The following is a recommendation from the business manager of Monarch Books."Since its opening in Collegeville twenty years ago, Monarch Books has developed a large customer base due to its reader-friendly atmosphere and wide selection of books on a

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The following is a recommendation from the business manager of Monarch Books.

"Since its opening in Collegeville twenty years ago, Monarch Books has developed a large customer base due to its reader-friendly atmosphere and wide selection of books on all subjects. Last month, Book and Bean, a combination bookstore and coffee shop, announced its intention to open a Collegeville store. Monarch Books should open its own in-store café in the space currently devoted to children's books. Given recent national census data indicating a significant decline in the percentage of the population under age ten, sales of children's books are likely to decline. By replacing its children's books section with a café, Monarch Books can increase profits and ward off competition from Book and Bean."

Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.

The argument states that, Monarch Books should open its own in-store café in the space currently devoted to children's books so that it can increase profits and can compete with Book and Bean, a combination bookstore and coffee shop, who announced its intention to open a Collegeville store, the same place where monarch book is located. However, the given reasoning of an argument is not entirely logically convincing, since it ignores certain crucial assumptions.

Primarily, The author completely ignores the fact that monarch book is twenty years old and is well established. Whereas, the book and bean a new bookstore and cafe is not yet started as well as we don’t know whether combining the bookstore with coffee shop can be a better option or not, author has not given any evidence that combining the bookstore with a coffee shop can increase the sail. Also it is true that book and bean just announced its intention to open a shop and from this we can not say anything about its success particularly in the area where the very old and popular bookstore is already there'

Secondly, The author is making an huge assumption based upon the national data that percentage of the population under age ten is significant decline. Again It is a national data and may or may not be true for the place like Collegeville. It may possible that the Collegeville has more no. of children than the any other part of the nation or It may also possible that the children in Collegeville are reading much more than other children does. so Author has be very specific regarding the survey and data which is being used for making any conclusion.

Thus, the argument is not completely sound. The evidences given in support of the conclusion that children's books section should be replace with cafe does little to improve that conclusion, Since it does not address the assumption already stated. Ultimately the argument might have been strengthen if the author could have shown that combining the bookstore with cafe increases the profit as well as popularity, that the no. of children in Collegeville is also decreasing significantly and people of Collegeville also want such type of change in the bookstore.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 400, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA[1]
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Also,
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Message: Use 'a' instead of 'an' if the following word doesn't start with a vowel sound, e.g. 'a sentence', 'a university'
Suggestion: a
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Suggestion: So
...ing much more than other children does. so Author has be very specific regarding t...
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Suggestion: been
...than other children does. so Author has be very specific regarding the survey and ...
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Message: Did you mean 'replaced'?
Suggestion: replaced
... that childrens books section should be replace with cafe does little to improve that c...
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Message: Consider using a past participle here: 'strengthened'.
Suggestion: strengthened
...Ultimately the argument might have been strengthen if the author could have shown that com...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, however, if, may, regarding, second, secondly, so, then, thus, well, whereas, as well as, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.6327345309 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 12.9520958084 100% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 11.1786427146 143% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 13.6137724551 118% => OK
Pronoun: 26.0 28.8173652695 90% => OK
Preposition: 32.0 55.5748502994 58% => More preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 12.0 16.3942115768 73% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1847.0 2260.96107784 82% => OK
No of words: 372.0 441.139720559 84% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.96505376344 5.12650576532 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.39173103935 4.56307096286 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.72033979195 2.78398813304 98% => OK
Unique words: 175.0 204.123752495 86% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.470430107527 0.468620217663 100% => OK
syllable_count: 580.5 705.55239521 82% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 4.96107784431 40% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 2.70958083832 74% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 19.7664670659 66% => 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: 28.0 22.8473053892 123% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 100.542846117 57.8364921388 174% => OK
Chars per sentence: 142.076923077 119.503703932 119% => OK
Words per sentence: 28.6153846154 23.324526521 123% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.15384615385 5.70786347227 143% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 6.0 5.25449101796 114% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 8.20758483034 85% => 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: 0.17916840029 0.218282227539 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0590456500394 0.0743258471296 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0766917230082 0.0701772020484 109% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.115829107373 0.128457276422 90% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0848844868759 0.0628817314937 135% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.3 14.3799401198 113% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 43.06 48.3550499002 89% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 12.197005988 116% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.14 12.5979740519 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.08 8.32208582834 97% => OK
difficult_words: 72.0 98.500998004 73% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 14.5 12.3882235529 117% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.2 11.1389221557 119% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.9071856287 126% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 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: 11 15
No. of Words: 373 350
No. of Characters: 1795 1500
No. of Different Words: 176 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.395 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.812 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.661 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 118 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 95 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 69 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 49 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 33.909 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 17.149 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.909 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.373 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.613 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.097 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5