The following is a letter to the editor of the Waymarsh Times."Traffic here in Waymarsh is becoming a problem. Although just three years ago a state traffic survey showed that the typical driving commuter took 20 minutes to get to work, the commute n

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The following is a letter to the editor of the Waymarsh Times.

"Traffic here in Waymarsh is becoming a problem. Although just three years ago a state traffic survey showed that the typical driving commuter took 20 minutes to get to work, the commute now takes closer to 40 minutes, according to the survey just completed. Members of the town council already have suggested more road building to address the problem, but as well as being expensive, the new construction will surely disrupt some of our residential neighborhoods. It would be better to follow the example of the nearby city of Garville. Last year Garville implemented a policy that rewards people who share rides to work, giving them coupons for free gas. Pollution levels in Garville have dropped since the policy was implemented, and people from Garville tell me that commuting times have fallen considerably. There is no reason why a policy like Garville's shouldn't work equally well in Waymarsh."

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 following argument is flawed for numerous reasons. Primarily, it is based on the unwarranted assumption that, the traffic problem in Waymarsh is similar to the problem that was faced by Garville, rendering its main conclusion that, the traffic problem in Waymarsh can be solved, invalid.

The argument fails to provide any justification why a policy that worked in Garville, anearby city, would work equally well in Waymarsh. Firstly, there is no information regarding the population of both the cities. Also, the percentage of people using a vehicle to commute in Garville and in Waymarsh, could be considerably disparate. The people might be obedient in Garville, following the policy implemented, or might be greedy for the rewards that they would recieve, if they shared rides to work. However, Waymarsh public wouldn't be in need of coupons for free gas, hence, they might not follow the policy, if implemented. The writer needs to consider more number of factors that would influence people, following the policy or not. Had the argument provided information regarding, percentage of population and people using vehicle for commutation to work, in both the cities. Even then, the argument further needs to prove how the policy that worked well in Garville, would be proportionaly beneficial in Waymarsh.

Also, the argument leaves many unanswered questions. It states about a state traffic survey, that took three years ago, showing that the typical driving commuter took 20 minutes to get to work, comparing it with the recent situation, where the commute takes closer to 40 minutes. This leaves a lot of space for doubt. The argument neither provides information regarding the population change during those three years nor the road conditions. The population might have increased inh the span of three years, along with the roads might have degraded due to lack of maintainance, which might have resulted in an increase in the commute duration.

Finally, the argument states that . In general, the writer has failed to develop a convincing argument beacuse of lack of statistical data. Also, it is based on many assumptions that provide no strong evidence. The argument could have been strengthened if the writer provided more facts like percentage of poulation Then, the argument ends with a very optimistic conclusion, based on wishy-washy observations, that are likely to be incorrect.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, firstly, hence, however, if, regarding, so, then, well, in conclusion, in general

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 19.6327345309 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.9520958084 108% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 11.1786427146 45% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 14.0 13.6137724551 103% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 28.8173652695 76% => OK
Preposition: 51.0 55.5748502994 92% => OK
Nominalization: 26.0 16.3942115768 159% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2032.0 2260.96107784 90% => OK
No of words: 383.0 441.139720559 87% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.30548302872 5.12650576532 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.42384287591 4.56307096286 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.80577417242 2.78398813304 101% => OK
Unique words: 198.0 204.123752495 97% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.516971279373 0.468620217663 110% => OK
syllable_count: 625.5 705.55239521 89% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 4.96107784431 141% => OK
Article: 15.0 8.76447105788 171% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 19.7664670659 96% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 62.3133445466 57.8364921388 108% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.947368421 119.503703932 89% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.1578947368 23.324526521 86% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.42105263158 5.70786347227 95% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 6.0 5.25449101796 114% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 6.88822355289 160% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.67664670659 43% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.238951790247 0.218282227539 109% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.066585613852 0.0743258471296 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0972717057191 0.0701772020484 139% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.137905167332 0.128457276422 107% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0876668630452 0.0628817314937 139% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.7 14.3799401198 95% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 48.3550499002 106% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.52 12.5979740519 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.92 8.32208582834 107% => OK
difficult_words: 104.0 98.500998004 106% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.9071856287 118% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 19 15
No. of Words: 384 350
No. of Characters: 1960 1500
No. of Different Words: 188 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.427 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.104 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.702 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 151 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 115 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 80 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 47 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20.211 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 10.299 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.684 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.317 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.497 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.054 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5