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 recent years, Nigeria has experienced a higher rate of insurgence than in the past. This has come to be as a result of government’s oblivion on some pressing issues in the country. In a bid to improving our understanding on a better way of calling both the governments and individual attention on current country situations, the prompt argues that scandals are valuable because they set our gaze on issues in ways that no reformer or speaker could ever do. I mostly disagree with this claim for two main reasons which I will give below. However, I do concede that in some cases, scandals do play important roles on driving our attention on incumbent situations.
To begin, scandals should not be used as an effective approach for driving the country’s attention on current issues because the reward of using this style is very little compared to the damage. For example, the Boko Haram scandal in Nigeria actually caught the attention of the general public and the governments to cede demand their needs and attend to certain issues they see as inappropriate in the government’s tenure, however, during this course, many have lost their lives in insurgency and battles that have led to making this point. Many children have been rendered fatherless, wives turned widows, and, other unpleasant things have occurred because they want to prove a point. Likewise, in the case of the Niger Delta youth scandals on oil pipes, whereby youths in Niger Delta decided to cause chaos because they felt they were not being compensated enough on oil tapped in their region. The scandal did prompt the government to look into the problem, but the lives lost as a result is enormous compared to the point or the result in the end. Would we rather prefer bloodshed and government instant focus on issues or we follow the right procedure without any death cases?
Secondly, scandals should not be employed as a tool to gain government’s focus because even with the high risks involved, its efficacy is not always guaranteed. There are several instances whereby scandals, calumny, and disparage against the government do not even lead to a favorable response after running the risk of being apprehended by the government. For instance, the issue of ENDSARZ that occurred recently in Nigeria galvanized the youth in Nigeria into proclaiming different things about the government and saying all sort of things to draw the government’s attention. Not only did the governments not attend to majority of the youth’s need, they also arrested most of the youths that engaged in such acts of undermining the authority of the government. Although governments attentions were caught on the issue of complaint, it did not prompt them to properly address such issues. So in short scandals should not be employed as an effective tool of gaining government’s attention because while it has a high success rate, its success is not 100% guaranteed, and it runs a higher risk on the participants’ end.
Admittedly, scandals might be a way to go on some occasions where reformers and speakers are unable to properly call the public’s attention on issues.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 2, column 279, Rule ID: GENERAL_XX
Message: Use simply 'public'.
...ia actually caught the attention of the general public and the governments to cede demand thei...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, however, if, likewise, look, second, secondly, so, while, for example, for instance, in short, sort of, as a result, in some cases
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 17.0 19.5258426966 87% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.4196629213 64% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 14.8657303371 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 11.3162921348 71% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 34.0 33.0505617978 103% => OK
Preposition: 76.0 58.6224719101 130% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 12.9106741573 116% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2623.0 2235.4752809 117% => OK
No of words: 522.0 442.535393258 118% => OK
Chars per words: 5.02490421456 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.77988695657 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.80767697821 2.79657885939 100% => OK
Unique words: 264.0 215.323595506 123% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.505747126437 0.4932671777 103% => OK
syllable_count: 792.9 704.065955056 113% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 6.24550561798 112% => OK
Article: 4.0 4.99550561798 80% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 20.2370786517 89% => OK
Sentence length: 29.0 23.0359550562 126% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 66.6248248324 60.3974514979 110% => OK
Chars per sentence: 145.722222222 118.986275619 122% => OK
Words per sentence: 29.0 23.4991977007 123% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.38888888889 5.21951772744 161% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 4.0 10.2758426966 39% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 5.13820224719 195% => 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: 0.206807823658 0.243740707755 85% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0657691054307 0.0831039109588 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0580528544822 0.0758088955206 77% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.141010027554 0.150359130593 94% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0544578580812 0.0667264976115 82% => OK
automated_readability_index: 16.7 14.1392134831 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 50.5 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 12.1743820225 110% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.43 12.1639044944 102% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.43 8.38706741573 101% => OK
difficult_words: 111.0 100.480337079 110% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 11.8971910112 88% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.6 11.2143820225 121% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.7820224719 119% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:
para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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