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 claims made by the author in the arguments seem to lack so many proofs and evidence to prove his position of statements. There ane several loop holes that definitely have to be addressed or otherwise the claims and conclusions mande by the author becomes facile. Still more potential proofs have to be submitted to agree the statements stated.

Firstly, the author is stating that Manson River flowing though the city is rarely used for the pursuits such as swimming, boating and fishing. Also, in the first statement the author is claiming that such pursuits are favorite activities of the Manson city residents. No proper relations can be drawn between statements. It may be likely that even such activities are carries out rarely, there is only one recreational activity held in the whole city and that is the water sports and hence, the have opted that sports. Since no proper proofs are provided to support the claims, the author cannot conclude that the water sports are the favorite recreational activity of the Manson city residents.

Secondly, the author is stating that a little budget of city park department is devoted for cleansing the river water which is being noisome. Here the author is not stating that the river water is being used for what all activities. It may be likely, that the river water is may be being used by the factories nearby which is utilizing the clean river water to manufacture and the byproduct of the product is let out to the river which is making the river water stink. Or it may even be likely that people would come and bask along the river side from dawn to dusk and littering around the banks which is making the river to stink. Hence, without such evidence, the conclusion that the water sports will make the river dirtier is pointless.

Furthermore in spite of claiming that water sports pursuits are rarely exercised in the city, suggesting the city government to devote more money for such activities would look more futile. Hence this conclusion where in which the author is suggesting the government is devote more money on extemporizing the water sports is not agreeable.

Thus, in total, the claims and conclusions made by the author is not at all agreeable. Still potential evidences and proofs has to be submitted to agree the positions of statement made by the author.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Still,
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Suggestion: Furthermore,
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Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Hence,
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Message: Consider using a past participle here: 'devoted'.
Suggestion: devoted
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Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Still,
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, firstly, furthermore, hence, look, may, second, secondly, so, still, thus, as to, such as, in spite of

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 36.0 19.6327345309 183% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 11.1786427146 107% => OK
Relative clauses : 19.0 13.6137724551 140% => OK
Pronoun: 18.0 28.8173652695 62% => OK
Preposition: 41.0 55.5748502994 74% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1943.0 2260.96107784 86% => OK
No of words: 399.0 441.139720559 90% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.86967418546 5.12650576532 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.46933824581 4.56307096286 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.49430982894 2.78398813304 90% => OK
Unique words: 167.0 204.123752495 82% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.418546365915 0.468620217663 89% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 608.4 705.55239521 86% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.76447105788 80% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.22255489022 95% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 19.7664670659 86% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 22.8473053892 101% => OK
Sentence length SD: 45.5879696387 57.8364921388 79% => OK
Chars per sentence: 114.294117647 119.503703932 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.4705882353 23.324526521 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.76470588235 5.70786347227 119% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 5.25449101796 95% => 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: 4.0 4.67664670659 86% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.221078464065 0.218282227539 101% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0831130927234 0.0743258471296 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0776975296987 0.0701772020484 111% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.109475383928 0.128457276422 85% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0929738426682 0.0628817314937 148% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.2 14.3799401198 92% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.3550499002 117% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.26 12.5979740519 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.47 8.32208582834 90% => OK
difficult_words: 68.0 98.500998004 69% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 12.3882235529 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.1389221557 101% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => OK
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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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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: 17 15
No. of Words: 399 350
No. of Characters: 1897 1500
No. of Different Words: 164 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.469 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.754 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.416 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 127 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 78 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 61 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 45 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 23.471 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.671 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.765 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.379 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.629 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.172 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5

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