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 period, most of the complaint

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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 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 canceled their advertising contracts with us. Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should expand our coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs."

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.

In the above statement, the writer asserts that more time devoted to the weather and local news, as before, will attract more viewers and stop the deviation the advertisement companies make from this stations.While supporting the argument, the author makes numerous assumptions that cannot be taken for granted with the current lacking evidence to support his claim. Thus, further evidence is needed to make the assertion more plausible.

Firstly, the author assumes that complaints regarding the coverage of weather and local news indicates an overall and general problem of the television station for it to lose viewers. However, it may not be the case. There is no evidence of whether the number of complaints is large enough to make a conclusion.There could have been a very small number of complaints, even smaller than from the ones that were from past years ago. The author might be misleded from this statement that among the mere number of complaints, the ratio of the coverage problem could have been the subject that were focused on. Therefore, further evidence pertaining to the validity of the complaints should be validated, in order to let the author's assertion more valid.

Secondly, the number of advertisements being waning during the late night news time is said to be responsible to the small time devoted to the weather and local news is not conclusively proven. Advertisements could have decreased because the television station required more money towards those advertising company to advertise compared to other stations or compared to other time period. Or, in other way around, other television stations could have offered more perquisites compared to the television station which are being discussed currently. As such, more detailed evidence whether which induced the advertisements to decrease should be checked in order to make the author's conclusion more perceivable.

Lastly, the writer assumes that national news time does not affect the number of viewers the station holds onto and also the advertising company. Howver, when the station devotes more time to weather and local news, it naturally decreases devotion toward the national news. However, people might have liked the current coverage of the national news that they don't want to change. If they decrease the time for the natinoal news, even more viewers might fly away from this station.

In sum, the author's claim is not conclusively strong as it stands in its current form. Further evidence whether the complaints are large enough to make a conclusion, the genuine reason for advertisements getting away from this station, and viewers preference on the time devoted to the national news should be warranted to make the author's assertion more valid.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...n the advertisement companies make from this stations.While supporting the argument,...
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...ement companies make from this stations.While supporting the argument, the author mak...
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... current lacking evidence to support his claim. Thus, further evidence is needed ...
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...hould be validated, in order to let the authors assertion more valid. Secondly, the...
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...the national news. However, people might have liked the current coverage of the n...
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...coverage of the national news that they dont want to change. If they decrease the ti...
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...trong as it stands in its current form. Further evidence whether the complaints are lar...
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...al news should be warranted to make the authors assertion more valid.
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Discourse Markers used:
['also', 'first', 'firstly', 'however', 'if', 'lastly', 'may', 'regarding', 'second', 'secondly', 'so', 'therefore', 'thus', 'while']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.234927234927 0.25644967241 92% => OK
Verbs: 0.180873180873 0.15541462614 116% => OK
Adjectives: 0.101871101871 0.0836205057962 122% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0540540540541 0.0520304965353 104% => OK
Pronouns: 0.016632016632 0.0272364105082 61% => OK
Prepositions: 0.101871101871 0.125424944231 81% => OK
Participles: 0.0582120582121 0.0416121511921 140% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.7149722614 2.79052419416 97% => OK
Infinitives: 0.043659043659 0.026700313972 164% => OK
Particles: 0.0 0.001811407834 0% => OK
Determiners: 0.118503118503 0.113004496875 105% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.027027027027 0.0255425247493 106% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.014553014553 0.0127820249294 114% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2764.0 2731.13054187 101% => OK
No of words: 440.0 446.07635468 99% => OK
Chars per words: 6.28181818182 6.12365571057 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.57997565096 4.57801047555 100% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.390909090909 0.378187486979 103% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.327272727273 0.287650121315 114% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.193181818182 0.208842608468 93% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.115909090909 0.135150697306 86% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.7149722614 2.79052419416 97% => OK
Unique words: 195.0 207.018472906 94% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.443181818182 0.469332199767 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
Word variations: 48.5068591054 52.1807786196 93% => OK
How many sentences: 17.0 20.039408867 85% => OK
Sentence length: 25.8823529412 23.2022227129 112% => OK
Sentence length SD: 77.2099998902 57.7814097925 134% => OK
Chars per sentence: 162.588235294 141.986410481 115% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.8823529412 23.2022227129 112% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.823529411765 0.724660767414 114% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.14285714286 97% => OK
Language errors: 10.0 3.58251231527 279% => Correct essay format wanted or double check grammar & spelling issues after essay writing.
Readability: 58.6096256684 51.9672348444 113% => OK
Elegance: 1.57024793388 1.8405768891 85% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.551101957722 0.441005458295 125% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.152939334063 0.135418324435 113% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.117228955571 0.0829849096947 141% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.653838113412 0.58762219726 111% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.136886202773 0.147661913831 93% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.270118133597 0.193483328276 140% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.12165301013 0.0970749176394 125% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.46215431651 0.42659136922 108% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0386512020361 0.0774707102158 50% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.414942017199 0.312017818177 133% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0501947884238 0.0698173142475 72% => The ideas may be duplicated in paragraphs.

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.33743842365 48% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.87684729064 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.82512315271 145% => OK
Positive topic words: 4.0 6.46551724138 62% => OK
Negative topic words: 6.0 5.36822660099 112% => OK
Neutral topic words: 6.0 2.82389162562 212% => OK
Total topic words: 16.0 14.657635468 109% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

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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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Note: This is not the final score. The e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.

Sentence: In the above statement, the writer asserts that more time devoted to the weather and local news, as before, will attract more viewers and stop the deviation the advertisement companies make from this stations.While supporting the argument, the author makes numerous assumptions that cannot be taken for granted with the current lacking evidence to support his claim.
Description: A determiner/pronoun, singular is not usually followed by a noun, plural, common
Suggestion: Refer to this and stations

Sentence: The author might be misleded from this statement that among the mere number of complaints, the ratio of the coverage problem could have been the subject that were focused on.
Error: misleded Suggestion: misled

Sentence: If they decrease the time for the natinoal news, even more viewers might fly away from this station.
Error: natinoal Suggestion: national

argument 1 -- not OK

argument 2 -- OK

argument 3 -- partly
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Let's analyze the structure of the statement and argue accordingly:

condition 1:
During this period, most of the complaints received from viewers were concerned with our station's coverage of weather and local news. //need to know what are the content of complaints, not 'what the number'

condition 2:
In addition, local businesses that used to advertise during our late-night news program have canceled their advertising contracts with us. //your argument 2

conclusion:
Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should expand our coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs. //this is no causation between 'attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues' to 'expand our coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs.'

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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 1 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 17 15
No. of Words: 443 350
No. of Characters: 2262 1500
No. of Different Words: 189 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.588 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.106 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.599 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 169 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 137 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 82 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 48 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 26.059 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 11.943 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.529 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.375 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.594 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.111 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5

Sentence: In the above statement, the writer asserts that more time devoted to the weather and local news, as before, will attract more viewers and stop the deviation the advertisement companies make from this stations.While supporting the argument, the author makes numerous assumptions that cannot be taken for granted with the current lacking evidence to support his claim.
Description: A determiner/pronoun, singular is not usually followed by a noun, plural, common
Suggestion: Refer to this and stations

Sentence: The author might be misleded from this statement that among the mere number of complaints, the ratio of the coverage problem could have been the subject that were focused on.
Error: misleded Suggestion: misled

Sentence: If they decrease the time for the natinoal news, even more viewers might fly away from this station.
Error: natinoal Suggestion: national

argument 1 -- not OK

argument 2 -- OK

argument 3 -- partly
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Let's analyze the structure of the statement and argue accordingly:

condition 1:
During this period, most of the complaints received from viewers were concerned with our station's coverage of weather and local news. //need to know what are the content of complaints, not 'what the number'

condition 2:
In addition, local businesses that used to advertise during our late-night news program have canceled their advertising contracts with us. //your argument 2

conclusion:
Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should expand our coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs. //this is no causation between 'attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues' to 'expand our coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs.'

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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 1 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 17 15
No. of Words: 443 350
No. of Characters: 2262 1500
No. of Different Words: 189 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.588 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.106 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.599 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 169 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 137 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 82 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 48 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 26.059 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 11.943 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.529 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.375 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.594 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.111 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5