The reading and the listening are contradicting with each other, in terms of invasion of the zebra mussel. The author of the reading states that this invasion cannot be prevented and also it would create a serious threat to freshwater fish populations in North America. However, the lecturer casts doubt about the claim and negates all the theories presented in the passage.
First of all, according to the article, the invasion of the mussel is possible due to human transportation where the mussels can attach with the bottom of the ship and spread all over North America. On the other hand, the speaker negates the argument and mentions about the mussels that it could not be stoppable in past but nowadays, with the help knowledge, it is possible to stop the mussels spreading all over the North American ocean. Furthermore, the describes that the ship which carried the ballast water with its bottom, it can be dumped into the ocean just beside the ocean, and this way, the mussels cannot survive in the saltwater.
Secondly, the author states that zebra mussels have been dominating in the new habitats since there are no predators who can eat them. Thus, it will create a big threat to ocean fish who lives there. Although the lecturer undermines this by asserting that there are many birds who are in search of the food in that place. As a result, whenever the bird would find the new creature living in that habitat, they will start eating them. As a result, the mussels cannot be overcrowded in that place. Hence, this idea is not acceptable.
Finally, it is mentioned in the paragraph that since the mussels are plankton eater, the fish would need to compete for the plankton plant with the mussels and thereby, the population of fish might be declined over the time. On the contrary, here also, the lecturer refutes the idea and describes it is true that some fish population might be decreased, although the mussels have a positive effect on the fish population who lives at the bottom of the ocean because they get food in form of nutrient from the zebra mussels. Therefore, the final idea is also true and acceptable.
- TPO 21(independent)Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? For success in a future job, the ability to relate well to people is more important than studying hard in school. 80
- TPO 33:Agree/Disagree:When teachers assign projects on which students must work together, students will learn much more effectively than ask them to do alone.70
- TPO 34Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?Educating children is a more difficult task today than it was in the past because they spend so much time on the cell phone, online games, and social networking Web site.Use specific reasons and 73
- TPO 12 - It is better to have broad knowledge of many academic subjects than to specialize in one specific subject.76
Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 200, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT
Message: “Although” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
...g threat to ocean fish who lives there. Although the lecturer undermines this by asserti...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, furthermore, hence, however, second, secondly, so, therefore, thus, as a result, first of all, it is true, on the contrary, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 10.4613686534 172% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 15.0 5.04856512141 297% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 10.0 7.30242825607 137% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 12.0772626932 132% => OK
Pronoun: 26.0 22.412803532 116% => OK
Preposition: 49.0 30.3222958057 162% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 5.01324503311 100% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1768.0 1373.03311258 129% => OK
No of words: 370.0 270.72406181 137% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.77837837838 5.08290768461 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.38581623665 4.04702891845 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.43849095344 2.5805825403 94% => OK
Unique words: 173.0 145.348785872 119% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.467567567568 0.540411800872 87% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 541.8 419.366225166 129% => 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: 13.0 8.23620309051 158% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 1.25165562914 399% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 2.5761589404 194% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 15.0 13.0662251656 115% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 21.2450331126 113% => OK
Sentence length SD: 74.8108726501 49.2860985944 152% => OK
Chars per sentence: 117.866666667 110.228320801 107% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.6666666667 21.698381199 114% => OK
Discourse Markers: 11.2 7.06452816374 159% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 4.33554083885 69% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 4.45695364238 179% => 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: 0.445510340838 0.272083759551 164% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.136626933844 0.0996497079465 137% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0989577746086 0.0662205650399 149% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.253948761264 0.162205337803 157% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0635327831567 0.0443174109184 143% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.4 13.3589403974 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 55.58 53.8541721854 103% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 11.0289183223 104% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.74 12.2367328918 88% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.98 8.42419426049 95% => OK
difficult_words: 74.0 63.6247240618 116% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 10.498013245 110% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?
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Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
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