The following is part of a memorandum from the president of Humana University.
"Last year the number of students who enrolled in online degree programs offered by nearby Omni University increased by 50 percent. During the same year, Omni showed a significant decrease from prior years in expenditures for dormitory and classroom space, most likely because online instruction takes place via the Internet. In contrast, over the past three years, enrollment at Humana University has failed to grow and the cost of maintaining buildings has increased. Thus, to increase enrollment and solve the problem of budget deficits at Humana University, we should initiate and actively promote online degree programs like those at Omni."
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.
The president of Humana University concludes that Humana University should initiate and actively prompt online degree programs to increase enrollment and solve budget deficits. However, the president supports his conclusion based on two assumptions, that dramatically weekend the argument.
First, are Omni University and Humana University roughly comparable? The author assumes that both universities are comparable, but the author did not mention anything about that. There is a potential Omni University has a great reputation and Humana University has not any reputation at all. Humana University's studies methods are not standard; thus, the student does not want to enroll in Humana University. Even if, Humana University initiate and actively prompt online degree programs there is no guaranteed enrollment of student will increase and they will be able to solve the budget deficits problem. Hence, the original argument of the president does not hold water.
In addition, Are the dorm and classrooms expenditures the only problem of budget deficit? The president presumes that expenditures of dorm and classrooms are the only problem of the budget deficit. But president failed to provide any justification for those expenditures. It is possible that the dorm and classrooms expenditures are not the only problems for the budget deficit, there could be more problems for the deficit of the budget. Nonetheless, the author did not present any systematic research study that can help to identify the problem of the budget deficit. Thus, the author's argument is not fully persuasive.
In conclusion, as it stands now is considerably flawed due to its relation to several unwarranted assumptions. If the author can provide more evidence (perhaps a systematic research study) then it will be possible to evaluate the viability fully.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, hence, however, if, nonetheless, so, then, thus, in addition, in conclusion
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 19.6327345309 71% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 11.1786427146 98% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 14.0 28.8173652695 49% => OK
Preposition: 22.0 55.5748502994 40% => More preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 12.0 16.3942115768 73% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1563.0 2260.96107784 69% => OK
No of words: 282.0 441.139720559 64% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.54255319149 5.12650576532 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.09790868904 4.56307096286 90% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94541705292 2.78398813304 106% => OK
Unique words: 138.0 204.123752495 68% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.489361702128 0.468620217663 104% => OK
syllable_count: 512.1 705.55239521 73% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.59920159681 113% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 4.96107784431 40% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 19.7664670659 81% => 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: 17.0 22.8473053892 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 39.4064854275 57.8364921388 68% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.6875 119.503703932 82% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.625 23.324526521 76% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.4375 5.70786347227 95% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => 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: 0.213297255621 0.218282227539 98% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.07809300082 0.0743258471296 105% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.097830852928 0.0701772020484 139% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.138762106418 0.128457276422 108% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.134335618987 0.0628817314937 214% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.
automated_readability_index: 13.5 14.3799401198 94% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 37.3 48.3550499002 77% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.197005988 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.56 12.5979740519 116% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.62 8.32208582834 104% => OK
difficult_words: 74.0 98.500998004 75% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 12.3882235529 89% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.1389221557 79% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
Note: 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.
Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 8 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 16 15
No. of Words: 282 350
No. of Characters: 1522 1500
No. of Different Words: 131 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.098 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.397 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.872 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 126 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 97 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 74 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 44 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 17.625 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.48 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.75 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.352 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.564 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.106 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5