Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be

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Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

Nowadays, news platforms have been able to significantly increased their views due to the internet and pocket computers, better known as smartphones. Breaking news pop in front of our eyes very easily, being seen by millions in a couple of minutes. In the prompt, it is stated that scandals are useful because people become aware of problems that probably were under the radar. In my opinion, I mostly agree with the statement and the reasons are as follows.

First of all, scandals can make people more critic about what they deem to be true. This is especially accurate when we talk about politics and the government. The vast majority of people don’t have the necessary background to be able to think for themselves, making them easily persuaded by what others want them to believe. Thus, breaking news can trigger people into reflecting more on their beliefs. For instance, president Trump has been accused of using his office powers to obtain incriminating information about Joe Biden’s son, which could lead Joe Biden into losing voters for the next election. This scandal had a big impact in the news and in society because all of a sudden people started paying more attention to the highest government position in the country and became aware of the concerning issues that he is dealing with. This awareness is spreading and people are talking about it everywhere. This promotes more discussions and more people engaged in politics, meaning more enlightened voters.

Secondly, scandals can show people that the current laws have weak points that are being exploited by those in power. It is not uncommon to see regular changes in countries constitutions, in fact, it is evolving all the time because life as we know it is dynamic. As we grow as a society, the laws that govern need to challenged in order to keep up with the proposed advances. For instance, in colonial times, British, Spanish and Portuguese settlers thought that the native people from the American Continent were not worthy of their lands, in fact, many believed that these natives were less human than the Europeans. Today, we know that European settlers used their religious and military powers to enrich themselves. It was only after hundreds of years that people started realizing that the slaves had the same emotions, the same need as any other person. Nowadays, there are NGO’s that are concerned with what has remained of such tribes and civilizations, as they push forward propositions to at least try to make the life of these individuals better.

Of course, like everything in life, there are pros and cons. One of the biggest problems with scandals is that it can generate even more corruption. For example, there are instances where the master-mind behind a ploy is caught red handed, making national news and being crucified by all sorts of news platforms. This can deceive people into thinking that this particular individual is the only rotten apple in the fruit basket, therefore, once this person is dealt with, then everything will be back to normal. But, behind the scenes of the corruption story, many, including people that are perceived as just, are getting wealthier with impunity. While one goes to jail, tens if not hundreds that are connected to the corruption scheme are free, perpetrating their wrong doings.

In conclusion, scandals can be an effective way bringing peoples attentions to polemic issues. As a society, we expect to learn from our mistakes in order to continue to grow.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 925, Rule ID: ENGLISH_WORD_REPEAT_BEGINNING_RULE
Message: Three successive sentences begin with the same word. Reword the sentence or use a thesaurus to find a synonym.
...people are talking about it everywhere. This promotes more discussions and more peop...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, if, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, thus, while, at least, for example, for instance, in conclusion, in fact, of course, talking about, first of all, in my opinion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 36.0 19.5258426966 184% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.4196629213 81% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 14.8657303371 81% => OK
Relative clauses : 19.0 11.3162921348 168% => OK
Pronoun: 55.0 33.0505617978 166% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 83.0 58.6224719101 142% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 12.9106741573 93% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2934.0 2235.4752809 131% => OK
No of words: 584.0 442.535393258 132% => OK
Chars per words: 5.02397260274 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.91590194646 4.55969084622 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.62658898015 2.79657885939 94% => OK
Unique words: 322.0 215.323595506 150% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.551369863014 0.4932671777 112% => OK
syllable_count: 903.6 704.065955056 128% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
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: 27.0 20.2370786517 133% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.9804556542 60.3974514979 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 108.666666667 118.986275619 91% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.6296296296 23.4991977007 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.74074074074 5.21951772744 129% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 10.2758426966 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 11.0 5.13820224719 214% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.125240517019 0.243740707755 51% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0343963492343 0.0831039109588 41% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0333126432238 0.0758088955206 44% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0785275261019 0.150359130593 52% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0214785361562 0.0667264976115 32% => 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: 13.0 14.1392134831 92% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 48.8420337079 120% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.1743820225 85% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.84 12.1639044944 97% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.9 8.38706741573 106% => OK
difficult_words: 156.0 100.480337079 155% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 11.8971910112 63% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.7820224719 85% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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