Essay topics: TPO-08 - Integrated Writing TaskToward the end of his life, the Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-1798) wrote a long memoir recounting his life and adventures. The Chevalier was a somewhat controversial figure, but since he met many famous people,

Essay topics: Essay topics: TPO-08 - Integrated Writing Task

Toward the end of his life, the Chevalier de Seingalt (1725-1798) wrote a long memoir recounting his life and adventures. The Chevalier was a somewhat controversial figure, but since he met many famous people, including kings and writers, his memoir has become a valuable historical source about European society in the eighteenth century. However, some critics have raised doubts about the accuracy of the memoir. They claim that the Chevalier distorted or invented many events in the memoir to make his life seem more exciting and glamorous than it really was.

For example, in his memoir the Chevalier claims that while living in Switzerland, he was very wealthy, and it is known that he spent a great deal of money there on parties and gambling. However, evidence has recently surfaced that the Chevalier borrowed considerable sums of money from a Swiss merchant. Critics thus argue that if the Chevalier had really been very rich, he would not have needed to borrow money.

Critics are also skeptical about the accuracy of the conversations that the Chevalier records in the memoir between himself and the famous writer Voltaire. No one doubts that the Chevalier and Voltaire met and conversed. However, critics complain that the memoir cannot possibly capture these conversations accurately, because it was written many years after the conversations occurred. Critics point out that it is impossible to remember exact phrases from extended conversations held many years earlier.

Critics have also questioned the memoir's account of the Chevalier's escape from a notorious prison in Venice, Italy. He claims to have escaped the Venetian prison by using a piece of metal to make a hole in the ceiling and climbing through the roof. Critics claim that while such a daring escape makes for enjoyable reading, it is more likely that the Chevaliers jailers were bribed to free him. They point out that the Chevalier had a number of politically well-connected friends in Venice who could have offered a bribe.

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The article claims that memoir by Chevalier is skeptical. It casts doubt upon the instances and also states three such examples. While, the professor, disagrees with the article and supports the facts stated in memoir and also gives gives reason for holding such opinions. The professor states the memoir written by Chevalier is reliable and also gives three instances where she is supporting the incidents stated be Chevalier in his memoir.

First, the article states that Chevalier had borrowed money when he was in Switzerland and was not wealthy as said in his memoir. However, the professor argues that whatever written in the memoir might be possibly correct. The professor says that Chevalier was not poor and he had assets. The professor claims that it took a little while to get those assets converted into money.

Second, the article casts doubt on the conversation between Chevalier and Voltire. It states that it cannot be trusted because the extended conversation between two people cannot be accurately stated. However, professor refutes this claim. She says that Chevalier had the habit of making notes of any conversation made on that that day. He also use to refer these notes later when he wanted to add them in his works. Professor asserts that whatever conversations written in the memoir are exact.

Third, the article suspects incident of great escape form the prison in Venice. The article suspects that Chevalier might have bribed in order to escape form the prison since he had political power. Whereas, the professor confutes by saying that there are records that showed that there were other people in that jail who were more powerful than Chevalier. The professor also hints about the one more record that reveals that government invested on repairing the ceiling of the prison after Chevalier escaped by making a hole in the ceiling. This means Chevalier escaped by making hole in the ceiling and not by bribing.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...er might have bribed in order to escape form the prison since he had political power...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, however, second, so, third, whereas, while

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 10.4613686534 134% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 5.04856512141 79% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 7.30242825607 110% => OK
Relative clauses : 21.0 12.0772626932 174% => OK
Pronoun: 36.0 22.412803532 161% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 37.0 30.3222958057 122% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1630.0 1373.03311258 119% => OK
No of words: 321.0 270.72406181 119% => OK
Chars per words: 5.07788161994 5.08290768461 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.23278547379 4.04702891845 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.43959646339 2.5805825403 95% => OK
Unique words: 153.0 145.348785872 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.476635514019 0.540411800872 88% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 498.6 419.366225166 119% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => OK
Article: 12.0 8.23620309051 146% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 2.5761589404 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 13.0662251656 145% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 21.2450331126 75% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 38.6502177896 49.2860985944 78% => OK
Chars per sentence: 85.7894736842 110.228320801 78% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.8947368421 21.698381199 78% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.89473684211 7.06452816374 41% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 4.19205298013 143% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 4.45695364238 179% => 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: 0.402501329328 0.272083759551 148% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.137183798816 0.0996497079465 138% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0780041030461 0.0662205650399 118% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.255527750669 0.162205337803 158% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0288936378457 0.0443174109184 65% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.9 13.3589403974 82% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.24 53.8541721854 103% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 11.0289183223 86% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.89 12.2367328918 97% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.63 8.42419426049 91% => OK
difficult_words: 65.0 63.6247240618 102% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 10.7273730684 70% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.498013245 80% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.2008830022 71% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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