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.
History is said to be the study of our ancestors. It is pivotal in understanding the life and operations of earlier generations. But, it serves a far greater purpose than providing information from the past. In the prompt, it says that the main benefit from history
is to refute the claims that the people from different generations are fundamentally different. In my opinion, I mostly disagree with the claim for the following two reasons.
To begin with, history provides us evidence and information about our ancestors and their functionality, which is totally in contrast with the current establishments. Many of the earlier civilizations were barbaric and would maunder the plains in search of food. To illustrate, the neanderthals were the earliest people to have walked the earth. They were nomadic in nature and would hunt, live in caves and wore animal skin to protect themselves. Over the centuries, these characteristics evolved to give a civilized man. The early Roman empire was completely scattered with multiple small barbaric civilizations, these barbarians didn't have a set of rules and would plunder and destroy anything in their path. These examples show how historical evidences help in understanding the evolution and throws light on how different the people were in ancient times.
To add further, people in ancient times were considered to be more intellectual and highly orthodox compared to the current generation. There are evidences of human sacrifices in exchange for better rain, crops, infants, etc. In early Mayan civilization, people were left to die in open pits so as to please the Sun god. There have been innumerable instances of animals being offered as a gift to gods. Different crop circles, cave paintings depicting rituals show how fearful and orthodox our ancestors were compared to the 21st century. These instances show how people and their practices have changed over the centuries and are completely in contrast to present day society.
One might argue that there have been a lot of similarities as well, like the Indus valley civilization. The sites of Mohenjodaro which have been excavated gave earliest evidences of currency exchange, multi storied buildings, drainage, etc. People migrating to different places in search of job(prevalent in now) has been observed when remains from a middle eastern burial had links with mohenjodaro. There have been illustrations of language being used as a means of communication, paintings being done as a piece of art, etc. All these give evidence that a part of our current livelihood can be derived from history. But, considering this as the main benefit of history truly undermines the contribution of history to the society. It would be rather an important contribution than to be considered a pivotal one.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Possible spelling mistake found
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...n, people were left to die in open pits so as to please the Sun god. There have been inn...
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Message: A determiner is probably missing here: 'gave the earliest'.
Suggestion: gave the earliest
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, if, may, so, well, as to, in contrast, in contrast to, in my opinion, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 28.0 19.5258426966 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 12.4196629213 48% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 14.8657303371 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 11.3162921348 62% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 26.0 33.0505617978 79% => OK
Preposition: 69.0 58.6224719101 118% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2357.0 2235.4752809 105% => OK
No of words: 450.0 442.535393258 102% => OK
Chars per words: 5.23777777778 5.05705443957 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.6057793516 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.98506653564 2.79657885939 107% => OK
Unique words: 241.0 215.323595506 112% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.535555555556 0.4932671777 109% => OK
syllable_count: 745.2 704.065955056 106% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 3.10617977528 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 9.0 4.38483146067 205% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 25.0 20.2370786517 124% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 23.0359550562 78% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 34.5117719047 60.3974514979 57% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 94.28 118.986275619 79% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.0 23.4991977007 77% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.52 5.21951772744 67% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 5.13820224719 78% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 10.0 4.83258426966 207% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.186822135443 0.243740707755 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0484289932479 0.0831039109588 58% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0482150071381 0.0758088955206 64% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.109394070998 0.150359130593 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0231959977046 0.0667264976115 35% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 12.3 14.1392134831 87% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 44.75 48.8420337079 92% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.82 12.1639044944 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.56 8.38706741573 102% => OK
difficult_words: 115.0 100.480337079 114% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 11.8971910112 76% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.2143820225 82% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.