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.
In today's world, due to the increased exposure to myriad news agencies and the increased capabilities of those news agencies to access covert information, we hear about various scandals happening around the world every now and then. The prompt suggests that the scandals are useful as they focus our attention on the problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could. Are they really as useful as suggested in the prompt? I disagree with the prompt and feel that the scandals are more malevolent than benevolent as suggested in the prompt for the following reasons.
Firsly, scandals come into the foreground only after the damage has been done. There is a famous saying in our locality which goes like, "There is no use applying medicine after burning your hands". Likewise, one can go to an extent of saying that scandals are truculent as they might have caused irrevocable damage to a great extent which could have been prevent if care had been taken since the beginning. For instance, let us take the case of Mr. Vijay Malaya in India. He was a liquor barron who had taken large loans from the banks to run his airlines business. However, his airline business did not turn out to be a successful venture contrary to the likes of himself as well as the banks who provided loans to him. By the time the banks realized that there was some scandal regarding the laons given to him, the liquor barron moved to a different country. The media projected as one of the major scandals and were able to muster the attention of almost the entire nation. But, to the dismay of the banks, the Government of India could not carry out legal charges against him as the country in wihich he presently resides does not come under the jurisdiction of India. Who are at lose? The banks who gave him loans inordinately, the employees who work in those banks, the families of those employees and the list goes on. Hence, scandals are menacing as they come into the light only after the damage has been done.
Secondly, it is true that scandals can attract the attention of a large number of people that otherwise would not have happened. But, this could be for the wrong reasons. Scandals can alert the people involved in other scandals. They serve as a harbinger for people busy with mallicious acts. Consequently, those people take extra care and change their further course of actions to make sure that they are not caught in the act. As one can see, scandals equally draw the attention of felon as well and help them avert possible arrest as quicly as possible.
However, in the realms of our discussion, we cannot ignore an exception. By attracting the attention of masses, scandal can alert the people to watch out for similar behavior in other areas like sexual abuse, mass child abuse, violation of human rights etc.
To recapitulate, scandals are harmful as people become cognizant of such acts only after irreversible damage has already been done and they alert miscreants so that they don't get caught as easily otherwise. However, they can also alert people to watch out for such incidences in other suspecious places as well.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 214, Rule ID: EVERY_NOW_AND_THEN
Message: Use simply 'now and then'.
Suggestion: now and then
...ous scandals happening around the world every now and then. The prompt suggests that the scandals ...
Line 4, column 367, Rule ID: BEEN_PART_AGREEMENT
Message: Consider using a past participle here: 'prevented'.
...to a great extent which could have been prevent if care had been taken since the beginn...
Line 6, column 65, Rule ID: LARGE_NUMBER_OF
Message: Specify a number, remove phrase, or simply use 'many' or 'numerous'
Suggestion: many; numerous
...t scandals can attract the attention of a large number of people that otherwise would not have ha...
Line 10, column 171, Rule ID: EN_CONTRACTION_SPELLING
Message: Possible spelling mistake found
... and they alert miscreants so that they dont get caught as easily otherwise. However...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, consequently, hence, however, if, likewise, may, really, regarding, second, secondly, so, then, well, for instance, as well as, it is true, to a great extent
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 21.0 19.5258426966 108% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 12.4196629213 105% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 14.8657303371 61% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 11.3162921348 141% => OK
Pronoun: 43.0 33.0505617978 130% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 74.0 58.6224719101 126% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2605.0 2235.4752809 117% => OK
No of words: 544.0 442.535393258 123% => OK
Chars per words: 4.78860294118 5.05705443957 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.82947280553 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.44816988064 2.79657885939 88% => OK
Unique words: 278.0 215.323595506 129% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.511029411765 0.4932671777 104% => OK
syllable_count: 813.6 704.065955056 116% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.38483146067 137% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 26.0 20.2370786517 128% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 23.0359550562 87% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.8537728013 60.3974514979 91% => OK
Chars per sentence: 100.192307692 118.986275619 84% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.9230769231 23.4991977007 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.46153846154 5.21951772744 124% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 7.80617977528 51% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 10.2758426966 78% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 13.0 5.13820224719 253% => Less negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.194834638112 0.243740707755 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0549809177943 0.0831039109588 66% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0785831631135 0.0758088955206 104% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0994911469816 0.150359130593 66% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0553326563381 0.0667264976115 83% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.6 14.1392134831 82% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 59.64 48.8420337079 122% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.9 12.1743820225 81% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.5 12.1639044944 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.91 8.38706741573 94% => OK
difficult_words: 113.0 100.480337079 112% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.2143820225 89% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 11.7820224719 85% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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