The following is a recommendation from the personnel director to the president of Acme Publishing Company Many other companies have recently stated that having their employees take the Easy Read Speed Reading Course has greatly improved productivity One g

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The following is a recommendation from the personnel director to the president of Acme Publishing Company.
"Many other companies have recently stated that having their employees take the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course has greatly improved productivity. One graduate of the course was able to read a 500-page report in only two hours; another graduate rose from an assistant manager to vice president of the company in under a year. Obviously, the faster you can read, the more information you can absorb in a single workday. Moreover, Easy Read would cost Acme only $500 per employee — a small price to pay when you consider the benefits. Included in this fee is a three-week seminar in Spruce City and a lifelong subscription to the Easy Read newsletter. Clearly, to improve productivity, Acme should require all of our employees to take the Easy Read course."

Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the advice and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the advice.

In this passage, the author recommends to require every employee of Acme to participate the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course, because it could inevitably increase the productivity of the company. To support his/her claim, the author cites other companies' feedback, the seemingly lower cost per employee and additional subscription benefits. Quite reasonable though such recommendation appears at first glance, there exists several questions regarding his/her line of reasoning that requires further analysis. Thus, the author's conclusion could end up being pretty compelling or invalid in the end, depending on the answers to the questions.

To start off, the author's reasoning heavily relies on whether such training actually increase employee's productivity for referred companies, a question that is not yet answered. It is likely that quicker reading speed and promotion for graduates might not necessarily result from such training, because specific graduate might have already possessed excellent skills for reading or necessary qualities for promotion. Without additional information to evaluate qualities of respondents in referred companies, it is of equal probability that their excellent performance actually have nothing to do with such training. Such phenomenon could seriously challenge reported result by other companies and render his/her claim much less advisable. On the contrary, any valid proof that both of respondents are previously incapable of English reading or little probabilities for further promotion could strengthen his/her viewpoint.

Granted that effectiveness of such training for other companies and given the fact about cost and benefits for the said effect of such training, whether Acme is worth to do such program needs a second look. Behind the author's reasoning lie two critical implications. The first one is that $500 per employee could really cause little financial burden for Acme. The probability that this company might have huge branches and a spate of employees must be considered and addressed. Yet, if the author could unequivocally demonstrate that Acme don't have so many employees and the total financial cost is still acceptable, his/her viewpoint will gain more weights.

Furthermore, the second implication is that the three-week seminar ins Spruce City and a lifelong subscription could benefit for employees quite a lot. While people in Acme might enjoy such seminar or eager to pursue with reading, the probability that they are so lethargic for further study could not be excluded in advance. If they are almost exhausted during work so that no more time could be reserved for such additional beneficial provision. Thus, we have no clues whether such additional providing for course actually work as we expected. If not, such so-said benefits could become little more than insignificant gains for employees and just lead to extra cost for the company.

Last but not least, while we can acknowledge for a moment that all of answers to aforementioned questions support the author's viewpoint, it remains to be seen whether all of different employees are suitable for such training. Other factors, such as distinction of their professional position, additional perception for new skills, as well as their enthusiasm for learning English, could readily compete with the one alleged in the argument. If their career don not require them to possess better English reading, or they don't have basic English language foundation, or they even disgust with further reading in spare time, the author's suggestion could be more likely to be in vain for his/her sake.

In summary, while other companies might emphasize benefits of such provided course, this is a conclusion that we cannot derive from the information available in the argument. Furthermore, even if such increasing productivity is true, advantages of improving employee's reading efficiency and additional benefits for them is still built upon implications, which are open to different probabilities. Only after the aforementioned questions are adequately addressed can we sufficiently evaluate such recommendation and reach a logically sound conclusion.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 29, Rule ID: ADMIT_ENJOY_VB[1]
Message: This verb is used with the gerund form: 'recommends requiring'.
Suggestion: recommends requiring
In this passage, the author recommends to require every employee of Acme to participate t...
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Line 1, column 124, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...pate the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course, because it could inevitably increase the...
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Line 1, column 245, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[2]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'companies'' or 'company's'?
Suggestion: companies'; company's
...t his/her claim, the author cites other companies feedback, the seemingly lower cost per ...
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Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...at requires further analysis. Thus, the authors conclusion could end up being pretty co...
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...nd up being pretty compelling or invalid in the end, depending on the answers to ...
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...ees productivity for referred companies, a question that is not yet answered. It ...
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Suggestion: don't
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...gust with further reading in spare time, the authors suggestion could be more lik...
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Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
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Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
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...iciency and additional benefits for them is still built upon implications, which ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, furthermore, if, look, really, regarding, second, so, still, then, thus, well, while, in summary, such as, as well as, on the contrary

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.6327345309 117% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 22.0 12.9520958084 170% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 11.1786427146 179% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 48.0 28.8173652695 167% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 60.0 55.5748502994 108% => OK
Nominalization: 20.0 16.3942115768 122% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3543.0 2260.96107784 157% => OK
No of words: 633.0 441.139720559 143% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.5971563981 5.12650576532 109% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.01592376844 4.56307096286 110% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.96684819813 2.78398813304 107% => OK
Unique words: 309.0 204.123752495 151% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.488151658768 0.468620217663 104% => OK
syllable_count: 1072.8 705.55239521 152% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 11.0 2.70958083832 406% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.22255489022 166% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 25.0 19.7664670659 126% => OK
Sentence length: 25.0 22.8473053892 109% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.1147628073 57.8364921388 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 141.72 119.503703932 119% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.32 23.324526521 109% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.24 5.70786347227 109% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 12.0 5.25449101796 228% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 8.20758483034 195% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.67664670659 21% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.186913329369 0.218282227539 86% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0608394090151 0.0743258471296 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0509748418448 0.0701772020484 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.116658717621 0.128457276422 91% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.04128411869 0.0628817314937 66% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.6 14.3799401198 122% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 37.64 48.3550499002 78% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 12.197005988 116% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.5 12.5979740519 123% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.79 8.32208582834 106% => OK
difficult_words: 157.0 98.500998004 159% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.0 11.1389221557 108% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Write the essay in 30 minutes.

Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.

Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 29, Rule ID: ADMIT_ENJOY_VB[1]
Message: This verb is used with the gerund form: 'recommends requiring'.
Suggestion: recommends requiring
In this passage, the author recommends to require every employee of Acme to participate t...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 1, column 124, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...pate the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course, because it could inevitably increase the...
^^
Line 1, column 245, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[2]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'companies'' or 'company's'?
Suggestion: companies'; company's
...t his/her claim, the author cites other companies feedback, the seemingly lower cost per ...
^^^^^^^^^
Line 1, column 519, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...at requires further analysis. Thus, the authors conclusion could end up being pretty co...
^^^^^^^
Line 1, column 585, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...nd up being pretty compelling or invalid in the end, depending on the answers to ...
^^
Line 3, column 141, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...ees productivity for referred companies, a question that is not yet answered. It ...
^^
Line 5, column 538, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
...uld unequivocally demonstrate that Acme dont have so many employees and the total fi...
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Line 9, column 119, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[2]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...to aforementioned questions support the authors viewpoint, it remains to be seen whethe...
^^^^^^^
Line 9, column 522, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
...possess better English reading, or they dont have basic English language foundation,...
^^^^
Line 9, column 623, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...gust with further reading in spare time, the authors suggestion could be more lik...
^^
Line 9, column 629, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...ith further reading in spare time, the authors suggestion could be more likely to be i...
^^^^^^^
Line 11, column 320, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...iciency and additional benefits for them is still built upon implications, which ...
^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, furthermore, if, look, really, regarding, second, so, still, then, thus, well, while, in summary, such as, as well as, on the contrary

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.6327345309 117% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 22.0 12.9520958084 170% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 11.1786427146 179% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 48.0 28.8173652695 167% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 60.0 55.5748502994 108% => OK
Nominalization: 20.0 16.3942115768 122% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3543.0 2260.96107784 157% => OK
No of words: 633.0 441.139720559 143% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.5971563981 5.12650576532 109% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.01592376844 4.56307096286 110% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.96684819813 2.78398813304 107% => OK
Unique words: 309.0 204.123752495 151% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.488151658768 0.468620217663 104% => OK
syllable_count: 1072.8 705.55239521 152% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59920159681 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 11.0 2.70958083832 406% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.22255489022 166% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 25.0 19.7664670659 126% => OK
Sentence length: 25.0 22.8473053892 109% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.1147628073 57.8364921388 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 141.72 119.503703932 119% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.32 23.324526521 109% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.24 5.70786347227 109% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 12.0 5.25449101796 228% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 8.20758483034 195% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.67664670659 21% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.186913329369 0.218282227539 86% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0608394090151 0.0743258471296 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0509748418448 0.0701772020484 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.116658717621 0.128457276422 91% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.04128411869 0.0628817314937 66% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.6 14.3799401198 122% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 37.64 48.3550499002 78% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 12.197005988 116% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.5 12.5979740519 123% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.79 8.32208582834 106% => OK
difficult_words: 157.0 98.500998004 159% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.0 11.1389221557 108% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Write the essay in 30 minutes.

Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.