The passage concludes that the shortened workweek policy would benefit both the individual employees and companies. However, the professor in the lecture holds a completely different opinion against the passage.
First of all, the passage claims that the shortened workweek will increase company profits. However, the professor argues that the shortened workweek policy will forces companies to spend more on hiring more staff. There are some additional costs of hiring new employees, such as training and medical insurance, as the amount of training expense and medical insurance expense is same for four-day workers and five-day workers. Also, the office space and computer equipment for the new staff are costly too.
More over, the passage expects that the overall employment will be improved because the companies need to hire more staffs to complete the work. The professor disagrees with this point because hiring new employees could be costly as mentioned above. Also, in order to save the cost, companies may force their employees to work over time or increase their expectation that the employees should take the same amount of workload even they prefer the shortened workweek.
Finally, the passage claims that the shortened workweek will improve the life quality of employees because they will have more free time working only 4 days a week. While it is undeniable the life quality of employee will be improved, the professor argues against the passage as it will also put their careers at risk. Employees who choose to work four days a week may lose their job credibility in front of the manager. Also, when it comes to promotion, there is good chance that the employees work with shortened week is less possible to get the chance than their colleagues who work for normal length of week.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 163, Rule ID: DID_BASEFORM
Message: The verb 'will' requires the base form of the verb: 'force'
...that the shortened workweek policy will forces companies to spend more on hiring more ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, however, if, may, so, while, such as, first of all
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 10.4613686534 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 5.04856512141 257% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 18.0 22.412803532 80% => OK
Preposition: 27.0 30.3222958057 89% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1521.0 1373.03311258 111% => OK
No of words: 294.0 270.72406181 109% => OK
Chars per words: 5.17346938776 5.08290768461 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.14082457966 4.04702891845 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.44172441946 2.5805825403 95% => OK
Unique words: 151.0 145.348785872 104% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.513605442177 0.540411800872 95% => OK
syllable_count: 459.9 419.366225166 110% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 0.0 3.25607064018 0% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 1.25165562914 240% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 2.5761589404 39% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 13.0662251656 99% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 21.2450331126 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 44.724005706 49.2860985944 91% => OK
Chars per sentence: 117.0 110.228320801 106% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.6153846154 21.698381199 104% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.53846153846 7.06452816374 78% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.27373068433 47% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.469515569983 0.272083759551 173% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.162581916653 0.0996497079465 163% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0824887093407 0.0662205650399 125% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.263108699019 0.162205337803 162% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0816436174705 0.0443174109184 184% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.2 13.3589403974 106% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.15 53.8541721854 91% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 11.0289183223 108% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.0 12.2367328918 106% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.11 8.42419426049 96% => OK
difficult_words: 63.0 63.6247240618 99% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.498013245 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 80 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24 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.