You are hereIn any field of endeavor, it is impossible to make a significant contribution without first being strongly influenced by past achievements within that field.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement

In any field of endeavor, it is impossible to make a significant contribution without first being strongly influenced by past achievements within that field.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement


yjc1989's picture

By yjc1989 - Posted on 10 August 2012

Essay topic: 

In any field of endeavor, it is impossible to make a significant contribution without first being strongly influenced by past achievements within that field.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

It is probable to make a significant contribution with small influence by past achievements within that fields. Despite that we have to learn some knowledge of that field, including past achievements, we can't let it influence us strongly. our ideas will just follow the thoughts of other experts in this field and will probably be not creative and original. However, if we view the topic in a fresh way without influence, sometimes we might get great progress with our new, creative, and possibily "nonreasonable" opinions.

First, we can't past achievements affect us strongly. While we still have to gain knowledge about this field to understand the topic, we can't just think like others. They may be experts, specialities, and professors, but they don't get it either. Moreover, if we simply learn how they treat this problem and go through their thoughts, we could finally get the same answer in the same wrong way. Although their works are worth reviewing, we can't make crushes on them. That is, we need new idea and get rid of old opinions.

Second, we have to view the topic in a fresh and new way so as to make a significant contribution in the field. In addition, this "fresh" way sometimes comes from other field. For example, an answer to a math problem may comes from a thought in poems if the mathmatician loves literature. What's more, the solution may sometimes unreasonable! Newton form his idea of gravity even from a falling apple. What will be more uncanny? There are times we just can't figure out what it is. Then just take some rest. New ideas sometimes comes out of nothing.

In the end, it is probable to make a great progress with little influence by past achievements within that field. We need some knowledge or insights on that field, but we can't make old people influence our ideas. Moreover, we have to treat the problems in a new way, sometimes fresh, and even sometimes unreasonable. No matter how we form our new opinion, we can't just follow the former successful thoughts and keep thiking. We need to solve this problem on our own.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Tags
This essay topic by other users:
Post date Users Rates More about the essay Sticky
13 weeks 3 days ago sonu123
Read full essay
17 weeks 2 days ago omeralamgir
Read full essay
33 weeks 2 days ago Aparajita601445
Read full essay
1 year 3 weeks ago alimashreghi87
Read full essay
1 year 8 weeks ago dhanraj1311
Read full essay
1 year 10 weeks ago hossein021
Read full essay
1 year 11 weeks ago kishorbhandari23
Read full essay
1 year 24 weeks ago tTONY FRANKIE
Read full essay
1 year 27 weeks ago champnehsam
Read full essay sticky icon
1 year 48 weeks ago Mascha
Read full essay
More essays by this user:
Looking for speaking partner/tutor/chat? Join the instant conversation now!
    
Something about you
Choose a nickname and enter at least one ID (Skype, MSN, QQ, ICQ or Yahoo) if you want to be listed!
Registered users only
Loading...
(88 users watching; 1 users on the list)
People online
Nickname Sex L Country Favorite topics Contact

Learning is primarily a matter of personal discipline; students cannot be motivated by school or college alone. aarkadatta
173The following appeared in a letter to the editor of the Balmer Island Gazette.The population on Balmer Island doubles during the summer months. During the summer, then, the town council of Balmer Island should decrease the maximum number of moped renta aloha871111
The following appeared in the editorial section of a local newspaper. "The librarians in our town's school system have reported that the number of trips that our students make to their school library on a voluntary basis has decreased significantly in rec birdsonroof sticky icon
argument:The following appeared as a letter to the editor from the owner of a skate shop in Central Plaza. "Two years ago the city voted to prohibit skateboarding in Central Plaza. They claimed thatskateboard users were responsible for the litter and vand sheepfei199184
Too much time, money, and energy are spent developing new and more elaborate technology. Society should instead focus on maximizing the use of existing technology for the immediate benefit of its citizens.- GRE Issue 110 farbala sticky icon
Governments should place few, if any, restrictions on scientific research and development.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In deve gshankar20
Governments should place few, if any, restrictions on scientific research and development.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In deve Ly Phuong Thao
"A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college." - Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the posi anonymous sticky icon
Competition for high grades seriously limits the quality of learning at all levels of education.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In dev utkarshece sticky icon
The main purpose of a college education should be to prepare oneself for a specific career torlah

Term
The following appeared in a memorandum from the planning department of an electric power company."Several recent surveys indicate that home owners are increasingly eager to conserve energy. At the same time, manufacturers are now marketing many home appli Vanan GMAT/GRE
the following appeared in a letter to the editor of a Batavia newspaper."The department of agriculture in Batavia reports that the number of dairy farms throughout the country is now 25 percent greater than it was 10 years ago. During this same time perio nbkru2f GMAT/GRE Argument Task
Commuters complain that increased rush-hour traffic on Blue Highway between the suburbs and the city center has doubled their commuting time. The favored proposal of the motorists' lobby is to widen the highway, adding an additional lane of traffic. Oppon Vanan sticky icon GMAT/GRE
Argument Essay:-->"Of the two leading real estate firms in our town—Adams Realty and Fitch Realty—Adams Realty is clearly superior. Adams has 40 real estate agents; in contrast, Fitch has 25, many of whom work only part-time. Moreover, Adams' revenue last smartaquarius10 GMAT/GRE
"Only once one has known real sadness can one feel true happiness." prifriendz sticky icon GMAT/GRE
In any field of inquiry, the beginner is more likely than the expert to make important contributions darsh GMAT/GRE Issue Task
Techno corporation is our top pick for the investment this term. We urge all our clients to invest in this new company. For the first time in ten years, a company that has developed a stellite technology has been approvd by the FTA to compete with current imrami sticky icon GMAT/GRE Argument Task
People should undertake risky action only after they have carefully considered its consequences. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. maxchen GMAT/GRE
People should undertake risky action only after they have carefully considered its consequences.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. I Agata GMAT/GRE
People should undertake risky action only after they have carefully considered its consequences. zoom GMAT/GRE

Term
The following appeared in a recommendation from the President of the Amburg Chamber of Commerce."Last October, the city of Belleville installed high-intensity lighting in its central business district, and vandalism there declined almost immediately. The siamakd sticky icon GMAT/GRE Argument Task
4.The following is part of a memorandum from the president of Humana University."Last year the number of students who enrolled in online degree programs offered by nearby Omni University increased by 50 percent. During the same year, Omni showed a signifi siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its heroines." twisha22 GMAT/GRE Issue Task
The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Quiot Manufacturing."During the past year, Quiot Manufacturing had 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than at the nearby Panoply Industries plant, where the work shifts are one hour shorter than siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
35.The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of a company that builds shopping malls around the country. "The surface of a section of Route 101, paved just two years ago by Good Intentions Roadways, is now badly cracked with a number of dan siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a memo from the president of Bower Builders, a company that constructs new homes."A nationwide survey reveals that the two most-desired home features are a large family room and a large, well-appointed kitchen. A number of homes siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a letter from the owner of the Sunnyside Towers apartment complex to its manager."One month ago, all the showerheads in the first three buildings of the Sunnyside Towers complex were modified to restrict maximum water flow to one siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of marketing at Dura-Sock, Inc."A recent study of our customers suggests that our company is wasting the money it spends on its patented Endure manufacturing process, which ensures that our socks ar siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of a large, highly diversified company."Ten years ago our company had two new office buildings constructed as regional headquarters for two regions. The buildings were erected by different constructio siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following is a recommendation from the personnel director to the president of Acme Publishing Company."Many other companies have recently stated that having their employees take the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course has greatly improved productivity. One siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task

The following appeared in a recommendation from the President of the Amburg Chamber of Commerce."Last October, the city of Belleville installed high-intensity lighting in its central business district, and vandalism there declined almost immediately. The siamakd sticky icon GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of marketing at Dura-Sock, Inc."A recent study of our customers suggests that our company is wasting the money it spends on its patented Endure manufacturing process, which ensures that our socks ar siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
2. The president of Grove College has recommended that the college abandon its century-old tradition of all-female education and begin admitting men. Pointing to other all-female colleges that experienced an increase in applications after adopting coeduca siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
4.The following is part of a memorandum from the president of Humana University."Last year the number of students who enrolled in online degree programs offered by nearby Omni University increased by 50 percent. During the same year, Omni showed a signifi siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The best way to understand the character of a society is to examine the character of the men and women that the society chooses as its heroes or its heroines." twisha22 GMAT/GRE Issue Task
The following memorandum is from the business manager of Happy Pancake House restaurants."Recently, butter has been replaced by margarine in Happy Pancake House restaurants throughout the southwestern United States. This change, however, has had little im 1337737885 GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of Quiot Manufacturing."During the past year, Quiot Manufacturing had 30 percent more on-the-job accidents than at the nearby Panoply Industries plant, where the work shifts are one hour shorter than siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
35.The following appeared in a memo from the vice president of a company that builds shopping malls around the country. "The surface of a section of Route 101, paved just two years ago by Good Intentions Roadways, is now badly cracked with a number of dan siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following is a recommendation from the personnel director to the president of Acme Publishing Company."Many other companies have recently stated that having their employees take the Easy Read Speed-Reading Course has greatly improved productivity. One siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
The following appeared in a memo from a vice president of a large, highly diversified company."Ten years ago our company had two new office buildings constructed as regional headquarters for two regions. The buildings were erected by different constructio siamakd GMAT/GRE Argument Task
essayE-rater's picture

Sentence: For example, an answer to a math problem may comes from a thought in poems if the mathmatician loves literature.
Description: A modal auxillary is not usually followed by a verb, present tense, 3rd person singular
Suggestion: Refer to may and comes

Sentence: However, if we view the topic in a fresh way without influence, sometimes we might get great progress with our new, creative, and possibily 'nonreasonable' opinions.
Error: possibily Suggestion: possibly

Sentence: No matter how we form our new opinion, we can't just follow the former successful thoughts and keep thiking.
Error: thiking Suggestion: thinking

flaws:
No. of Different Words: 164 200
Avg. Sentence Length: 15.652 21.0

Attribute Value Ideal
Score: 4.0 out of 6
Category: Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 1 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 2 2
No. of Sentences: 23 15
No. of Words: 360 350
No. of Characters: 1662 1500
No. of Different Words: 164 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.356 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.617 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.561 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 101 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 75 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 56 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 34 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 15.652 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 8.458 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.522 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.336 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.472 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.212 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5

To prevent automated spam submissions leave this field empty.