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, archae

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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 assumes that Palean baskets which are distinct to pales are not actually of Palean origin. The argument seems to be plausible at first glance, but on close scrutiny is fallacious. In order for the argument to be cogent, the author need to provide logical evidence.

First of all, the author should provide evidence regrading the state of river in ancient times. Perhaps the river was not deep and broad at that times and is only impassable at some points. It is also possible that the people might have walked through the water to make trade between the communities. If these points are true, the argument does not hold water.

Secondly, evidence regarding the utilisation of boats for moving across the river. It might be possible that, the Palean have used boats at that time, but this boats might have been made of wood, because of which they have decayed over time to nothing. Perhaps, the Paleans have used the wood for some other purpose, like burning it for heat during bad winter. If this is the case, it would definitely weaken the argument.

Finally, evidence on when the uniquely Palean baskets was dropped in Lithos. It might be possible that, in recent times archaeologists or tourists who visited Palea might have picked it from Plaea and dropped it by mistake in Lithos.

To conclude, the author needs to be provide evidence on the state of river in the ancient times and also if paleans have used boats and when the distinct Palean baskets were dropped in lithos. If evidence regarding any of these points is presented, the authors argument seems to be flawed and need to be looked after.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Suggestion: scrutiny
...to be plausible at first glance, but on close scrutiny is fallacious. In order for the argumen...
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Suggestion:
...author should provide evidence regrading the state of river in ancient times. Per...
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...g any of these points is presented, the authors argument seems to be flawed and need to...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, finally, first, if, look, regarding, second, secondly, so, first of all

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.6327345309 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.9520958084 69% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 11.1786427146 81% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 13.6137724551 81% => OK
Pronoun: 18.0 28.8173652695 62% => OK
Preposition: 43.0 55.5748502994 77% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 16.3942115768 73% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1358.0 2260.96107784 60% => OK
No of words: 281.0 441.139720559 64% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.83274021352 5.12650576532 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.09427095027 4.56307096286 90% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.29381999337 2.78398813304 82% => OK
Unique words: 136.0 204.123752495 67% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.483985765125 0.468620217663 103% => OK
syllable_count: 423.0 705.55239521 60% => syllable counts are too short.
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
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.70958083832 148% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.67365269461 119% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 19.7664670659 76% => 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: 18.0 22.8473053892 79% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 37.4288064939 57.8364921388 65% => OK
Chars per sentence: 90.5333333333 119.503703932 76% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.7333333333 23.324526521 80% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.13333333333 5.70786347227 107% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 1.0 8.20758483034 12% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 6.88822355289 102% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.67664670659 150% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.151263745904 0.218282227539 69% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0480442200783 0.0743258471296 65% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.055095320831 0.0701772020484 79% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0849142525541 0.128457276422 66% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0291518571649 0.0628817314937 46% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.7 14.3799401198 74% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 61.67 48.3550499002 128% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 12.197005988 75% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.73 12.5979740519 85% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.68 8.32208582834 92% => OK
difficult_words: 56.0 98.500998004 57% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 12.3882235529 61% => 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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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: 15 15
No. of Words: 281 350
No. of Characters: 1301 1500
No. of Different Words: 134 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.094 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.63 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.2 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 91 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 61 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 33 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 11 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 18.733 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.16 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.733 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.343 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.59 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.075 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5