Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they cast doubt on the specific methods proposed in the reading passage.In recent years, many frog species around the world have declined in numbers or even gone extinct due to changes in

Essay topics: Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they cast doubt on the specific methods proposed in the reading passage.
In recent years, many frog species around the world have declined in numbers or even gone extinct due to changes in their environment. These population declines and extinctions have serious consequences for the ecosystems in which frogs live; for example, frogs help play a role in protecting humans by eating disease-carrying insects. Several methods have been proposed to solve the problem of declining frog populations.

First, frogs are being harmed by pesticides, which are chemicals used to prevent insects from damaging farm crops such as corn and sugarcane. Pesticides often spread from farmland into neighboring frog habitats. Once pesticides enter a frog’s body, they attack the nervous system, leading to severe breathing problems. If laws prohibited the farmers from using harmful pesticides near sensitive frog populations, it would significantly reduce the harm pesticides cause to frogs.

A second major factor in frog population decline is a fungus that has spread around the world with deadly effect. The fungus causes thickening of the skin, and since frogs use their skin to absorb water, infected frogs die of dehydration. Recently, researchers have discovered several ways to treat or prevent infection, including antifungal medication and treatments that kill the fungus with heat. Those treatments, if applied on a large scale, would protect sensitive frog populations from infection.

Third, in a great many cases, frog populations are in decline simply because their natural habitats are threatened. Since most frog species lay their eggs in water, they are dependent on water and wetland habitats. Many such habitats are threatened by human activities, including excessive water use or the draining of wetlands to make them suitable for development. If key water habitats such as lakes and marshes were better protected from excessive water use and development, many frog species would recover.

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The articles states that there is a large decline in the frog species and provide 3 reasons of support. However, the professor explains that there lies a problem with each reason.

First, the reading posits that the frogs are being harmed by the use of pesticides, which farmer uses to prevent their crops from insects. The professor refutes this point by saying that banning pesticides is not economically practical, it will likely to cause more damage to the farmers.

Second, the article claims that the frog population is largely affected by the spread of fungus, which prevent them from absorbing water, and consequently, die of dehydration. On the other hand, the professor refutes the aforementioned statement by saying that it will not be reliable to treat each and every frog, that's it will be difficult at larger scale. In addition, fungus treatment of frog will not prevent it from passing to its offspring. And then the treatment will have to be performed on the child frog, ultimately, increasing the expenses.

Third, the reading says the decline in frog populations are largely responsible because their natural habitats are threatened. However, the professor disagree with the statement say that it is largely due to global warming wetland, lake and marshes are declining. Protecting key water habitats such as lakes and marshes is not likely to prevent the decline in the frog population. Despite, appropriate should be taken to prevent global warming.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: You should probably use 'state'.
Suggestion: state
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Suggestion: that's
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
consequently, first, however, if, second, so, then, third, in addition, such as, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 10.4613686534 134% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 5.04856512141 119% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 17.0 22.412803532 76% => OK
Preposition: 30.0 30.3222958057 99% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1240.0 1373.03311258 90% => OK
No of words: 239.0 270.72406181 88% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.18828451883 5.08290768461 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.93187294222 4.04702891845 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.71555531099 2.5805825403 105% => OK
Unique words: 132.0 145.348785872 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.55230125523 0.540411800872 102% => OK
syllable_count: 373.5 419.366225166 89% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.51434878587 132% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 35.5507266686 49.2860985944 72% => OK
Chars per sentence: 103.333333333 110.228320801 94% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.9166666667 21.698381199 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.16666666667 7.06452816374 116% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 4.33554083885 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 4.45695364238 157% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.27373068433 23% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.126764630821 0.272083759551 47% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0512597999147 0.0996497079465 51% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0266942818563 0.0662205650399 40% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0799607038814 0.162205337803 49% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.00863636402259 0.0443174109184 19% => 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: 13.0 13.3589403974 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 52.19 53.8541721854 97% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 11.0289183223 97% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.82 12.2367328918 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.94 8.42419426049 106% => OK
difficult_words: 66.0 63.6247240618 104% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.498013245 91% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.2008830022 116% => OK
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Scores by essay e-grader: 21.5 Out of 30
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