The reading and the lecture are both about the theory that many animals of the past were much larger than they are today. The author of the reading uses three main points to support this theory, whereas, the lecturer casts doubt on the points made in the reading. He thinks that the theory is wrong.
First of all, the author points out that the large size of past animals can be explained by the great content in oxygen in the ancient atmosphere, in fact, reputable biologist hold that oxygen stimulates growth in animals. The lecturer challenges this point by saying that the in addition to oxygen there were present other gases too, which made difficult to breathe and also there was not a lot of oxygen available as the reading states.
Secondly, the author contends that abundant plant life provided plenty of high nutrient food for animals on the early earth. The lecturer contrasts the point by rebutting that the vast amount of vegetation present in the past was low nutrient food as an ancient plant fossil has shown.
Finally, the third point made by the author is that the warm climate of early earth tended to stimulate growth because animals could invest the extra energy in growth rather than to stay warm. The lecturer, on the other hand, posits that small species are found in areas with a warm climate, and the warmer is the climate the more the energy is spent by metabolism, and also they need more food to sustain their self and the evidence of today earth’s animals supports all of this.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, if, second, secondly, so, third, whereas, in addition, in fact, first of all, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 12.0 10.4613686534 115% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 7.30242825607 68% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 16.0 22.412803532 71% => OK
Preposition: 38.0 30.3222958057 125% => 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: 1261.0 1373.03311258 92% => OK
No of words: 266.0 270.72406181 98% => OK
Chars per words: 4.74060150376 5.08290768461 93% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.03850299372 4.04702891845 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.17974126376 2.5805825403 84% => OK
Unique words: 142.0 145.348785872 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.533834586466 0.540411800872 99% => OK
syllable_count: 377.1 419.366225166 90% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.55342163355 90% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Article: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.51434878587 132% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 9.0 13.0662251656 69% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 29.0 21.2450331126 137% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 69.6761467943 49.2860985944 141% => OK
Chars per sentence: 140.111111111 110.228320801 127% => OK
Words per sentence: 29.5555555556 21.698381199 136% => OK
Discourse Markers: 13.5555555556 7.06452816374 192% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 4.33554083885 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 4.45695364238 67% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.27373068433 47% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.381091272371 0.272083759551 140% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.146248383922 0.0996497079465 147% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.100493030739 0.0662205650399 152% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.207912844515 0.162205337803 128% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0630998616802 0.0443174109184 142% => OK
automated_readability_index: 15.7 13.3589403974 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 58.96 53.8541721854 109% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.2 11.0289183223 111% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.8 12.2367328918 88% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.16 8.42419426049 97% => OK
difficult_words: 52.0 63.6247240618 82% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 10.7273730684 98% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.6 10.498013245 130% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 80.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 24.0 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.