Critical judgment of work in any given field has little value unless it comes from someone who is an expert in that field.

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Critical judgment of work in any given field has little value unless it comes from someone who is an expert in that field.

Judgment made on any piece of work is quite valuable as it gives an insight into the work from a perspective other than the one that conceived it. The objectivity of critical judgment has great utility when it comes to the scrutiny and rectification of the specific areas of the field. The issue at hand implies that the critical judgment being made on a work in a field is only valuable if it is made by an expert in that field. While expert opinions are quite valuable, it does not ascertain the futility of those proposed by a neophyte, and so, I place myself at disagreement with the statement at hand for a couple of reasons.

To begin, not being an expert does not debase the value of one's critical judgment, as long as the judgment reached is based on valid premise and cogent arguments. For example, a fledgling in a field of art, who has just recently picked up a book on critiquing paintings, could do his or her homework really well and establish a proper conclusion for the similarities they see between, say, a Matisse and a Picasso. Furthermore, to validate this better, both the expert and the beginner might reach the same conclusion through critical judgment. Are we to then question the expertise of the expert or suspect the callow critic for disguising as a beginner when they were actually supposed to be an expert for years and punish them for indulging in such folly?

Further, critical judgment is subject to a large audience not professionally involved in the field for multiple disciplines like theatre, arts, drama etc., and therefore, must court opinions other than that of the experts. The judgment of the people who are the audience of the art will inevitably have opinions of the art and the artist. And these judgments should be taken into account if one wants to adhere to the masses that one wishes to create the art for in the first place. Should an artist lock his paintings up in a secret room where he only lets experts in and asks them to judge his work? What will the point of art be if it were not to reflect life and let life view itself in the image?

In addition to this, only expert opinion might bring bias to the field since the expert is likely to side with the decision that is going to be beneficial to the field he or she has spent years nurturing and developing. Take, for instance, the bias that could be created in the field of scientific discovery. The bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki were not out of sheer desperation, but scientific inquisitiveness of the 'experts' that wanted to test the fire power that they had. Had public opinions been called for, who were not 'experts', the answers on whether killing millions of people for the sake of science is worth it would have been quite different.

Although some might argue that professionals with years of experience have better critical judgment compared to someone who came in yesterday and his opinions are to be regarded properly, that is just what they are - opinions. Experts, like any other human being, are fallible and therefore should be taken as so. And even if they are more conscious about their opinions and could provide insights based on it, fresh perspectives should be welcomed and should not be shunned on the basis of lack of time taken to develop them. Thus, while critical judgment from experts are a source of invaluable resource, one should not treat the fresher and more diverse perspectives with oversight.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, furthermore, if, really, so, then, therefore, thus, well, while, as to, for example, for instance, in addition, in the first place

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 35.0 19.5258426966 179% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 12.4196629213 129% => OK
Conjunction : 24.0 14.8657303371 161% => OK
Relative clauses : 18.0 11.3162921348 159% => OK
Pronoun: 44.0 33.0505617978 133% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 83.0 58.6224719101 142% => OK
Nominalization: 21.0 12.9106741573 163% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2848.0 2235.4752809 127% => OK
No of words: 607.0 442.535393258 137% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.69192751236 5.05705443957 93% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.96360453597 4.55969084622 109% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.56777925545 2.79657885939 92% => OK
Unique words: 290.0 215.323595506 135% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.477759472817 0.4932671777 97% => OK
syllable_count: 891.0 704.065955056 127% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 6.24550561798 48% => OK
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 5.0 1.77640449438 281% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 28.0 23.0359550562 122% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 47.6308080716 60.3974514979 79% => OK
Chars per sentence: 135.619047619 118.986275619 114% => OK
Words per sentence: 28.9047619048 23.4991977007 123% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.2380952381 5.21951772744 139% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.83258426966 62% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.30815639071 0.243740707755 126% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0969522385673 0.0831039109588 117% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0773930342156 0.0758088955206 102% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.178191573924 0.150359130593 119% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.076950612608 0.0667264976115 115% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.1 14.1392134831 107% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.52 48.8420337079 105% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.0 12.1743820225 107% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.51 12.1639044944 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.41 8.38706741573 100% => OK
difficult_words: 130.0 100.480337079 129% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 11.8971910112 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.2 11.2143820225 118% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.7820224719 119% => 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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