Summarize the points made in the lecture being sure to explain how they oppose specific points made in the reading passage Professors are normally found in university classrooms offices and libraries doing research and lecturing to their students More and

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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.

Professors are normally found in university classrooms, offices, and libraries doing research and lecturing to their students. More and more, however, they also appear as guests on television news programs, giving expert commentary on the latest events in the world. These television appearances are of great benefit to the professors themselves as well as to their universities and the general public.
Professors benefit from appearing on television because by doing so they acquire reputations as authorities in their academic fields among a much wider audience than they have on campus. If a professor publishes views in an academic journal, only other scholars will learn about and appreciate those views. But when a professor appears on TV, thousands of people outside the narrow academic community become aware of the professor’s ideas. So when professors share their ideas with a television audience, the professors’ importance as scholars is enhanced.
Universities also benefit from such appearances. The universities receive positive publicity when their professors appear on TV. When people see a knowledgeable fac- ulty member of a university on television, they think more highly of that university. That then leads to an improved reputation for the university. And that improved reputation in turn leads to more donations for the university and more applications from potential students.
Finally, the public gains from professors’ appearing on television. Most television viewers normally have no contact with university professors. When professors appear on television, viewers have a chance to learn from experts and to be exposed to views they might otherwise never hear about. Television is generally a medium for commen- tary that tends to be superficial, not deep or thoughtful. From professors on television, by contrast, viewers get a taste of real expertise and insight.

The professor in the lecture contends that professors, in general, do not benefit from appearing in news, television programs and related outreach platforms. In fact, the narrator mentions that it is counter productive for a person in academia to be a part of such platforms. The narrator goes on to counter and gainsay each of the three benefits mentioned in the passage.

She maintains that from academia perspective, it is harmful for a professor to appear on televisions due to the disparate nature of television and academia. That is, according to her, television is usually a source of entertainment, not as serious as academia. Therefore, a professor or lecturer appearing in televisions and related media will not be taken seriously in academia; may not be invited to important conferences, and may have adverse affects on their funding. This contrasts with the suggestion in the passage, which mentions television as a source to address a more diverse audience (than what can be achieved by traditional academia methods), aggrandising his prominence.

Moreover, her opinion of paucity of benefit to university is antithesis to what the passage supports. She maintains that due to indulgence in such activities, the professor might not get the time to focus on his or research, affecting his scholar status and hence, the reputation of the university he or she is affiliated with. The passage suggests otherwise, that such appearances may help a university's reputation, and indirect monetary benefits. The argument presented is that when people see a professor, appearing on television, associated with a certain university, their opinions regarding the organisation become better.

Lastly, the passage mentions that the public also benefits from such appearances as the audience gets a chance to learn from scholar and be abreast about new research phenomenon(s). The narrator shuts down this argument by contending that people might not even pay attention to such appearances as television is usually consumed for light-hearted, 'post-dinner' entertainment. Moreover, the professor calls such appearances futile, mentioning that the same content, regarding new findings and events, can be presented by reporters too.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 392, 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'
Suggestion: an
...herwise, that such appearances may help a universitys reputation, and indirect mo...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, hence, lastly, may, moreover, regarding, so, therefore, in fact, in general

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 10.4613686534 134% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 7.30242825607 164% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 22.412803532 112% => OK
Preposition: 49.0 30.3222958057 162% => OK
Nominalization: 13.0 5.01324503311 259% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1886.0 1373.03311258 137% => OK
No of words: 344.0 270.72406181 127% => OK
Chars per words: 5.48255813953 5.08290768461 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.30665032142 4.04702891845 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.16184472002 2.5805825403 123% => OK
Unique words: 176.0 145.348785872 121% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.511627906977 0.540411800872 95% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 593.1 419.366225166 141% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 3.25607064018 246% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 11.0 8.23620309051 134% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.51434878587 132% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 2.5761589404 155% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 13.0662251656 107% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 21.2450331126 113% => OK
Sentence length SD: 42.4965784937 49.2860985944 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 134.714285714 110.228320801 122% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.5714285714 21.698381199 113% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.78571428571 7.06452816374 82% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 4.33554083885 161% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => 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: 0.113797764616 0.272083759551 42% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0429536406307 0.0996497079465 43% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0328272372631 0.0662205650399 50% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0721693675884 0.162205337803 44% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0150339573909 0.0443174109184 34% => 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: 16.7 13.3589403974 125% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 38.66 53.8541721854 72% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 5.55761589404 202% => Smog_index is high.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 11.0289183223 125% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.8 12.2367328918 121% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.42 8.42419426049 112% => OK
difficult_words: 100.0 63.6247240618 157% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 10.7273730684 107% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 10.498013245 110% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
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Rates: 81.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.5 Out of 30
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