Claim The best test of an argument is its ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint Reason Only by being forced to defend an idea against the doubts and contrasting views of others does one really discover the value of that idea

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Claim: The best test of an argument is its ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint.
Reason: Only by being forced to defend an idea against the doubts and contrasting views of others does one really discover the value of that idea.

The claim that the best test of an argument is its ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint is a plausible one. The reason given for this claim is that only by being forced to defend an idea against the doubts and contrasting views of others does one really discover the value of that idea. The basic concept of an argument should consider the ability to represent viewpoint in a way that convinces the ones who are opposing it. It is through discussion one understands the merits and demerits of any argument. Academic scholarship is a result of thorough discussion of ideas taking into consideration the contrasting factors and viewpoints of those opposing the notion.

Discussions are not just about defending ones claim and belief, but also the ability to make others understand your point of view. One can tell through discussions who is well versed with the argument and who isn’t. Being fond of debates and discussions I enjoy being challenged on various viewpoints involving current affairs, social issues and many more. Many times, I have come across those whose viewpoints differed from my own and it is through these discussions and arguments that I have been able to enhance my knowledge about the subject. I appreciate being challenged by my peers because through that process I am able to examine and understand my belief and knowledge for the same. Sometimes, I do realize that I might not have enough understanding for the topic or I am not in a position to hold a valid discussion. But at the same time this helped my shape my viewpoints and opinions on such issues.

Throughout the history there are ideas or arguments that are perhaps not understood or claimed to be out of time, it is in these situations that the ones who oppose them refuse to believe and later is discovered to be entirely valid. For example, Galileo’s claim that earth revolves around the sun and not the other way round was discarded by other contemporaries. Despite his multiple attempts Galileo couldn’t convince them. Later through scientific research it was established that earth revolves around the sun and not vice versa. This shows that convincing the opposing ideas is a one good mark of an argument and its understanding.

It is understandable that everyone has different perspective or a viewpoint towards different topics. Each individual has his own understanding of an argument and is motivated by his own beliefs and opinions. Understanding others perspective is thus sometimes more important than having been able to change others viewpoints.

In conclusion the ability to convince someone with an opposing viewpoint is the best test, as being forced to defend the argument against those contrasting it is plausible. But at the same time, considering the beliefs and opinions of those against the notion is important for academic scholarship.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...really discover the value of that idea. The basic concept of an argument should con...
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...viewpoints and opinions on such issues. Throughout the history there are ideas o...
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Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'others'' or 'other's'?
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...own beliefs and opinions. Understanding others perspective is thus sometimes more impo...
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... is important for academic scholarship.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, really, so, thus, well, for example, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 31.0 19.5258426966 159% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 12.4196629213 24% => OK
Conjunction : 26.0 14.8657303371 175% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 51.0 33.0505617978 154% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 61.0 58.6224719101 104% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 12.9106741573 77% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2408.0 2235.4752809 108% => OK
No of words: 476.0 442.535393258 108% => OK
Chars per words: 5.05882352941 5.05705443957 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.67091256922 4.55969084622 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.88934216437 2.79657885939 103% => OK
Unique words: 223.0 215.323595506 104% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.468487394958 0.4932671777 95% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 748.8 704.065955056 106% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 6.24550561798 112% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.2370786517 109% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 38.8881634459 60.3974514979 64% => OK
Chars per sentence: 109.454545455 118.986275619 92% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.6363636364 23.4991977007 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.95454545455 5.21951772744 57% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 7.80617977528 51% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.83258426966 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.498682433073 0.243740707755 205% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.148778420518 0.0831039109588 179% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.185623111307 0.0758088955206 245% => The coherence between sentences is low.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.298650323606 0.150359130593 199% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.232100302319 0.0667264976115 348% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.2 14.1392134831 93% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.07 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.13 8.38706741573 97% => OK
difficult_words: 104.0 100.480337079 104% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 11.8971910112 88% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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