Genetic modification, a process used to change an organism's genes and hence its characteristics, is now being used to improve trees. Through genetic modification, it is possible to create trees that produce more fruit, grow faster, or withstand adve

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Genetic modification, a process used to change an organism's genes and hence its characteristics, is now being used to improve trees. Through genetic modification, it is possible to create trees that produce more fruit, grow faster, or withstand adverse conditions. Planting genetically modified trees on a large scale promises to bring a number of benefits.

First, genetically modified trees are designed to be hardier than natural trees; that is, they are more likely to survive than their unmodified counterparts. In Hawaii, for example, a new pest-resistant species of papaya tree has been developed in response to ringspot virus infestations that have repeatedly damaged the native papaya-tree population. Planting the genetically modified papayas has largely put an end to the ringspot problem.

Moreover, genetically modified trees promise to bring a number of economic benefits to those who grow them. Genetically modified trees tend to grow faster, give greater yields—of wood, fruit, or other products—and be hardier. This allows tree farmers to get faster and greater returns on their farming investment and save on pesticides as well.

Finally, the use of genetically modified trees can prevent overexploitation of wild trees. Because of the growing demand for firewood or building timber, many forests around the world are being cut down faster than they can be replaced. Introducing genetically modified trees—designed for fast growth and high yield in given geographic conditions—would satisfy the demand for wood in many of those areas and save the endangered native trees, which often include unique or rare species.

In the lecture, the lecturer casts doubts on three points provided in the reading passage to support the genetic modification..The lecturer asserts that none of them provide satisfactory solutions.

Firstly, contrary to the belief in the reading passage that claims that the genetically reformed tree survives than their unmodified species, the lecturer think otherwise. The lecturer asserts that since the modified tree is more uniform and is modified for a particular character if a sudden climate change or new pest species attack then they become more vulnerable then the real, one and thus have a probability to be destroyed overall.

Secondly, according to the reading , the modified tree provide economical aid by providing a few new characteristics such as the fastest growth and resistance to the pest. Nevertheless , the lecturer refutes this argument. she argues that hidden causes may bring more cost to the modified species. she also adds that the modified tree can not be produced everywhere.

Finally, the reading states that the modified tree can conserve the endangered species by its characteristics of growing fast and survive in the hardest condition. On the contrary, the lecturer believes that more damage can take place since the unmodified species have to compete with the modified one for groundwater and nutrients. she further adds that , the whole native community can be replaced by the fast-growing modified tree and thus cause to be extinction rather than to conserve.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, firstly, if, may, nevertheless, second, secondly, so, then, thus, such as, on the contrary

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 6.0 10.4613686534 57% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 5.04856512141 99% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 7.30242825607 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 17.0 22.412803532 76% => OK
Preposition: 23.0 30.3222958057 76% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 5.01324503311 100% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1284.0 1373.03311258 94% => OK
No of words: 236.0 270.72406181 87% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.4406779661 5.08290768461 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.91947592106 4.04702891845 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.92723205827 2.5805825403 113% => OK
Unique words: 131.0 145.348785872 90% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.555084745763 0.540411800872 103% => OK
syllable_count: 395.1 419.366225166 94% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 10.0 13.0662251656 77% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 23.0 21.2450331126 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 63.0891432816 49.2860985944 128% => OK
Chars per sentence: 128.4 110.228320801 116% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.6 21.698381199 109% => OK
Discourse Markers: 11.2 7.06452816374 159% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 10.0 4.19205298013 239% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 4.45695364238 90% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.27373068433 70% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.125884015646 0.272083759551 46% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0522097188275 0.0996497079465 52% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0305236684735 0.0662205650399 46% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0793744043437 0.162205337803 49% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0131531135435 0.0443174109184 30% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.0 13.3589403974 120% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 39.67 53.8541721854 74% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 11.0289183223 121% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.57 12.2367328918 119% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.93 8.42419426049 106% => OK
difficult_words: 62.0 63.6247240618 97% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 19.0 10.7273730684 177% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 10.498013245 107% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 78.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.5 Out of 30
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