The author of the reading passage and the professor both discuss the Carved stone balls. The author of the passage offers three possible theories to explain the purpose and meaning of the Carved stone balls. However, the professor discords with the ideas mentioned by the author and argue that those theories are not convincing.
First, although the author of the passage claims that the carved stone balls were weapons used in hunting or fighting, the professor disputes that the carved stone balls were all well-preserved. If the carved stone balls had been the weapons, the balls should have had cracks on them or some of the pieces of the balls would have been broken. Therefore, the professor can conclude that the carved stone balls were not used as the weapon.
Second, the author mentions that the carved stone balls were used as part of a primitive system of weights and measures. However, the professor indicates that the carved stone balls all had different masses because they were all made from different type of stones which had various densities. Thus, it is impossible that the carved stones were used as standard weights to measure.
Finally, the author says that the carved stone balls served a social purpose. Nevertheless, the professor claims that although some carved stone balls were in intriguing patents, most stone balls were too simple to be used to mark the important social status of their owners. Furthermore, it is common that the dead person would bury their belongings into the grave. But, we could not find any craved stone ball in the grave, meaning the carved stone balls were not used as the social purpose.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, furthermore, however, if, nevertheless, second, so, therefore, thus, well
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 10.4613686534 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 5.04856512141 99% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 12.0772626932 91% => OK
Pronoun: 18.0 22.412803532 80% => OK
Preposition: 22.0 30.3222958057 73% => OK
Nominalization: 0.0 5.01324503311 0% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1379.0 1373.03311258 100% => OK
No of words: 277.0 270.72406181 102% => OK
Chars per words: 4.97833935018 5.08290768461 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.07962216107 4.04702891845 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.30566400115 2.5805825403 89% => OK
Unique words: 123.0 145.348785872 85% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.4440433213 0.540411800872 82% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 408.6 419.366225166 97% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 3.25607064018 92% => OK
Article: 10.0 8.23620309051 121% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 0.0 2.5761589404 0% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 13.0662251656 99% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 21.2450331126 99% => OK
Sentence length SD: 39.1709951866 49.2860985944 79% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.076923077 110.228320801 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.3076923077 21.698381199 98% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.23076923077 7.06452816374 102% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 1.0 4.33554083885 23% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 4.45695364238 135% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.27373068433 140% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.54793081991 0.272083759551 201% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.251530626323 0.0996497079465 252% => Sentence topic similarity is high.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.12026226033 0.0662205650399 182% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.368000336867 0.162205337803 227% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.127306835808 0.0443174109184 287% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.
automated_readability_index: 12.7 13.3589403974 95% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 53.8541721854 109% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 11.0289183223 93% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.6 12.2367328918 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.59 8.42419426049 90% => OK
difficult_words: 51.0 63.6247240618 80% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 10.7273730684 84% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.498013245 99% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 63.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 19.0 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.