In 1587, the English sent a group of settlers to Roanoke to establish a colony in North America. After returning from a trip to Europe, the Governor of this settlement, John White, found that the entire English colony had disappeared. This disappearance has been the subject of great debate. But, it is no longer a mystery; we now know that the settlers did not disappear but instead relocated to the Island of Croatoa.
First, when White returned he found the word “Croatoa” carved onto a piece of wood. The governor had told the colonists that if they encountered any trouble while he was away, to leave a message indicating where they had gone. This sign indicates that the settlers did not disappear mysteriously but rather relocated to the Croatoan Island. Unfortunately, White’s ship was damaged during his return, so he could not travel to the island to check if the settlers were there.
Second, many English artifacts have been found on Croatoa supporting the idea that the settlers from Roanoke simply relocated to the island. Specifically, a ring was found on the Croatoan Island that can be directly linked back to an Englishman. The only way that this ring could have made its way to the island was if it was brought there by one of the English settlers from Roanoke during their relocation.
Third, when search parties finally arrived on the Croatoan Island to look for the Roanoke settlers, they did not find any but did find that the indigenous inhabitants possessed European characteristics. They had light hair and blue eyes, traits not associated with the natives of North America. The peoples of Croatoa could only have attained these characteristics through intermarriage with the English settlers from Roanoke, providing more conclusive evidence that they relocated to Croatoa.
The article states that the did not dissapear but instead relocated on the island of croatoa and that this is no mystery anymore. The speaker however disagrees with the author by saying that the solution to this puzzle is not still found and that the article gives weak reasons which could be dismissed easily.
First, the article states that when Wite returned he found the word Croatoa carved into a piece of wood. Given the fact that he told them to leave a message if they encountered any trouble, this is a clear evidence of where they have gone. But the speaker oppses to this notion by stating that the leaving of a sign did not make any sense whereas they were told to move to the interior of the country if they encountered any trouble because there would be more safety. The croatoa island on the other hand, is situated in the exact opposite direction.
Second, the article avers that many english artifacts have been found on croatoa which proves the idea of relocation. The lecturer refutes to this point by saying that the artifacts were no proof of settlement and that they simply could have been the result of a trade. It was not uncommon to trade food and other supplies under harsh conditions with the croatoa island.
Finally, the article asserts that the native’s possession of european charachteristics provides conculsive proof for the idea of relocation. The lecturer argues against this point by claiming that the light hair and blue eyes of the inhabitants could be because of the intermarriage with englishmen, she continues to explain that these characteristics have been found nearly 100 years later and the english colony has sent many groups over the years to establish its foothold and any one of these groups could have had iterbreeded with native inhabitants.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, however, if, second, so, still, whereas, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 13.0 10.4613686534 124% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 5.04856512141 99% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 17.0 12.0772626932 141% => OK
Pronoun: 32.0 22.412803532 143% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 39.0 30.3222958057 129% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1509.0 1373.03311258 110% => OK
No of words: 307.0 270.72406181 113% => OK
Chars per words: 4.91530944625 5.08290768461 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.18585898806 4.04702891845 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.5394634845 2.5805825403 98% => OK
Unique words: 160.0 145.348785872 110% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.521172638436 0.540411800872 96% => OK
syllable_count: 459.0 419.366225166 109% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 2.5761589404 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 11.0 13.0662251656 84% => 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: 27.0 21.2450331126 127% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 88.4716885191 49.2860985944 180% => OK
Chars per sentence: 137.181818182 110.228320801 124% => OK
Words per sentence: 27.9090909091 21.698381199 129% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.18181818182 7.06452816374 102% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.27373068433 70% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.146952682549 0.272083759551 54% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0489737662701 0.0996497079465 49% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0436841284015 0.0662205650399 66% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0883213313035 0.162205337803 54% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.031759581075 0.0443174109184 72% => OK
automated_readability_index: 15.7 13.3589403974 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 52.53 53.8541721854 98% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.6 11.0289183223 114% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.55 12.2367328918 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.32 8.42419426049 99% => OK
difficult_words: 65.0 63.6247240618 102% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.0 10.7273730684 121% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.8 10.498013245 122% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.2008830022 116% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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.