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.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement

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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.

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.

The public in general think that the teaching of history is beneficial because it prevents repetitive mistakes. Although the human nature may seem immutable, human beings have evolved over time. In addition, by acquiring historical knowledge, we can identify ourselves better.

Admittedly, humans from the past and present share common natures. People's avarice are one of the perpetual characteristics that is constantly causing problems in history. Therefore, since humans repeat the same mistake even though they are aware of the precedent's fallacies, the study of history would be futile. For instance, the WW2 occurred even though the people of the era was well aware of the consequences of the WW1: their voraciousness caused WW2 anyway although the negative aftermath was evident. Hence, historical knowledge does not play a significant role on obviating past pitfalls.

Nevertheless, humans have continuously advanced with the society. In studying history, we can gain insight into the differences between the past people from different times. For instance, in the medieval ages religion was considered a core of society whereas in the renaissance, it key notion changed from god to humans resulting in a efflorescence of culture. Moreover, in the modern era materialism has emerged. All in all, from these ideologies forming each era which can be studied by history, we can fathom the change of the human race.

Furthermore, studying history enables us to pursue a better understanding of our identities. Since the history is a accumulation of long existent facts, values, morals, and notions, by studying the history of our ancestors, we can understand better who we are. For instance, Korean history is based on Confucianism which regards reverence towards elders a high moral standard. From this we can understand why Koreans are polite to their parents and teachers but also to the old people in general. Consequently, historical knowledge may lead an individual to understand the culture that one is residing in, which enables a better understanding of oneself.

In conclusion, the study of history may seem like a insignificant virtue since important human dispositions such as greed is intractable by knowledge of the past. In contrast, history not only enables one the understand the differences of people from various times, but also allows individuals to get a better sense of who they are.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, anyway, but, consequently, furthermore, hence, if, may, moreover, nevertheless, so, therefore, well, whereas, for instance, in addition, in conclusion, in contrast, in general, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.5258426966 82% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.4196629213 81% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 14.8657303371 34% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 8.0 11.3162921348 71% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 22.0 33.0505617978 67% => OK
Preposition: 61.0 58.6224719101 104% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 12.9106741573 62% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2052.0 2235.4752809 92% => OK
No of words: 380.0 442.535393258 86% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.4 5.05705443957 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.41515443553 4.55969084622 97% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.01482371787 2.79657885939 108% => OK
Unique words: 211.0 215.323595506 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.555263157895 0.4932671777 113% => OK
syllable_count: 651.6 704.065955056 93% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 6.24550561798 80% => OK
Article: 4.0 4.99550561798 80% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 12.0 4.38483146067 274% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

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: 41.1847969523 60.3974514979 68% => OK
Chars per sentence: 102.6 118.986275619 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.0 23.4991977007 81% => OK
Discourse Markers: 9.5 5.21951772744 182% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 10.2758426966 97% => 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: 0.169508971271 0.243740707755 70% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0513283230127 0.0831039109588 62% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.044248521261 0.0758088955206 58% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0950776990209 0.150359130593 63% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0449850797915 0.0667264976115 67% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.5 14.1392134831 95% => OK
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: 14.04 12.1639044944 115% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.27 8.38706741573 111% => OK
difficult_words: 113.0 100.480337079 112% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.0 11.8971910112 59% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.7820224719 119% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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