Summarize the points made in the lecture being sure to explain how they challenge the specific arguments presented in the reading passage

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Summarize the points made in the lecture, being sure to explain how they challenge the specific arguments presented in the reading passage.

At the end of the Triassic period, there was a mass-extinction that caused the extinction of lots of living species. The passage and the lecture are discussing about some possible explanations. The passage gives us several possible explanations, but none of them is accepted by the lecture.

First, the passage mentions that the decline of sea levels near the end of the Triassic period could destory the habitats for ocean populations that lived in the shallows or on the coast, and then made a profound effect on food chains, leading to mass extinctions. But the lecture tells us that the see level change was a gradual process. The species could adapt to such a gradual process. If this process wanted to destory the habitats, it had to be quite sudden. So this change could not result in mass extinctions.

The passage also states that the sulfur dioxide released by volcanoes could cause a massive climate cooling, which might lead to the extinctions. However, the lecture tells us that if the SO2 could lead to the massive climate cooling, SO2 had to stay in the atomsphere for a long time. But it only took few years to clear out, since the SO2 could combine with water and fall as rain.

Finally, the passage introduce a theory involves an asteroid strike. Asteroids could occasionally collide with Earth and displaced large amounts of soil and rock. The displaced debris was thrown up into the atmosphere to block sunlight and caused most plants to die and many animal species starve. But the lecture shows that people are unable to find the remins of an asteroid that matches the time. People only find that there was an asteroid strike 120 million years before the end of Triassic.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, however, if, so, then

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 5.04856512141 158% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 7.30242825607 164% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 12.0772626932 83% => OK
Pronoun: 17.0 22.412803532 76% => OK
Preposition: 37.0 30.3222958057 122% => OK
Nominalization: 2.0 5.01324503311 40% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1410.0 1373.03311258 103% => OK
No of words: 292.0 270.72406181 108% => OK
Chars per words: 4.82876712329 5.08290768461 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.13376432452 4.04702891845 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.50945855676 2.5805825403 97% => OK
Unique words: 159.0 145.348785872 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.544520547945 0.540411800872 101% => OK
syllable_count: 426.6 419.366225166 102% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.55342163355 97% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 3.25607064018 31% => OK
Article: 8.0 8.23620309051 97% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.25165562914 160% => OK
Conjunction: 5.0 1.51434878587 330% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 2.5761589404 78% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 13.0662251656 122% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 21.2450331126 85% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 49.6309820072 49.2860985944 101% => OK
Chars per sentence: 88.125 110.228320801 80% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.25 21.698381199 84% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.0 7.06452816374 42% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 4.19205298013 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 2.0 4.33554083885 46% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 4.45695364238 90% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 10.0 4.27373068433 234% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0790739772351 0.272083759551 29% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0283051542676 0.0996497079465 28% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0299746449696 0.0662205650399 45% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0482688933596 0.162205337803 30% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0173062689679 0.0443174109184 39% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.4 13.3589403974 78% => 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: 10.73 12.2367328918 88% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.99 8.42419426049 95% => OK
difficult_words: 64.0 63.6247240618 101% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.7273730684 103% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.498013245 88% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.2008830022 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.

Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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