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.
Human tendency is to get motivated by seeing achievements of the others. Without motivation, an endeavour in any field is less likely to get an efficacious result. That being said, it is possible to make a significant contribution in an attempt of any field with inspiration from the past achievements within that field. However, it is so far to assert that it is impossible in any field of endeavor to make a considerable contribution without first strongly influenced by past achievements within that field.
To begin with, we can take example of Soviet Union’s success in space exploration and ballistic missile development after world war two. Soviet Union learnt from the achievements of Adolf Hitler’s Military which unanimously was first to develop missiles during the time of world war two. After the Soviets defeated the Nazis, they occupied Berlin and then they got hold of the missile technology. The Soviets would not have been able to succeed to the extent they did if they did not learn from the achievements of the Nazis. Similar story is applicable to US space program as well.
Moreover, if we look towards modern rock music of the late 90s and early 2000s, clearly the successful endeavors of rock musicians have been influenced by the accomplishments of the rock musicians of the 60s to 90s era. To name a few, we can talk of Nirvana, Creed, Guns N Roses etc. who got influenced by the preceding music bands like The Beatles, Megadeth, Iron Maiden etc.
Admittedly, there are cases of significant contributions by endeavors in some fields without the influence of past achievements. For instance, we can predicate the musical symphonies of the infamous Beethoven. He was a deaf person. So there is no way he could have tastes of the earlier remarkable contributions to his field. But his foray into creation of symphonies received unanimous success. I can also give an example indigenous to my native place called Assam, India. Assamese classical music used components of classical Indian music. Modern age of Assamese popular music started only in the 90s. There is a musician who revolutionized the Assamese modern music scene by incorporating western elements. Zubeen Garg is the musician who first bought western musical influence to Assamese music which was otherwise dominated by classical Indian style. Before Zubeen Garg’s foray into Assamese music, there was no instance of success attained by other musicians attempting incorporation of western musical elements.
In sum, it is always productive to have influence of the past achievements in any field of endeavour to render a significant contribution. That is why also in research works, literature review is done as the first priority before commencement of actual research. But considering instances, it will be fringing to predicate that it is not possible to impart remarkable contribution to any field of endeavour without the influence of the past achievements in that field.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, look, moreover, so, then, well, for instance, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.5258426966 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 7.0 12.4196629213 56% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 14.8657303371 34% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.3162921348 106% => OK
Pronoun: 28.0 33.0505617978 85% => OK
Preposition: 90.0 58.6224719101 154% => OK
Nominalization: 17.0 12.9106741573 132% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2518.0 2235.4752809 113% => OK
No of words: 482.0 442.535393258 109% => OK
Chars per words: 5.22406639004 5.05705443957 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.68556276237 4.55969084622 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.04031963773 2.79657885939 109% => OK
Unique words: 237.0 215.323595506 110% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.491701244813 0.4932671777 100% => OK
syllable_count: 794.7 704.065955056 113% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.38483146067 137% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 26.0 20.2370786517 128% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 23.0359550562 78% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 48.5671163741 60.3974514979 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 96.8461538462 118.986275619 81% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.5384615385 23.4991977007 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.46153846154 5.21951772744 66% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.2758426966 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.83258426966 166% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.292078659693 0.243740707755 120% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0796856469037 0.0831039109588 96% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.120917044566 0.0758088955206 160% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.17273290976 0.150359130593 115% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.146072389506 0.0667264976115 219% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.
automated_readability_index: 12.4 14.1392134831 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 48.8420337079 109% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.1743820225 85% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.0 12.1639044944 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.56 8.38706741573 102% => OK
difficult_words: 123.0 100.480337079 122% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.0 11.8971910112 109% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.2143820225 82% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.7820224719 110% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.