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As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoni

Essay topics: As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate.

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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In the era of enhanced technology, most of the people are of opinion that dependence of individuals on technological gadgets to solve their difficulties will have detrimental effects on their mental abilities. However, there is also a group of people who believe that technology gives more time to think over harder problems by reducing the time required to solve insignificant issues. I disagree with the author's viewpoint to a great extent. My proclivity towards the same will be explained in the ensuing paragraphs.

To begin with, the primary reason why I am not convinced with the author’s opinion is that the gadgets do not have their own intelligence. It is the intelligence of the software developer who creates them which helps the appliance in performing its own function. These devices just aid programmers to collect the data for formulating the algorithm to understand people's needs and problems faced by them. It is then up to the software developer to use this data to create an application which will improve user experience. The best example one can think of is of computer programs like Matlab that help programmers to stimulate data for getting output of different algorithms, but it is up to the engineer to formulate a mathematical model using the data he has obtained and the understanding that he has of his subject.

The secondary reason why I disagree with author’s standpoint is the fact that technological appliances have made it possible for the humans to spend their time for thinking about important matters by relieving them from trivial things. For instance, computers and calculators have made calculations faster and efficient and have helped people to solve problems in their respective fields. The doctors are able to perform advanced diagnosis with the help of latest technological developments in the field of medical science. Scientists are able to spend more time on research as there are powerful computers that deal with complex calculations. These gadgets also are useful in military purposes as they help to calculate the time required for firing missiles with accuracy and precision.

On the other hand, the people who do not apply their own mental skills and rely completely on applications for purpose of getting their problems solved have detrimental effects on their thinking capabilities. For instance, as calculators are available these days, people have lost their ability to calculate. People do not prefer walking these days as automobiles such as car and bikes help them reach at any place quickly which has increased problems of obesity. Furthermore, the children these days spend more times playing games online and watching cartoons which have violent content and are easily influenced by them. With the advent of social media sites such as facebook, whatsapp, etc people spend more time on their phones and become less attached with their family. For such people, their cognitive ability is likely to deteriorate over a span of time.

Thus to conclude the discussion, I will like to say that there are both advantages and demerits of technology. People should apply their own thinking to differentiate between what is good or bad for their health. The use of technology should be just to aid a person achieve his objective, but complete dependence on it will reduce his mental capabilities to think and also deteriorate his health in a long run.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, furthermore, however, if, second, so, then, thus, for instance, such as, to begin with, on the other hand, to a great extent

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.5258426966 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.4196629213 64% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 14.8657303371 108% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 11.3162921348 133% => OK
Pronoun: 51.0 33.0505617978 154% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 81.0 58.6224719101 138% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2877.0 2235.4752809 129% => OK
No of words: 556.0 442.535393258 126% => OK
Chars per words: 5.17446043165 5.05705443957 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.85588840946 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.89656305064 2.79657885939 104% => OK
Unique words: 273.0 215.323595506 127% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.491007194245 0.4932671777 100% => OK
syllable_count: 911.7 704.065955056 129% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.2541801897 60.3974514979 90% => OK
Chars per sentence: 125.086956522 118.986275619 105% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.1739130435 23.4991977007 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.86956521739 5.21951772744 112% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 9.0 7.80617977528 115% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.2758426966 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 5.13820224719 78% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.83258426966 83% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.215076715701 0.243740707755 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0678395561876 0.0831039109588 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0267363255403 0.0758088955206 35% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.128983326247 0.150359130593 86% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0399218508238 0.0667264976115 60% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.0 14.1392134831 106% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 47.12 48.8420337079 96% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.7 12.1743820225 104% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.0 12.1639044944 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.06 8.38706741573 108% => OK
difficult_words: 149.0 100.480337079 148% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.0 11.8971910112 101% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 13.0 11.7820224719 110% => 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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