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tpo 30,

The article states that Roman navy attacked the Greek port city of Syracuse. The Greeks defended themselves by burning mirror. The reading provides three reasons of support. However, the professor explains that the reasons are unconvincing and refutes each one of the author's reasons.
First, the reading posits that the ancient Greeks were not technologically advanced enough to make such a device. And they needed a large sheet of cooper to set ships on fire. The professor refutes this opinion by stating that they used not just a single a mirror, but a dozens of them to form a big burning mirror.
Second, the article claims that the burning mirror would have taken a long time to set the ships on fire according to an experiment. However, the professor contends that Roman boats were not build just by wood. Another material was used in their boats which was very easy to catch fire. This material could catch fire in seconds.
Third, the reading avers that there were other ways to setting the ships on fire. The lecture opposes this point by saying that Romans were familiar with flaming arrows and they could defend themselves. While they could not see mirror in the battlefield.

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Comments

Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 128, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
... defended themselves by burning mirror. The reading provides three reasons of suppo...
^^^
Line 2, column 269, Rule ID: A_PLURAL[1]
Message: Don't use indefinite articles with plural words. Did you mean 'a dozen' or simply 'dozens'?
Suggestion: a dozen; dozens
...ey used not just a single a mirror, but a dozens of them to form a big burning mirror. ...
^^^^^^^^
Line 3, column 191, Rule ID: BEEN_PART_AGREEMENT[2]
Message: Consider using a past participle here: 'builded', 'built'.
Suggestion: builded; built
...ssor contends that Roman boats were not build just by wood. Another material was used...
^^^^^
Line 4, column 203, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “While” 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.
...rrows and they could defend themselves. While they could not see mirror in the battle...
^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, however, second, so, third, while

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 : 4.0 7.30242825607 55% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 12.0772626932 75% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 19.0 22.412803532 85% => OK
Preposition: 23.0 30.3222958057 76% => OK
Nominalization: 1.0 5.01324503311 20% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 993.0 1373.03311258 72% => OK
No of words: 203.0 270.72406181 75% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.89162561576 5.08290768461 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.77462671648 4.04702891845 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.34148248377 2.5805825403 91% => OK
Unique words: 115.0 145.348785872 79% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.566502463054 0.540411800872 105% => OK
syllable_count: 296.1 419.366225166 71% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.116997792494 0% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.23620309051 121% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.51434878587 132% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 2.5761589404 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 13.0662251656 107% => OK
Sentence length: 14.0 21.2450331126 66% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 32.0656214914 49.2860985944 65% => OK
Chars per sentence: 70.9285714286 110.228320801 64% => OK
Words per sentence: 14.5 21.698381199 67% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.21428571429 7.06452816374 45% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 4.19205298013 95% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 4.45695364238 157% => 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: 0.415188961288 0.272083759551 153% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.13444495882 0.0996497079465 135% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.109057089193 0.0662205650399 165% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.235929776506 0.162205337803 145% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0557236066644 0.0443174109184 126% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 8.9 13.3589403974 67% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 65.73 53.8541721854 122% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 7.6 11.0289183223 69% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.49 12.2367328918 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.99 8.42419426049 95% => OK
difficult_words: 47.0 63.6247240618 74% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 10.7273730684 61% => OK
gunning_fog: 7.6 10.498013245 72% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.2008830022 71% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 65.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 19.5 Out of 30
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