Would you tell me if using the article a adds anything to the sentence's meaning below?
Before fixing it right away, I suggest we do assessment of the problem first.
Before fixing it right away, I suggest we do an assessment of the problem first.
According to online dictionaries, assessment can be used both as a countable and uncountable noun, so I supposed both my sentences are correct. I'd like to know if there is any difference in meaning and if both are perfectly natural.