accidents are fatigue and sleep deprivation among workers. Therefore, to reduce the number of on-the-job accidents at Quiot and thereby increase productivity, we should shorten each of our three work shifts by one hour so that employees will get adequate amounts of sleep.

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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Vice president of Quiot manufacturing made a decision for shortening work shift to reduce on-the-job accident and increase productivity. Also, expert explained that because of the sleep deprivation, it causes on-the job accidents. It seems very coherent from the passage, but there aren’t any assumptions that support the value of argument.

The factual value is that Quiot manufacturing has one hour more than Panoply industries plant, and it goes directly to the reason why Quiot manufacturing has more problem on the on-the-job accidents than Panoply. In summary, argument wanted to explain that now that Quiot manufacturing has one more hour to shift work, it will cause the sleep deprivation and fatigue. However, there is not even single proof that workers from panoply neither are going to rest right after work nor they don’t have on-the-job accident because of sleep deprivation and fatigue. Author should give an assumption that workers in Panoply don’t have cause of on-the-job accident regarding to sleep deprivation or fatigue.

Moreover, when there is reduction in amount of work shift, it will give more productivity. However, there is unstated assumption that workers from Quiot manufacturing are not hard workers. Readers doesn’t know whether Quiot workers manufacture the item efficiently or not. If Quiot workers are hard workers who are always making items five times than Panoply, then author couldn’t assert. Even argument doesn’t have rate of efficiency either worker has fatigue or not. Since there is no specific proof, vice president, thus, can’t measure the productivity.

There are various types of Manufacturing. In general, when we compare two companies, these companies have the same items that they are selling and they should have only different skills. However, vice president only gives the numerical amount of time to reduce so that workers would not going to harm themselves regardless of what Quiot manufacturing does. For example, Quiot manufacturing produces high quality of car such as Ferrari, Bugatti etc. On the other hand, Panoply industries plant produces car frames. This will basically understand the reason why Quiot manufacturing has to work one hour more work than Panoply.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 578, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...s, can't measure the productivity. There are various types of Manufacturing...
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Line 7, column 288, Rule ID: DID_BASEFORM[1]
Message: The verb 'would' requires the base form of the verb: 'go'
Suggestion: go
...ime to reduce so that workers would not going to harm themselves regardless of what Q...
^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, moreover, regarding, so, then, thus, as to, for example, in general, in summary, such as, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 19.6327345309 56% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 12.9520958084 46% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 11.1786427146 89% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 28.8173652695 76% => OK
Preposition: 37.0 55.5748502994 67% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 16.3942115768 61% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1923.0 2260.96107784 85% => OK
No of words: 348.0 441.139720559 79% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.52586206897 5.12650576532 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.31911543099 4.56307096286 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.8931787399 2.78398813304 104% => OK
Unique words: 179.0 204.123752495 88% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.514367816092 0.468620217663 110% => OK
syllable_count: 594.9 705.55239521 84% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Interrogative: 2.0 0.471057884232 425% => OK
Article: 1.0 8.76447105788 11% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 19.7664670659 96% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 42.6597048221 57.8364921388 74% => OK
Chars per sentence: 101.210526316 119.503703932 85% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.3157894737 23.324526521 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.89473684211 5.70786347227 121% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 2.0 5.25449101796 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 8.20758483034 61% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 6.88822355289 131% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.67664670659 107% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.337000042128 0.218282227539 154% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.109962245119 0.0743258471296 148% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.101851582829 0.0701772020484 145% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.21691404271 0.128457276422 169% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0699638043817 0.0628817314937 111% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.8 14.3799401198 96% => OK
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: 14.79 12.5979740519 117% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.07 8.32208582834 97% => OK
difficult_words: 78.0 98.500998004 79% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => 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 -- The score is based on the average performance of 20,000 argument essays. This e-grader is not smart enough to check on arguments.
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