To be an effective leader, a public official must maintain the highest ethical and moral standards.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to addre

I mostly agree with the statement - a good leader should indeed set an example. At the same time, however, his effectiveness cannot and should not be measured by his maintenance of the ethical and moral standards, which, in fact, do not necessarily have to be the highest ones to make him or her closer to his people rather than to turn him into an unreachable god-like figure.

On the one hand, a good leader should be the role model to galvanize people to follow his ideas. Therefore, if a public official wants his or her constituents to believe in his ideas, espouse them and strive for their pursuit, he or she must be a person with high ethical and moral standards. Consider a telling example of Gandhi. He was a person with a very kind heart, with high standards and a clear mind - these are the qualities that made him an effective leader whom we still admire today.

On the other hand, the usage of a superlative degree in the statement, in my opinion, makes it difficult to agree with it. We all are people, including public officials. We all have our small shortcomings, bad days, haphazard situations. Thus, it is natural for everybody not to be perfect, not to be to the extent of the superlative degree. In fact, having high moral and ethical standards might be just enough, whereas having the highest ones might be unreachable. What is more, if people believe that a public leader must be flawless, then with his first minor mistake the trust of people will be diminished. Or consider another situation, if a public official is constantly trying to stick to the highest standards, to show the best version of oneself, people might consider him fake or ingenuine.

In my opinion, an effective leader is the one who listens to his people and tries to help them reach their mutual goals. Undoubtedly, he should set an example with his actions, but he should also stay earthly and real with them. Only by maintaining constant contact with his supporters, by listening to their needs and acting accordingly, a leader can be considered effective. Effectiveness is not only about maintaining standards, but it is also about acting.

In the final analysis, it is unarguable that a good leader should be the role model for his people. However, a public official should also stay close to the supporters and to show that he is one of them, by having earthly pleasures and minor mistakes. This will help to destroy the distance that usually appears between a public figure and regular people and that can impede trust of the latter. Moreover, to be effective a leader has to not only maintain high ethical and moral standards but act in order to ensure the well-being of his constituents.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 184, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion: constituents to believe in his ideas, espouse them and strive for their pursui...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
accordingly, also, but, first, however, if, moreover, so, still, then, therefore, thus, well, whereas, as to, in fact, in my opinion, what is more, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 25.0 19.5258426966 128% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 17.0 12.4196629213 137% => OK
Conjunction : 22.0 14.8657303371 148% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 11.3162921348 71% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 52.0 33.0505617978 157% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 61.0 58.6224719101 104% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 12.9106741573 39% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2235.0 2235.4752809 100% => OK
No of words: 470.0 442.535393258 106% => OK
Chars per words: 4.75531914894 5.05705443957 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.65612321451 4.55969084622 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.68299567247 2.79657885939 96% => OK
Unique words: 216.0 215.323595506 100% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.459574468085 0.4932671777 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 693.9 704.065955056 99% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 5.0 4.99550561798 100% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 13.0 4.38483146067 296% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.266292677 60.3974514979 93% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.428571429 118.986275619 89% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.380952381 23.4991977007 95% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.85714285714 5.21951772744 151% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.2758426966 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.291496925104 0.243740707755 120% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0905494178118 0.0831039109588 109% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0556232180767 0.0758088955206 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.183603697299 0.150359130593 122% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0272217332283 0.0667264976115 41% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.2 14.1392134831 86% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 57.61 48.8420337079 118% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.1743820225 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.62 12.1639044944 87% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.02 8.38706741573 96% => OK
difficult_words: 98.0 100.480337079 98% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 11.8971910112 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 62.5 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.75 Out of 6
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