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 this article argues that since a type of basket that is originally thought to be produced solely in the prehistory village of P was found in L, the purportedly P basket are not uniquely P. To further support this argument, he emphasizes that as P and L are divided by the broad and deep River, the only means of transportation between them is by boat. Since boats have not been found in P thus the basket could not have been transported across the rover. Although the presence of an alleged P basket in L may indeed suggest that L also produced similar basket, more evidence is needed to help us evaluate the author’s conclusion. Close scrutiny reveals several key conclusion in his argument that lake critical support.
Firstly, evidence revealing river’s geologic past is critically needed to assist the evaluation of the author’s assertion that the river has always been deep ans broad and could only have been crossed by boat. Thus far, this assertion does not receive any support and could possibly be wrong, since geologic features could have changed over thousands of years. A long record of river sediments may help us determine the river’s history. If it shows the river was indeed broad and inaccessible when civilizations in P and L first developed and thrived, the author’s argument will be undoubtedly strengthened. If, however, it turns out that the river was a shallow creek or even did not come to existence at all when humans first settled in this region, then we must reject the assertion that P basket could only have reached L by boat.
Secondly, even if we acknowledge for now that the river has always been broad and deep since the human settlement in L and P, more evidence is needed to help us evaluate whether boats were unavailable in the entire region. The author mentions that no boat was found in P, but gives no information regarding boats in other villages. If new discoveries indicate that L possessed boats, the transportation of P basket by boat was possible and P basket found in L could have been transported in this way. On the contrary, new evidence revealing an absence of boats in the entire River vicinity during this time would help support the conclusion that the P basket are not unique to P.
To summarize, the evidence which the author quotes does not provide conclusive information about the origin of the basket found in L. As a consequence, we need additional information to better evaluate of the author’s claim.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 367, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT
Message: “Since” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
...transportation between them is by boat. Since boats have not been found in P thus the...
Line 1, column 645, Rule ID: CLOSE_SCRUTINY
Message: Use simply 'scrutiny'.
...lp us evaluate the author’s conclusion. Close scrutiny reveals several key conclusion in his a...
Line 2, column 210, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
...d could only have been crossed by boat. Thus far, this assertion does not receive an...
Line 2, column 268, Rule ID: MAY_COULD_POSSIBLY
Message: Use simply 'could'.
...ertion does not receive any support and could possibly be wrong, since geologic features could...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, firstly, however, if, may, regarding, second, secondly, so, then, thus, on the contrary
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 19.6327345309 117% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.9520958084 93% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 11.1786427146 107% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 13.6137724551 110% => OK
Pronoun: 29.0 28.8173652695 101% => OK
Preposition: 55.0 55.5748502994 99% => OK
Nominalization: 22.0 16.3942115768 134% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2063.0 2260.96107784 91% => OK
No of words: 429.0 441.139720559 97% => OK
Chars per words: 4.80885780886 5.12650576532 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.55107846309 4.56307096286 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.74730158687 2.78398813304 99% => OK
Unique words: 198.0 204.123752495 97% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.461538461538 0.468620217663 98% => OK
syllable_count: 634.5 705.55239521 90% => OK
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: 8.0 8.76447105788 91% => OK
Subordination: 7.0 2.70958083832 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.67365269461 60% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 19.7664670659 81% => 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: 26.0 22.8473053892 114% => OK
Sentence length SD: 47.7688117395 57.8364921388 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 128.9375 119.503703932 108% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.8125 23.324526521 115% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.5625 5.70786347227 115% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 5.15768463074 78% => More paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 4.0 5.25449101796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 8.20758483034 73% => 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: 0.167409662549 0.218282227539 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.064706100721 0.0743258471296 87% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0706211810608 0.0701772020484 101% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.109385945799 0.128457276422 85% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0496916627117 0.0628817314937 79% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.6 14.3799401198 102% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 53.55 48.3550499002 111% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.197005988 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.91 12.5979740519 87% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.24 8.32208582834 99% => OK
difficult_words: 90.0 98.500998004 91% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 14.0 12.3882235529 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 11.1389221557 111% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.9071856287 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.
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: 13 15
No. of Words: 429 350
No. of Characters: 2014 1500
No. of Different Words: 195 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.551 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.695 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.665 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 139 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 103 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 73 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 40 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 33 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 17.427 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.846 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.432 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.432 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.198 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 1 5