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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 p

Essay topics: 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.

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Every human being is different. The human race has evolved so much over the years because of this disparity between humans. But following only what is conventional is a hindrance to that evolution. So, I agree with the claim that the first step to knowledge is rejection of one's familiar surroundings.

The life of a normal person is hugely influenced by his surroundings from the very beginning. In a rural village of Bangladesh, a boy born into a typical family grows up learning how to work in the fields and grow crops. His family doesn't encourage him to study and become perhaps an engineer or doctor. Similarly, in a typical village family, the parents want to marry off their daughters as soon as possible, without even giving them a proper opportunity to grow the capacity to decide what they want to do in their lives. For a person living in such a situation, it is really hard to look within himself and try to understand what he wants to be as a a human being.

Surprisingly, the situation isn't much different in big cities either. Here, people are so busy running after money that they forget to realize what they desire. Children aren't asked to follow their dreams, rather they are told to do what will benefit them financially. For example, a child who shows excellent skills as a footballer, is discouraged to spend his time playing football. Instead he is advised to use his time to study and get good grades. Thus the surroundings literally smothers the dreams of a young boy who could've become a world-famous footballer someday.

However, one can't abandon his surroundings totally. For,it is the most commonplace things that play an important part in attaining satisfaction. It would be selfish to think only about oneself. Everyone has certain duties towards his family and society. In search of finding the true meaning of life, one must not forget that.

In short, Human beings must not be fettered by their environment. They should strive to find the true meaning of life everyday.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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...ry to understand what he wants to be as a a human being. Surprisingly, the situa...
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Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
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...ry to understand what he wants to be as a a human being. Surprisingly, the sit...
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Message: Maybe you need to remove one determiner so that only 'a' or 'a' is left.
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...strive to find the true meaning of life everyday.
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Discourse Markers used:
['but', 'first', 'however', 'if', 'look', 'really', 'similarly', 'so', 'thus', 'for example', 'in short']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.185378590078 0.240241500013 77% => OK
Verbs: 0.190600522193 0.157235817809 121% => OK
Adjectives: 0.0809399477807 0.0880659088768 92% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0678851174935 0.0497285424764 137% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0678851174935 0.0444667217837 153% => Less pronouns wanted. Try not to use 'you, I, they, he...' as the subject of a sentence
Prepositions: 0.0992167101828 0.12292977631 81% => OK
Participles: 0.0469973890339 0.0406280797675 116% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.71965316493 2.79330140395 97% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0496083550914 0.030933414821 160% => OK
Particles: 0.00522193211488 0.0016655270985 314% => OK
Determiners: 0.0939947780679 0.0997080785238 94% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0130548302872 0.0249443105267 52% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.023498694517 0.0148568991511 158% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2011.0 2732.02544248 74% => OK
No of words: 345.0 452.878318584 76% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.82898550725 6.0361032391 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.3097767484 4.58838876751 94% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.350724637681 0.366273622748 96% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.246376811594 0.280924506359 88% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.153623188406 0.200843997647 76% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.113043478261 0.132149295362 86% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.71965316493 2.79330140395 97% => OK
Unique words: 212.0 219.290929204 97% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.614492753623 0.48968727796 125% => OK
Word variations: 73.005892423 55.4138127331 132% => OK
How many sentences: 22.0 20.6194690265 107% => OK
Sentence length: 15.6818181818 23.380412469 67% => OK
Sentence length SD: 39.2207147157 59.4972553346 66% => OK
Chars per sentence: 91.4090909091 141.124799967 65% => OK
Words per sentence: 15.6818181818 23.380412469 67% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.5 0.674092028746 74% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.94800884956 101% => OK
Language errors: 11.0 5.21349557522 211% => Correct essay format wanted or double check grammar & spelling issues after essay writing.
Readability: 40.3194993412 51.4728631049 78% => OK
Elegance: 1.016 1.64882698954 62% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.382507231625 0.391690518653 98% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.0774607099271 0.123202303941 63% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0728268419317 0.077325440228 94% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.445947334872 0.547984918172 81% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.125252299901 0.149214159877 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.121975264463 0.161403998019 76% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0887498362427 0.0892212321368 99% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.257764397631 0.385218514788 67% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0831289687715 0.0692045440612 120% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.23407159788 0.275328986314 85% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0688137422725 0.0653680567796 105% => OK

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.4325221239 105% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.30420353982 113% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.88274336283 102% => OK
Positive topic words: 7.0 7.22455752212 97% => OK
Negative topic words: 4.0 3.66592920354 109% => OK
Neutral topic words: 4.0 2.70907079646 148% => OK
Total topic words: 15.0 13.5995575221 110% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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