The following recommendation appeared in a memo from the mayor of the town of Hopewell Two years ago the nearby town of Ocean View built a new municipal golf course and resort hotel During the past two years tourism in Ocean View has increased new busines

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The following recommendation appeared in a memo from the mayor of the town of Hopewell.

"Two years ago, the nearby town of Ocean View built a new municipal golf course and resort hotel. During the past two years, tourism in Ocean View has increased, new businesses have opened there, and Ocean View's tax revenues have risen by 30 percent. Therefore, the best way to improve Hopewell's economy — and generate additional tax revenues — is to build a golf course and resort hotel similar to those in Ocean View."

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 recommendation appeared in a memo from the mayor of the town of Hopewell , it is stated that the building a golf course and resort hotel would improve the economic status of the city. The writer of this recommendation has come to conclusion based on previous experience in Ocean View city where the business has flourished after building a golf course and resort hotel in the city. However, the conclusion of the argument relies on assumptions for which no clear evidence has been cited.

First of all, what was the economic status of ocean view city before the establishment of the golf course and the hotel? perhaps the Hopewell's economic situation now is better than that of ocean view city even after opening the golf course and the new hotel. Moreover, the argument mentioned neither the number of the visitors to the Hopewell city nor the business situation of the Hopewell city. Perhaps the number of tourists and the economic situation in the Hopewell is on the right path and it increase gradually without the need of the new hotel or golf course. If either of the two scenarios has merit, then the conclusion drawn in the original argument is much weakened.

Second, the argument makes no mention about the weather in the Ocean view city. It is possible that the weather on the ocean view is pleasant throughout the year which makes it the perfect place to spend the holidays. Furthermore, the argument did not mention also if there is any tourism promotion campaign in ocean view which cause the increase of the tourists number. Without clear answer to this questions one is likely to believe that the argument is more a result of wishful thinking and not substantive evidence.

In conclusion, the argument is weak owing to the type of evidence. it could have been considerably strengthen if the author provided more information that could help bridge the logical gaps, and without this information the argument remains unconvincing and open to debate.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, furthermore, however, if, may, moreover, second, so, then, well, in conclusion, first of all

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 13.0 19.6327345309 66% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 12.9520958084 31% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 11.1786427146 98% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 13.6137724551 66% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 13.0 28.8173652695 45% => OK
Preposition: 46.0 55.5748502994 83% => OK
Nominalization: 23.0 16.3942115768 140% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1651.0 2260.96107784 73% => OK
No of words: 334.0 441.139720559 76% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.94311377246 5.12650576532 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.27500489853 4.56307096286 94% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.63029626734 2.78398813304 94% => OK
Unique words: 151.0 204.123752495 74% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.452095808383 0.468620217663 96% => OK
syllable_count: 513.9 705.55239521 73% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 6.0 8.76447105788 68% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.22255489022 71% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 19.7664670659 71% => 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: 23.0 22.8473053892 101% => OK
Sentence length SD: 40.2912863421 57.8364921388 70% => OK
Chars per sentence: 117.928571429 119.503703932 99% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.8571428571 23.324526521 102% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.5 5.70786347227 131% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 9.0 5.25449101796 171% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.20758483034 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 6.88822355289 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.309576853125 0.218282227539 142% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.104171066266 0.0743258471296 140% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0885523518631 0.0701772020484 126% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.161700573972 0.128457276422 126% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0997303840021 0.0628817314937 159% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.8 14.3799401198 96% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.3550499002 117% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.67 12.5979740519 93% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.9 8.32208582834 95% => OK
difficult_words: 66.0 98.500998004 67% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 14.0 12.3882235529 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.1389221557 101% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.9071856287 118% => 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: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 5 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 1 2
No. of Sentences: 12 15
No. of Words: 334 350
No. of Characters: 1607 1500
No. of Different Words: 151 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.275 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.811 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.586 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 110 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 85 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 66 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 27 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 27.833 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 9.485 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.583 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.418 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.64 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.147 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5