The article states that there are several reasons to attack the story that the Greeks used a burning mirror against Roman's ships and provides three reasons of support. However, the professor explains that there are problems with the author's arguments and she refutes each of the author's reasons.
To begin with, the reading states that the ancient Greeks were not technologically advanced enough to make such a device. The professor refutes this point by stating that the Greeks had good mathematical skills. Moreover, such devices do not need a high level of technology.
Second, the article claims that the burning mirror would have taken a long time to make the damages that it supposes to do and mentions an experiment to illustrate this idea. However, the professor debates that. She mentions that the Greeks did not use just wood as in the experiment that the article express, Instead they use a material that could transfer fire immediately with a few seconds rather than ten minutes. In addition, it can do that even when Roman's ships were moving.
Third, the reading avers that the Greeks were using flaming arrows and burning mirror does not seem like an improvement on this weapon. The lecture opposes this point by saying that the Roman soldiers were not familiar with flaming arrows. Therefore, they trying to find out a new more effective weapon. She states that the burning mirror was surprising and much effective than flaming arrows.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
however, moreover, second, so, therefore, third, in addition, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 7.0 10.4613686534 67% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 5.04856512141 79% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 7.30242825607 68% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 12.0772626932 132% => OK
Pronoun: 26.0 22.412803532 116% => OK
Preposition: 22.0 30.3222958057 73% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1218.0 1373.03311258 89% => OK
No of words: 242.0 270.72406181 89% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.03305785124 5.08290768461 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.94415379849 4.04702891845 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.39828958016 2.5805825403 93% => OK
Unique words: 132.0 145.348785872 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.545454545455 0.540411800872 101% => OK
syllable_count: 365.4 419.366225166 87% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 3.25607064018 123% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => 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: 13.0 13.0662251656 99% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 21.2450331126 85% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 48.6139240287 49.2860985944 99% => OK
Chars per sentence: 93.6923076923 110.228320801 85% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.6153846154 21.698381199 86% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.76923076923 7.06452816374 82% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => 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: 0.0576243880758 0.272083759551 21% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0215452096201 0.0996497079465 22% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0136431649719 0.0662205650399 21% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0345665698832 0.162205337803 21% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0143219889728 0.0443174109184 32% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 11.6 13.3589403974 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 61.67 53.8541721854 115% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 11.0289183223 83% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.89 12.2367328918 97% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.18 8.42419426049 97% => OK
difficult_words: 56.0 63.6247240618 88% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.498013245 88% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?
It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.
Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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