In the United States employees typically work five days a week for eight hours each day However many employees want to work a four day week and are willing to accept less pay in order to do so A mandatory policy requiring companies to offer their employee

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In the United States, employees typically work five days a week for eight hours each day. However, many employees want to work a four-day week and are willing to accept less pay in order to do so. A mandatory policy requiring companies to offer their employees the option of working a four-day workweek for four-fifths (80 percent) of their normal pay would benefit the economy as a whole as well as the individual companies and the employees who decided to take the option.

The shortened workweek would increase company profits because employees would feel more rested and alert, and as a result, they would make fewer costly errors in their work. Hiring more staff to ensure that the same amount of work would be accomplished would not result in additional payroll costs because four-day employees would only be paid 80 percent of the normal rate. In the end, companies would have fewer overworked and error-prone employees for the same money, which would increase company profits.

For the country as a whole, one of the primary benefits of offering this option to employees is that it would reduce unemployment rates. If many full-time employees started working fewer hours, some of their workload would have to be shifted to others. Thus, for every four employees who went on an 80 percent week, a new employee could be hired at the 80 percent rate.

Finally, the option of a four-day workweek would be better for individual employees. Employees who could afford a lower salary in exchange for more free time could improve the quality of their lives by spending the extra time with their families, pursuing private interests, or enjoying leisure activities.

Listening material

The reading and lecture are both about the alternative option of working four days per week. The author of the reading present three theories about the benefit of working four days per week with 80 percent of their normal salary. The lecturer however challenges the claims made in the article. Her position is that they are all incorrect and are disputable.
According to the reading less workdays per week will directly lead to the increase in the profit of the company. Working less days, makes the employees more energetic, which will reduce the costly error made by the employers due to high stress and work load related to the full time job. Additionally, the article mentions that company could hire more workers to increase the profit. However, this specific claim made in the article is challenged by the lecturer. She claims that, addition of extra workforce in the company will lead to increase in the overall cost. Since, new worker requires training and workspace it will undermine the cost margin gained by the reduction of the pay for four week workers.
Secondly, the author suggests that working four days per week will reduce the unemployment rate because the workload of the full time worker is required to transfer to other. Company will hire new employees; as a result there will be increase in the employment rate. The lecturer however asserts that since the addition of the addition worker is expensive, the company will start to explore other options. Such as, expectation of the equal output from worker who are both working full time and four days per week, resulting in addition of psychological pressure to employees.
Finally, the article posits that, reduction of the workdays will increase the life quality of the workers. The article contest that, they could spend their extra day off with their family and invest the time in their hobbies and passions. In, contrast the lecturer stance is four week option will reduce the job stability of the worker. On top of that, they might even be the first to loose job during the economic crisis.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 231, 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.
...with 80 percent of their normal salary. The lecturer however challenges the claims ...
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Line 1, column 278, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...turer however challenges the claims made in the article. Her position is that the...
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Line 2, column 26, Rule ID: FEWER_LESS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'fewer'? The noun workdays is countable.
Suggestion: fewer
...e disputable. According to the reading less workdays per week will directly lead to...
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Line 2, column 121, Rule ID: FEWER_LESS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'fewer'? The noun days is countable.
Suggestion: fewer
...e in the profit of the company. Working less days, makes the employees more energeti...
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Line 2, column 273, Rule ID: EN_COMPOUNDS
Message: This word is normally spelled as one.
Suggestion: fulltime
...igh stress and work load related to the full time job. Additionally, the article mentions...
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Line 3, column 125, Rule ID: EN_COMPOUNDS
Message: This word is normally spelled as one.
Suggestion: fulltime
...oyment rate because the workload of the full time worker is required to transfer to other...
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Line 3, column 480, Rule ID: EN_COMPOUNDS
Message: This word is normally spelled as one.
Suggestion: fulltime
...output from worker who are both working full time and four days per week, resulting in ad...
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Line 3, column 564, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...in addition of psychological pressure to employees. Finally, the article posits ...
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Line 4, column 119, Rule ID: MASS_AGREEMENT[2]
Message: Possible agreement error - use third-person verb forms for singular and mass nouns: 'contests'.
Suggestion: contests
...ife quality of the workers. The article contest that, they could spend their extra day ...
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Line 4, column 385, Rule ID: LOOSE_LOSE[3]
Message: Did you mean 'lose' (= miss, waste, suffer the loss etc.)?
Suggestion: lose
...f that, they might even be the first to loose job during the economic crisis.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
finally, first, however, if, second, secondly, in addition, such as, as a result, on top of that

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 10.4613686534 105% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 5.04856512141 257% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 7.0 7.30242825607 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 19.0 22.412803532 85% => OK
Preposition: 45.0 30.3222958057 148% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 5.01324503311 199% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1724.0 1373.03311258 126% => OK
No of words: 350.0 270.72406181 129% => OK
Chars per words: 4.92571428571 5.08290768461 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.32530772707 4.04702891845 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.383692899 2.5805825403 92% => OK
Unique words: 171.0 145.348785872 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.488571428571 0.540411800872 90% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 523.8 419.366225166 125% => 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
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: 18.0 13.0662251656 138% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 21.2450331126 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 34.5251742113 49.2860985944 70% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.7777777778 110.228320801 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.4444444444 21.698381199 90% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.33333333333 7.06452816374 75% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 10.0 4.19205298013 239% => Less language errors wanted.
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 4.33554083885 185% => OK
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: 0.279162989669 0.272083759551 103% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0851469384366 0.0996497079465 85% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0671915510126 0.0662205650399 101% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.171036910876 0.162205337803 105% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0393077285844 0.0443174109184 89% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.5 13.3589403974 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 53.8541721854 113% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 11.0289183223 86% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.31 12.2367328918 92% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.32 8.42419426049 99% => OK
difficult_words: 83.0 63.6247240618 130% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.498013245 91% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.2008830022 89% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 71.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 21.5 Out of 30
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