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.

It is true that when one interacts with a person who holds contradictory views, it can cause stress not only due to the involuntery response of the human psychology but also due to the attitude that one holds towards the person. This eventually will lead to conflict between the opinions and thus, prevent any learning. However, in such situations, if one takes a step back and cogitate on the other's point of view, one can suprisingly learn new things. I personally feel that, though at first instance, diagreement can cause stress, eventually one can learn more from such instances than one would learn in a congrous conversation.

Firstly, every human being is unique in his/her own way. Thus, every person can look or disect a situation in their own perspective. While some of them have a similar opinion, others can have completely different opinion and everyone will be of the opinion that they are flawless. Whenever one has a conversation with a like minded person, they easily get along appreciating each other's intellectaul capability. But the problem arises when one encouters a person with opposing views. The first thing that they face is stress due to diagreement which eventually inhibits learning. If the counterparts are able to inhibit their stress and continue to discuss about their point of views, it can lead to a more prodictive and more fecund learning for both of them. It is these encounters that encourages the people to broaden their mind and contemplate about an issue in multiple directions rather than thinking about the issue unilaterally. This broadened view acts as a catalyst to arrive at the best solution that would benefit the beneficiary in an unprecedented way. Thus, disagreement encourages analytical thinking which contribute to learning more than one would learn in a congruous conversation.

Secondly, if we look at the history of mankind, it is evident that the people with heretical views are the ones that push the human race forward. One need not go farther than their school books to ascertain this point. We have read many stories where people with opposing views were banished from the society even though they were scientifically and analytically correct. For instance, when someone told to a King and his people that the earth is round, the person was mocked at mercilessly and was desolated from the society. However, time had proven them right and the technological advancements would not have been possible if we hadn't embraced such raidcal ideas. Another such example was about the center of our solar system. While to common man, the earth seemed to be located at the center of the universe, there was one maverick that proclaimed that the Sun was at the center of the Solar System and the earch rotates around the Sun. Even though that person was considered as nondescritp at first due to disagreement with the larger folklore, apparently, that person was correct and now, there is a whole new space exploration programs that are built based on that idea. Hence, it is apparent that one can in fact learn a lot from the people holding opposing views.

There migh be an exception, in the realms of our discussion, that cannot be overlooked. If the person holding contradictory views is dogged to not relent his opinion even when the evidence states otherwise, then it would actually contribute to inhibit learning. Such encounters not only sap energy and cause frustration but also prohbit the progress.

Therefore, people with opposing views can actually learn more from each other than those having the same views as such encounters can foster analytical thinking and act as a catalyst for the development of the mankind.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Consider replacing "in an unprecedented way" with adverb for "unprecedented"; eg, "in a hasty manner" with "hastily".
...tion that would benefit the beneficiary in an unprecedented way. Thus, disagreement encourages analytic...
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Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: hadn't
...ents would not have been possible if we hadnt embraced such raidcal ideas. Another su...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, apparently, but, first, firstly, hence, however, if, look, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, thus, while, for instance, in fact, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 28.0 19.5258426966 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.4196629213 153% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 26.0 11.3162921348 230% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 52.0 33.0505617978 157% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 68.0 58.6224719101 116% => OK
Nominalization: 16.0 12.9106741573 124% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3081.0 2235.4752809 138% => OK
No of words: 614.0 442.535393258 139% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.01791530945 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.977853291 4.55969084622 109% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.73145487578 2.79657885939 98% => OK
Unique words: 286.0 215.323595506 133% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.465798045603 0.4932671777 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 955.8 704.065955056 136% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 13.0 6.24550561798 208% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 10.0 3.10617977528 322% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 27.0 20.2370786517 133% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 51.7841621667 60.3974514979 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 114.111111111 118.986275619 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.7407407407 23.4991977007 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.92592592593 5.21951772744 114% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 10.2758426966 68% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 11.0 4.83258426966 228% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.24195093053 0.243740707755 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0676988955682 0.0831039109588 81% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0670087186487 0.0758088955206 88% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.153257191965 0.150359130593 102% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0610164162078 0.0667264976115 91% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.6 14.1392134831 96% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.15 48.8420337079 101% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.1743820225 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.13 12.1639044944 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.3 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 139.0 100.480337079 138% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 14.5 11.8971910112 122% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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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 1044, Rule ID: IN_A_X_MANNER[1]
Message: Consider replacing "in an unprecedented way" with adverb for "unprecedented"; eg, "in a hasty manner" with "hastily".
...tion that would benefit the beneficiary in an unprecedented way. Thus, disagreement encourages analytic...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Line 5, column 634, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: hadn't
...ents would not have been possible if we hadnt embraced such raidcal ideas. Another su...
^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, apparently, but, first, firstly, hence, however, if, look, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, thus, while, for instance, in fact, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 28.0 19.5258426966 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.4196629213 153% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 26.0 11.3162921348 230% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 52.0 33.0505617978 157% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 68.0 58.6224719101 116% => OK
Nominalization: 16.0 12.9106741573 124% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3081.0 2235.4752809 138% => OK
No of words: 614.0 442.535393258 139% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.01791530945 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.977853291 4.55969084622 109% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.73145487578 2.79657885939 98% => OK
Unique words: 286.0 215.323595506 133% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.465798045603 0.4932671777 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 955.8 704.065955056 136% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 13.0 6.24550561798 208% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 10.0 3.10617977528 322% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 27.0 20.2370786517 133% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 51.7841621667 60.3974514979 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 114.111111111 118.986275619 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.7407407407 23.4991977007 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.92592592593 5.21951772744 114% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 10.2758426966 68% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 11.0 4.83258426966 228% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.24195093053 0.243740707755 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0676988955682 0.0831039109588 81% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0670087186487 0.0758088955206 88% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.153257191965 0.150359130593 102% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0610164162078 0.0667264976115 91% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.6 14.1392134831 96% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.15 48.8420337079 101% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.1743820225 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.13 12.1639044944 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.3 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 139.0 100.480337079 138% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 14.5 11.8971910112 122% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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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.