The reading passage discusses an interesting topic about the benefit of using salvage logging in the aftermath disasters, like fires and storms, by removing dead trees, and provides extensive information with three main reasons for support. However, the lecture casts doubt on this claim. She thinks the salvage logging practice are prejudicial and produces environmental damage in the long term.
First of all, the reading passage sustains that dead trees avoid the proper grow of plants and trees because of its slow decompose; thus, the removing of this trees would help forest areas to recover faster. This point is challenged by the lecture, that argues that the natural process of decomposition of the trees and plants would be much better and in consequence more beneficial for the environment. Moreover, removing dead trees would provoke the lack of important nutrients in the soil.
Secondly, the reading passage states that dead trees create habitats for insects, like spruce bark beetles that damage the spruce trees. On the contrary, the lecture explains that during millions of years bark beetle lives in this environment without causing damage at all. Equally important, she explains that dead trees are also habitats for many birds and other species.
Finally, the lecture contradicts the reading passage challenging the idea that salvage logging has economic benefits. According to her, the needs of vehicles and infrastructure for this practice is expensive. Additionally, the job that this activity can offer are only temporally and many times hire workers from other regions.
In summary, both, the reading passage and the lecture discuss the same topic about how beneficial the salvage logging is for the forest and environment. While the reading passage argues that it is good, the lecture effectively challenges the claim of the author.
- TPO-11 - Integrated Writing Task 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 80
- TPO-23 - Independent Writing Task Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? In today’s world, it is more important to work quickly and risk making mistakes than to work slowly and make sure that everything is correct.Use specific reasons an 70
- TPO-22 - Independent Writing Task Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Teachers should not make their social or political views known to students in the classroom.Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. 76
- TPO-34 - Integrated Writing Task A huge marine mammal known as Steller’s sea cow once lived in the waters around Bering Island off the coast of Siberia. It was described in 1741 by Georg W. Steller, a naturalist who was among the first Europeans to see 73
- TPO-10 - Integrated Writing Task The sea otter is a small mammal that lives in waters along the western coast of North America from California to Alaska. When some sea otter populations off the Alaskan coast started rapidly declining a few years ago, it c 81
Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 155, Rule ID: THIS_NNS
Message: Did you mean 'these'?
...s slow decompose; thus, the removing of this trees would help forest areas to recove...
Line 5, column 275, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
...ironment without causing damage at all. Equally important, she explains that dead trees...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, finally, first, however, moreover, second, secondly, so, thus, while, as to, in summary, first of all, on the contrary
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 5.04856512141 79% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 7.30242825607 151% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 21.0 22.412803532 94% => OK
Preposition: 32.0 30.3222958057 106% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1580.0 1373.03311258 115% => OK
No of words: 293.0 270.72406181 108% => OK
Chars per words: 5.39249146758 5.08290768461 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.13729897018 4.04702891845 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.59750955286 2.5805825403 101% => OK
Unique words: 157.0 145.348785872 108% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.535836177474 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 476.1 419.366225166 114% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 3.25607064018 123% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.116997792494 0% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.23620309051 134% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 2.5761589404 233% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 13.0662251656 107% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 21.2450331126 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.1963999847 49.2860985944 102% => OK
Chars per sentence: 112.857142857 110.228320801 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.9285714286 21.698381199 96% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.85714285714 7.06452816374 125% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.09492273731 122% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 4.33554083885 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => 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: 0.356370329987 0.272083759551 131% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.116857941536 0.0996497079465 117% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0650520438707 0.0662205650399 98% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.188399897825 0.162205337803 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0443251061173 0.0443174109184 100% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.4 13.3589403974 108% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 53.8541721854 95% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 11.0289183223 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.98 12.2367328918 114% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.67 8.42419426049 103% => OK
difficult_words: 75.0 63.6247240618 118% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.498013245 95% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 60.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 18.0 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.