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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 yo

Essay topics: 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.

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We often hear the phrase "the ends justify the means," usually in response to engaging in questionable behaviors to achieve an end goal. However, these actions can cause many different fallouts, including harming others or even risking the stability of the goal. Thus, even if a goal is worthy, individuals should remain true to their morals and think about the good of society before engaging in any activities to achieve it for two reasons.

Firstly, there are many alternative methods to achieving a goal, some good and some bad. Take, for example, a women who wants to start her own business and lies about her education and previous experience to do so. Additionally, she bypasses regulations through bribes and cheap tricks. Eventually, she may be able to start and run her business, but there is no guarantee that her previous actions will not still affect her. The individuals she bribed may quit their jobs, so the men who replace them may realize her misdemeanor and shut down her business. Additionally, her lack of education may eventually contribute to the demise of her business. It is evident that starting her business through lies and deceit diminishes the goal's worth and it can be taken away at any time. This method of achieving her goals, as opposed to following the rules and receiving the required education, is far riskier and qualifies the tangibility of the end goal. Thus, it is important to act according to moral values and social/legal requirements when pursuing a goal in order to increase chances of success and result in a far more gratifying success.

Secondly, a goal's worth is purely subjective, and usually far more important in the eyes of the beholder. An individual may believe his goals are far superior to that of anyone else's and deserves the highest chance of success. However, others in society may not agree with him and would not willing to become collateral damage in the individual's quest for success. Take for example, a young man who wants his rural town to become the next big hub. Without asking his society, he begins measures to make his dream a reality, thus destroying the livelihood of all his neighbors. In this case, the individual believes his goal justifies his actions and he steps on his neighbors toes to achieve it, but his society disagrees. Although his goal may be fulfilled, his society will not celebrate the success with him, which reduces the value of the success. Thus, individuals should think about society and how their own goals will work to better society before engaging in actions that will alienate them.

Proponents of the idea that the ends justify the means may state that staunch determination is necessary to fulfill a goal, and worrying about morality or the greater good will not result in success. However, success without the support of others or content in yourself, will be less rewarding than if society supports your actions and you stayed true to yourself the entire way through. Thus, more than just determination is needed. The ends hardly ever justify the means, especially if the means involve harming others and resorting to immoral actions.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 58, Rule ID: COMMA_PARENTHESIS_WHITESPACE
Message: Put a space after the comma
Suggestion: , &apos
... phrase 'the ends justify the means,' usually in response to engaging in que...
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Line 1, column 181, Rule ID: NUMEROUS_DIFFERENT[1]
Message: Use simply 'many'.
Suggestion: many
... goal. However, these actions can cause many different fallouts, including harming others or e...
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Line 5, column 109, Rule ID: A_PLURAL[1]
Message: Don't use indefinite articles with plural words. Did you mean 'a woman' or simply 'women'?
Suggestion: a woman; women
...e good and some bad. Take, for example, a women who wants to start her own business and...
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Line 5, column 111, Rule ID: WOMAN_WOMEN[1]
Message: 'woman' is the singular form of 'women'. Consider using 'woman'?
Suggestion: woman
...good and some bad. Take, for example, a women who wants to start her own business and...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, firstly, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, still, thus, for example

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 19.5258426966 72% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.4196629213 153% => OK
Conjunction : 26.0 14.8657303371 175% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 53.0 33.0505617978 160% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 64.0 58.6224719101 109% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 12.9106741573 46% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2642.0 2235.4752809 118% => OK
No of words: 529.0 442.535393258 120% => OK
Chars per words: 4.9943289225 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.79583152331 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.6564154085 2.79657885939 95% => OK
Unique words: 265.0 215.323595506 123% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.500945179584 0.4932671777 102% => OK
syllable_count: 811.8 704.065955056 115% => 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: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.77640449438 225% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 20.2370786517 119% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 37.3812007119 60.3974514979 62% => OK
Chars per sentence: 110.083333333 118.986275619 93% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.0416666667 23.4991977007 94% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.54166666667 5.21951772744 68% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 7.80617977528 51% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.2758426966 88% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 13.0 5.13820224719 253% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.107184930224 0.243740707755 44% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0306795998328 0.0831039109588 37% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0285743157539 0.0758088955206 38% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0669871768769 0.150359130593 45% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0195559532103 0.0667264976115 29% => 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: 13.1 14.1392134831 93% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 57.61 48.8420337079 118% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.1743820225 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.66 12.1639044944 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.31 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 120.0 100.480337079 119% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => 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: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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