The first step to self knowledge is rejection of the familiar Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take In developing and supporting your po

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The first step to self-knowledge is rejection of the familiar.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position.

The journey of self-discovery is an arduous path. Being able to discover your ownself is by carving your own path out of the wilderness. Thus, having the understanding of yourself starts from rejecting the all too familiar. This is the position I will espouse in this essay for the following reasons.

Firstly, one must be able to ditch previous perceived knowledge in order to have a clear insight to get new knowledge. An analogy that perfectly describes this is that one cannot fill an already-filled cup. To fill the cup, one must empty the cup of previous content first before filling it with new content. Similarly it is difficult for one to recognize new directins for growth when his mind is still beclouded with previous knowledge, thoughts and beliefs. However, if the one on the journey of self-discovery is able to jettison the familiar, only then will he be able to get a good grasp of the novel.

Secondly, rejecting the familiar is necessary to keep an open mind. An open mind is like an empty notebook, waiting to be filled. A good example is when a child is still at infancy. Infants are open minded and ready to learn new things because they have no previous knowledge. Thus, children tend to ask a lot of insightful questions. Similarly, to develop proper self-knowledge, it will be necessary for the one seeking to know himself to be able to ask the right questions. This will be achieved by keeping an open mind. Keeping an open mind is in turn, dependent on the readiness to question anything and everything, the familiar and the unfamiliar, the hackneyed and the pristine in the quest for self-knowledge.

However, this position may not apply in all cases. Occasionally, instead of starting on a fresh note may not be the best. Instead, it would be more propitious to build on previous knowledge. For example, a graduate of engineering seeking to reinvent himself as a businessman doesn't have to necessarily abandon all his previous knowledge. Instead, he can build upon his technical knowledge and use it to create a business based on that.

In conclusion, in order to discover oneself, one must be ready to reject the things he is used to in order to understand his own personality and grow in new directions.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Suggestion: Similarly,
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Suggestion: doesn't
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Line 10, column 1, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...ersonality and grow in new directions.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, firstly, however, if, may, second, secondly, similarly, so, still, then, thus, for example, in conclusion, in all cases

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 24.0 19.5258426966 123% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.4196629213 97% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 14.8657303371 47% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 5.0 11.3162921348 44% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 28.0 33.0505617978 85% => OK
Preposition: 57.0 58.6224719101 97% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 12.9106741573 23% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1863.0 2235.4752809 83% => OK
No of words: 386.0 442.535393258 87% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.82642487047 5.05705443957 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.43248042346 4.55969084622 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.91337917124 2.79657885939 104% => OK
Unique words: 189.0 215.323595506 88% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.489637305699 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 573.3 704.065955056 81% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 23.0359550562 69% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 41.517937454 60.3974514979 69% => OK
Chars per sentence: 81.0 118.986275619 68% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.7826086957 23.4991977007 71% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.47826086957 5.21951772744 105% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.2758426966 88% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.83258426966 166% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0901995465198 0.243740707755 37% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0290807934785 0.0831039109588 35% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0273547682137 0.0758088955206 36% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0558518446464 0.150359130593 37% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0379016112902 0.0667264976115 57% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 9.7 14.1392134831 69% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 63.7 48.8420337079 130% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.4 12.1743820225 69% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.44 12.1639044944 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.78 8.38706741573 93% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 100.480337079 82% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 11.8971910112 55% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 8.4 11.2143820225 75% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.7820224719 68% => The average readability is low. Need to imporve the language.
What are above readability scores?

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It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.

Rates: 16.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 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 310, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA[1]
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Similarly,
...rst before filling it with new content. Similarly it is difficult for one to recognize ne...
^^^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 276, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: doesn't
...ng to reinvent himself as a businessman doesnt have to necessarily abandon all his pre...
^^^^^^
Line 10, column 1, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
...ersonality and grow in new directions.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
first, firstly, however, if, may, second, secondly, similarly, so, still, then, thus, for example, in conclusion, in all cases

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 24.0 19.5258426966 123% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 12.4196629213 97% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 14.8657303371 47% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 5.0 11.3162921348 44% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 28.0 33.0505617978 85% => OK
Preposition: 57.0 58.6224719101 97% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 12.9106741573 23% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1863.0 2235.4752809 83% => OK
No of words: 386.0 442.535393258 87% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.82642487047 5.05705443957 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.43248042346 4.55969084622 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.91337917124 2.79657885939 104% => OK
Unique words: 189.0 215.323595506 88% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.489637305699 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 573.3 704.065955056 81% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 16.0 23.0359550562 69% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 41.517937454 60.3974514979 69% => OK
Chars per sentence: 81.0 118.986275619 68% => OK
Words per sentence: 16.7826086957 23.4991977007 71% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.47826086957 5.21951772744 105% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.2758426966 88% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 8.0 4.83258426966 166% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0901995465198 0.243740707755 37% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0290807934785 0.0831039109588 35% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0273547682137 0.0758088955206 36% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0558518446464 0.150359130593 37% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0379016112902 0.0667264976115 57% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 9.7 14.1392134831 69% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 63.7 48.8420337079 130% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.4 12.1743820225 69% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.44 12.1639044944 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.78 8.38706741573 93% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 100.480337079 82% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 6.5 11.8971910112 55% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 8.4 11.2143820225 75% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 11.7820224719 68% => The average readability is low. Need to imporve the language.
What are above readability scores?

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It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.

Rates: 16.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 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.