DowsingDowsing is the millennia-old practice of finding hidden things. The most well-known activity of dowsing involves the use of a device such as a forked stick to locate underground water. To this end, the dowser walks slowly back and forth over an are

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Dowsing

Dowsing is the millennia-old practice of finding hidden things. The most well-known activity of dowsing involves the use of a device such as a forked stick to locate underground water. To this end, the dowser walks slowly back and forth over an area of ground holding the dowsing tool out in front with both hands. It is said that the dowser, by concentrating carefully, is somehow able to feel the energy of the flowing underground streams vibrating through the rod at certain frequencies, and thus is able to tell precisely where to dig or drill to find water. Sometimes the dowsing tool will twist and jerk or suddenly point downward. Some dowsers hold two L-shaped rods, one in each hand. In this case, when he or she walks over an area of underlying water, the rods cross over indicating the place where digging should commence.
In recent years dowsing has gained in popularity not only as a method for finding underground water but also for trying to uncover other objects including buried treasure, oil, or even dead bodies. A recent application has been the search for what some consider harmful energy fields in an attempt to avoid them. Even large businesses and official organizations pay dowsers for their detection skills. Although no one is completely sure how dowsing works, the testimonials of satisfied customers bear witness to the success of this ancient art.

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According to the passage, the dowsing is an ancient art for finding hidden things and how it takes place is illustrated. But the lecturer contradicts some points made in the passage. These points are as under.

Firstly, the passage states that the dowser is somehow able to feel the energy of the flowing underground streams vibrating through the rod at certain frequencies, and hence is able to tell exactly where to dig. However, the speaker informs that there is a need for judging an unusual claim. Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence because this particular claim is against the law of physics.

Secondly, the passage reports that sometimes the dowsing tool twists and jerk or suddenly point downward. By observing the response of the tool, the dowsers can detect the place to be drilled. In contrast, the speaker claims that if all the variables are in a controlled situation, dowsing does not work. Without strict condition, this practice can be successful.

To conclude, the passage supports the process and the idea of dowsing. But the lecturer questions some of the points on how it can be successful.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 99, Rule ID: SOME_OF_THE[1]
Message: Simply use 'some'.
Suggestion: some
... of dowsing. But the lecturer questions some of the points on how it can be successful.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, firstly, hence, however, if, second, secondly, so, in contrast

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 10.4613686534 105% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 5.04856512141 79% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 7.30242825607 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 5.0 12.0772626932 41% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 9.0 22.412803532 40% => OK
Preposition: 21.0 30.3222958057 69% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 5.01324503311 60% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 951.0 1373.03311258 69% => OK
No of words: 186.0 270.72406181 69% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.11290322581 5.08290768461 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.69299088775 4.04702891845 91% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.7421094189 2.5805825403 106% => OK
Unique words: 115.0 145.348785872 79% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.618279569892 0.540411800872 114% => OK
syllable_count: 280.8 419.366225166 67% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 3.25607064018 61% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.116997792494 0% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 3.0 1.51434878587 198% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 2.5761589404 194% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 15.0 21.2450331126 71% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 44.1156151493 49.2860985944 90% => OK
Chars per sentence: 79.25 110.228320801 72% => OK
Words per sentence: 15.5 21.698381199 71% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.16666666667 7.06452816374 87% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 4.33554083885 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 4.45695364238 45% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.27373068433 140% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0954075326317 0.272083759551 35% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0305173567045 0.0996497079465 31% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0314179174786 0.0662205650399 47% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0507007513445 0.162205337803 31% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0306217901437 0.0443174109184 69% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.4 13.3589403974 78% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 64.71 53.8541721854 120% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.0 11.0289183223 73% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.06 12.2367328918 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.88 8.42419426049 105% => OK
difficult_words: 53.0 63.6247240618 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.0 10.498013245 76% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.2008830022 71% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.

Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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