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

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

"Over the past year, our late-night news program has devoted increasing 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 programs 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.

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A television station faces a predicament in that it is losing advertising contracts with local businesses and receiving complaints concerned with its coverage of weather and local news. This has all occurred in reesponse to devoting more time to national news. But is it really true that restoring more coverage time to weather and local news will increase viewership and advertising contracts? In fact, this argument relies upon significant assumptions that weaken its plausibility. In order to determine whether this recommendation will be effective, one must ascertain the true nature and number of the complaints, the actual reasons behind local businesses canceling their contracts, and whether ...

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, finally, first, furthermore, hence, however, if, look, may, really, so, then, well, for example, for instance, in addition, in fact, such as, as a result, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 38.0 19.6327345309 194% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 28.0 12.9520958084 216% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 24.0 11.1786427146 215% => Less conjunction wanted
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 41.0 28.8173652695 142% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 119.0 55.5748502994 214% => Less preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 31.0 16.3942115768 189% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 4353.0 2260.96107784 193% => OK
No of words: 829.0 441.139720559 188% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.25090470446 5.12650576532 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.36585129292 4.56307096286 118% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.84179965994 2.78398813304 102% => OK
Unique words: 290.0 204.123752495 142% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.349819059107 0.468620217663 75% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1368.9 705.55239521 194% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 11.0 4.96107784431 222% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 2.70958083832 221% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 7.0 1.67365269461 418% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 9.0 4.22255489022 213% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 30.0 19.7664670659 152% => OK
Sentence length: 27.0 22.8473053892 118% => OK
Sentence length SD: 63.3295086564 57.8364921388 109% => OK
Chars per sentence: 145.1 119.503703932 121% => OK
Words per sentence: 27.6333333333 23.324526521 118% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.23333333333 5.70786347227 109% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 13.0 8.20758483034 158% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 17.0 6.88822355289 247% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.67664670659 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.253820548398 0.218282227539 116% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0880608501733 0.0743258471296 118% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.075401098546 0.0701772020484 107% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.167341699313 0.128457276422 130% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.079816197182 0.0628817314937 127% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.1 14.3799401198 119% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 35.61 48.3550499002 74% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.0 12.197005988 123% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.47 12.5979740519 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.97 8.32208582834 96% => OK
difficult_words: 157.0 98.500998004 159% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.0 12.3882235529 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.8 11.1389221557 115% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.9071856287 109% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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flaws:
No. of Words: 829 350

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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: 30 15
No. of Words: 829 350
No. of Characters: 4267 1500
No. of Different Words: 281 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 5.366 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.147 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.768 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 323 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 263 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 191 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 119 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 27.633 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 10.502 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.733 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.334 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.511 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.146 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5