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.
In day to day life, we come across many people with whom we discuss various things right from the daily chores of life to the pressing issues like politics, science etc. While some of them hold a similar view given a topic, others can have quite contrasting belief. The prompt suggests that we learn much more from floks who possess similar views than from those who do not concede to our views for disagreement can engender stress and thwart learning. I disagree with the prompt and feel that we can learn better from the people holding contradictory views than those who are congruous with our views for the following reasons.
To beging with, when we discuss something, be it related to politics, public policies, or as trivial as films with a person, the person will generally either agree or disagree with our views. If the person agrees with our views, it can then be guarranted that we do not have much to learn anything new from the person. This is because when two persons are on the same page, there is no scope of undermining what they believe in. Both the persons will be of the impression that whay they know is irrefutable even if the contrary is true. If anything, their knowledge will be augumented only by paltry amounts as there will not be anything much to debate on and counterparts will only serve to corroborate what each of the person already believes in. Thus, in a discussion where people are congruent about their views, there will not be much scope for learning anything novel.
However, on the contrary, when a person contoverts the beliefs of another person, there is definitely scope for each of the persons to learn from one another. Since the views are challenged and called into question, there will be debate between the people. This process of questioning other beliefs will force the people to introspect on their beliefs and contemplate on the views of the dissenter simultaneously.
In such exchanges, people are coerced to come with novel methods of justifications so as to either correct the course of the opposite person. In this process of rationcinating ones opinion, one can actually better understand what he/she believes in if the person happen to be actually correct or completely alter his/her perpective otherwise. In either of the scenarios, we get to learn a lot more and thus, disagreement serves to enhance ones knowledge.
Some might argue that disagreement causes stress and hence, prohibits learning. It is true that disagreement can cause stress but it will quickly subside and give way for healthy discussion and mutual exchange of knowledge.
To recapitulate, discussion between poeple holding similar views does help in learning new things as people in such discussions would just be approving each others credibility. On the other hand, discussions among diagreeing people can help learn new things as their views are called into questions and paves the way for healthy discussion.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 508, Rule ID: AFFORD_VB
Message: This verb is used with the infinitive: 'to better', 'to well'
Suggestion: to better; to well
...h the prompt and feel that we can learn better from the people holding contradictory v...
Line 4, column 832, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
...gruent about their views, there will not be much scope for learning anything nove...
Line 7, column 68, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
...re coerced to come with novel methods of justifications so as to either correct t...
Line 7, column 85, Rule ID: SO_AS_TO
Message: Use simply 'to'
...e with novel methods of justifications so as to either correct the course of the opposi...
Line 7, column 178, Rule ID: ONES
Message: Did you mean 'one's'?
...rson. In this process of rationcinating ones opinion, one can actually better unders...
Line 7, column 345, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...ely alter his/her perpective otherwise. In either of the scenarios, we get to lear...
Line 7, column 441, Rule ID: ONES
Message: Did you mean 'one's'?
...nd thus, disagreement serves to enhance ones knowledge. Some might argue that dis...
Line 12, column 158, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'others'' or 'other's'?
Suggestion: others'; other's
...iscussions would just be approving each others credibility. On the other hand, discuss...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, hence, however, if, so, then, thus, while, as to, it is true, on the contrary, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.5258426966 108% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 18.0 12.4196629213 145% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 14.8657303371 94% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 11.3162921348 124% => OK
Pronoun: 38.0 33.0505617978 115% => OK
Preposition: 71.0 58.6224719101 121% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 12.9106741573 54% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2465.0 2235.4752809 110% => OK
No of words: 495.0 442.535393258 112% => OK
Chars per words: 4.9797979798 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.71684168287 4.55969084622 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.66512505179 2.79657885939 95% => OK
Unique words: 230.0 215.323595506 107% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.464646464646 0.4932671777 94% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 742.5 704.065955056 105% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 10.0 4.38483146067 228% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 20.0 20.2370786517 99% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 37.4165738677 60.3974514979 62% => OK
Chars per sentence: 123.25 118.986275619 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.75 23.4991977007 105% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.55 5.21951772744 106% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 8.0 7.80617977528 102% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.2758426966 88% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.287444060474 0.243740707755 118% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0993938503876 0.0831039109588 120% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0886335332287 0.0758088955206 117% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.154153631677 0.150359130593 103% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0943059514703 0.0667264976115 141% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.4 14.1392134831 102% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 55.58 48.8420337079 114% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.9 12.1639044944 98% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.98 8.38706741573 95% => OK
difficult_words: 99.0 100.480337079 99% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.0 11.8971910112 109% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 62.5 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.75 Out of 6
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.