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.

Direction: 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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The argument is flawed for numerous reasons. Primarily the argument is based on unwarranted assumption that the woven basket found in the vicinity of Palean village and the one found in Lithos is not uniquely owned or made by the Paleans . This assumption was made because archaeologists could not find a boat that is compulsory for movement from Palean through the deep brim river to Lithos. This assumption renders this argument invalid.

The argument fails to address or make any justification for the difference in time between when the woven basket was found in Palean and later when archaeologist found it in litho. Time changes things and the basket could have floated on brim river from Palean and moved to the litho by the river tide or current. People of Palean might even be great swimmers or fisher men who abandoned the woven basket on water. Argument would have been justified if my observation were confirmed not to be the case.

The argument also concluded that the woven basket is not uniquely Palean because the boat was not found. This conclusion is vague as there are no evidence to back that up. If the trademark, name plate or manufacturer’s unique identification details was on the basket, the conclusion that it not uniquely Palean would have been justified if the identification details of the owner can be confirmed.

Finally, the argument is flawed due to insufficient evidence to justify why the woven basket found was not uniquely Palean.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...changes things and the basket could have floated on brim river from Palean and mo...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, if, so

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.6327345309 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 12.9520958084 46% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 11.1786427146 81% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 13.6137724551 59% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 12.0 28.8173652695 42% => OK
Preposition: 26.0 55.5748502994 47% => More preposition wanted.
Nominalization: 18.0 16.3942115768 110% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1243.0 2260.96107784 55% => More number of characters wanted.
No of words: 247.0 441.139720559 56% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.03238866397 5.12650576532 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.96437052324 4.56307096286 87% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.81033055999 2.78398813304 101% => OK
Unique words: 121.0 204.123752495 59% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.48987854251 0.468620217663 105% => OK
syllable_count: 393.3 705.55239521 56% => syllable counts are too short.
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 4.96107784431 60% => OK
Article: 5.0 8.76447105788 57% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.70958083832 37% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.67365269461 0% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 4.22255489022 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 19.7664670659 61% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.4660050138 57.8364921388 98% => OK
Chars per sentence: 103.583333333 119.503703932 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.5833333333 23.324526521 88% => OK
Discourse Markers: 1.75 5.70786347227 31% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 2.0 5.25449101796 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 8.20758483034 37% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 6.88822355289 102% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.67664670659 43% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.209987915 0.218282227539 96% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0827530193509 0.0743258471296 111% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0615583779595 0.0701772020484 88% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.136146223746 0.128457276422 106% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0314534847513 0.0628817314937 50% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.6 14.3799401198 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 48.3550499002 106% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.89 12.5979740519 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.02 8.32208582834 96% => OK
difficult_words: 53.0 98.500998004 54% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 12.3882235529 93% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 33.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 2.0 Out of 6
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