TPO-43 - Integrated Writing Task Agnostids were a group of marine animals that became extinct about 450 million years ago. Agnostid fossils can be found in rocks in many areas around the world. From the fossil remains, we know that agnostids were primitiv

The author of the reading provides three theories about how agnostics, ancient arthropods, may have lived. The professor casts doubt on all the claims made in the article. He thinks that they are not accurate enough to make a conclusion about agnostics' lifestyle.

First of all, the author points out that many primitive arthropods were free-swimming predators, so agnostics maybe were hunting smaller marine animals. This point is challenged by the lecturer. He says that they did not have well-developed eyes or any other strong sensory organ, which is necessary for predators to have in order to find the preys easily.

Secondly, the author contends that like other types of arthropods, agnostics may have lived on the seafloor eating dead organisms. The professor rebuts this argument by saying that seafloor dwellers are usually very slow organisms that do not move to other areas. Whereas agnostics' fossils were found in different geographical areas so scientists can conclude that they had the ability to move fast.

Finally, the author's third theory is that agnostics were parasites, that lived on some kind of primitive fish. The lecturer, on the other hand, posits that parasites live in small populations, because if they lived and fed off one organism they may kill it. Furthermore, evidence shows that agnostics lived in very large groups, so they cannot be parasites.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, furthermore, if, may, second, secondly, so, third, well, whereas, kind of, first of all, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 10.0 10.4613686534 96% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 5.04856512141 99% => OK
Conjunction : 2.0 7.30242825607 27% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 12.0 12.0772626932 99% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 22.412803532 98% => OK
Preposition: 25.0 30.3222958057 82% => OK
Nominalization: 2.0 5.01324503311 40% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1168.0 1373.03311258 85% => OK
No of words: 223.0 270.72406181 82% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.23766816143 5.08290768461 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.86434787811 4.04702891845 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.66471873461 2.5805825403 103% => OK
Unique words: 142.0 145.348785872 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.636771300448 0.540411800872 118% => OK
syllable_count: 358.2 419.366225166 85% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 3.25607064018 123% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 1.25165562914 80% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 2.5761589404 39% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 12.0 13.0662251656 92% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 21.2450331126 85% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 34.5939742666 49.2860985944 70% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.3333333333 110.228320801 88% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.5833333333 21.698381199 86% => OK
Discourse Markers: 10.5833333333 7.06452816374 150% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 4.45695364238 112% => 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: 0.349983644628 0.272083759551 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.116866126261 0.0996497079465 117% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0684113839921 0.0662205650399 103% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.20458297594 0.162205337803 126% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0587210995743 0.0443174109184 133% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.5 13.3589403974 94% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 53.8541721854 99% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 11.0289183223 93% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.11 12.2367328918 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.78 8.42419426049 104% => OK
difficult_words: 60.0 63.6247240618 94% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.498013245 88% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.2008830022 116% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 85.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 25.5 Out of 30
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