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

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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The memo states that reducing working hours will result in reduction in incidents at workplace at Quiot Manufacturing (qm). even though the writer has presented her rationale, but the argument is not cogent enough since it is rife with holes and gaps.

The writer states that since the qm has experienced 30% more incident than Panoply Industries (pi) which has shorter shifts, qm should also adopt their model. The writer presumes here that it is only lesser number of working hours that has yield in this favorable outcome at pi. However, before this point could be considered and applied, various questions are required to be answered. First, we need to understand if there have been some oth ...

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 4, column 158, 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.
...ifts, qm should also adopt their model. The writer presumes here that it is only le...
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Line 4, column 474, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
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Suggestion: It
...ome other reasons that has led to this. it could be that pi has arranged health an...
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Line 4, column 616, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: It
...staff members to established awareness. it could be the workforce at pi has access...
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...ve further details of the organization. it might be the total employee of pi is ju...
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Line 7, column 253, Rule ID: COMP_THAN[3]
Message: Comparison requires 'than', not 'then' nor 'as'.
Suggestion: than
...ore the occurrence of incidents is more as well. it could be pi might be engaged i...
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...ccurrence of incidents is more as well. it could be pi might be engaged in differe...
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Line 10, column 136, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
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... which fatigue leads to more incidents. this theory must be true, but, before we cou...
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...t mq and people who have been involved. it could be the case that labour who have ...
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Line 13, column 129, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
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Suggestion: Here
...ur will positively impact productivity. here, she assumes that since the workers wil...
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...ay and would definitely perform better. here, she has limited the details and not pr...
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Suggestion: Will
...ncrease in efficiency of the employees? will that be able to cater the gap that will...
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Line 16, column 198, Rule ID: A_INFINITVE[1]
Message: Probably a wrong construction: a/the + infinitive
...he solution proposed in the memorandum, the cooperate needs to further study the case. Otherw...
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Line 16, column 372, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...other issues such fall in productivity.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, second, so, then, therefore, well, whereas, while

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 33.0 19.6327345309 168% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 30.0 12.9520958084 232% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 19.0 11.1786427146 170% => OK
Relative clauses : 17.0 13.6137724551 125% => OK
Pronoun: 48.0 28.8173652695 167% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 76.0 55.5748502994 137% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 16.3942115768 61% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2783.0 2260.96107784 123% => OK
No of words: 567.0 441.139720559 129% => OK
Chars per words: 4.90828924162 5.12650576532 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.87972968509 4.56307096286 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.72649677621 2.78398813304 98% => OK
Unique words: 290.0 204.123752495 142% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.511463844797 0.468620217663 109% => OK
syllable_count: 845.1 705.55239521 120% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 13.0 4.96107784431 262% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 2.70958083832 221% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 4.0 1.67365269461 239% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 9.0 4.22255489022 213% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 26.0 19.7664670659 132% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 22.8473053892 92% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.2155461449 57.8364921388 94% => OK
Chars per sentence: 107.038461538 119.503703932 90% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.8076923077 23.324526521 93% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.26923076923 5.70786347227 57% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 13.0 5.25449101796 247% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 8.20758483034 183% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 6.88822355289 73% => 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: 0.0953210027109 0.218282227539 44% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0298220626042 0.0743258471296 40% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0458023767622 0.0701772020484 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0589056416011 0.128457276422 46% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0449034481058 0.0628817314937 71% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.6 14.3799401198 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 48.3550499002 121% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.2 12.5979740519 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.47 8.32208582834 102% => OK
difficult_words: 136.0 98.500998004 138% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.1389221557 93% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.

Rates: 16.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 5.0 out of 6
Category: Very Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 17 15
No. of Words: 567 350
No. of Characters: 2692 1500
No. of Different Words: 280 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.88 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.748 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.647 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 180 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 138 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 101 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 66 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 33.353 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 23.968 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.647 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.299 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.581 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.154 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 6 5

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