tpo 18In the 1950s Torreya taxifoha, a type of evergreen tree once very common in the state of Florida, started to die out. No one is sure exactly what caused the decline, but chances are good that if nothing is done, Torreya will soon become extinct. Exp

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In the 1950s Torreya taxifoha, a type of evergreen tree once very common in the state of Florida, started to die out. No one is sure exactly what caused the decline, but chances are good that if nothing is done, Torreya will soon become extinct. Experts are considering three ways to address the decline of Torreya.

The first option is to reestablish Torreya in the same location in which it thrived for thousands of years. Torreya used to be found in abundance in the northern part of Florida, which has a specific microclimate. A microclimate exists when weather conditions inside a relatively small area differ from the region of which that area is a part. Northern Florida’s microclimate is very favorable to Torreya’s growth. The microclimate is wetter and cooler than the surrounding region’s relatively dry, warm climate. Scientists have been working to plant Torreya seeds in the coolest, dampest areas of the microclimate.

The second option is to move Torreya to an entirely different location, far from its Florida microclimate. Torreya seeds and sapling have been successfully planted and grown in forests further north, where the temperature is significantly cooler. Some scientists believe that Torreya probably thrived in areas much further north in the distant past, so by relocating it now, in a process known as assisted migration, humans would simply be helping Torreya return to an environment that is more suited to its survival.

The third option is to preserve Torreya in research centers. Seeds and saplings can be moved from the wild and preserved in a closely monitored environment where it will be easier for scientists both to protect the species and conduct research on Torreya. This research can then be used to ensure the continued survival of the species.

The reading and lecturer are both about Torreya Taxifoha which population is declining recently. The author of the reading feels that if no step has taken soon Torreya will begin to extinct and presents some solutions to this problem. The lecturer challenged the claim made by the author. He is on the opinion that none of the solutions is satisfactory.

To begin with, the argues that to reestablish the Torreya in the region where it used to grow. He claims that Torreya used to grow in the microclimate which is a cooler and wetter place where Torreya will grow easily. The specific argument is challenged by the lecturer. She mentions that maybe Northern Florida is the coolest area when Torreya grew many years ago. But, global warming may increase the temperature and make the microclimate drier than as earlier.

Second, The author suggests that to transfer the Torreya in a completely different location. He also states that assist migration will probably help the Torreya to grow more with the help of human by providing a suitable environment. The lecturer rebuts this by mentioning that Black Locus is a tree that moved to the new environment and grows quickly. But, it kills many other plants, thus relocating is not a good idea.

Third, the author posits that to preserve seeds and sapling of Torreya plant in the research center and closely monitoring can protect the species from being extinct. In contrast, the lecturer position is that Torreya might survive but genetic diverse will not produce. She also additionally says that the research center will not able to create such an environment.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, may, second, so, third, thus, in contrast, to begin with

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 10.4613686534 105% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 7.30242825607 110% => OK
Relative clauses : 17.0 12.0772626932 141% => OK
Pronoun: 21.0 22.412803532 94% => OK
Preposition: 29.0 30.3222958057 96% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 5.01324503311 160% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1349.0 1373.03311258 98% => OK
No of words: 270.0 270.72406181 100% => OK
Chars per words: 4.9962962963 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.05360046442 4.04702891845 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.58225717662 2.5805825403 100% => OK
Unique words: 152.0 145.348785872 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.562962962963 0.540411800872 104% => OK
syllable_count: 407.7 419.366225166 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 3.25607064018 184% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 13.0662251656 122% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 21.2450331126 75% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 30.840314525 49.2860985944 63% => OK
Chars per sentence: 84.3125 110.228320801 76% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.875 21.698381199 78% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.4375 7.06452816374 63% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 4.33554083885 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => OK
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: 0.415518790661 0.272083759551 153% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.122324735584 0.0996497079465 123% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0985312676698 0.0662205650399 149% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.238856132061 0.162205337803 147% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0666388170915 0.0443174109184 150% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.6 13.3589403974 79% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 63.7 53.8541721854 118% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.4 11.0289183223 76% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.42 12.2367328918 93% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.52 8.42419426049 101% => OK
difficult_words: 70.0 63.6247240618 110% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.498013245 80% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 78.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.5 Out of 30
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