In any situation progress requires discussion among people who have contrasting points of view 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 devel

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In any situation, progress requires discussion among people who have contrasting points of


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.

The speaker asserts that the progress makes demand on discussion among people who have contrasting opinions in any situation. From my perspective, it is true that sometimes such discussion can be conducive to the progress, while it is too extreme to claim that it can hold for any situation.

For starters, we shall admit that the discussion among people holding contrasting points of views can propel the progress in some cases. It can make the opposing parties to compromise and ultimately acquire the consensus. For instance, during the UN Climate Change Conference in 2015, the representatives of developed countries took issue with the ones of developing countries with regard to the problem who should take responsibility for the increasing global temperature. The ones of the developed countries condemned the developing countries for their excessive exploitation, which contributed to the global warming, while the speakers of developing countries complained that the climbing temperature should be attributed to the industrialization which was accomplished by the developed ones in the last century. As a result, these two opposing parties had a thorough discussion, which engendered the Paris Agreement, requiring all the countries should cooperate to limit the increase of temperature within 2.7 centigrade before 2100. We can see from the example that sometimes the discussion is useful to mediate the opposing opinions and promote the progress.

However, we should avoid taking the statement to the extreme. In many cases, such a discussion is unlikely for us to gain progress. Instead, it may distort the truths or make us harvest nothing eventually. For example, Darwin, a person who offered the theory of evolution, once contracted with those who believed that species were created by the mysterious God. Apparently, Darwin did not believe so and he insisted on his own opinion that species all evolved by natural selection from simple and preliminary conditions. Eventually, his idea was accepted after a long period of boycott from the members of the religious community who were outraged and protested, which dramatically changed our perception of the world. Besides, if the issue is uncompromising, such as the one between plaintiff and defendant, the discussion is of no sense, and it needs the judge’s impartial adjudication. Hence, the two aforementioned examples both show that sometimes the discussion cannot tackle the issue regarding uncompromising opinions and be useless to the progress.

What’s more, a myriad of methods other than the discussion can also help to gain the progress. The dedication and cooperation both can promote the progress. For instance, Madame Curie, an outstanding chemist who was the laureate of the Nobel Prize, managed to refine the radium successfully after a long-time dedication to experiments. Another laureate of the Nobel Prize, Tu Youyou, discovered arteminisin to treat the malaria by cooperation with other members in the laboratory. The achievements of them prove that the progress can be gained by a lot of other ways rather than merely discussion.

Overall, the statement raises valid points to some extent, while it is too extreme.

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also, apparently, besides, but, hence, however, if, may, regarding, so, while, for example, for instance, such as, as a result, in many cases, in some cases, it is true, with regard to

Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.5258426966 82% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 15.0 12.4196629213 121% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 14.8657303371 67% => OK
Relative clauses : 20.0 11.3162921348 177% => OK
Pronoun: 31.0 33.0505617978 94% => OK
Preposition: 62.0 58.6224719101 106% => OK
Nominalization: 18.0 12.9106741573 139% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2731.0 2235.4752809 122% => OK
No of words: 500.0 442.535393258 113% => OK
Chars per words: 5.462 5.05705443957 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.72870804502 4.55969084622 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.10911627316 2.79657885939 111% => OK
Unique words: 259.0 215.323595506 120% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.518 0.4932671777 105% => OK
syllable_count: 847.8 704.065955056 120% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 11.0 4.99550561798 220% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 66.6387355401 60.3974514979 110% => OK
Chars per sentence: 124.136363636 118.986275619 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.7272727273 23.4991977007 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.36363636364 5.21951772744 160% => 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 : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.242000248049 0.243740707755 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0701392176214 0.0831039109588 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0637587132144 0.0758088955206 84% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.135551729984 0.150359130593 90% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0606994883269 0.0667264976115 91% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.7 14.1392134831 111% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 48.8420337079 83% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 12.1743820225 108% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.68 12.1639044944 121% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.4 8.38706741573 112% => OK
difficult_words: 148.0 100.480337079 147% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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