Dodos

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Dodos

The reading passage and the lecture have conflicting opinions about whether or not the arrival of humans to the Mauritius island was the main cause behind the extinction of a flightless bird species. The article strongly postulates that the dodo extinction was due to the actions of dutch settlers. On the other hand, the speaker in the lecture adamantly delineates that humans are not responsible for the dying out of the bird and it could be nature itself.

First and foremost, the author claims that since the bird was never exposed to humans, it was not afraid and as a result, it did not run away and it was easily hunted. In addition, farm animals that were brought by colonists could have destroyed the eggs and the nests, which were on the ground. However, the lecturer casts doubt on this argument by declaring that although humans were capable of catching the flightless bird with ease, they never liked its tough and bad-tasting meat. the listening further elaborates that the dutch named it the disgusting bird in their native tongue owing to the aforementioned fact.

Secondly, the professor indicates that even though newcomers tried to alter the land for agriculture by clearing up forests, this process did not affect the bird habitat since large portions of the island were still intact when the last dodo was spotted around the late seventeenth century. What's more, other bird species were able to survive after the disappearance of the dodo. this claim refutes the writer's implications of how people devastated the natural habitat of the bird by chopping down trees and depriving the bird from its food supply.

Lastly, according to the excerpt, humans, or the livestock they brought, might have transmitted a new disease to the area, which could have wiped out this specific creature, especially it's well-known that new species always wreak havoc on native ones. Nevertheless, the lecturer asserts that the bird population was already declining before the arrival of humans. Plus, nature could have played a major role in the loss of this species since cyclones and high winds were known to hit the island and they could have demolished the eggs and the nests that were on the open ground.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 69, Rule ID: WHETHER[7]
Message: Perhaps you can shorten this phrase to just 'whether'. It is correct though if you mean 'regardless of whether'.
Suggestion: whether
...lecture have conflicting opinions about whether or not the arrival of humans to the Mauritius ...
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Line 5, column 487, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: The
...r liked its tough and bad-tasting meat. the listening further elaborates that the d...
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Line 9, column 292, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: What's
...ed around the late seventeenth century. Whats more, other bird species were able to s...
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Line 9, column 381, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
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Suggestion: This
...ve after the disappearance of the dodo. this claim refutes the writers implications ...
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Line 13, column 580, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...the nests that were on the open ground.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, however, if, lastly, nevertheless, second, secondly, so, still, well, in addition, as a result, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 10.4613686534 153% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 5.04856512141 119% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 7.30242825607 178% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 12.0772626932 108% => OK
Pronoun: 28.0 22.412803532 125% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 46.0 30.3222958057 152% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1854.0 1373.03311258 135% => OK
No of words: 371.0 270.72406181 137% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.99730458221 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.38877662729 4.04702891845 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.48446762734 2.5805825403 96% => OK
Unique words: 199.0 145.348785872 137% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.536388140162 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 555.3 419.366225166 132% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => 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: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 13.0662251656 99% => OK
Sentence length: 28.0 21.2450331126 132% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 57.3922453166 49.2860985944 116% => OK
Chars per sentence: 142.615384615 110.228320801 129% => OK
Words per sentence: 28.5384615385 21.698381199 132% => OK
Discourse Markers: 9.23076923077 7.06452816374 131% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 4.19205298013 119% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 4.33554083885 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.27373068433 47% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0875396350668 0.272083759551 32% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0438219438079 0.0996497079465 44% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0835427411326 0.0662205650399 126% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0624565940775 0.162205337803 39% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0658282423013 0.0443174109184 149% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.4 13.3589403974 123% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.52 53.8541721854 96% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.0 11.0289183223 118% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.02 12.2367328918 98% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.15 8.42419426049 109% => OK
difficult_words: 97.0 63.6247240618 152% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 10.7273730684 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.2 10.498013245 126% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.2008830022 116% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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