Sculpture Courses to Be DiscontinuedUniversity administrators announced yesterday that the sculpture program, a division of the art department, will be eliminated. "The main reason is a lack of student interest," reported one administrator. &quo

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Sculpture Courses to Be Discontinued
University administrators announced yesterday that the sculpture program, a division of the art department, will be eliminated. "The main reason is a lack of student interest," reported one administrator. "Although the number of art students has increased, fewer and fewer art majors are taking sculpture classes." Furthermore, the department's only sculpture professor is retiring this year. "Given the art department's limited budget," the administrator explained, "it just doesn't make sense to hire a new full-time professor to teach sculpture for only a handful of students."

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Average: 9 (1 vote)
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Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 693.0 593.389002037 117% => OK
No of words: 169.0 154.784114053 109% => OK
Chars per words: 4.10059171598 3.82920900774 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.60555127546 3.52088357496 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.14184837063 1.81998168104 118% => OK
Unique words: 106.0 93.7942973523 113% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.627218934911 0.608046397892 103% => OK
Syllable count: 226.8 185.724439919 122% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.3 1.20224032587 108% => OK

Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.0454338986376 0.0833886788687 54% => OK

Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 6.0 3.90020366599 154% => OK
Average paragraph length: 28.1666666667 71.3690273242 39% => The average paragraph length is low.
STD paragraph length: 11.4806600662 24.1299301424 48% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 9.185 26.8388033085 34% => The speaking content is not well organized.
STD paragraph duration: 3.81170893432 8.89323425527 43% => OK

Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 21.0 40.266802444 52% => Need more acoustic sentences. Maybe the speech rate is too fast.
Average acoustic sentence length: 8.04761904762 4.20756893501 191% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 5.97993621941 3.23972648638 185% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 2.49380952381 1.51236819293 165% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 1.5469616186 1.0352206224 149% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 17.0 37.9022403259 45% => OK
Total acoustic silence duration: 3.42 7.22384928717 47% => OK
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.201176470588 0.193825474362 104% => OK
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.138474136593 0.16431695912 84% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 47.35 46.6644602851 101% => OK
Average word duration: 0.280177514793 0.304040633073 92% => OK
STD word duration: 0.164372478486 0.193491353168 85% => OK

Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 4.0 8.88594704684 45% => OK
Total_disfluencies_duration: 3.05 6.97134419552 44% => OK
Total acoustic noise duration: 2.41 3.21433808554 75% => OK

Acoustic rates:
Total speech duration: 55.11 59.1375356415 93% => Talk more. Do not save time. People can talk 4-5 words in one second.
Compare to expected duration: 0.9185 0.985625594026 93% => OK
Rate of silence: 0.308473961169 0.643888735843 48% => OK
Rate of speech: 3.06659408456 2.61565628039 117% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.92342587552 1.58604529434 121% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.23864836325 2.01333574461 111% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.447632254438 0.322651457988 139% => OK

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Rates: 90.0 out of 100
Scores by speech e-grader: 27.0 Out of 30
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Note: the speech e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas.