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, n

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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 discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the recommendation is likely to have the predicted result. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation.

The argument of mayor of the town of Hopewell seems plausible but meticulous analysis makes the argument specious. The argument is based on unwarranted assumptions and unsubstantiated conclusion. Following three questions must be answered in order to strengthen the argument.

Firstly, what are the causes behind the increment of the tourism in ocean view? The argument does not provide any information regarding the cause of the tourism increment and also states that new business have opened there. Might be the tourists are related to the business and not related to the golf course. This assumption weaken the argument.

Secondly, is the Ocean View's tax revenue increment by 30 percent related to the golf course? The argument does not state anything as such and may the percentage of tax levied was increased and as a result the revenue from tax also increased. The argument is based on the speculation that the golf course built two years ago resulted the rise in revenue by 30 percent but could not provide any plausible facts for the assumptions.

Finally, is the Hopewell's economy similar to the Ocean view? The mayor have compared the Hopewell's economy with the Ocean view economy without enough information regarding the similarity between them. May the Hopewell's economy is far different from that of Ocean View and building golf course and resort hotel is completely not related with Hopewell's economy.

In conclusion, the argument of the Mayor is fallacious and to strengthen the argument rigorous study must be done regarding the Ocean view's economy and Hopewell's economy. Above three questions must be mandatorily answered in order to bolster the mayor's argument instead of the unwarranted speculations.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 327, Rule ID: MASS_AGREEMENT[2]
Message: Possible agreement error - use third-person verb forms for singular and mass nouns: 'weakens'.
Suggestion: weakens
...ted to the golf course. This assumption weaken the argument. Secondly, is the Ocean ...
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Line 9, column 247, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'mayors'' or 'mayor's'?
Suggestion: mayors'; mayor's
...torily answered in order to bolster the mayors argument instead of the unwarranted spe...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, firstly, if, may, regarding, second, secondly, so, then, well, in conclusion, 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: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 11.1786427146 98% => OK
Relative clauses : 3.0 13.6137724551 22% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 5.0 28.8173652695 17% => OK
Preposition: 36.0 55.5748502994 65% => OK
Nominalization: 18.0 16.3942115768 110% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1452.0 2260.96107784 64% => OK
No of words: 276.0 441.139720559 63% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.26086956522 5.12650576532 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.07593519647 4.56307096286 89% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.77080831202 2.78398813304 100% => OK
Unique words: 127.0 204.123752495 62% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.460144927536 0.468620217663 98% => OK
syllable_count: 455.4 705.55239521 65% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 4.96107784431 20% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.76447105788 80% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 2.70958083832 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 19.7664670659 76% => 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: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 42.612674171 57.8364921388 74% => OK
Chars per sentence: 96.8 119.503703932 81% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.4 23.324526521 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.73333333333 5.70786347227 135% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.25449101796 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 1.0 8.20758483034 12% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.67664670659 128% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.23787243289 0.218282227539 109% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0847920201845 0.0743258471296 114% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0657989424332 0.0701772020484 94% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.122119563669 0.128457276422 95% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0532704079406 0.0628817314937 85% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.5 14.3799401198 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.3550499002 110% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.23 12.5979740519 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.79 8.32208582834 94% => OK
difficult_words: 57.0 98.500998004 58% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 12.3882235529 57% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.9071856287 109% => 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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