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, Acme would benefit greatly by requiring all of our employees to take the Easy Read course."
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 president of Acme publishing company is recommending that all its employees take the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course to improve their productivity. However, his argument is rife with holes and assumptions that weaken it. Specific evidence is needed to bolster his claims regarding the reading course.
To begin with, the president makes the claim that other companies have greatly improved their productivity due to this course. But this statement is too vague and does not supply enough evidence to make it true. For instance, there needs to be quantifiable data on how much productivity has increased percentage wise. Also, what type of companies is he referring to? If it’s a company that manufactures goods instead of a publishing company, well one can make the connection right away that reading have little to no effect on their productivity increase.
Furthermore, the president cites two employees as an exemplar of what the course can provide. He mentions that one worker was able to read a 500 pg report but does not provide information if that report was solely composed of characters or was mostly images like graphs and pie charts. Again, this would severely weaken the impact of reading a 500 pg report. Also, was this report able to increase productivity in one way or another? If not, then his recommendation will not hold water regarding productivity. Additionally, he uses a second employee as an example of climbing the career latter by just being able to read fast. Can it be that in supplement to this reading course that employee was also completing a university degree? He mentions that he was able to achieve being vice president of the company a position that rarely happens without higher education.
Lastly, the price of $500 must be quantified and presented through the accounting department to make the statement that “it’s a small price to pay” because this number can increase exponentially putting the company at a deficit. Finally, do all employees have to enroll in this course? There’’s no evidence that floor workers such as janitors will see any benefits from this class. Perhaps, those $500 can be used to increase worker safety, better equipment, or better pay. Usually, all these lead to better employee retention and satisfaction ultimately increasing productivity
All in all, a more educated work force leads to better production. However, the president of Acme publishing Company has not provided enough evidence to sway the board in funding his recommendation. As it stands his argument is flawed without evidence and therefore not persuasive implement this course.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, furthermore, however, if, lastly, regarding, second, so, then, therefore, well, for instance, such as, to begin with

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.6327345309 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 11.1786427146 98% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 44.0 28.8173652695 153% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 49.0 55.5748502994 88% => OK
Nominalization: 23.0 16.3942115768 140% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2206.0 2260.96107784 98% => OK
No of words: 425.0 441.139720559 96% => OK
Chars per words: 5.19058823529 5.12650576532 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.54043259262 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.90926309651 2.78398813304 104% => OK
Unique words: 228.0 204.123752495 112% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.536470588235 0.468620217663 114% => OK
syllable_count: 687.6 705.55239521 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 6.0 8.76447105788 68% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 4.22255489022 24% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 19.7664670659 116% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 46.2365496714 57.8364921388 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.9130434783 119.503703932 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.4782608696 23.324526521 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.91304347826 5.70786347227 104% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.20758483034 122% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 6.88822355289 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.67664670659 192% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.31497302487 0.218282227539 144% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0920181636442 0.0743258471296 124% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.116065785492 0.0701772020484 165% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.182889806581 0.128457276422 142% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.103312029238 0.0628817314937 164% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.3 14.3799401198 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.3550499002 110% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.82 12.5979740519 102% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.21 8.32208582834 99% => OK
difficult_words: 99.0 98.500998004 101% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
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: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 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.

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, furthermore, however, if, lastly, regarding, second, so, then, therefore, well, for instance, such as, to begin with

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.6327345309 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 11.1786427146 98% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 44.0 28.8173652695 153% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 49.0 55.5748502994 88% => OK
Nominalization: 23.0 16.3942115768 140% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2206.0 2260.96107784 98% => OK
No of words: 425.0 441.139720559 96% => OK
Chars per words: 5.19058823529 5.12650576532 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.54043259262 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.90926309651 2.78398813304 104% => OK
Unique words: 228.0 204.123752495 112% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.536470588235 0.468620217663 114% => OK
syllable_count: 687.6 705.55239521 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 6.0 8.76447105788 68% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 4.22255489022 24% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 19.7664670659 116% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 46.2365496714 57.8364921388 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.9130434783 119.503703932 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.4782608696 23.324526521 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.91304347826 5.70786347227 104% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.20758483034 122% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 6.88822355289 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.67664670659 192% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.31497302487 0.218282227539 144% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0920181636442 0.0743258471296 124% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.116065785492 0.0701772020484 165% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.182889806581 0.128457276422 142% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.103312029238 0.0628817314937 164% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.3 14.3799401198 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.3550499002 110% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.82 12.5979740519 102% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.21 8.32208582834 99% => OK
difficult_words: 99.0 98.500998004 101% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
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: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 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.