Agnostids were a group of marine animals that became extinct about 450 million years ago Agnostid fossils can be found in rocks in many areas around the world From the fossil remains we know that agnostids were primitive arthropods relatives of modern day

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Agnostids were a group of marine animals that became extinct about 450 million years ago. Agnostid fossils can be found in rocks in many areas around the world. From the fossil remains, we know that agnostids were primitive arthropods—relatives of modern-day insects. However, the fossil information does not allow paleontologists to determine with certainty what agnostids ate or how they behaved. There are several different theories about how agnostids may have lived.
Free-Swimming Predators
First, the agnostids may have been free-swimming predators that hunted smaller animals. It is known that other types of primitive arthropods were strong swimmers and active predators, so it is reasonable that the agnostids may have lived that way as well. And while the agnostids were small, sometimes just six millimeters long, there were plenty of smaller organisms in the ancient ocean for them to prey on.
Seafloor Dwellers
Second, they may have dwelled on the seafloor. Again, there are examples of other types of primitive arthropods living this way, so it is possible that agnostids did too. On the seafloor they would have survived by scavenging dead organisms or by grazing on bacteria.
Third, there is the possibility that the agnostids were parasites, living on and feeding off larger organisms. One reason that this seems possible is that there are many species of modern-day arthropods that exist as parasites, such as fleas, ticks, and mites. The agnostids might have lived on primitive fish or even on other, larger arthropods.

The article and lecture both deal with how agnostids my have lived. Whilst the author proposes three possible hypotheses and provides evidence to support them, the lecturer contradicts his arguments respectively.

First, the author states that agnostids may have lived as strong swimmers and active predators, and even for small agnostids there are plenty of smaller organisms in the ancient ocean for them to hunt. In contrast, the professor argues that predators usually have large eyes and well developed vision, while agnostids have tiny eyes and poor visions, and some even are blind. Furthermore, she also rule out the possibility that agnostids may use other sensory organs instead of eyes, as there is no evidence has been obtained so far.

Second, according to the article, agnostids might live on the seafloor, and feed on dead organisms or bacteria. However, the lecturer again questions this argument by pointing out that agnostids live in multiple geological areas, indicating that they may move very fast. This is on contrary to seafloor dwellers, which usually move very slow and live in very small geological area.

Last, the author posits that agnostids could be parasites and lived on fish or other larger organisms because many types of arthropods live this way. As opposed to the writer, the speaker mentions that the population of parasites is often very small, so they would not kill the hosts. Unlike parasites, agnostids lived in large group.

As we can see, the author and lecturer hold very different views on possible ways that agnostids may have lived.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 374, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR[3]
Message: The pronoun 'she' must be used with a third-person verb: 'rules'.
Suggestion: rules
...e even are blind. Furthermore, she also rule out the possibility that agnostids may ...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, furthermore, however, if, may, second, so, well, while, in contrast

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 7.0 10.4613686534 67% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 7.30242825607 178% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 19.0 22.412803532 85% => OK
Preposition: 23.0 30.3222958057 76% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1315.0 1373.03311258 96% => OK
No of words: 253.0 270.72406181 93% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.1976284585 5.08290768461 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.98822939669 4.04702891845 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.50172338231 2.5805825403 97% => OK
Unique words: 152.0 145.348785872 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.600790513834 0.540411800872 111% => OK
syllable_count: 407.7 419.366225166 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 3.25607064018 61% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 1.25165562914 320% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 3.0 1.51434878587 198% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 21.2450331126 99% => OK
Sentence length SD: 38.3326086888 49.2860985944 78% => OK
Chars per sentence: 109.583333333 110.228320801 99% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.0833333333 21.698381199 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.66666666667 7.06452816374 94% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.09492273731 122% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.27373068433 117% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.145519832597 0.272083759551 53% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0630377369844 0.0996497079465 63% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0428337126038 0.0662205650399 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.087278346212 0.162205337803 54% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0273237119698 0.0443174109184 62% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.6 13.3589403974 102% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 53.8541721854 93% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 11.0289183223 104% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.88 12.2367328918 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.55 8.42419426049 101% => OK
difficult_words: 62.0 63.6247240618 97% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.498013245 99% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 90.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 27.0 Out of 30
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