In the past, eating avocados was not considered to be necessarily beneficial. Being unaware of their beneficial properties, people used them mostly as avocado oil for different purposes. It wasn't until recently that the advantages of consuming avocados were noticed.
First of all, avocados have vital nutrients that help in lowering blood pressure. They contain as many as 20 kinds of vitamins and minerals. To be specific, avocados are rich in phytonutrients and folic acid. These nutrients are known to be beneficial especially in lowering blood pressure.
Secondly, avocados are good for a healthy pregnancy. As mentioned above, they are known to be rich in folic acid. Folic acid does not just lower blood pressure but also reduces the risk of miscarriage and neural tube defects during pregnancy.
Lastly, eating avocados can also save a lot of money. Some vegetarians tend to eat avocados because they taste similar to meat products and seafood. In this sense, people can save money by eating the meat-flavored fruit since meat is more expensive than vegetables in general.
Both the reading passage and lecture discusses about the effects of eating avocado. The former one provides three benefits of eating the fruit while the latter one challanges these benefits and asserts avocados have more negative impact.
First of all, the author of the reading passage says that avocado contains minerals and vitamins, typically phytonutrients and foclic acid, that help to reduce blood pressure. The lecture, however, contends that besides large amount of vitamins and minerals it also contains commensurate amount of fat. The professor points that an avocado contains nearly 29 grams of fats which have nearly 300 calories. So that, the person who intakes the fruit gains more weight. He goes on to say that increasing weight also increases the chances of blood pressure ultimately.
Secondly, the passage mentions that avocado helps in healthy pregnancy due to the presence of foclic acid. It claims that foclic acid reduces chances of miscarriage and neural tube defect. On the other hand the lecture says that eating avocado decreases milk production and also reduces the prodiction of memory glands. Further, avocados are not easily digested by baby stomach. These consequences are certainly not good for pregnancy.
Finally, the passage asserts that eating avocado saves money because it is similar in taste to meat. Vegetarians consider it as meat flavoured fruit and is also relatively cheaper than meat. In contrast, the professor argues that cost of buying avocado is equal to cost of apple, grapes or dozens of bananas. Moreover, growing avocado is costly since it requires gallons of water and there is significant waste of resources. This hinders the persuaiveness that avocados are cheaper.
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- Some people believe that college students should consider only their own talents and interests when choosing a field of study Others believe that college students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field Write 58
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- Summarize the points made in the lecture being sure to explain how they oppose specific points made in the reading passage 86
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, finally, first, however, if, moreover, second, secondly, so, while, in contrast, first of all, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 0.0 5.04856512141 0% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 7.30242825607 137% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 12.0772626932 116% => OK
Pronoun: 21.0 22.412803532 94% => OK
Preposition: 30.0 30.3222958057 99% => 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: 1462.0 1373.03311258 106% => OK
No of words: 273.0 270.72406181 101% => OK
Chars per words: 5.35531135531 5.08290768461 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.06481385082 4.04702891845 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.55758984515 2.5805825403 99% => OK
Unique words: 162.0 145.348785872 111% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.593406593407 0.540411800872 110% => OK
syllable_count: 462.6 419.366225166 110% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 13.0662251656 130% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 21.2450331126 75% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 32.97865515 49.2860985944 67% => OK
Chars per sentence: 86.0 110.228320801 78% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.0588235294 21.698381199 74% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.47058823529 7.06452816374 106% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 4.33554083885 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => 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: 0.183144537624 0.272083759551 67% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0617678572945 0.0996497079465 62% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0429743420848 0.0662205650399 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.115086499513 0.162205337803 71% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0362304966392 0.0443174109184 82% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.8 13.3589403974 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 46.78 53.8541721854 87% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.0289183223 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.51 12.2367328918 110% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.17 8.42419426049 109% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 63.6247240618 129% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 10.7273730684 107% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.498013245 80% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 86.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 26.0 Out of 30
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.