Over the past year our late night news program has devoted increasingly more time to covering national news and less time to covering weather and local news During the same time period most of the complaints we received from viewers were concerned with th

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Over the past year, our late-night news program has devoted increasingly more time to covering national news and less time to covering weather and local news. During the same time period, most of the complaints we received from viewers were concerned with the station’s coverage of weather and local news. In addition, several local businesses that used to run advertisements during our late-night news program have just cancelled their advertising contracts with us. Therefore, in order to attract more viewers to our news programs and to avoid losing any further advertising revenues, we should expand the coverage of weather and local news on all our news programs

The following assumption is flawed in many aspects. The primary one being the number of compalints the station coverage has received on weather and local news - the language is vague, it is not explicitly mentioned what excatly their complaint is about and "how many" complaints have they received. Hence, the assumption is flawed.

As mentioned earlier, the nature of the complaint is not clearly, are the viewers not satisfied with the content of the weather or local news or are they disappointed just because the duration of the news on weather and local subjects has reduced. The assumption is rife with holes, it does not state how many complaints have they received about their "issue" - are they just a small number of people out of the large populace?

The argument is based on the late-night news but the arguer has not clearly mentioned about the timing of the program. Most of the viewers would watch it not more than 10 PM (considering, people have to go work, offices, get their children ready for the schools early on the morning), then at what time the show is telecast? Is it 11 or 12 PM, when they would be hardly any viewers to watch the show? The argument is not sufficient to provide these minor details.

Additonally, the assumption says that the local business that used to advertise with the late-night news program has canceled their advertising contracts - again this is a generic statement, why have the local business have canceled their advertisment, is it because the business itself is not generating much revenue and therefore they had to cut short their expenses on advertisment or was it because the "contract disagreements" between the local business companies and the broadcast company (television station). It could be true that maybe for the reason that now since broadcasting channels are devoting more time on national news, speific regional people couldn't connect with it and hence the broadcasting channels are losing their viewers and hence the local business are cutting ties with the broadcasting channels but we don't know. The reasons are not explicitly mentioned. Had the author has made these assumptions with some evidence then one might have the direction to address the shortcomings as stated in the argument.

If we were to consider national news instead of local news or weather updates, has the television station made it fair with relevant content that is broadcasted. Today we see many television station do focus on national news instead of local news to get more numbers of viewers but at the same time they lose them because the news content is not relevant or engaging or it is just a "debate hour" - where everybody is trying to make their point (or, just speak loudly or literally shouting) to prove their points. If we consider this aspect of the argument, it clearly falls apart.

Instead of making assumptions on the argument, the television station should reach out to their customers/viewers to understand their preferences whether it could be the local news, weather updates or it could be the relevant national news content.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 387, Rule ID: SMALL_NUMBER_OF[1]
Message: Specify a number, remove phrase, use 'a few', or use 'some'
Suggestion: a few; some
...their 'issue' - are they just a small number of people out of the large populace? Th...
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Line 7, column 671, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: couldn't
... national news, speific regional people couldnt connect with it and hence the broadcast...
^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 840, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
...s with the broadcasting channels but we dont know. The reasons are not explicitly me...
^^^^
Line 9, column 382, Rule ID: EN_A_VS_AN
Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
Suggestion: an
... not relevant or engaging or it is just a 'debate hour' - where everybo...
^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, hence, if, may, so, then, therefore

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 32.0 19.6327345309 163% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 11.1786427146 179% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 46.0 28.8173652695 160% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 51.0 55.5748502994 92% => OK
Nominalization: 20.0 16.3942115768 122% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2623.0 2260.96107784 116% => OK
No of words: 516.0 441.139720559 117% => OK
Chars per words: 5.08333333333 5.12650576532 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.76609204519 4.56307096286 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.85313009366 2.78398813304 102% => OK
Unique words: 230.0 204.123752495 113% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.445736434109 0.468620217663 95% => OK
syllable_count: 792.9 705.55239521 112% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 4.96107784431 81% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
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: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 30.0 22.8473053892 131% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 129.985865614 57.8364921388 225% => The lengths of sentences changed so frequently.
Chars per sentence: 154.294117647 119.503703932 129% => OK
Words per sentence: 30.3529411765 23.324526521 130% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.35294117647 5.70786347227 41% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.20758483034 49% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 6.88822355289 131% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.291374544322 0.218282227539 133% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0957491135637 0.0743258471296 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0901275231385 0.0701772020484 128% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.164235699947 0.128457276422 128% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0509960051163 0.0628817314937 81% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.7 14.3799401198 123% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.49 48.3550499002 102% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.197005988 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.78 12.5979740519 101% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.18 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 100.0 98.500998004 102% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 12.3882235529 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.0 11.1389221557 126% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.9071856287 118% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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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 3, column 387, Rule ID: SMALL_NUMBER_OF[1]
Message: Specify a number, remove phrase, use 'a few', or use 'some'
Suggestion: a few; some
...their 'issue' - are they just a small number of people out of the large populace? Th...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 671, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: couldn't
... national news, speific regional people couldnt connect with it and hence the broadcast...
^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 840, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
...s with the broadcasting channels but we dont know. The reasons are not explicitly me...
^^^^
Line 9, column 382, Rule ID: EN_A_VS_AN
Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
Suggestion: an
... not relevant or engaging or it is just a 'debate hour' - where everybo...
^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, hence, if, may, so, then, therefore

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 32.0 19.6327345309 163% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.9520958084 54% => OK
Conjunction : 20.0 11.1786427146 179% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 46.0 28.8173652695 160% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 51.0 55.5748502994 92% => OK
Nominalization: 20.0 16.3942115768 122% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2623.0 2260.96107784 116% => OK
No of words: 516.0 441.139720559 117% => OK
Chars per words: 5.08333333333 5.12650576532 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.76609204519 4.56307096286 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.85313009366 2.78398813304 102% => OK
Unique words: 230.0 204.123752495 113% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.445736434109 0.468620217663 95% => OK
syllable_count: 792.9 705.55239521 112% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 4.96107784431 81% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.76447105788 114% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
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: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 30.0 22.8473053892 131% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 129.985865614 57.8364921388 225% => The lengths of sentences changed so frequently.
Chars per sentence: 154.294117647 119.503703932 129% => OK
Words per sentence: 30.3529411765 23.324526521 130% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.35294117647 5.70786347227 41% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 8.20758483034 49% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 6.88822355289 131% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.291374544322 0.218282227539 133% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0957491135637 0.0743258471296 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0901275231385 0.0701772020484 128% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.164235699947 0.128457276422 128% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0509960051163 0.0628817314937 81% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.7 14.3799401198 123% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.49 48.3550499002 102% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.197005988 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.78 12.5979740519 101% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.18 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 100.0 98.500998004 102% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 12.3882235529 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.0 11.1389221557 126% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.9071856287 118% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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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.