in the United States, it had been common practice since the late 1960s not to suppress natural forest fires. The "let it burn" policy assumed that forest fires would burn themselves out quickly, without causing much damage. However, in the summer of 1988, forest fires in Yellowstone, the most famous national park in the country, burned for more than two months and spread over a huge area, encompassing more than 800,000 acres. Because of the large scale of the damage, many people called for replacing the "let it burn" policy with a policy of extinguishing forest fires as soon as they appeared. Three kinds of damage caused by the "let it burn" policy were emphasized by critics of the policy.
First, Yellowstone fires caused tremendous damage to the park's trees and other vegetation. When the fires finally died out, nearly one third of Yellowstone's land had been scorched. Trees were charred and blackened from flames and smoke. Smaller plants were entirely incinerated. What had been a national treasure now seemed like a devastated wasteland.
Second, the park wildlife was affected as well. Large animals like deer and elk were seen fleeing the fire. Many smaller species were probably unable to escape. There was also concern that the destruction of habitats and the disruption of food chains would make it impossible for the animals that survived the fire to return.
Third, the fires compromised the value of the park as a tourist attraction, which in turn had negative consequences for the local economy. With several thousand acres of the park engulfed in flames, the tourist season was cut short, and a large number of visitors decided to stay away. Of course, local businesses that depended on park visitors suffered as a result.
Recently there has been a controversy on the let it burn policy in the United States. More specifically, in regard to the passage, the writer put forth three effects the policy has caused. The lecturer is quick to point out that there are some serious flaws in the writer's claim. In fact, he believes and addresses three reasons that made the policy suitable for the environment.
First and foremost, the author of the reading states that the yellowstone fire causes extreme damage to the park trees and other vegetation. The lecturer, however, stands in firm opposition to this notion. He states that scourge areas are colonized by new plants and as a result, they become more diverse. Besides, seeds often grow when subjected to high temperatures.
Secondly, the author of the reading states that animals such as deer and elk could not run away from fire therefore animal habitats and food chains are being destroyed. Again, the speaker addresses the point when he states that plants create ideal habitats. Moreover, for animals, predators depend on elks for food and as a result, the food chain will be more robust.
Finally, the author brings his argument to a close by suggesting that fire bargained the worth of the park as a tourist centre, which will eventually have a detrimental effect on the economy. Not surprisingly, the professor rebutted this claim by contending that the tourist centre hasn’t been the cause of the fire. To be more specific, low rainfall, unusual strong winds cause widespread fires.
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- Do you agree or disagree In today s world it is more important to work quickly and risk making mistakes than to work slowly and make sure that everything is correct76
- If you are an owner of a company and are going to interview the following candidates which of the following do you think would be the most helpful to the company The candidate with the most experience The candidate with creative ideas The candidate with m76
- The Little Ice Age was a period of unusually cold temperatures in many parts of the world that lasted from about the year 1350 until 1900 C E There were unusually harsh winters and glaciers grew larger in many areas Scientists have long wondered what caus3
- There are many ways to learn a language Some people prefer to learn a language in classes in their own countries Other people prefer to learn by living in the country of the targeted language Which do you prefer and why70
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
besides, but, finally, first, however, if, moreover, second, secondly, so, therefore, in fact, such as, as a result, in regard to
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 9.0 10.4613686534 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 7.30242825607 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 12.0772626932 91% => OK
Pronoun: 16.0 22.412803532 71% => OK
Preposition: 23.0 30.3222958057 76% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 5.01324503311 80% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1278.0 1373.03311258 93% => OK
No of words: 254.0 270.72406181 94% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.03149606299 5.08290768461 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.99216450694 4.04702891845 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.55779496532 2.5805825403 99% => OK
Unique words: 153.0 145.348785872 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.602362204724 0.540411800872 111% => OK
syllable_count: 387.0 419.366225166 92% => 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: 9.0 8.23620309051 109% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 13.0662251656 107% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 21.2450331126 85% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 36.0305992405 49.2860985944 73% => OK
Chars per sentence: 91.2857142857 110.228320801 83% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.1428571429 21.698381199 84% => OK
Discourse Markers: 9.21428571429 7.06452816374 130% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 4.19205298013 48% => 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: 5.0 4.27373068433 117% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.148126476431 0.272083759551 54% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0494141899637 0.0996497079465 50% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0557798790272 0.0662205650399 84% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0831920724448 0.162205337803 51% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0312253693933 0.0443174109184 70% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.3 13.3589403974 85% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 61.67 53.8541721854 115% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 5.55761589404 56% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 11.0289183223 83% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.6 12.2367328918 95% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.51 8.42419426049 101% => OK
difficult_words: 64.0 63.6247240618 101% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.7273730684 75% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.498013245 88% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.2008830022 80% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 68.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 20.5 Out of 30
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