The reading and the lecture are both about the decrease of literature readers.
The author of the reading believes that the reading public is reducing, especially among young people, which is an important loss for culture in general, and for the future of literature itself.
The lecturer casts doubt on the claims made in the article.
She thinks that, there are reasons behind why it is often said that people are reading less than they used to.
First of all, the author claims that the decrease of book reading eventually affects the literature.
The passage states that there is no other source of intellectual stimulation like literature, since it encourages readers to imagination and empathy, expanding readers understanding of language, and missing we are missing important benefits.
This point is challenged by the lecturer.
She says that a book does not have to be about literature to stimulate the readers intellectually. Furthermore, she point out the fact that science, history, political books, can often offer a high-quality content and be as creative and stimulating as literature books.
Secondly, the author is concerned about the top books on the list of best sellers, the self-helf books, which beyond their superficiality and bad written quality, are also intellectually undemanding.
According to the passage, in addition to it, in instead of reading books, people are preferring lowered level of cultural activities, like, watch television, videos and read in web pages.
However, the lecturer rebuts this argument.
She suggests that there are several cultural materials that non-written activities, such as music and movies, do not lower the cultural standards.
She elaborates on this by mentioning that culture has changed, and there are different forms of expression other than novels and poems, and some of them speak more directly to contemporary concerns that literature does.
Finally, the passage states that read less is something regrettable, since good literature is being written by talented authors of our time and there is no audience for it.
The author’s opinion is that this leads to a decrease on publisher’s investments upon literature and, consequently, less support to serious writers.
The lecturer, on the other hand, mentions that it might be true that literature has less incentive nowadays than in the past.
She brings the idea that the fault should be related to the authors sometimes, and not the readers, since a lot of modern literature are difficult to understand.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 1, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
... for the future of literature itself. The lecturer casts doubt on the claims made...
Line 10, column 116, Rule ID: HE_VERB_AGR
Message: The pronoun 'she' must be used with a third-person verb: 'points'.
...eaders intellectually. Furthermore, she point out the fact that science, history, pol...
Line 12, column 67, Rule ID: THE_SUPERLATIVE
Message: A determiner is probably missing here: 'of the best'.
Suggestion: of the best
...ncerned about the top books on the list of best sellers, the self-helf books, which bey...
Line 12, column 201, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
...y, are also intellectually undemanding. According to the passage, in addition to...
Line 13, column 82, Rule ID: PROGRESSIVE_VERBS
Message: This verb is normally not used in the progressive form. Try a simple form instead.
...it, in instead of reading books, people are preferring lowered level of cultural activities, l...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, consequently, finally, first, furthermore, however, if, second, secondly, so, in addition, in general, such as, first of all, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 24.0 10.4613686534 229% => Less to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 7.30242825607 205% => Less conjunction wanted
Relative clauses : 18.0 12.0772626932 149% => OK
Pronoun: 37.0 22.412803532 165% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 51.0 30.3222958057 168% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2162.0 1373.03311258 157% => OK
No of words: 401.0 270.72406181 148% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.39152119701 5.08290768461 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.47492842339 4.04702891845 111% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94807816313 2.5805825403 114% => OK
Unique words: 214.0 145.348785872 147% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.533665835411 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 663.3 419.366225166 158% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.55342163355 109% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 3.25607064018 215% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 11.0 8.23620309051 134% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 1.25165562914 240% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 5.0 1.51434878587 330% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 7.0 2.5761589404 272% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 13.0662251656 138% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 21.2450331126 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 58.6216420239 49.2860985944 119% => OK
Chars per sentence: 120.111111111 110.228320801 109% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.2777777778 21.698381199 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.55555555556 7.06452816374 121% => OK
Paragraphs: 17.0 4.09492273731 415% => Less paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 5.0 4.19205298013 119% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 4.33554083885 208% => Less positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => 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: 0.442948267117 0.272083759551 163% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.128289203414 0.0996497079465 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0839991029985 0.0662205650399 127% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.131676704941 0.162205337803 81% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0854551372153 0.0443174109184 193% => OK
automated_readability_index: 15.1 13.3589403974 113% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 53.8541721854 76% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 11.0289183223 119% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.28 12.2367328918 117% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.7 8.42419426049 103% => OK
difficult_words: 101.0 63.6247240618 159% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.498013245 103% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Write the essay in 20 minutes.
Maximum four paragraphs wanted.
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.