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 c

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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 compl aintsreceived from viewers w ere 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 theprogram 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 above memorandum from the business manager emphasizes on the idea that because of reduced time period of local and weather news there is a decline revenues. The memorandum also states that because of reduced time period many local businesses have canceled the advertising contract.The above argument is rife with holes and rests on some unsubstantiated assumptions and is unpersuasive as it stands.

The first two sentences of the memorandum suggests that the late-night news program devoted more time to national news rather than local and whether news because of which the news channel received compliants from the users. The above statement is vague because the word most doesn't clarfiy the number of users who registered a complain regarding station's coverage of local and weather news. Also the the memorandum doesn't specifically mention the timestamp of the complaints registered.There is a possibility of a complain being registered at afternoon or evening which is an invalid complain when compared with the statement made.

The third sentence of the argument suggests that the during the same time period many local businesses have canceled the contracts with the station. The above statement is absurd because it nowhere provides an evidence that it was because of the reduced time that local's canceled their advertising contracts. There is a possibility that the local businesses might be facing a situation of recession because of which they aren't having enough budget to continue advertising. There is also a possibility of two business getting merged into a single one because of which they are forced to cancel their advertising contracts.

The last sentence of the argument is a conclusion made without considering all the facts and figures. The station seems to restore the time devoted to weather and local news which is spurious as it doesn't take into account reports and documents.

Therefore the above memorandum from the business manager shouldn't be taken into account as it does not have documents or proofs attached with the memorandum to bolster the argument. The above argument is false as it does not consider the statistics and just rests on some unsubstantiated assumptions.Therefore the station should continue with the increased time period to national news and reduced time period to local and weather news for time being.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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... have canceled the advertising contract.The above argument is rife with holes and r...
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... have canceled the advertising contract.The above argument is rife with holes and r...
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...ns and is unpersuasive as it stands. The first two sentences of the memorandum s...
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...nel received compliants from the users. The above statement is vague because the wo...
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...rfiy the number of users who registered a complain regarding stations coverage of local an...
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...ons coverage of local and weather news. Also the the memorandum doesnt specifically ...
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...ts registered.There is a possibility of a complain being registered at afternoon or evenin...
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...of the reduced time that locals canceled their advertising contracts. There is a ...
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...tion of recession because of which they arent having enough budget to continue advert...
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... and local news which is spurious as it doesnt take into account reports and documents...
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Suggestion: Therefore
...sts on some unsubstantiated assumptions.Therefore the station should continue with the in...
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Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Therefore,
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, if, regarding, so, therefore, third

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.6327345309 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 2.0 12.9520958084 15% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 11.1786427146 116% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 13.6137724551 103% => OK
Pronoun: 17.0 28.8173652695 59% => OK
Preposition: 49.0 55.5748502994 88% => OK
Nominalization: 16.0 16.3942115768 98% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1995.0 2260.96107784 88% => OK
No of words: 376.0 441.139720559 85% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.30585106383 5.12650576532 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.40348946061 4.56307096286 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.9204586088 2.78398813304 105% => OK
Unique words: 162.0 204.123752495 79% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.43085106383 0.468620217663 92% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 638.1 705.55239521 90% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 0.0 4.96107784431 0% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 2.70958083832 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 4.22255489022 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 19.7664670659 66% => 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: 28.0 22.8473053892 123% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 46.4379716084 57.8364921388 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 153.461538462 119.503703932 128% => OK
Words per sentence: 28.9230769231 23.324526521 124% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.69230769231 5.70786347227 65% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 19.0 5.25449101796 362% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 8.20758483034 24% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 6.88822355289 131% => 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: 0.395540206118 0.218282227539 181% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.159325438015 0.0743258471296 214% => Sentence topic similarity is high.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.137406662391 0.0701772020484 196% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.24474317185 0.128457276422 191% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0776313551786 0.0628817314937 123% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 18.0 14.3799401198 125% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 34.6 48.3550499002 72% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.1628742515 156% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.4 12.197005988 126% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.11 12.5979740519 112% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.26 8.32208582834 99% => OK
difficult_words: 77.0 98.500998004 78% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 19.5 12.3882235529 157% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.2 11.1389221557 119% => OK
text_standard: 20.0 11.9071856287 168% => 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
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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: 13 15
No. of Words: 384 350
No. of Characters: 1965 1500
No. of Different Words: 155 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.427 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.117 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.752 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 145 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 124 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 82 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 50 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 29.538 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.99 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.615 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.429 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.677 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.134 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5