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 bu

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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.

The Mayor concluded that to improve Honeywell’s economy, Honeywell should take similar actions Ocean view took two years ago. Looking at this conclusion at first glance, it looks tenable. However, proper assessment of the memo shows that there are unstated assumptions which makes the conclusion flawed.

Firstly, the mayor assumed that the increment in tourism, tax revenue and new businesses opened at Ocean View was because of the newly built golf course and resort hotel. However, these development in ocean view might be as a result of other policies that were taken. Ocean view might now have safer security, which has encouraged entrepreneur to develop their businesses, also, new recreation site might be the reason in the increment of tourism not necessarily the golf course and resort. Therefore, the assumption that the increment in tourism, tax revenue and new businesses opened at ocean was because of the newly built golf course and resort hotel is unwarranted. Which makes the conclusion unjustifiable.

Secondly, the mayor assumed that the 30 percent increment in tax revenue is a large amount. Whereas the 30 percent increase might be little or negligible. For instance, if the initial revenue was $100, that means 30 percent increase is $130 which is a negligible increase in the revenue. Which makes the assumption unwarranted. The mayor must provide the precise information about the increment of ocean view. Also, it is possible that the geographical location of Honeywell might not bring more tourist to the town no matter what Honeywell does. For instance, Honeywell might have more rainfall that sunshine which will discourage tourists from coming to the town.

Conclusively, without the mayor providing enough evidences for these unwarranted assumptions, the conclusion of the mayor is flawed.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 181, Rule ID: THIS_NNS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'this development' or 'these developments'?
Suggestion: this development; these developments
... golf course and resort hotel. However, these development in ocean view might be as a result of o...
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Line 3, column 672, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “Which” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
...course and resort hotel is unwarranted. Which makes the conclusion unjustifiable. ...
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Line 5, column 285, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “Which” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
...s a negligible increase in the revenue. Which makes the assumption unwarranted. The m...
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Line 5, column 663, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...urage tourists from coming to the town. Conclusively, without the mayor providin...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, firstly, however, if, look, may, second, secondly, so, therefore, well, whereas, for instance, as a result

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 19.6327345309 71% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 11.1786427146 54% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 15.0 28.8173652695 52% => OK
Preposition: 25.0 55.5748502994 45% => More preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 14.0 16.3942115768 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1544.0 2260.96107784 68% => OK
No of words: 287.0 441.139720559 65% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.37979094077 5.12650576532 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.11595363751 4.56307096286 90% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.82198561508 2.78398813304 101% => OK
Unique words: 145.0 204.123752495 71% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.505226480836 0.468620217663 108% => OK
syllable_count: 468.0 705.55239521 66% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 4.96107784431 81% => OK
Article: 6.0 8.76447105788 68% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 4.22255489022 24% => 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: 49.1667681849 57.8364921388 85% => OK
Chars per sentence: 96.5 119.503703932 81% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.9375 23.324526521 77% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.4375 5.70786347227 130% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 8.20758483034 61% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 6.88822355289 15% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 10.0 4.67664670659 214% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.271396192514 0.218282227539 124% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0827434845126 0.0743258471296 111% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0907972335313 0.0701772020484 129% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.138968352678 0.128457276422 108% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0913762419164 0.0628817314937 145% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.9 14.3799401198 90% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 54.22 48.3550499002 112% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 12.197005988 81% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.63 12.5979740519 108% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.44 8.32208582834 101% => OK
difficult_words: 72.0 98.500998004 73% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 12.3882235529 69% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.1389221557 79% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => 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: 2.5 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 16 15
No. of Words: 287 350
No. of Characters: 1493 1500
No. of Different Words: 143 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.116 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.202 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.664 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 106 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 86 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 55 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 41 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 17.938 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.212 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.688 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.36 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.541 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.091 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5