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

Essay topics: 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.

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Archaeologists in the argument recently concludes that woven baskets with particular distinctive pattern have been made not only by Palean people, also by Lithos. archaeologists come to this conclusion based on the current status of the Brim River as well as no signals of boat existence in Palean. However, before the argument can be properly evaluated, three specific evidence must be provided.

Firstly, archaeologists assume that the conditions of the Brim River has not changed by time. In other word, in the past, the Brim River was as much deep and broad as the current Brim River. However, it is possible that that river was very narrow and Palean people could easily walk cross it. As a result, Palean people could definitely bring those woven baskets to Lithos.

archaeologists must research and point out the status of the Brim River in the Palea period before going to make the conclusion.

Secondly, because of the very deep and broad river, people can only cross it by boat. However, no Palean boats have been found leads archaeologists to the conclusion that Lithos people made the baskets themselves. The conclusion based on that fact can not be convinced until the archaeologists prove that there is not any boat existing evidence in Lithos as well. Perhaps, Palean people moved to Lithos by boats and never went back. If it is true, the argument can be completely undermined.

Thirdly, archaeologists state woven baskets as only the common thing between Palean and Lithos and imply that interactions between two communities could not happen. However, archeologists must assert if woven baskets is only common stuff between Pelean and Lithos that they found before going to the conclusion. It might be that there are different similar stuffs in those places because they traded together. Thus, the possibility of woven baskets only made by Palean people could not be ruled out.

In conclusion, there are at least three specific evidence that archaeologists must claim to make their conclusion become reasonable.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, firstly, however, if, second, secondly, so, third, thirdly, thus, well, at least, in conclusion, as a result, as well as, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.6327345309 81% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 12.9520958084 100% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 11.1786427146 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 13.6137724551 81% => OK
Pronoun: 23.0 28.8173652695 80% => OK
Preposition: 42.0 55.5748502994 76% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 16.3942115768 43% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1720.0 2260.96107784 76% => OK
No of words: 331.0 441.139720559 75% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.19637462236 5.12650576532 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.26537283232 4.56307096286 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.74034281393 2.78398813304 98% => OK
Unique words: 151.0 204.123752495 74% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.456193353474 0.468620217663 97% => OK
syllable_count: 518.4 705.55239521 73% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 4.96107784431 40% => OK
Article: 4.0 8.76447105788 46% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 19.7664670659 91% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 31.2378371392 57.8364921388 54% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 95.5555555556 119.503703932 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.3888888889 23.324526521 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.05555555556 5.70786347227 141% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 5.15768463074 116% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.25449101796 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 8.20758483034 24% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 10.0 4.67664670659 214% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.216475438421 0.218282227539 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0773373133095 0.0743258471296 104% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.106630106242 0.0701772020484 152% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.105013719714 0.128457276422 82% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0870667702628 0.0628817314937 138% => 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: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.88 12.5979740519 102% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.68 8.32208582834 92% => OK
difficult_words: 66.0 98.500998004 67% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.1389221557 83% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.9071856287 67% => The average readability is low. Need to imporve the language.
What are above readability scores?

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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 4.0 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: 331 350
No. of Characters: 1658 1500
No. of Different Words: 147 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.265 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.009 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.667 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 113 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 72 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 48 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 32 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 19.471 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.304 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.765 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.363 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.611 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.072 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 6 5