The following appeared as a recommendation by a committee planning a ten-year budget for the city of Calatrava."The birthrate in our city is declining: in fact, last year's birthrate was only one-half that of five years ago. Thus the number of students en

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The following appeared as a recommendation by a committee planning a ten-year budget for the city of Calatrava.

"The birthrate in our city is declining: in fact, last year's birthrate was only one-half that of five years ago. Thus the number of students enrolled in our public schools will soon decrease dramatically, and we can safely reduce the funds budgeted for education during the next decade. At the same time, we can reduce funding for athletic playing fields and other recreational facilities. As a result, we will have sufficient money to fund city facilities and programs used primarily by adults, since we can expect the adult population of the city to increase."

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 recommendation by the committee asserts the reduction in budget for education and athletic activities in order to make the funds available for city programs used by adults by citing the fall in birth rates. However, the recommendation does not make a cogent case since it is rife with holes and assumptions. Before the recommendation be properly evaluated, following evidences must be needed to evaluate the argument.

First of all, will the birth rates continue to fall in next 10 year as well? In other words, an evidence in the form of study or research is required to know the expected chan...

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 370, Rule ID: DID_BASEFORM[1]
Message: The verb 'would' requires the base form of the verb: 'match'
Suggestion: match
... activities enjoyed by adults would not matched even with reduction in education spendi...
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Line 7, column 378, Rule ID: IN_PAST[1]
Message: Did you mean: 'in the future'?
Suggestion: in the future
...d be fewer children turned to adult age in future. Or it may also happen that adult popul...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, third, thirdly, well, for instance, in conclusion, first of all, in other words

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.6327345309 107% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 18.0 12.9520958084 139% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 11.1786427146 125% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 28.0 28.8173652695 97% => OK
Preposition: 84.0 55.5748502994 151% => OK
Nominalization: 34.0 16.3942115768 207% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2761.0 2260.96107784 122% => OK
No of words: 556.0 441.139720559 126% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96582733813 5.12650576532 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.85588840946 4.56307096286 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.807536674 2.78398813304 101% => OK
Unique words: 219.0 204.123752495 107% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.393884892086 0.468620217663 84% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 879.3 705.55239521 125% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 2.70958083832 185% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 19.7664670659 121% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 22.8473053892 101% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.1854719737 57.8364921388 87% => OK
Chars per sentence: 115.041666667 119.503703932 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.1666666667 23.324526521 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.41666666667 5.70786347227 112% => 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 : 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: 0.18045804327 0.218282227539 83% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0554286331734 0.0743258471296 75% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0426414219902 0.0701772020484 61% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.101616195697 0.128457276422 79% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0362303283919 0.0628817314937 58% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.6 14.3799401198 95% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 48.13 48.3550499002 100% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.197005988 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.84 12.5979740519 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.59 8.32208582834 91% => OK
difficult_words: 99.0 98.500998004 101% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.1389221557 101% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 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: 24 15
No. of Words: 556 350
No. of Characters: 2689 1500
No. of Different Words: 208 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.856 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.836 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.703 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 185 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 139 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 103 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 59 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 23.167 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.764 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.792 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.313 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.503 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.095 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5