1. "As a result - significant progress was achieved."
2. "the nice property of averaging - it allows a consistent hierarchy of scales."
I was told that the sentences are odd. What is wrong, how to improve them?
The first sentence should have a comma, not a hyphen. You can find out about the hyphen here: http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/punctuation/hyphen/.
A dash is used in a sentence when you want to add something parenthetically. http://www.grammarly.com/handbook/punctuation/dash/
Your second example is only part of a sentence, so it is impossible to tell if there should be a dash, a comma, or no punctuation. I have no idea what a “nice property of averaging” might be.
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