The main benefit of the study of history is to dispel the illusion that people living now are significantly different from people who lived in earlier times

We often imagine that there are some fundamental differences between people living now and people who lived in earlier times; however, we will also presume that people nowadays and people in history are largely germane to each other. I am assured that both of them are illusions that could be dispelled by reading history, and besides dispelling illusions, the main benefit of reading history is to know how to understand ourselves in current society.

I agree with the statement insofar as through careful study of history, we will learn some constancy in society across times, since our human natures --- our fears, desires, and passions---have largely unchanged over time. And through learning lessons from history, we will form better understandings of our natures as well as our current situations. Many people, being too optimistic towards the progress of history, may design a utopia for human-beings where all its people fulfill their desires and dreams. However, by looking into history, we will be fully cognizant that due to some constancy of human society, such as violence and crime, it will be really hard to establish such a utopia. To conclude, study of history will dispel some illusions on human differences and shed lights on understanding of our natures.

However, though I concede that historical study will help us learn what remains unchanged in history, I believe that learning about differences is also a main benefit brought by studying history. History is fabricated with cultural values, economic conditions, and so on. All those variables form different situations people in a certain period need to face. And by learning that, we will be more open-minded to reckon on real-world problems, for example, how the situation differed from the past, and what new methods should be applied to handle the emerging trouble. After all, we need innovations to solve those unprecedented problems. To conclude, learning history is not all about figuring out similarity, but also knowing about differences across space and time.

For the final analysis, I think the most important benefit of history study goes beyond mere understanding of present. The lessons history provides is about providing insights into real-world problems. I am fully convinced that all of those benefits by learning history will contribute to a better understanding of the present, thus making people more equipped to solve real-world problems. After understanding the particularities as well as the similarities, we will be more informed in viewing the present by comparing ourselves to historical events. For example, knowing about the tragedy of WWII, we will be cautious about dictatorship, populism, and violence, thus eliminating possible signs of evilness to ensure people a peaceful future.

To conclude, the main benefit of study of history is not limited to learning the similarity of historical events or human natures. It is also about knowing about differences and changes. But more fundamentally, understanding of the past provides insights into the future.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 124, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'lessons'' or 'lesson's'?
Suggestion: lessons'; lesson's
...yond mere understanding of present. The lessons history provides is about providing ins...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, but, however, if, look, may, really, so, thus, well, after all, for example, i think, such as, as well as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.5258426966 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 12.4196629213 129% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 14.8657303371 114% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 40.0 33.0505617978 121% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 81.0 58.6224719101 138% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 12.9106741573 31% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2594.0 2235.4752809 116% => OK
No of words: 483.0 442.535393258 109% => OK
Chars per words: 5.37060041408 5.05705443957 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.68799114503 4.55969084622 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.91466759806 2.79657885939 104% => OK
Unique words: 232.0 215.323595506 108% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.48033126294 0.4932671777 97% => OK
syllable_count: 816.3 704.065955056 116% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 16.0 6.24550561798 256% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 9.0 1.77640449438 507% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.8609869685 60.3974514979 91% => OK
Chars per sentence: 123.523809524 118.986275619 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.0 23.4991977007 98% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.71428571429 5.21951772744 109% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
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: 0.276555796678 0.243740707755 113% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0809636551736 0.0831039109588 97% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0879752538106 0.0758088955206 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.180771061321 0.150359130593 120% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.130836320543 0.0667264976115 196% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.4 14.1392134831 109% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 39.67 48.8420337079 81% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 12.1743820225 110% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.16 12.1639044944 116% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.63 8.38706741573 103% => OK
difficult_words: 118.0 100.480337079 117% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 17.5 11.8971910112 147% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?


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