Glass is a favored building material for modern architecture, yet it is also very dangerous for wild birds. Because they often cannot distinguish between glass and open air, millions of birds are harmed every year when they try to fly through glass window

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Glass is a favored building material for modern architecture, yet it is also very dangerous for wild birds. Because they often cannot distinguish between glass and open air, millions of birds are harmed every year when they try to fly through glass windows. There are, however, several solutions that responsible businesses can use to prevent injuries to birds.

One-Way Glass

One solution is to replace the regular, clear glass with one-way glass that is transparent in only one direction. The occupants of the building can see out, but birds and others cannot see in. If birds cannot see through a window, they will understand that the glass forms a solid barrier and will not try to fly through it.

Colorful Designs

A second solution is to paint colorful lines or other designs on regular window glass. For example, a window could have a design of thin stripes painted over the glass. People would still be able to see through the openings in the design where there is no paint, while birds would see the stripes and thus avoid trying to fly through the glass. Architects can be encouraged to include colorful painted patterns on glass as part of the general design of buildings.

Magnetic Field

The third solution is to create an artificial magnetic field to guide birds away from buildings. Humans use an instrument called a magnetic compass to determine directions—either north, south, east, or west. Bird research has shown that birds have a natural ability to sense Earth’s magnetic fields; this ability works just like a compass, and it helps birds navigate in the right direction when they fly. A building in a bird flight path can be equipped with powerful electromagnets that emit magnetic signals that steer birds in a direction away from the building.

Recently, there has been a ton of debates about the effectiveness of the methods using to protect birds from the accidents caused by glass. More specifically, according to the passage, the writer puts forth the idea that there are three ways can be used to prevent injuries to birds. In the listening, the lecturer is quick to point out there are some serious flaws in the writer's claims. The professor believes that none of the methods in the reading passage will effectively stop birds' injuries. Furthermore, he addresses the trouble with each point made in the reading text.

First and foremost, the author of the reading passage states that one-way glass is the first method to protect the birds. Some professionals in this field, however, stand in firm opposition to this claim. In the listening, such as the professor states that one-way glass reflects the light just like a mirror. He goes on to say that this type of glass will reflect sky and trees' views. Consequently, birds will try to fly through it.

One group of scholars, represented by the writer, thinks that colorful painted patterns on window glass in the second method to keep the birds away. Of course, though, not all experts in this field believe this is right. Again, the speaker specifically addresses this point when he says that birds will see the colorful pattern as holes on the glass and they will eventually fly through it.

Finally, the author wraps his argument by positing that people can create magnetic fields around buildings to guide birds away. Not surprisingly, the lecturer takes this issue with his claim bu contending that this method is used by birds for a long-distance journey and cannot be used in short trips.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
consequently, finally, first, furthermore, however, if, second, so, in short, of course, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 10.4613686534 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 7.30242825607 55% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 44.0 30.3222958057 145% => 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: 1432.0 1373.03311258 104% => OK
No of words: 291.0 270.72406181 107% => OK
Chars per words: 4.92096219931 5.08290768461 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.13022058845 4.04702891845 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.52902285281 2.5805825403 98% => OK
Unique words: 159.0 145.348785872 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.546391752577 0.540411800872 101% => OK
syllable_count: 410.4 419.366225166 98% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.55342163355 90% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 3.25607064018 61% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 2.5761589404 155% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 13.0662251656 115% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 36.2061995919 49.2860985944 73% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.4666666667 110.228320801 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.4 21.698381199 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.4 7.06452816374 91% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => OK
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: 0.173682434941 0.272083759551 64% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0579626744683 0.0996497079465 58% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0506621500456 0.0662205650399 77% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.105569083024 0.162205337803 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0423042160756 0.0443174109184 95% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.4 13.3589403974 85% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 69.11 53.8541721854 128% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.3 11.0289183223 75% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.26 12.2367328918 92% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.67 8.42419426049 91% => OK
difficult_words: 57.0 63.6247240618 90% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 10.7273730684 98% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.498013245 91% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 76.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.0 Out of 30
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