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 statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In

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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 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.

Is it important for a public official to maintain the highest ethical and moral standards to be an effective leader? I believe that it is critical for political leaders to be moral and ethical. However, if the speaker indicates the absolute level of ethical and moral standards, I cannot fully agree with that for the following reasons.

Of course, few would deny the importance of ethical values for political leaders. While the leaders of other fields can be overlooked for their immoral foibles, political leaders should pay extra attention to their ethical and moral standards and behave accordingly. To lead a nation effectively, it is significant to earn the public’s trust, and this can be achieved mainly by their moral purity. It was clearly shown when Bill Clinton, the former president of the United States, was involved in the scandal with Monica Lewinski for extramarital affair. Because of this scandal, all his achievements as a political leader of the United States, which is the most powerful country in the world, vanished and tainted.

Nevertheless, arguing that to be an effective leader, a public official ‘must’ maintain the absolute standards of ethics and moral can be detrimental. When it comes to diplomacy, the leader of a nation cannot be always honest and open, which is required by the high ethical standards. Consider, for example, Free Trade Agreement between two countries. The political leaders of the both countries are keen to draw an agreement that is beneficial for their people. To be an effective political leader, who prioritizes the benefit of the public, one should not be totally honest. Rather it is required to be scheming, and even crafty if necessary, to maximize the benefit from the agreement. In such process, judging whether one is effective leader, only by his or her ethical and moral standards would be foolish.

Moreover, moral and ethical standards can be compromised when a nation should protect its citizens. Considering the modern world, in which the threat of terrorism is prevalent, a public official should be sometimes cold-blooded and rational to protect the public. Of course, being cold-blooded does not necessarily mean becoming unethical. However, when it comes to quelling terrorists and punishment, the first thing the leader of a nation is definitely not the highest ethical and moral standards, but the practical and effective way of dealing with terrorists.

In conclusion, it is difficult to deny that being ethical and moral for a public official is crucial to be an effective leader. However, when it comes to maximize the benefit and safety of the nation, the value of ethics and morality can be compromised.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Rather,
...blic, one should not be totally honest. Rather it is required to be scheming, and even...

Discourse Markers used:
['accordingly', 'but', 'first', 'however', 'if', 'look', 'moreover', 'nevertheless', 'so', 'while', 'for example', 'in conclusion', 'of course']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.178571428571 0.240241500013 74% => OK
Verbs: 0.150793650794 0.157235817809 96% => OK
Adjectives: 0.140873015873 0.0880659088768 160% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0436507936508 0.0497285424764 88% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0376984126984 0.0444667217837 85% => OK
Prepositions: 0.0952380952381 0.12292977631 77% => OK
Participles: 0.0376984126984 0.0406280797675 93% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.89654682826 2.79330140395 104% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0337301587302 0.030933414821 109% => OK
Particles: 0.0 0.0016655270985 0% => OK
Determiners: 0.10119047619 0.0997080785238 101% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0277777777778 0.0249443105267 111% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.0198412698413 0.0148568991511 134% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2713.0 2732.02544248 99% => OK
No of words: 438.0 452.878318584 97% => OK
Chars per words: 6.19406392694 6.0361032391 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.57476223824 4.58838876751 100% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.429223744292 0.366273622748 117% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.344748858447 0.280924506359 123% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.230593607306 0.200843997647 115% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.150684931507 0.132149295362 114% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.89654682826 2.79330140395 104% => OK
Unique words: 197.0 219.290929204 90% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.449771689498 0.48968727796 92% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
Word variations: 49.2772938302 55.4138127331 89% => OK
How many sentences: 21.0 20.6194690265 102% => OK
Sentence length: 20.8571428571 23.380412469 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 37.7404310528 59.4972553346 63% => OK
Chars per sentence: 129.19047619 141.124799967 92% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.8571428571 23.380412469 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.619047619048 0.674092028746 92% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.94800884956 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.21349557522 19% => OK
Readability: 55.3320287019 51.4728631049 107% => OK
Elegance: 1.34188034188 1.64882698954 81% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.49436785192 0.391690518653 126% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.140626146626 0.123202303941 114% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0712056793519 0.077325440228 92% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.552485589654 0.547984918172 101% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.146560308021 0.149214159877 98% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.222660735713 0.161403998019 138% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.104468113363 0.0892212321368 117% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.522268269498 0.385218514788 136% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0235214820425 0.0692045440612 34% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.391939217975 0.275328986314 142% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.037342611117 0.0653680567796 57% => The ideas may be duplicated in paragraphs.

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.4325221239 163% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 5.30420353982 75% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.88274336283 0% => More neutral sentences wanted.
Positive topic words: 11.0 7.22455752212 152% => OK
Negative topic words: 2.0 3.66592920354 55% => OK
Neutral topic words: 0.0 2.70907079646 0% => More neutral topic words wanted.
Total topic words: 13.0 13.5995575221 96% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
Note: This is not the final score. 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.

1. here 'highest ethical and moral standards' most likely mean standards of private life.

2. Better always support or against one side, for example, in the second paragraph, you can develop something like this:

Public official’s primary duty is to expand the wealth, prosperity and influence of the community, not to be a moral leader who is ought to care only about the morality. For example, no body can deny the great achievement by the president Clinton even though he had sex scandals.

other arguments:

paragraph 3: Good ethical and moral standards can help them as public authorities. for example, Gandhi

paragraph 4: Over ethical and moral standards may prevent leaders from making good decisions. for example, The president Truman made the decision to end the war by nuclear bombs. It is wrong in the view of ethical and moral standards, but it saved thousand of soldier's lives. So he is still considered as good leaders in U.S history.

Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 3.0 out of 6
Category: Satisfactory Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 0 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 0 2
No. of Sentences: 21 15
No. of Words: 438 350
No. of Characters: 2189 1500
No. of Different Words: 189 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.575 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.998 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.697 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 184 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 134 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 87 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 60 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 20.857 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 6.151 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.524 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.341 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.525 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.098 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 5 5