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: 5.3 (1 vote)
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Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 504.0 593.389002037 85% => Need more words or more difficult words.
No of words: 130.0 154.784114053 84% => 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: 3.87692307692 3.82920900774 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.37664837539 3.52088357496 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 1.86471439189 1.81998168104 102% => OK
Unique words: 90.0 93.7942973523 96% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.692307692308 0.608046397892 114% => OK
Syllable count: 157.5 185.724439919 85% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.2 1.20224032587 100% => OK

Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.0733251357805 0.0833886788687 88% => OK

Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 11.0 3.90020366599 282% => Need less acoustic paragraphs.
Average paragraph length: 12.3636363636 71.3690273242 17% => The average paragraph length is low.
STD paragraph length: 6.9970477836 24.1299301424 29% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 5.19272727273 26.8388033085 19% => The speaking content is not well organized.
STD paragraph duration: 2.62838384809 8.89323425527 30% => The duration of acoustic paragraphs keeps same.

Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 34.0 40.266802444 84% => OK
Average acoustic sentence length: 3.82352941176 4.20756893501 91% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 3.03383457841 3.23972648638 94% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 1.47529411765 1.51236819293 98% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 0.950025495924 1.0352206224 92% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 29.0 37.9022403259 77% => OK
Total acoustic silence duration: 5.04 7.22384928717 70% => OK
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.173793103448 0.193825474362 90% => OK
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.133479012766 0.16431695912 81% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 44.28 46.6644602851 95% => OK
Average word duration: 0.340615384615 0.304040633073 112% => OK
STD word duration: 0.204186015667 0.193491353168 106% => OK

Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 13.0 8.88594704684 146% => It may have 'ehn' in the speaking, or it has hesitations or overlapping speeches.
Total_disfluencies_duration: 10.28 6.97134419552 147% => Somehow the hesitation is serious.
Total acoustic noise duration: 3.86 3.21433808554 120% => It may have issues on recording quality or have issues on silences or disfluencies.

Acoustic rates:
Total speech duration: 57.12 59.1375356415 97% => Talk more. Do not save time. People can talk 4-5 words in one second.
Compare to expected duration: 0.952 0.985625594026 97% => OK
Rate of silence: 0.507703081232 0.643888735843 79% => OK
Rate of speech: 2.27591036415 2.61565628039 87% => Need to bring more content.
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.5756302521 1.58604529434 99% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.0325203252 2.01333574461 101% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.474148061538 0.322651457988 147% => OK

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Rates: 53.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by speech e-grader: 16.0 Out of 30
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Note: the speech e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas.