Claim We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own Reason Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree

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Claim: We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from those whose views contradict our own.
Reason: Disagreement can cause stress and inhibit learning.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based.

Scholars, practitioners, and administrators have diverging views on how and whom we should learn from. Inter alia, one dominant approach is that we learn more from people whose views we share, instead of those whose views contradict our own. A commonly cited explanation for this claim is that disagreement can cause stress and inhibits learning. However, this essay refutes this position as it argues that we can benefit from disagreements and thus also benefit by learning from those whose views disagree with ours. Yet, I do concede that there is limit to this point if the differences are too vast amongst people.

To begin, there are a great number of creativity-related benefits to be attained if we learn from people whose views contradict our own. Indeed, a recent article from The Economist suggests that we are able to come up with not only more ideas, but also better ones if interact with people who have opposing views than ours. For instance, a school in Chandigarh was able to come up with a brilliant solution to its recycling issue by forming a committee with people from varied educational and professional backgrounds. Since they all brought different views, skills, and experiences to the table, they were able to come up with an affordable and achievable solution to the school’s problem. It is questionable if this outcome would have been achieved if the committee only consisted of people who held the same views. Thus, divergence in views helps us to reach higher forms of creativity.

Secondly, we are able to become better, more tolerant, and inclusive human beings by learning and accepting the views of those who disagree with us. That is, there are clear moral benefits to be attained if we can learn not only to accept dissent, but be open to learning from it. A recent article from the Journal of Organizational Behaviour supports this view as it found that children who learn to be comfortable with disagreements and learning from others’ opposing views tend to be more patient and tolerant beings in their later years. Given the current adverse political and racial environment, it seems we all would benefit greatly if we all became more tolerant through learning from each other.

Moreover, learning from others who hold different views enables us to enrich our lives both qualitatively and quantitatively as we can broaden our horizons. Indeed, people who are willing to learn from people who belong to other cultures than their own can likely to testify for this. By exposing our minds to new cultures, we can enjoy in new foods, customs, dances, songs, and myriad other arenas. Such benefits would likely lead to a greater quality of life for us and in turn longer lives. A recent study cited in the New York Times bolsters this point as it found that our lifespans increase through cultural enrichment. Hence, the benefits of learning from others not only apply to learning-related benefits, but also health benefits.

Lastly, it is fair to concede that learning from others can inhibit learning and lead to stress if the differences are too vast. In this scenario, people are unlikely to learn from each other. Instead, it is likely that any attempt to interact with others who hold starkly contrasting views from you can have deleterious effects on one’s psychology and health. For example, learning from people who hold racist, ethnocentric, and xenophobic beliefs is likely not conducive to the enhancement of one’s growth, but also a society’s as well. Indeed, the history of Nazi Germany can attest for this. Notwithstanding this one particular scenario, there is still a lot of benefits from learning from others’ opposing views, especially if people are willing to do so.

In conclusion, the issue of learning from others whose views contradict ours is a complicated one. While this essay has acknowledged that there are limits to this, it still presses for the case that there are great benefits to be attained if we are open and accepting of others’ views. Indeed, in order to have a better world, we should all at least be a bit more susceptible to each other’s ideas than we currently are now.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Did you mean 'had been'?
Suggestion: had been
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Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...erant through learning from each other. Moreover, learning from others who hold ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, hence, however, if, lastly, moreover, second, secondly, so, still, thus, well, while, at least, for example, for instance, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 33.0 19.5258426966 169% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 23.0 14.8657303371 155% => OK
Relative clauses : 27.0 11.3162921348 239% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 72.0 33.0505617978 218% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 98.0 58.6224719101 167% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 12.9106741573 77% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3483.0 2235.4752809 156% => OK
No of words: 697.0 442.535393258 158% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.99713055954 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.13816675137 4.55969084622 113% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.7562450621 2.79657885939 99% => OK
Unique words: 303.0 215.323595506 141% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.434720229555 0.4932671777 88% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1062.0 704.065955056 151% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 3.10617977528 64% => OK
Conjunction: 9.0 1.77640449438 507% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 30.0 20.2370786517 148% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 43.2864361614 60.3974514979 72% => OK
Chars per sentence: 116.1 118.986275619 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.2333333333 23.4991977007 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.9 5.21951772744 94% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.2758426966 165% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.83258426966 145% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.408492128914 0.243740707755 168% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.13461974564 0.0831039109588 162% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.101839784786 0.0758088955206 134% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.256511886993 0.150359130593 171% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0955876070415 0.0667264976115 143% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.7 14.1392134831 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.8420337079 116% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.1743820225 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.02 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.31 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 156.0 100.480337079 155% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Write the essay in 30 minutes.

Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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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.

Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 727, Rule ID: IF_WOULD_HAVE_VBN[1]
Message: Did you mean 'had been'?
Suggestion: had been
...lem. It is questionable if this outcome would have been achieved if the committee only consiste...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 5, column 706, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...erant through learning from each other. Moreover, learning from others who hold ...
^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, hence, however, if, lastly, moreover, second, secondly, so, still, thus, well, while, at least, for example, for instance, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 33.0 19.5258426966 169% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 23.0 14.8657303371 155% => OK
Relative clauses : 27.0 11.3162921348 239% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 72.0 33.0505617978 218% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 98.0 58.6224719101 167% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 12.9106741573 77% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3483.0 2235.4752809 156% => OK
No of words: 697.0 442.535393258 158% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.99713055954 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.13816675137 4.55969084622 113% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.7562450621 2.79657885939 99% => OK
Unique words: 303.0 215.323595506 141% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.434720229555 0.4932671777 88% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1062.0 704.065955056 151% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 3.10617977528 64% => OK
Conjunction: 9.0 1.77640449438 507% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 30.0 20.2370786517 148% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 43.2864361614 60.3974514979 72% => OK
Chars per sentence: 116.1 118.986275619 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.2333333333 23.4991977007 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.9 5.21951772744 94% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.2758426966 165% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.83258426966 145% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.408492128914 0.243740707755 168% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.13461974564 0.0831039109588 162% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.101839784786 0.0758088955206 134% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.256511886993 0.150359130593 171% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0955876070415 0.0667264976115 143% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.7 14.1392134831 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.8420337079 116% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.1743820225 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.02 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.31 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 156.0 100.480337079 155% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Write the essay in 30 minutes.

Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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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.