TPO 30. THE BURNING MIRROR

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TPO 30. THE BURNING MIRROR

The reading passage and lecture have conflicting opinions about whether the greek tale of the burning mirror is true. The author strongly postulates that the Greeks had never made such a device because of three compelling reasons. On the other hand, the listening adamantly delineates that none of the author's assumptions is accurate.

First and foremost, according to the speaker in the lecture, in the experiment, there was thousands of sheet of copper used to arrange and form this device, not a single one. Furthermore, she said that at that time of greek, there were great mathematicians who easily placed this mirror in the right location. Nonetheless, the article offsets these points by declaring that the Greeks had not had such advanced technology to create it and it required a lot of commitments such as very precise location and a large sheet of copper which did not exist at that time.

On top of this, the professor further asserts that according to the experiment, the Greeks used this mirror to send sticky substances which burned within seconds. Therefore, the author's point that it took ten minutes to cause a fire in the wooden object was rejected by this evidence. it goes without saying that this tool was indeed useful and practical one. These claims refute the writer's implications about burning mirror took a long time to burn in Roman's ships because it was proved that it would take 30 minutes to set fire on rival's boats.

Lastly, the lecturer suggests that romans were too familiar with flaming arrows method, thus it was essential to attack them secretly. Since they could easily recognise arrows, Greeks decided to use a burning mirror which was the best weapon to suddenly panic their opponents. Nevertheless, the author counters these indications by insisting that there was no need to improve their current weapons. This is mainly due to the fact that the flaming arrows were a method as good as burning mirror to attack their enemy.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 286, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: It
...n object was rejected by this evidence. it goes without saying that this tool was ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, furthermore, lastly, nevertheless, nonetheless, second, so, therefore, thus, such as, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 13.0 10.4613686534 124% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 17.0 12.0772626932 141% => OK
Pronoun: 36.0 22.412803532 161% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 41.0 30.3222958057 135% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 5.01324503311 100% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1645.0 1373.03311258 120% => OK
No of words: 331.0 270.72406181 122% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96978851964 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.26537283232 4.04702891845 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.52153130736 2.5805825403 98% => OK
Unique words: 186.0 145.348785872 128% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.561933534743 0.540411800872 104% => OK
syllable_count: 502.2 419.366225166 120% => 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: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 2.5761589404 194% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 13.0662251656 107% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 21.2450331126 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 42.2347666053 49.2860985944 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 117.5 110.228320801 107% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.6428571429 21.698381199 109% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.85714285714 7.06452816374 111% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 4.33554083885 185% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.27373068433 23% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.3794300379 0.272083759551 139% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.116032917387 0.0996497079465 116% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0794692449207 0.0662205650399 120% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.210083870863 0.162205337803 130% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0284734417251 0.0443174109184 64% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.8 13.3589403974 103% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 53.8541721854 105% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 11.0289183223 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.84 12.2367328918 97% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.69 8.42419426049 103% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 63.6247240618 129% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 10.498013245 107% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 83.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 25.0 Out of 30
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