The following appeared in the summary of a study on headaches suffered by the residents of Mentia."Salicylates are members of the same chemical family as aspirin, a medicine used to treat headaches. Although many foods are naturally rich in salicylates, f

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The following appeared in the summary of a study on headaches suffered by the residents of Mentia.

"Salicylates are members of the same chemical family as aspirin, a medicine used to treat headaches. Although many foods are naturally rich in salicylates, for the past several decades, food-processing companies have also been adding salicylates to foods as preservatives. This rise in the commercial use of salicylates has been found to correlate with a steady decline in the average number of headaches reported by participants in our twenty-year study. Recently, food-processing companies have found that salicylates can also be used as flavor additives for foods. With this new use for salicylates, we can expect a continued steady decline in the number of headaches suffered by the average citizen of Mentia."

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 author argues here that the number of headaches will decline with the new usage of salicyates as a flavor additives to for food. Stated in this way, the study fails to mention many several keys on the basis it could be evaluated. In support of this conclusion, the author noted that the decline in number headaches are declined based on a reports from study participants. However careful scrutiny to the evidence reveals little credible support for his expectations. Hence the argument can be considered incomplete or unsubstantiated.

First of all, the argument readily assumes that that all foods are naturally rich in salicylates. This is merely anassumption made without much solid ground. For example, ehat are these foods? are those foods eaten a lot by Mentia resident? hence the argument would have been much more convincing if it had stated these types of foods.

Secondly, the authors cite that food-processing companies usually add the salicylates to foods as preservatives for many years. This again is a weak support for their conclusion as it doesn't show the correlation between using the salicylates as preservatives and as a treating additives to the food. To illustrate further, Is the dose added to food processing enough to treat the headaches? If the study had provided more information about that, it would have been much more convincing.

Finally, the author noted that the decline in number observation is based on a reports from residents who are only participants in the study. This raises many skeptical questions, Why the study did not implemented a normed survey to prove the number is really in decline? Are those participants represent a wide range of Mentia residents? How old are those participants? Without answers to these questions, the reader is left with the impression that the study conclusion is not true.

In conclusion, The author argument Is unpersuasive as it stands for. To bolster it further, the author must provide more information about the doses of the cylicates. They must provide concrete evidence that new use as flavors will help in declining the number of headaches. Finally, to better evaluate the argument, It would be necessary to know information about those participants as well.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
finally, first, hence, however, if, really, second, secondly, so, well, for example, in conclusion, first of all

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.6327345309 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 2.0 11.1786427146 18% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 10.0 13.6137724551 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 31.0 28.8173652695 108% => OK
Preposition: 44.0 55.5748502994 79% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 16.3942115768 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1892.0 2260.96107784 84% => OK
No of words: 366.0 441.139720559 83% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.1693989071 5.12650576532 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.37391431897 4.56307096286 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.93681660229 2.78398813304 105% => OK
Unique words: 185.0 204.123752495 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.505464480874 0.468620217663 108% => OK
syllable_count: 601.2 705.55239521 85% => 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
Interrogative: 2.0 0.471057884232 425% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.22255489022 142% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 19.7664670659 116% => OK
Sentence length: 15.0 22.8473053892 66% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 35.0723799256 57.8364921388 61% => OK
Chars per sentence: 82.2608695652 119.503703932 69% => OK
Words per sentence: 15.9130434783 23.324526521 68% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.86956521739 5.70786347227 85% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 14.0 5.25449101796 266% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.20758483034 110% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => 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: 0.167418584229 0.218282227539 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0487366606353 0.0743258471296 66% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0471186940556 0.0701772020484 67% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0934757086482 0.128457276422 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0465817284487 0.0628817314937 74% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.9 14.3799401198 76% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 56.25 48.3550499002 116% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 12.197005988 75% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.41 12.5979740519 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.31 8.32208582834 100% => OK
difficult_words: 91.0 98.500998004 92% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 12.3882235529 69% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.0 11.1389221557 72% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => 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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