TPO 17 - Question 3New Library WorkspacesSay good-bye to the big, multiperson study tables in Turner Library. This summer, the tables will be exchanged for new personal study cubicles—small, one-person desks enclosed by walls. These new units will allow

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TPO 17 - Question 3

New Library Workspaces

Say good-bye to the big, multiperson study tables in Turner Library. This summer, the tables will be exchanged for new personal study cubicles—small, one-person desks enclosed by walls. These new units will allow students to have privacy and work in isolation and will therefore eliminate noise in the library so students can concentrate. Additionally, the cubicles will enable the library to accommodate the recent increase in the number of students attending our university. Although the current tables seat six students each, they make poor use of the available floor space. The cubicles, on the other hand, are designed for maximum space efficiency, and the library can therefore add 50 new seats.

1. They are making a mistake.
2. What do you mean?
3. Look, they are trying to do away with distractions so we can study better.
4. But with this change, we won't have anywhere in the library to get together to work on group projects.
5. True, group project work is common these days.
6. So instead of buying these new units, they should use the money to bulid meeting rooms.
7. And that will reduce any noise in the main library areas.
8. Yeah, that's what we could really use.
9. There is just not as much need to work in isolation.
10. Exactly, and the other thing is what's this about overcrowding?
11. Sure we have more students enrolled at the university this year, but do we really have a problem with overcrowding?
12. I don't think so.
13. I always get a whole table to myself.
14. Right, I see empty tables there all the time.
15. It'll just be a waste of money to replace what we have since what we have now is sufficient for the amount of students that use the library.

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

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 689.0 593.389002037 116% => OK
No of words: 166.0 154.784114053 107% => OK
Chars per words: 4.15060240964 3.82920900774 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.58944267634 3.52088357496 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.26980565454 1.81998168104 125% => OK
Unique words: 106.0 93.7942973523 113% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.638554216867 0.608046397892 105% => OK
Syllable count: 214.2 185.724439919 115% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.3 1.20224032587 108% => OK

Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.106213403392 0.0833886788687 127% => OK

Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 2.0 3.90020366599 51% => OK
Average paragraph length: 83.0 71.3690273242 116% => OK
STD paragraph length: 5.0 24.1299301424 21% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 27.39 26.8388033085 102% => OK
STD paragraph duration: 0.34 8.89323425527 4% => The duration of acoustic paragraphs keeps same.

Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 36.0 40.266802444 89% => OK
Average acoustic sentence length: 4.61111111111 4.20756893501 110% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 3.91065338231 3.23972648638 121% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 1.47444444444 1.51236819293 97% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 1.04747698051 1.0352206224 101% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic silence:(An acoustic silence means a little pause between two or more words)
How many acoustic silence: 38.0 37.9022403259 100% => OK
Total acoustic silence duration: 5.32 7.22384928717 74% => OK
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.14 0.193825474362 72% => Maybe the speech rate is too fast.
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.11154418525 0.16431695912 68% => OK

Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 44.83 46.6644602851 96% => OK
Average word duration: 0.270060240964 0.304040633073 89% => OK
STD word duration: 0.172611050296 0.193491353168 89% => OK

Disfluencies: like hesitations, or 'ehn' or taking a long time to pronounce a word:
How many disfluencies: 8.0 8.88594704684 90% => OK
Total_disfluencies_duration: 5.91 6.97134419552 85% => OK
Total acoustic noise duration: 2.55 3.21433808554 79% => OK

Acoustic rates:
Total speech duration: 54.78 59.1375356415 93% => Talk more. Do not save time. People can talk 4-5 words in one second.
Compare to expected duration: 0.913 0.985625594026 93% => Some seconds left. Need to talk more.
Rate of silence: 0.693683826214 0.643888735843 108% => OK
Rate of speech: 3.0303030303 2.61565628039 116% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.93501277839 1.58604529434 122% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.36448806603 2.01333574461 117% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.365758987952 0.322651457988 113% => 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.

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