The following appeared in a memorandum written by the vice president of Health Naturally, a small but expanding chain of stores selling health food and other health-related products.
"Our previous experience has been that our stores are most profitable in areas where residents are highly concerned with leading healthy lives. We should therefore build one of our new stores in Plainsville, which clearly has many such residents. Plainsville merchants report that sales of running shoes and exercise equipment are at all-time highs. The local health club, which nearly closed five years ago due to lack of business, has more members than ever, and the weight-training and aerobics classes are always full. We can even anticipate a new generation of customers: Plainsville's schoolchildren are required to participate in a program called Fitness for Life, which emphasizes the benefits of regular exercise at an early age."
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.
The vice president of Health Naturally made a conclusion that the company build a branch at Plainville to increase profit of the company. The vice president made such conclusion based on certain unwarranted assumptions which makes the conclusion flawed.
Firstly, the vice president assumed that the company will have new generation customers because of the school children required to participate in a fitness program. The school children might have the regular exercise without buying product from Health Naturally. Also, the vice president has also forgotten the law of supply and demand. For instance, the total number of stores selling health related products at Plainville might be to much already, which will bring competition for the company when they join.
Secondly, the vice president also assumed that the local health club which nearly closed five years ago due to lack of business resurrected because of the healthy life people of Plainville is living. But this might not be so, the local health club owner might has taken other steps to revive its business. For instance, reduction of fees to pay to use the health club facilities, also, the owner might improve the quality of the service being rendered at the club. This assumption remains unwarranted and more evidence needs to be provided to make the vice president’s argument strong.
Additionally, the vice president assumed that the high sales of running shoes and exercise equipment makes his conclusion strong. However, the buying of running shoes doesn’t mean the buyer is using them to run, it might be for fashion, or just buying the shoes for the sake of buying. The exercise equipment might just be bought and left at home without using them. Without proper evidence of these buyers using the running shoes to run and using the exercise equipment to do exercise, the assumption will remain unwarranted and the conclusion flawed.
Conclusively, the assumptions of the vice president needs more evidence to make the conclusion tenable and strong. Without these evidences the conclusion is flawed.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 434, Rule ID: TO_TOO
Message: Did you mean 'too'?
...related products at Plainville might be to much already, which will bring competit...
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Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
...ese evidences the conclusion is flawed.
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, firstly, however, if, second, secondly, so, for instance
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 19.6327345309 46% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.9520958084 77% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 11.1786427146 81% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 13.6137724551 59% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 14.0 28.8173652695 49% => OK
Preposition: 39.0 55.5748502994 70% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 16.3942115768 85% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1763.0 2260.96107784 78% => OK
No of words: 334.0 441.139720559 76% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.27844311377 5.12650576532 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.27500489853 4.56307096286 94% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.68180757404 2.78398813304 96% => OK
Unique words: 158.0 204.123752495 77% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.473053892216 0.468620217663 101% => OK
syllable_count: 532.8 705.55239521 76% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 4.96107784431 40% => OK
Article: 14.0 8.76447105788 160% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 2.70958083832 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 19.7664670659 81% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 41.1072815174 57.8364921388 71% => OK
Chars per sentence: 110.1875 119.503703932 92% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.875 23.324526521 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.625 5.70786347227 81% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.25449101796 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.20758483034 122% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 6.88822355289 15% => More negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.159032730144 0.218282227539 73% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0596823982077 0.0743258471296 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0445081601978 0.0701772020484 63% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0947470243038 0.128457276422 74% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0547998122565 0.0628817314937 87% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.9 14.3799401198 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 48.3550499002 106% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.34 12.5979740519 106% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.7 8.32208582834 93% => OK
difficult_words: 65.0 98.500998004 66% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.9071856287 67% => The average readability is low. Need to imporve the language.
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.
argument 1 -- OK
argument 2 -- OK
argument 3 -- OK
No. of Words: 335 350
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: 16 15
No. of Words: 335 350
No. of Characters: 1703 1500
No. of Different Words: 156 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.278 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.084 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.545 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 128 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 95 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 62 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 41 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20.938 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.241 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.438 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.374 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.615 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.152 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5