tpo 31A fossil skeleton of a dinosaur called Sinosauropteryx, preserved in volcanic ash, was discovered in Liaoning, China, in 1996. Interestingly, the fossil included a pattern of fine lines surrounding the skeletal bones. Some paleontologists interpret

Essay topics:

tpo 31

A fossil skeleton of a dinosaur called Sinosauropteryx, preserved in volcanic ash, was discovered in Liaoning, China, in 1996. Interestingly, the fossil included a pattern of fine lines surrounding the skeletal bones. Some paleontologists interpret the lines as evidence that Sinosauropteryx had feathers. However, critics have opposed the idea that Sinosauropteryx was a feathered dinosaur, citing several reasons.

The reading and lecture are both about Sinosauropteryx which was a fossil skeleton of the dinosaur. The author of the reading feels that the fossil that is covered with the bones may not the feather and represents some reasons for holding this aspect. The lecturer challenged the claim made by the author. He is on the opinion that critics presenting reasons are not convincing.

To begin with, the author argues that the fine lines are not the feather rather it is the skin of the dinosaur. He also claims that when the dinosaur was buried in the ground it decomposed and made those lines. The specific argument is challenged by the lecturer. He mentions that scientists did not see any kind of decomposition around the site rather it was well preserved in ash. He also states that it may possibly the feather not the decomposition of fibres.

Second, the writer suggests that Sinosauropteryx structure could not provide proper evidence of which side of the body parts. He also additionally says that may be the part are fossilized frills. The lecturer rebuts this may mentioning that feather always contains great deals of protein and carotene. He also claims that but the fossil does not contain any protein and carotene and thus it can say that it is not a feather.

Third, the author posits that the feather is placed on the lower side of the body. As a result, it is useless for the animal to fly and control the internal temperature. In contrast, the lecturer position is that thermoregulation has normally displayed distinctive colourful feature like a peacock. He also noted that Sinosauropteryx proved that it has a different colour and used for display.

Votes
Average: 7.1 (1 vote)
Essay Categories
Essays by the user:

Comments

Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 253, 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.
...s some reasons for holding this aspect. The lecturer challenged the claim made by t...
^^^
Line 3, column 407, Rule ID: MIGHT_PERHAPS[1]
Message: Use simply 'may', 'possibly'.
Suggestion: may; possibly
...reserved in ash. He also states that it may possibly the feather not the decomposition of fi...
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 3, column 407, Rule ID: MAY_COULD_POSSIBLY[1]
Message: Use simply 'may'.
Suggestion: may
...reserved in ash. He also states that it may possibly the feather not the decomposition of fi...
^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 96, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...the lower side of the body. As a result, it is useless for the animal to fly and ...
^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, may, second, so, third, thus, well, in contrast, kind of, as a result, to begin with

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 10.4613686534 153% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 5.04856512141 119% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 19.0 12.0772626932 157% => OK
Pronoun: 34.0 22.412803532 152% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 23.0 30.3222958057 76% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 5.01324503311 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1387.0 1373.03311258 101% => OK
No of words: 284.0 270.72406181 105% => OK
Chars per words: 4.8838028169 5.08290768461 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.10515524023 4.04702891845 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.77678297777 2.5805825403 108% => OK
Unique words: 144.0 145.348785872 99% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.507042253521 0.540411800872 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 431.1 419.366225166 103% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 3.25607064018 246% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 13.0662251656 130% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 21.2450331126 75% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 26.5512496529 49.2860985944 54% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 81.5882352941 110.228320801 74% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.7058823529 21.698381199 77% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.82352941176 7.06452816374 82% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 4.19205298013 95% => 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: 8.0 4.27373068433 187% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.247816918696 0.272083759551 91% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0748278432126 0.0996497079465 75% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0637493372279 0.0662205650399 96% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.139143198345 0.162205337803 86% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0399540171229 0.0443174109184 90% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 9.9 13.3589403974 74% => 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: 10.73 12.2367328918 88% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.43 8.42419426049 100% => OK
difficult_words: 72.0 63.6247240618 113% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 10.7273730684 70% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.4 10.498013245 80% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.2008830022 71% => OK
What are above readability scores?

---------------------

Rates: 71.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 21.5 Out of 30
---------------------
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.