In surveys Mason City residents rank water sports (swimming, boating, and fishing) among their favorite recreational activities. The Mason River flowing through the city is rarely used for these pursuits, however, and the city park department devotes litt

Essay topics: In surveys Mason City residents rank water sports (swimming, boating, and fishing) among their favorite recreational activities. The Mason River flowing through the city is rarely used for these pursuits, however, and the city park department devotes little of its budget to maintaining riverside recreational facilities. For years there have been complaints from residents about the quality of the river's water and the river's smell. In response, the state has recently announced plans to clean up Mason River. Use of the river for water sports is, therefore, sure to increase. The city government should for that reason devote more money in this year's budget to riverside recreational facilities.

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.

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The plan for cleaning the Mason river and alloting more money from the year's budget devoted for the plan to increase the riverside recreational facilities is a big and bold movement. The city governments plan and thoughts are in the right directions yet, I would say there should be more data before any of the plans are finalised.

The survey which gives data as to Mason City residents favorite recreational activities to be water sports is an excellent data. Though it might have some deficinences like what year did they collect the data or which group of residents did the survey focus on. The survey could be very old when there was less pollution and residents and the water was more cleaner. It could be also possible the group the survey included were priviledged people with their own private river side and they use it more often. With the collection of more detailed collection and subgroups the data of the recreational activities becomes more reliable.

The precision in the survey about where the residents like to do their favorite recreational activities like water sports also matters. The Mason river might be small and not big and wide enough for the all. Hence, alloting a big budget amount to a river which would not be used even after cleaning would be a waste of resource, time and money. Cleaning might not bring in an increase of river sports in this case. Additional information is neccessary before any action is taken.

The complaints about the Mason river's water quality and smell is a geniue concern from the residents. There is no data data provided why the residents want to address that matter. It could be for myraid of other reasons than using it for water recreational activities. It might be a bad sight of how polluted the river might be. So, details might be taken for how the river became the present condition. Is there any illegal dumping or recent change that affected. Unless the root cause of the bad water qualityis not addressed the use of budget to clean would go waste.

The plan to clean the Mason River is very initiative in the part of the city government of Mason City to improve the water quality and make it beautiful for water recreational activities. Since more data on the river usage and the residents preference on their water recreational activities is needed before taking a big step.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 199, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'governments'' or 'government's'?
Suggestion: governments'; government's
...es is a big and bold movement. The city governments plan and thoughts are in the right dire...
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Line 3, column 1, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...ore any of the plans are finalised. The survey which gives data as to Mason Cit...
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Line 3, column 354, Rule ID: MOST_COMPARATIVE[2]
Message: Use only 'cleaner' (without 'more') when you use the comparative.
Suggestion: cleaner
...llution and residents and the water was more cleaner. It could be also possible the group th...
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Line 3, column 470, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...riviledged people with their own private river side and they use it more often. ...
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Line 3, column 482, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...eople with their own private river side and they use it more often. With the col...
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Line 7, column 121, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a word
Suggestion: data
...concern from the residents. There is no data data provided why the residents want to addr...
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Line 7, column 472, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “Unless” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
...dumping or recent change that affected. Unless the root cause of the bad water quality...
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Line 9, column 232, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'residents'' or 'resident's'?
Suggestion: residents'; resident's
...ce more data on the river usage and the residents preference on their water recreational ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, hence, if, so, as to

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 25.0 19.6327345309 127% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.9520958084 108% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 11.1786427146 143% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 13.6137724551 51% => OK
Pronoun: 16.0 28.8173652695 56% => OK
Preposition: 43.0 55.5748502994 77% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalization wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1967.0 2260.96107784 87% => OK
No of words: 407.0 441.139720559 92% => OK
Chars per words: 4.83292383292 5.12650576532 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.49157444576 4.56307096286 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.57650888967 2.78398813304 93% => OK
Unique words: 182.0 204.123752495 89% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.447174447174 0.468620217663 95% => OK
syllable_count: 630.0 705.55239521 89% => 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
Interrogative: 0.0 0.471057884232 0% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.70958083832 111% => 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: 21.0 19.7664670659 106% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 22.8473053892 83% => OK
Sentence length SD: 38.3953653666 57.8364921388 66% => OK
Chars per sentence: 93.6666666667 119.503703932 78% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.380952381 23.324526521 83% => OK
Discourse Markers: 1.2380952381 5.70786347227 22% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 8.0 5.25449101796 152% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 8.20758483034 85% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.67664670659 171% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.280432201083 0.218282227539 128% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0903187937984 0.0743258471296 122% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0853151045146 0.0701772020484 122% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.185161391254 0.128457276422 144% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0738101666694 0.0628817314937 117% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.0 14.3799401198 76% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 48.3550499002 125% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 12.197005988 78% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.73 12.5979740519 85% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.37 8.32208582834 89% => OK
difficult_words: 72.0 98.500998004 73% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 14.0 12.3882235529 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.1389221557 86% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => OK

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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6 -- The score is based on the average performance of 20,000 argument essays. This e-grader is not smart enough to check on arguments.
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