The following is a memorandum from the business manager of a television station.“Over the past year, our late-night news program has devoted increased time to national news and less time to weather and local news. During this time period, most of the co

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The following is a memorandum from the business manager of a television station.

“Over the past year, our late-night news program has devoted increased time to national news and less time to weather and local news. During this time period, most of the complaints received from viewers were concerned with our station’s coverage of weather and local news. In addition, local businesses that used to advertise during our late-night news program have just canceled their advertising contracts with us. Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to the program and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should restore the time devoted to weather and local news to its former level.”

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 author claims here that, weather and local news are the main attraction to the local viewers and businessmen of a television station as reduction of the weather and local news reduced revenue from the local businessmen and increased the rate of complaints from local viewers. Stated in this way, the argument fails to point out some important factors, on the basis of which it could have been evaluated. To support his claim, the autor reason that as the complaints increased and advertisements decreased after reduction of weather and local news, restoring those news to preceding forms wil restore the revenue and decrease the complaints. However, careful scrutiny of evidence would tell us that there is little credible support to author's claim. Hence, the argument can be considered as incomplete and unsustainable.

Firstly, the author readily assumes that, the complaints are about reduction of local news. This is merely just an assumption without much solid ground. For example, the complaints can be of wrong weather report or of some wrong local news. Surely they reduced the amount of loacal news, but that may not be the concern of the loals. Hence, the argument would have been much more convincing if it explicitely stated that, tehy complained about the length of the local news.

Again, the author points out the fact that, local business have canceled contract because of the reduction of local news. This is another weak and unsupported claim that does not demonstrate any clear correlation among waether news and business advertisement. To illustrate, there can be other channels that are telecasting some shows which attarct more people and the business are just started ti contarct with them. Hence, the evidence fails to prove any support for author's claim.

Finally, the claim raises some skeptical questions that needed to be answered. Are the new news were attarctive? Are the previous contarcts with the television station were problematic to the business? Are there other shows that draw more viewers?

Without answering these questions, the reader is left with feeling that the argument is just a wishful thing of the author rather that substantive evidence.

In conclusion, the argument is unpersuasive as it stands. To bloster further, the author must have concluded with some statistics to solidify his claim of assumed cause and effect.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 563, Rule ID: THIS_NNS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'this news' or 'those newses'?
Suggestion: this news; those newses
...on of weather and local news, restoring those news to preceding forms wil restore the reve...
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Line 1, column 597, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR[8]
Message: The proper name in singular (wil) must be used with a third-person verb: 'restores'.
Suggestion: restores
...oring those news to preceding forms wil restore the revenue and decrease the complaints...
^^^^^^^
Line 9, column 425, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...st started ti contarct with them. Hence, the evidence fails to prove any support ...
^^
Line 13, column 31, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...aim. Finally, the claim raises some skeptical questions that needed to be an...
^^
Line 13, column 204, 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.
...ation were problematic to the business? Are there other shows that draw more viewer...
^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, firstly, hence, however, if, may, so, for example, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.6327345309 112% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.9520958084 62% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 11.1786427146 125% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 26.0 28.8173652695 90% => OK
Preposition: 44.0 55.5748502994 79% => OK
Nominalization: 18.0 16.3942115768 110% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2012.0 2260.96107784 89% => OK
No of words: 383.0 441.139720559 87% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.25326370757 5.12650576532 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.42384287591 4.56307096286 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.64585308631 2.78398813304 95% => OK
Unique words: 188.0 204.123752495 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.490861618799 0.468620217663 105% => OK
syllable_count: 603.9 705.55239521 86% => 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: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.22255489022 142% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 58.7490917573 57.8364921388 102% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.8095238095 119.503703932 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.2380952381 23.324526521 78% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.04761904762 5.70786347227 71% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.20758483034 49% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 12.0 6.88822355289 174% => OK
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: 0.207520500061 0.218282227539 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0617981870145 0.0743258471296 83% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0670951281842 0.0701772020484 96% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0980113947663 0.128457276422 76% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0773976556114 0.0628817314937 123% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.4 14.3799401198 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.3550499002 110% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.17 12.5979740519 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.24 8.32208582834 99% => OK
difficult_words: 90.0 98.500998004 91% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 18.5 12.3882235529 149% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.9071856287 84% => 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: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 21 15
No. of Words: 383 350
No. of Characters: 1945 1500
No. of Different Words: 185 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.424 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.078 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.576 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 134 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 109 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 71 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 47 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 18.238 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 9.426 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.429 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.302 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.537 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.065 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 6 5