The reading and the lecture are both about Turtle Excluder Devices. The author of the reading provides three possible benefits of TEDs. The lecturer challenges the claims made by the author. He is of the opinion that the author's explanations are faulty.
To begin with, the author argues that TEDs are useful since they prevent animals larger than 10 centimeters from getting caught inside the nets. In the article, it is mentioned that a clear pathway is provided for larger animals to escape and hence, only the smaller animals like shrimp are caught in the nets. This specific argument is challenged by the lecturer. He is of the opinion that many mid-sized and smaller turtles get caught inside the nets, since they are less than 10 centimeters in size. Moreover, he also mentions that many lucky shrimps also end up escaping the nets and thereby, reducing the number of shrimps caught, which results in a loss to the owners.
Secondly, the writer states that a "Shrimp-Turtle Law" was passed, which requires all shrimping boats to have TEDs installed on their boats. The article also mentions that there are specific organizations to monitor whether the shrimping boats are in compliance with the passed law. The lecturer, however, rebuts this claim by mentioning that many shrimping boats remove the TEDs in the middle of the sea in order to increase their profits. Furthermore, the lecturer also says that it is difficult to monitor the boats which are very far from the coast, and it is virtually impossible for the authorities to enforce the law in such extreme conditions.
Finally, the author posits that the US and some European countries allow import of shrimp products only from TED certified ships. In contrast, the lecturer argues that many shrimping businesses operate using fake certificates. Since, the certificates are international and issued by various countries, it is very difficult for the authorities to distinguish the fake certificates from the original ones. Thus, various shrimping businesses operate using fake documents and do not comply with the shrimping laws.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 137, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...ovides three possible benefits of TEDs. The lecturer challenges the claims made by ...
Line 5, column 34, Rule ID: EN_A_VS_AN
Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
...rs. Secondly, the writer states that a 'Shrimp-Turtle Law' was passe...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, furthermore, hence, however, if, moreover, second, secondly, so, thus, in contrast, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 10.4613686534 172% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 0.0 5.04856512141 0% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 7.30242825607 110% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 12.0772626932 116% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 44.0 30.3222958057 145% => OK
Nominalization: 2.0 5.01324503311 40% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1772.0 1373.03311258 129% => OK
No of words: 342.0 270.72406181 126% => OK
Chars per words: 5.18128654971 5.08290768461 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.30037696126 4.04702891845 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.73524219743 2.5805825403 106% => OK
Unique words: 176.0 145.348785872 121% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.514619883041 0.540411800872 95% => OK
syllable_count: 541.8 419.366225166 129% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 3.25607064018 184% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.23620309051 134% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 2.5761589404 155% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 13.0662251656 122% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 21.2450331126 99% => OK
Sentence length SD: 42.7446999639 49.2860985944 87% => OK
Chars per sentence: 110.75 110.228320801 100% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.375 21.698381199 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.3125 7.06452816374 104% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.27373068433 94% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.167027232918 0.272083759551 61% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0540419648208 0.0996497079465 54% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0486255349508 0.0662205650399 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0896669066338 0.162205337803 55% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0562247984389 0.0443174109184 127% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.7 13.3589403974 103% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 53.8541721854 93% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 11.0289183223 104% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.76 12.2367328918 104% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.65 8.42419426049 103% => OK
difficult_words: 86.0 63.6247240618 135% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 10.7273730684 70% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.498013245 99% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.2008830022 125% => OK
What are above readability scores?
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Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 Out of 30
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