The greatness of individuals can be decided only by those who live after them, not by their contemporaries.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 t

Essay topics: The greatness of individuals can be decided only by those who live after them, not by their contemporaries.
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.

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I agree with the quote above that the greatness of an individual can only be measured by those who live after these individuals. Contemporaries may not live to witness the results of the effort of these individuals to be able to adequately judge their achievements.

Greatness is a subjective term. Greatness of one generation is different from another. Hence, greatness can only be evaluated from a futuristic perspective. The next generation are in a vantage point to judge the works of an individual by comparing them to the standards that have marked greatness in previous generations. A musical composition today may not have been acknowledged as great as it differs from the musical conventi ...

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Score: 5.0 out of 6
Category: Very Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 4 2
No. of Sentences: 22 15
No. of Words: 440 350
No. of Characters: 2202 1500
No. of Different Words: 214 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.58 4.7
Average Word Length: 5.005 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.903 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 144 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 118 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 88 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 73 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 12.842 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.5 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.269 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.433 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.085 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5

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Okay cool. But for real are you guys telling me that you have human graders who look over these essays we submit. Honestly?? If so I am grateful to you all if that is the case and even if it is not the case I am still grateful to you guys for providing this avenue to at least have essays looked at or graded by some means. However, I just had a few questions.Is it after the essay gets above 5.0 by the e-rater grading that the human reader then looks into the N.o. of different words, fourth root, word length and so on? Also how does one score higher by e-rater standards. It appears that I scored higher by the human grader than I did by the e-rater grading. So how do I improve my chances with the e-rater. I know it likes 5 paragraphs but I was surprised when I had 4 paragraphs on the other essay and I still earned a 6. I just want to be better that all and perfect my strategy. Thank you so much.

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