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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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The statement contends that if a goal is worthy enough then any means taken to attain it are justifiable. The issue stated is very subjective in nature as the phrase "any means taken" can be interpreted in many ways. Also, it depends on the goal that one is trying to achieve, categorizing it in two broad areas: Personal and Societal.

If a goal relates to the society as a whole, or if it is going to benefit an entire nation, then any means taken to achieve it are justifiable. For example, Narendra Modi, prime minister of India, had a vision of developing Gujarat, a state in India. This vision, and if turns out to be successful can be considered as worthy for an entire state of people. Hence, measures taken like blocking roads for metro construction, traffic became a big problem. But this problem wasn't bigger than the goal, therefore it is justifiable. Alongwith this, other means that included collecting extra taxes from taxpayers for the upliftment and well-being of indigents, living in villages far away from city area, was done to achieve a goal of mollifying the electricty cut-off and water shortage problems that were faced by them.

Conversely, if a goal can be categorised as personal, then there can be several factors to be considered before coming to a conclusion whether any means taken to chieve the same are justifiable or not. Considering a primary school student having a goal of achieveing good marks in a particular examination, the first and easiest solution that comes to his/her mind is copying. This goal can be achieved in several other ways like studying hard, or say understanding the core concepts by attaining extra classes. Hence, the means taken by that primary level kid is not justifiable.

Additionally, a personal level goal like achieving a target in business, which would at first seem plausible, but if achieved, can be benefial to many, and thus can be considered as worthy enough that any steps taken to attain it are justifiable. For example, if sales of a certain product needs to be increased, then various measures taken can include, increased price of that product or increased level of awareness for that product through advertisment, which are very basic but if it includes something like removing the unworthy staff of the company and replacing it with the better ones, that could cause problem to a few, but it is justifibale as long as the goal is concerned.

To recapitulate, if a goal is worthy enough, any means taken to attain it are justifiable, unless ans until it doesn't cause harm to a potential level. Alongwith it, several factors should be considered before coming to a direct conclusion.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, conversely, first, hence, if, so, then, therefore, thus, well, for example

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 30.0 19.5258426966 154% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 12.4196629213 89% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 14.8657303371 101% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.3162921348 106% => OK
Pronoun: 30.0 33.0505617978 91% => OK
Preposition: 56.0 58.6224719101 96% => 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: 2239.0 2235.4752809 100% => OK
No of words: 453.0 442.535393258 102% => OK
Chars per words: 4.94260485651 5.05705443957 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.61343653406 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.84340421701 2.79657885939 102% => OK
Unique words: 227.0 215.323595506 105% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.501103752759 0.4932671777 102% => OK
syllable_count: 716.4 704.065955056 102% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 6.24550561798 64% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 7.0 1.77640449438 394% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 20.2370786517 84% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 26.0 23.0359550562 113% => OK
Sentence length SD: 91.0536174222 60.3974514979 151% => OK
Chars per sentence: 131.705882353 118.986275619 111% => OK
Words per sentence: 26.6470588235 23.4991977007 113% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.0 5.21951772744 96% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.2758426966 88% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.83258426966 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.191950836933 0.243740707755 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0765637893156 0.0831039109588 92% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0619234984875 0.0758088955206 82% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.124099664706 0.150359130593 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0251346702802 0.0667264976115 38% => 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: 15.2 14.1392134831 108% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 45.09 48.8420337079 92% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 12.1743820225 110% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.67 12.1639044944 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.0 8.38706741573 107% => OK
difficult_words: 117.0 100.480337079 116% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 12.4 11.2143820225 111% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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