The reading passage and lecture both discuss a fascinating topic pertaining to Carved stone balls, which is a type of artifact used in late Neolithic period, the author represents three theories of the purpose of these stone balls while the lecturer casts serious doubts on the claims made in the article. She states that all the reasons are unconvincing and gives no serious results.
First of all, the author of the passage claims that stone balls were used for hunting because there were holes found in stone balls which were used as a hunting weapon. This point is challenged by the professor who suggests that every weapon have their scientific meaning like arrows and other weapons but the stone balls' pieces were broken off and the surface of the balls were very well preserved. Clearly, a disparity exists between the passage and the evidence exhibited by the lecturer.
Secondly, the passage discusses that stone balls were used for weight and measures because of their equal size. This argument is rebutted by the speaker, she acknowledges that stone balls were of equal size but their masses varies considerably because balls were made from different stones. She elaborates on this by mentioning that because of the different density of balls it can not be used as a measuring tool.
Finally, the reading article posits that stone balls were used as a social symbol because balls have the elaborate design which may show the status of their owners. The lecturer, on the other hand, mentions that some stone balls were too simple which reject the point given in the passage. The professor puts forth to the idea that if the stone balls were the status symbol so it may present in grave of richest people, but there were no such evidence present.
In conclusion, the professor effectively casts doubt all the claims from the passage.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 402, Rule ID: THE_SUPERLATIVE
Message: A determiner is probably missing here: 'of the richest'.
Suggestion: of the richest
...tatus symbol so it may present in grave of richest people, but there were no such evidence...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, if, may, second, secondly, so, well, while, in conclusion, first of all, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 17.0 10.4613686534 163% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 7.30242825607 123% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 12.0772626932 116% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 22.412803532 98% => OK
Preposition: 32.0 30.3222958057 106% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 5.01324503311 60% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1549.0 1373.03311258 113% => OK
No of words: 312.0 270.72406181 115% => OK
Chars per words: 4.96474358974 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.20279927342 4.04702891845 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.33391220982 2.5805825403 90% => OK
Unique words: 154.0 145.348785872 106% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.49358974359 0.540411800872 91% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 478.8 419.366225166 114% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 3.25607064018 154% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.116997792494 0% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.51434878587 66% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 26.0 21.2450331126 122% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 63.169250167 49.2860985944 128% => OK
Chars per sentence: 129.083333333 110.228320801 117% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.0 21.698381199 120% => OK
Discourse Markers: 9.25 7.06452816374 131% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.09492273731 122% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 4.33554083885 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.27373068433 70% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.443236190146 0.272083759551 163% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.177449207485 0.0996497079465 178% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.11364720351 0.0662205650399 172% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.234564018593 0.162205337803 145% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.12085696733 0.0443174109184 273% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.
automated_readability_index: 14.9 13.3589403974 112% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 53.55 53.8541721854 99% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 11.0289183223 112% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.78 12.2367328918 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.57 8.42419426049 102% => OK
difficult_words: 72.0 63.6247240618 113% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.0 10.7273730684 121% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 10.498013245 118% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.2008830022 116% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 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.