The computer department is considering offering evening classes in the fall. The proposal to add the classes is a response to student complaints that daytime computer classes have become increasingly overcrowded and there are no longer enough computers available. The department has decided that despite some added expense, the most cost-effective way of addressing this problem is by adding computer classes in the evening. It is hoped that this change will decrease the number of students enrolled in day classes and thus guarantee individual access to computers for all students in computer classes.
The man expresses his opinion about the proposal described in the article. Briefly summarize the proposal. Then state his opinion about the proposal and explain the reasons he gives for holding that opinion.
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Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 517.0 593.389002037 87% => Need more words or more difficult words.
No of words: 123.0 154.784114053 79% => More words wanted. You may: choose simpler words or speak faster or remove hesitations or remove long pauses, and fully use the time, do NOT save one or two seconds.
Chars per words: 4.20325203252 3.82920900774 110% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.33024571262 3.52088357496 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.03609441854 1.81998168104 112% => OK
Unique words: 87.0 93.7942973523 93% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.707317073171 0.608046397892 116% => OK
Syllable count: 152.1 185.724439919 82% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.2 1.20224032587 100% => OK
Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.00857354446489 0.0833886788687 10% => It may have issues on recording quality or the content is not so closely related to content.
Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 2.0 3.90020366599 51% => OK
Average paragraph length: 61.5 71.3690273242 86% => OK
STD paragraph length: 23.5 24.1299301424 97% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 22.205 26.8388033085 83% => OK
STD paragraph duration: 9.955 8.89323425527 112% => OK
Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 23.0 40.266802444 57% => Need more acoustic sentences. Maybe the speech rate is too fast.
Average acoustic sentence length: 5.34782608696 4.20756893501 127% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 4.51671962199 3.23972648638 139% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 1.87 1.51236819293 124% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 1.38390122794 1.0352206224 134% => OK
Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 24.0 37.9022403259 63% => OK
Total acoustic silence duration: 3.43 7.22384928717 47% => OK
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.142916666667 0.193825474362 74% => Maybe the speech rate is too fast.
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.134922174069 0.16431695912 82% => OK
Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 38.22 46.6644602851 82% => Need to talk more.
Average word duration: 0.310731707317 0.304040633073 102% => OK
STD word duration: 0.161704190089 0.193491353168 84% => OK
Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 7.0 8.88594704684 79% => OK
Total_disfluencies_duration: 4.99 6.97134419552 72% => OK
Total acoustic noise duration: 1.25 3.21433808554 39% => OK
Total speech duration: 44.41 59.1375356415 75% => Talk more. Do not save time. People can talk 4-5 words in one second.
Compare to expected duration: 0.740166666667 0.985625594026 75% => Some seconds left. Need to talk more.
Rate of silence: 0.540418824589 0.643888735843 84% => OK
Rate of speech: 2.76964647602 2.61565628039 106% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.95901823914 1.58604529434 124% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.27629513344 2.01333574461 113% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.380824747967 0.322651457988 118% => OK
Rates: 63.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by speech e-grader: 19.0 Out of 30
Note: the speech e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas.