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, Acme would benefit greatly by requiring all of our employees to take the Easy Read course."
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 this argument from the personnel director to the president of Acme publishing Company, the author claims that the faster employee can read, the more information they can absorb. Moreover, the author says that it only cost small price to employee. Finally, he suggests that the company should take the Easy Read course. The argument seems to be convinced to people, but we still find out lots of logical mistakes throughout the whole article. My reasons can be substantiated by the incoming comments:
To begin with, the author says that the faster employee can read, the more information they can absorb due to the one graduate of the course who was able to read a 500-page report in only two hours. A supposition here is that this report is readily to eveyone. What if the report is arduous for some employee? Not all the employee have the same ability to read the certain report. if the report is the issue about environmental subject. It is not readily for the employee whose major is computer science.
The author claims that it only costs $500 per employee, it is a small price to people. An assumption here is that this price is worth to every employee. However, if the employee who already has an ability to read faster, he may not want to attend this course. That is to say, he will consider that this price is expensive to him, since he does not need to attend this course.
Finally, the author suggests that all the employee who work in the Acme have to take the course. Still, we need more information about this issue. Not every employee have to read lots of report. For example, if the employee who work in the department of marketing, they may not have to take this course because they do not need to read many reports.
To sum up, the author would need to provide more evidence in detail to make valid of the assumptions he mentioned.
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- As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate. 50
- The Salton Sea in California is actually a salty inland lake The level of salt in the lake s water what scientists call its salinity has been increasing steadily for years because the lake s water is evaporating faster than it is being replaced by rainfal 80
- Arctic deer live on islands in Canada's arctic regions. They search for food by moving over ice from island to island during the course of the year. Their habitat is limited to areas warm enough to sustain the plants on which they feed and cold enoug 50
Grammar and spelling errors:
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...to people, but we still find out lots of logical mistakes throughout the whole ar...
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...ame ability to read the certain report. if the report is the issue about environme...
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...ame ability to read the certain report. if the report is the issue about environme...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, however, if, may, moreover, so, still, for example, to begin with, to sum up, that is to say
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 19.6327345309 71% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.9520958084 108% => OK
Conjunction : 1.0 11.1786427146 9% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 35.0 28.8173652695 121% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 43.0 55.5748502994 77% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 16.3942115768 61% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1545.0 2260.96107784 68% => OK
No of words: 332.0 441.139720559 75% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.65361445783 5.12650576532 91% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.2685907696 4.56307096286 94% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.41211281102 2.78398813304 87% => OK
Unique words: 147.0 204.123752495 72% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.442771084337 0.468620217663 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 468.0 705.55239521 66% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.59920159681 88% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 9.0 4.96107784431 181% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.76447105788 126% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 19.7664670659 96% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 22.8473053892 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 52.8178283508 57.8364921388 91% => OK
Chars per sentence: 81.3157894737 119.503703932 68% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.4736842105 23.324526521 75% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.57894736842 5.70786347227 98% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.20758483034 49% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 6.88822355289 29% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 13.0 4.67664670659 278% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.219269135383 0.218282227539 100% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0743171932135 0.0743258471296 100% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0873300155141 0.0701772020484 124% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.118721823466 0.128457276422 92% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0909809026021 0.0628817314937 145% => OK
automated_readability_index: 9.2 14.3799401198 64% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 71.14 48.3550499002 147% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 7.6 12.197005988 62% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 9.39 12.5979740519 75% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 6.86 8.32208582834 82% => OK
difficult_words: 50.0 98.500998004 51% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 12.3882235529 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.1389221557 79% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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.
Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 19 15
No. of Words: 332 350
No. of Characters: 1479 1500
No. of Different Words: 147 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.269 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.455 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.304 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 96 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 65 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 43 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 17 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 17.474 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.068 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.632 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.35 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.557 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.163 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5