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

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

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 691.0 593.389002037 116% => OK
No of words: 172.0 154.784114053 111% => OK
Chars per words: 4.01744186047 3.82920900774 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.62144681703 3.52088357496 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.0586568132 1.81998168104 113% => OK
Unique words: 114.0 93.7942973523 122% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.662790697674 0.608046397892 109% => OK
Syllable count: 215.1 185.724439919 116% => OK
Avg_syllables_per_word: 1.3 1.20224032587 108% => OK

Performance on coherence:
Topic speech coherence ratio: 0.0753503231394 0.0833886788687 90% => OK

Acoustic performance on paragraphs:
How many acoustic paragraphs: 1.0 3.90020366599 26% => Need more acoustic paragraphs.
Average paragraph length: 172.0 71.3690273242 241% => The average paragraph length is high.
STD paragraph length: 0.0 24.1299301424 0% => OK
Average paragraph duration: 57.11 26.8388033085 213% => Need to control the rhythm of the speech
STD paragraph duration: 0.0 8.89323425527 0% => The duration of acoustic paragraphs keeps same.

Acoustic performance on sentences:
How many acoustic sentences: 30.0 40.266802444 75% => OK
Average acoustic sentence length: 5.73333333333 4.20756893501 136% => OK
STD acoustic sentence length: 4.31997942382 3.23972648638 133% => OK
Average acoustic sentences duration: 1.885 1.51236819293 125% => OK
STD acoustic sentences duration: 1.30652146302 1.0352206224 126% => 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: 6.94 7.22384928717 96% => OK
Average acoustic silence duration: 0.239310344828 0.193825474362 123% => Maybe the pauses are too long.
STD acoustic silence duration: 0.254164364882 0.16431695912 155% => The duration of acoustic silence changes often. It may have hesitations.

Acoustic performance on acoustic words:
Total word duration: 46.79 46.6644602851 100% => OK
Average word duration: 0.272034883721 0.304040633073 89% => OK
STD word duration: 0.142150996338 0.193491353168 73% => 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: 2.74 6.97134419552 39% => Good job. The lower, the better.
Total acoustic noise duration: 1.32 3.21433808554 41% => OK

Acoustic rates:
Total speech duration: 57.11 59.1375356415 97% => Talk more. Do not save time. People can talk 4-5 words in one second.
Compare to expected duration: 0.951833333333 0.985625594026 97% => OK
Rate of silence: 0.507791980389 0.643888735843 79% => OK
Rate of speech: 3.01173174575 2.61565628039 115% => OK
Rate of speech by unique words: 1.99614778498 1.58604529434 126% => OK
Rate of word duration by unique words: 2.43641803804 2.01333574461 121% => OK
Average articulation rates: 0.243164610465 0.322651457988 75% => 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.