The reading and the lecture are both about salvage logging, which is a practice involving the cleansing of forests after a natural disaster. The writer states that this method offers numerous advantages for the survival of the forest. However, the lecturer casts doubt on the claims made in the article.
First, salvage logging's outputs have negative consequences on environment during a long period. The writer says that by cleaning the forest from the dead trees and vegetation, the regeneration of the forest is granted. Conversely, the lecturer does not agree because decayed trees provide essential nutrients. These are absorbed by the ground and create fresh and vital conditions for new trees to grow. This is strong counter-point against the author's pint of view.
Second, there are insects whose existence is beneficial for the forests. According to the author, insects such as bark beetle are harmful for the environment. But this statement is contradicted by the lecture. Bark beetle have been living in forest for more than one hundred years and, during this time, no significant damage made by these insects was recorded. But, there are many insects and birds that both take advantage of the dead trees and protect the environment from other dangers. This is another standpoint that contradicts the passage.
Third, the economic advantages are overestimated in the passage. First off all, there is not enough raw material to sustain an industry. In addition, the cleansing of the forest requires the existence of machines like helicopters, which are very expensive to use. This generates additional costs. Moreover, the jobs are created only temporary, so this argument is quite relative. Not to mention that local inhabitants are less likely to be employed, unless they are qualified for doing such a job. If not, the employers have to look for outsiders. This third argument is proved to be irrelevant too. In conclusion, the author and the lecturer appear to be in disagreement regarding this topic.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 446, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'authors'' or 'author's'?
Suggestion: authors'; author's
...his is strong counter-point against the authors pint of view. Second, there are inse...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, conversely, first, however, if, look, moreover, regarding, second, so, third, in addition, in conclusion, such as
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: 0.0 5.04856512141 0% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 12.0772626932 66% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 17.0 22.412803532 76% => OK
Preposition: 38.0 30.3222958057 125% => 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: 1700.0 1373.03311258 124% => OK
No of words: 325.0 270.72406181 120% => OK
Chars per words: 5.23076923077 5.08290768461 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.24591054749 4.04702891845 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.73483943689 2.5805825403 106% => OK
Unique words: 189.0 145.348785872 130% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.581538461538 0.540411800872 108% => OK
syllable_count: 524.7 419.366225166 125% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => OK
Article: 11.0 8.23620309051 134% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 2.5761589404 155% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 13.0662251656 176% => OK
Sentence length: 14.0 21.2450331126 66% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 31.2964361983 49.2860985944 63% => OK
Chars per sentence: 73.9130434783 110.228320801 67% => OK
Words per sentence: 14.1304347826 21.698381199 65% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.13043478261 7.06452816374 73% => 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 : 11.0 4.45695364238 247% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.27373068433 117% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.354133588163 0.272083759551 130% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0800038508747 0.0996497079465 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0653201071598 0.0662205650399 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.205361013995 0.162205337803 127% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0494395617223 0.0443174109184 112% => OK
automated_readability_index: 10.3 13.3589403974 77% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 57.27 53.8541721854 106% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.8 11.0289183223 80% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.46 12.2367328918 102% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.7 8.42419426049 103% => OK
difficult_words: 90.0 63.6247240618 141% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 10.7273730684 65% => OK
gunning_fog: 7.6 10.498013245 72% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?
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Rates: 60.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 18.0 Out of 30
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