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 archaeol

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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.

In the argument, the author concludes that Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean’s. He arrives at this conclusion based on some evidence which includes the presence of Palean baskets in lithos, and the fact that the baskets could not have gotten to Lithos through any means whatsoever. The evidence cited, if true, might render the argument valid. However, there are three unwarranted assumptions in the author’s claim which hinders the argument’s credibility.
Firstly, the author assumes that because no Palean boats have been found, Palean boats does not exist, and this might not be the case. For instance, it is possible that there are indeed a surfeit of Palean boats but they have secure sites which they do keep them for security purposes. The Palean boats might cost a fortune, and the Paleans might value the security of their boats which makes them very confidential about showcasing the boats. It is possible that they use the boats to travel only in rare cases when there is no other alternative to use. Also, it is possible that the Paleans do use boats as a means of transportation in the ancient, but do not use it again during the time the author was making his claim. If the Paleans no longer use boats again, there it might be the reason why the author claims that no Paleans boats have been seen. If any of these cases proves true, then the author’s claim is significantly weakened.
Secondly, the author assumes that Paleans cannot swim in a deep river, and this might not be the case. It is possible that the majority of the citizens of Palean are very good swimmers, and they are very experienced in swimming deep rivers. If this is true, then even without boats, it is possible for Paleans to have travelled to Lithos and deliver the woven baskets by swimming in the deep river connecting them. If this proves true, then the author claim does not hold water.
Finally, the author assumes that there is no other route to Lithos except through the river that connect both villages, and this might not be true. It is possible that there is another way to get to Lithos without travelling through the river that connects them. There might be a long way which does not involve the one directly facing the two villages. The Paleans might have found this other route and follow through to supply the residents of Lithos the woven basket. If it is true that another route exist between the two villages, then the author’s argument is significantly weakened.
In conclusion, the author’s claim that Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean’s is plausible. However, as it stands now, the author needs to properly address the three assumptions stated above to increase the cogency of his claim.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, firstly, however, if, second, secondly, so, then, for instance, in conclusion, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 28.0 19.6327345309 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 12.9520958084 85% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 11.1786427146 89% => OK
Relative clauses : 21.0 13.6137724551 154% => OK
Pronoun: 45.0 28.8173652695 156% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 43.0 55.5748502994 77% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2261.0 2260.96107784 100% => OK
No of words: 468.0 441.139720559 106% => OK
Chars per words: 4.8311965812 5.12650576532 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.65116196802 4.56307096286 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.4249745731 2.78398813304 87% => OK
Unique words: 188.0 204.123752495 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.401709401709 0.468620217663 86% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 681.3 705.55239521 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 4.96107784431 141% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 7.0 2.70958083832 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 7.0 1.67365269461 418% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 19.7664670659 111% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 22.8473053892 92% => OK
Sentence length SD: 34.4761565709 57.8364921388 60% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 102.772727273 119.503703932 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.2727272727 23.324526521 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.27272727273 5.70786347227 92% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.20758483034 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.67664670659 171% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.136744760508 0.218282227539 63% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0502312865053 0.0743258471296 68% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0570383986673 0.0701772020484 81% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0817432782304 0.128457276422 64% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0235703730111 0.0628817314937 37% => 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: 12.0 14.3799401198 83% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 48.3550499002 121% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.73 12.5979740519 85% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.44 8.32208582834 89% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 98.500998004 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.1389221557 93% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => 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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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.

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, firstly, however, if, second, secondly, so, then, for instance, in conclusion, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 28.0 19.6327345309 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 12.9520958084 85% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 11.1786427146 89% => OK
Relative clauses : 21.0 13.6137724551 154% => OK
Pronoun: 45.0 28.8173652695 156% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 43.0 55.5748502994 77% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 16.3942115768 49% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2261.0 2260.96107784 100% => OK
No of words: 468.0 441.139720559 106% => OK
Chars per words: 4.8311965812 5.12650576532 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.65116196802 4.56307096286 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.4249745731 2.78398813304 87% => OK
Unique words: 188.0 204.123752495 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.401709401709 0.468620217663 86% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 681.3 705.55239521 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59920159681 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 4.96107784431 141% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.76447105788 103% => OK
Subordination: 7.0 2.70958083832 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 7.0 1.67365269461 418% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 4.22255489022 47% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 19.7664670659 111% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 22.8473053892 92% => OK
Sentence length SD: 34.4761565709 57.8364921388 60% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 102.772727273 119.503703932 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.2727272727 23.324526521 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.27272727273 5.70786347227 92% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.25449101796 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.20758483034 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.67664670659 171% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.136744760508 0.218282227539 63% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0502312865053 0.0743258471296 68% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0570383986673 0.0701772020484 81% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0817432782304 0.128457276422 64% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0235703730111 0.0628817314937 37% => 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: 12.0 14.3799401198 83% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 48.3550499002 121% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.1628742515 43% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.197005988 84% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.73 12.5979740519 85% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.44 8.32208582834 89% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 98.500998004 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 12.3882235529 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.1389221557 93% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.9071856287 92% => 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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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.