cheatgrass is an invasive species of grass that is causing problems in North American fields

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cheatgrass is an invasive species of grass that is causing problems in North American fields.

Both the reading and the talk are about cheatgrass, a kind of plant that because of some characteristics make several problems for the environment. Having considered this, the author provides three solutions that may address the problems. The lecturer, on the other hand, categorically denies all the suggestions mentioned in the passage, citing that they are not practical and explains why.

First, the author states that since grazer animals like Cattle and other live stocks eat cheatgrass, they can release such animals in the fields that cheatgrass has been prevalent and in this way get rid of this plant. The lecturer, however, rebuts this notion and says that although grazers eat cheatgrass in the fields, it is not a preference for them. Grazers first eat other native species and then use cheatgrass. In this way, this strategy has the opposite effect because will result to have fewer native species and more cheatgrass in a given field.

Second, it is mentioned in the passage that burning the fields where cheatgrass is dominated, can make more space for other species because cheatgrass is more flammable than other species in the field. The speaker refutes this idea and claims that cheatgrass produces so many seeds which are below the surface of the soil. Therefore, during fire seeds stay intact and will not be burned. These seeds germinate and grow up over few years and spread in the field. In this situation, cheatgrass will be dominant again.

Finally, the author points out that according to the evidence observed in North America, cheatgrass is vulnerable to a kind of fungus, they can use this fungus to eliminate the cheatgrass efficiently. The lecturer, on the contrary, states that cheatgrass and the fungus have been living together for thousands of years. Hence, cheatgrass is rather resistant to the fungus. Moreover, fungus only can damage and diminish the weak unhealthy cheatgrass. Nevertheless, it does not have any adverse effect on strong healthy cheatgrass.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, hence, however, may, moreover, nevertheless, second, so, then, therefore, kind of, on the contrary, 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: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 7.30242825607 178% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 27.0 22.412803532 120% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 35.0 30.3222958057 115% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1706.0 1373.03311258 124% => OK
No of words: 325.0 270.72406181 120% => OK
Chars per words: 5.24923076923 5.08290768461 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.24591054749 4.04702891845 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.65490502844 2.5805825403 103% => OK
Unique words: 172.0 145.348785872 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.529230769231 0.540411800872 98% => OK
syllable_count: 494.1 419.366225166 118% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 3.25607064018 215% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 2.5761589404 194% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 13.0662251656 130% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 52.4874676095 49.2860985944 106% => OK
Chars per sentence: 100.352941176 110.228320801 91% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.1176470588 21.698381199 88% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.11764705882 7.06452816374 115% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 4.19205298013 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 4.33554083885 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 4.45695364238 90% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.27373068433 211% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.206747196563 0.272083759551 76% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0691509328815 0.0996497079465 69% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0494624490089 0.0662205650399 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.122867971436 0.162205337803 76% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0426492154179 0.0443174109184 96% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.9 13.3589403974 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 53.8541721854 113% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 11.0289183223 86% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.17 12.2367328918 108% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.13 8.42419426049 97% => OK
difficult_words: 73.0 63.6247240618 115% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 10.7273730684 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.498013245 91% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 83.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 25.0 Out of 30
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