If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it are justifiable. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting y

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If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it are justifiable. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.

Whether any means taken in pursuit of a goal is reasonable can be weighed in many aspects. However, the argument is based on generalization. The statement simply assumes that all the measures are beneficial, but in reality, some measures might have negative side-effects. Moreover, it is presumptuous to suggest that all the measures taken to attain a goal is conducive. Therefore, even though attaining a goal by all means can be advantageous, there is no guarantee that the consequence is beneficial.

Admittedly, the author’s claim might appear to have considerable merit. After all, a goal is difficult to be attained if the available measures are scarce. Yet the speaker fails to provide a clear litmus test for measuring measures. When we speak of “measures taken in pursuit of goal,” the following come to mind: a country attempts to be affluent by conquering its neighboring nations violently, a president was elected by bribery, a businessman established a lucrative company by cheating. Curiously, it is the measure that would cause negative consequences should not be used in any situations. Therefore, in order to determine the prerequisites of using any measures to attain a goal, it is necessary to examine the different sort of consequences that are caused by the measures.

It is thus justifiable to take both negative and positive consequences into account, and we will find the statement problematic. Consider a country, Brazil for example, which aspires significant economic growth. If Brazil government deforests the largest rainforest in the world in order to acquire the abundant raw materials which can be used to develop its industries, it would cause global warming and destroy the biological diversity. The result will negatively influence the whole people in the world. Even if the government does not deforest in such a brutal way, we can imagine that the growing number of factories would inevitably cause serious pollution that threaten local people’s health. Therefore, the big picture, composed of different consequences accompany by the measures, need to be seen.

In summary, the statement is not persuasive as it stands. Although it is sometimes much more effective to attain the goal that is worthy by all means, not all goals are the same. If people do not consider the potential outcome that are generated by the measures they take, the result will backfire no matter how attractive the goal is.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 1, Rule ID: SENTENCE_FRAGMENT[1]
Message: “Whether” at the beginning of a sentence requires a 2nd clause. Maybe a comma, question or exclamation mark is missing, or the sentence is incomplete and should be joined with the following sentence.
Whether any means taken in pursuit of a goal is...
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Line 5, column 295, Rule ID: COMMA_PARENTHESIS_WHITESPACE
Message: Put a space after the comma
Suggestion: , &apos
... 'measures taken in pursuit of goal,' the following come to mind: a country ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, however, if, moreover, so, therefore, thus, after all, for example, in summary, sort of

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 27.0 19.5258426966 138% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 14.8657303371 34% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.3162921348 106% => OK
Pronoun: 22.0 33.0505617978 67% => OK
Preposition: 44.0 58.6224719101 75% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 12.9106741573 77% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2079.0 2235.4752809 93% => OK
No of words: 393.0 442.535393258 89% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.29007633588 5.05705443957 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.45244063426 4.55969084622 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.11321257472 2.79657885939 111% => OK
Unique words: 211.0 215.323595506 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.5368956743 0.4932671777 109% => OK
syllable_count: 664.2 704.065955056 94% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 11.0 4.99550561798 220% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 7.0 3.10617977528 225% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 20.0 20.2370786517 99% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 57.1983172829 60.3974514979 95% => OK
Chars per sentence: 103.95 118.986275619 87% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.65 23.4991977007 84% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.6 5.21951772744 88% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 10.2758426966 49% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 5.13820224719 175% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.137929055425 0.243740707755 57% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0449230773195 0.0831039109588 54% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0368755152399 0.0758088955206 49% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0881885960615 0.150359130593 59% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0215636721449 0.0667264976115 32% => 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: 13.3 14.1392134831 94% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 43.73 48.8420337079 90% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 12.1743820225 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.4 12.1639044944 110% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.28 8.38706741573 111% => OK
difficult_words: 117.0 100.480337079 116% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 11.8971910112 59% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.7820224719 85% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:

para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.


Rates: 75.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.5 Out of 6
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