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 author asserts that to know ourselves, we have to reject the ideas that is already ingrained in our mind. I agree to a great extent that the familiar knowledge of the world and its surrounding can pollute the judgement of our own. In fact, the world will always try to force their notion to us. However, the meticulous knowledge of ourselves, our emotions and characters cannot be obtained if we sever the connection to our surroundings.

To begin, I concede to the author's view of rejecting what we already know to learn about our corporeal or spiritual nature. Since birth, most of the people have been taught or spoon-fed the knowledge by the society. The capacity of any human being to understand matters by observing the surrounding will definitely degrade if everything is brought to us by someone or something. The present world has been focusing on education so much that the true meaning of education or learning is seem to be obscured. We are provided with books, televisions, internet and every other item that already have discovered fact and the same is consumed by our brain thinking to be factual. The knowledge of our human body is taught to us by text books in schools. The functions and characters we perform are dictated by the community, customs and traditions. All these information or the knowledge of ourselves, apparently true, is derived and fixed by others rather than our own observation. Every human being need to renounce these information in order to start their journey of knowing themselves.

Moreover, every person in the world is different. The physiology, psychology, physical traits, characters, ideas, etc. differs from one another in much respect. These variations could not be judged or premeditated by some guidelines designed by an individual or a group. The knowledge of ourselves will truly be defined only when we abjure the ideas that have been planted onto us.

However, all the credit cannot be given to the author's view. It is also true that the knowledge of the nature, idea of differences with others and the surrounding factors plays much important to know our own value, physicality and spirituality. For instance, a child, if left alone in the jungle since its birth, would hardly learn enough to know about his skills, his body functions and the kind of person he is. One can argue that humans have come living in the jungle alone to this level of advancement by themselves. But the progress did not happen in one life cycle. Thousands of years of struggles of many generations caused the accumulated knowledge to pass through the time and made us reach this point now. The child would be as equal to a wild animal who knows only to hunt or feed someone else. He would not learn his brain is much advanced than other creatures. All the knowledge to learn about ourselves is bound to be provided by the society. It is us who should filter what to take and what to reject for learning about oneself.

To sum up, the author is providing a wonderful insight to how someone can start their way to explore themselves. But, the role of the previously known ideas, traits, characteristics difference with others, etc. are equally important for acknowledgement of self-knowledge.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 487, Rule ID: BEEN_PART_AGREEMENT[1]
Message: Consider using a past participle here: 'seemed'.
Suggestion: seemed
...rue meaning of education or learning is seem to be obscured. We are provided with bo...
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Line 3, column 848, Rule ID: THIS_NNS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'this information' or 'these informations'?
Suggestion: this information; these informations
... community, customs and traditions. All these information or the knowledge of ourselves, apparent...
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Line 3, column 1013, Rule ID: THIS_NNS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'this information' or 'these informations'?
Suggestion: this information; these informations
...ion. Every human being need to renounce these information in order to start their journey of know...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, apparently, but, however, if, moreover, so, for instance, in fact, kind of, to sum up, to a great extent

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 29.0 19.5258426966 149% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 14.8657303371 141% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 57.0 33.0505617978 172% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 84.0 58.6224719101 143% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2693.0 2235.4752809 120% => OK
No of words: 550.0 442.535393258 124% => OK
Chars per words: 4.89636363636 5.05705443957 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.84273464058 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.79049449097 2.79657885939 100% => OK
Unique words: 268.0 215.323595506 124% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.487272727273 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 833.4 704.065955056 118% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 13.0 4.99550561798 260% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 2.0 3.10617977528 64% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.77640449438 56% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 31.0 20.2370786517 153% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 23.0359550562 74% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 37.3367274608 60.3974514979 62% => OK
Chars per sentence: 86.8709677419 118.986275619 73% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.7419354839 23.4991977007 76% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.54838709677 5.21951772744 68% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 13.0 4.83258426966 269% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0632653848144 0.243740707755 26% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0177749829484 0.0831039109588 21% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0242333491896 0.0758088955206 32% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0395540833529 0.150359130593 26% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.017134707237 0.0667264976115 26% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.5 14.1392134831 74% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 62.68 48.8420337079 128% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.7 12.1743820225 71% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.84 12.1639044944 89% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.78 8.38706741573 93% => OK
difficult_words: 115.0 100.480337079 114% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 11.8971910112 76% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 11.2143820225 78% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
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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