A recent study reveals that people especially young people are reading far less literature –
novels, plays, and poems – than they used to. This is troubling because the trend has
unfortunate effects for the reading public, for culture in general, and for the future of
While there has been a decline in book reading generally, the decline has been especially
sharp for literature. This is unfortunate because nothing else provides the intellectual
stimulation that literature does. Literature encourages us to exercise our imaginations,
empathize with others, and expand our understanding of language. So, by reading less
literature, the reading public is missing out on important benefits.
Unfortunately, missing out on the benefits of literature is not the only problem. What are
people reading instead? Consider the prevalence of self-help books on lists of best seller.
These are usually superficial poorly written, and intellectually undemanding. Additionally,
instead of sitting down with a challenging novel, many persons are now more likely to turn
on the television, watch a music video, or read a Web page. Clearly, diverting time
previously spent in reading literature to trivial forms of entertainment has lowered the level
of culture in general.
The trend of reading less literature is all the more regrettable because it is taking place
during a period when good literature is being written. There are many talented writers today,
but they lack an audience. This fact is bound to lead publishers to invest less in literature
and so support fewer serious writers. Thus, the writing as well as the reading of literature
is likely to decline because of the poor standards of today’s readers.
The writer describes why people today are less likely read litterature and it's adverse impacts on the culture and today's readers and writers as well, where the speaker denies the author's idea.
The lecturer argues that reading litterature is not the solely way to develop individual's intelectual; where he asserts that there are many other matterials available like sciencefiction, histry books and poems can be creative and able to uplift one's imagination power. However, the author claims that without reading litterature one may grows without intelectual development.
Spending time by watching TV, listening musics or reading other web pages can lower the cultural values, according to the author. In contrast, the speaker believes that the culture has changed nowadays, even listening a great song or watching a good movies are become another perspective of the culture today. He puts forth his idea that these way can relate people more directly to the contemporary concerns.
The author also blames the reader that as they are not interested to read litterature, the writers are less supported even though they create brilliant litterature right now. However, the speaker opposes the idea. He says todays litterature are more difficult to read and understand that's why reader are less likely read today's litterature. He also strenthens his isea by saying that there is a doubt that it may possible that earlier readers do not like to read today's litterature due to its difficulty.
The speaker clearly demonstrates that the author's assumptions are not correct and he refutes those ideas from his perspectives.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, however, if, may, so, then, well, in contrast
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 10.4613686534 105% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 5.04856512141 99% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 18.0 30.3222958057 59% => More preposition wanted.
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: 1364.0 1373.03311258 99% => OK
No of words: 257.0 270.72406181 95% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.30739299611 5.08290768461 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.00390054096 4.04702891845 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.76258014938 2.5805825403 107% => OK
Unique words: 147.0 145.348785872 101% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.571984435798 0.540411800872 106% => OK
syllable_count: 431.1 419.366225166 103% => 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: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 11.0 13.0662251656 84% => 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: 57.2253772522 49.2860985944 116% => OK
Chars per sentence: 124.0 110.228320801 112% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.3636363636 21.698381199 108% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.63636363636 7.06452816374 66% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.09492273731 122% => OK
Language errors: 7.0 4.19205298013 167% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 4.33554083885 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => 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: 0.126705783496 0.272083759551 47% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0518129123102 0.0996497079465 52% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0340849935753 0.0662205650399 51% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.069211366033 0.162205337803 43% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0382855878598 0.0443174109184 86% => OK
automated_readability_index: 15.3 13.3589403974 115% => 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: 13.81 12.2367328918 113% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.96 8.42419426049 106% => OK
difficult_words: 68.0 63.6247240618 107% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 10.7273730684 140% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 10.498013245 107% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 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.