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 offeredby nearby Omni University increased by 50 percent. During the same year, Omnishowed a signif

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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.

In the portion of the memorandum provided by the president of Humana university, a budgetary comparison between humana university and omni university is presented. According to the president, online degree programs at nearby omni university increased by 50 percent in tandem with a decrease in dormitory and classroom expenditures, whereas at Humana university, enrollment has stagnated. The conclusion offered by the president then is that the budget can be made solvent by promoting online degree programs like omni university. In developing this conclusion the author, president of Humana University, makes several unfounded assumptions and derives erroneous and unfounded conclusions.

First, there is a lack of quantitative data on the online degree program enrollments at omni university. it is known that online enrollment has increased by 50 percent, but no raw data is offered to substantiate the inclusion of this figure and its interpretation. For example, it may be that there were 10 students enrolled in omni online programs prior to last year and that increased by five students, resulting in fifteen. Depending on the total capacity of the university, this may be an insignificant increase. More data are needed to ascertain the success of online degree programs offered by omni university.

Second, it is unknown if there are curricular differences in the programs offered by omni university and humana university. if the programs offered by humana university are best suited for physical environments, and omni university's programs are more diverse and versatile, then a comparison between the success of their online programs is not conducive. More information about the nature of and differences between the universities' curricula is needed to support this claim.

Third, no information is offered to evaluate the success of extant online degree programs and advertising campaigns. information about prospective students' needs and interests are needed to support the expansion of the online degree program. Otherwise, blindly perpetuating existing programs is a substantial error and can be expected to yield undesirable results. Survey data methodologies should be recruited to explore potential shortcomings and failings in the online degree programs of humana university.

Fourth, there is a lack of causal evidence to support that omni university's expenditure decrease was from an emphasis on online degree programs. As before, quantitative data are needed to determine if this decrease represents a significant budgetary advantage. For example, it is possible that the budget of omni university is also deficient and emulating the trajectory of its budget is not beneficial to humana university.

In conclusion, there is a general lack of quantitative data to support the president of Humana university's assumptions and claims. More data are needed to establish the practicality, costs, and benefits of the online degree program expansion proposal. Specifically, the president should address existing online degree programs and their issues before seeking to emulate a competitor university's tactics. A more thorough and detailed account of Omni university's budgetary expenditure savings should be offered to support comparison. Qualitative data are needed to modify existing programs at Humana university and support the creation of new ones. if the aforementioned assumptions can be rectified with more information and the suggestions are implemented, then the president's argument can become more plausible.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, if, may, second, so, then, third, whereas, for example, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 33.0 19.6327345309 168% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 22.0 11.1786427146 197% => OK
Relative clauses : 6.0 13.6137724551 44% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 19.0 28.8173652695 66% => OK
Preposition: 73.0 55.5748502994 131% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 16.3942115768 67% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3059.0 2260.96107784 135% => OK
No of words: 528.0 441.139720559 120% => OK
Chars per words: 5.79356060606 5.12650576532 113% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.79356345386 4.56307096286 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.21272641168 2.78398813304 115% => OK
Unique words: 210.0 204.123752495 103% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.397727272727 0.468620217663 85% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1010.7 705.55239521 143% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.9 1.59920159681 119% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 4.96107784431 101% => OK
Article: 4.0 8.76447105788 46% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.67365269461 179% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 25.0 19.7664670659 126% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 22.8473053892 92% => OK
Sentence length SD: 33.0720425738 57.8364921388 57% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 122.36 119.503703932 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.12 23.324526521 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.48 5.70786347227 61% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 8.20758483034 171% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.67664670659 64% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.344293555856 0.218282227539 158% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.114926790176 0.0743258471296 155% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0697932419546 0.0701772020484 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.202950724546 0.128457276422 158% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0746009036542 0.0628817314937 119% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.4 14.3799401198 114% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 24.78 48.3550499002 51% => Flesch_reading_ease is low.
smog_index: 11.2 7.1628742515 156% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.0 12.197005988 123% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 16.3 12.5979740519 129% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.89 8.32208582834 107% => OK
difficult_words: 141.0 98.500998004 143% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 16.0 12.3882235529 129% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.1389221557 93% => OK
text_standard: 16.0 11.9071856287 134% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 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: 21 15
No. of Words: 528 350
No. of Characters: 2959 1500
No. of Different Words: 208 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.794 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.604 4.6
Word Length SD: 3.133 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 262 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 200 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 156 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 116 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 25.143 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 10.288 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.524 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.392 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.592 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.114 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 6 5