Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archa

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Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a "Palean" basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean.

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 author of the above argument tries to establish the woven baskets have not only been made by Palean folks. The underlying basis the of the argument is that these woven baskets have also been found in Lithos which is a village across the big, deep river from Palea and the rive could not be crossed by man power.

The first challenging point is that there is not such a satisfactory prove to show that the archaeological researches are enough to find the boats. Moreover, the author has not given any information about the history of these villages. There might be destructive events such as wars, natural catastrophe, decimation and so, the boats that could be used to cross the river by Palean folks, may be gone away by such events. Furthermore, there is not ant knowledge about the materials of the boats. They could be disappeared on their own so far. For all these reasons, it may not be concluded that the boats were not existed or used.

The second point is that it is that it is not mandatory that the baskets were crossed the river via human. Such baskets were made up the material which can float. They could be in activities such as trade, barter or communication etc. So, they could have been found in Lithos.

Finally, it has been stated in the passage, the river is deep and broad, but there are very holes about the river. The author has not mentioned about the age of the river. The river might not be existed in Palea and Lithos time. So, Palean folks could have carried the baskets to Lithos region by walking. The other possibility is that, the river might be exist but it might be shallow and narrow in Palea’s and Lithos’ periods, so, the people could have swum and transferred the basket to other side of the river. The river might have been enlarged and deepen with the time by way of environmental changes or natural disasters such as flood, increasing rain fall, earthquake.

As a conclusion, it cannot be exactly said that woven baskets were not uniquely Palean. All of them are possibilities those the archaeological researches are not sufficient; the baskets were not crossed by folks and the river was not exactly same as today. The author should have provided some proofs and data to establish this argument that woven baskets were not uniquely Palean.

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...ross the big, deep river from Palea and the rive could not be crossed by man power. ...
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...ive could not be crossed by man power. The first challenging point is that ther...
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...could not be crossed by man power. The first challenging point is that there i...
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Line 2, column 74, Rule ID: PROVE_PROOF[2]
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...s that there is not such a satisfactory prove to show that the archaeological researc...
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...at the boats were not existed or used. The second point is that it is that it i...
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... they could have been found in Lithos. Finally, it has been stated in the passa...
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...ood, increasing rain fall, earthquake. As a conclusion, it cannot be exactly sa...
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...ven baskets were not uniquely Palean.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, furthermore, may, moreover, second, so, as to, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 37.0 19.6327345309 188% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 17.0 12.9520958084 131% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 11.1786427146 134% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 13.6137724551 95% => OK
Pronoun: 27.0 28.8173652695 94% => OK
Preposition: 38.0 55.5748502994 68% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 16.3942115768 37% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1901.0 2260.96107784 84% => OK
No of words: 404.0 441.139720559 92% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.70544554455 5.12650576532 92% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.48327461151 4.56307096286 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.50174309392 2.78398813304 90% => OK
Unique words: 177.0 204.123752495 87% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.438118811881 0.468620217663 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 589.5 705.55239521 84% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 4.96107784431 121% => OK
Article: 15.0 8.76447105788 171% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 4.22255489022 0% => 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% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 52.0829183657 57.8364921388 90% => OK
Chars per sentence: 90.5238095238 119.503703932 76% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.2380952381 23.324526521 82% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.85714285714 5.70786347227 68% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 8.0 5.25449101796 152% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 0.0 8.20758483034 0% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 6.88822355289 116% => OK
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: 0.213083275572 0.218282227539 98% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0759261843556 0.0743258471296 102% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0826625980336 0.0701772020484 118% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.152591475975 0.128457276422 119% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0974470794573 0.0628817314937 155% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.4 14.3799401198 72% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 48.3550499002 125% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 12.197005988 78% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.04 12.5979740519 80% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.31 8.32208582834 88% => OK
difficult_words: 70.0 98.500998004 71% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 12.3882235529 109% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.1389221557 86% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.9071856287 84% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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argument 1 -- not OK. better to say: maybe there are boats from Lithos.

argument 2 -- OK

argument 3 -- OK
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 4.0 out of 6
Category: Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 20 15
No. of Words: 404 350
No. of Characters: 1837 1500
No. of Different Words: 172 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.483 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.547 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.387 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 98 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 69 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 41 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 31 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20.2 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.801 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.65 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.339 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.557 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.093 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5