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True success can be measured primarily in terms of the goals one sets for oneself.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 su

Essay topics: True success can be measured primarily in terms of the goals one sets for oneself.

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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The definition of success is an elusive one. The above statement claims that it can be gauged in terms of the ambitions one set for themselves. It can become myopic to gauge success simply in terms of goals, however there is merit to such a conclusion.

Success widely varies from person to person, while considering circumstances as well. If a four year old child can find the sum of thirteen and eight, it can be interpreted as a success for that child, but one would not consider to give a second glance if a fourteen year old can perform the same activity. So it is difficult to gauge success based on particular activities and becomes much easier to explain once you have an ambition oriented view of success.

Goals also varies with individuals, and human beings, for all their greatness, are prone to be rife with malicious intent. Consider for example the goal of Ted Bundy, a notorious serial killer. His goal was to rape and kill random women he met. And in that respect he has achieved his goal more than twenty times, so in that respect one can coin him as a “successful” serial killer. But can you define it as true success?

But at the same time if we forgo goals as a defining parameter for success, then we are inclined to attach more a materialistic definition for success, namely money and wealth. But should is that truely a well rounded gauge? There are many people in this world where circumstances inhibit him from attaining wealth, like a person living in an isolated island or in a war torn nation, do we have the right to define his life unsuccessful? What if he scavanges food and shelter for his family, provides important medicare for the sick and is responsible for the survival of his community. How can we define him unsuccessful. However, his ambition could be different. Perhaps he strives to be an engineer, but his difficult situation is preventing him from achieving his goals. So if I ascribe to the above statement he is a failure in that respect as well. Rather we can view him as a successful saviour of his community.

In conclusion, while defining success can be a difficult task, we cannot simply measure it in terms of goals. But rather we should departmentalise success and define it with respect to the task carried out. In the above examples Ted Bundy was a successful serial killer and definitely a horrendous person. While the boy in my above example may have been an unsuccessful engineer but he definitely is successful in terms of the survival of his community.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 354, Rule ID: EN_A_VS_AN
Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
Suggestion: an
... so in that respect one can coin him as a 'successful' serial killer. B...
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Line 9, column 419, Rule ID: IT_VBZ[1]
Message: Did you mean 'trues'?
Suggestion: trues
...serial killer. But can you define it as true success? But at the same time if w...
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Line 13, column 108, Rule ID: MORE_A_JJ[1]
Message: Did you mean 'a more materialistic'?
Suggestion: a more materialistic
...success, then we are inclined to attach more a materialistic definition for success, namely money an...
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Line 13, column 178, 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.
...n for success, namely money and wealth. But should is that truely a well rounded ga...
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Line 13, column 189, Rule ID: DID_BASEFORM[2]
Message: The verb 'should' requires the base form of the verb: 'be'
Suggestion: be
...ss, namely money and wealth. But should is that truely a well rounded gauge? There...
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Line 13, column 856, Rule ID: SENT_START_CONJUNCTIVE_LINKING_ADVERB_COMMA[1]
Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
Suggestion: Rather,
...e is a failure in that respect as well. Rather we can view him as a successful saviour...
^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, may, second, so, then, well, while, as to, for example, in conclusion, with respect to

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.5258426966 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 12.4196629213 129% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 11.3162921348 62% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 48.0 33.0505617978 145% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 52.0 58.6224719101 89% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 12.9106741573 54% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2103.0 2235.4752809 94% => OK
No of words: 444.0 442.535393258 100% => OK
Chars per words: 4.73648648649 5.05705443957 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.5903493882 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.84640491495 2.79657885939 102% => OK
Unique words: 216.0 215.323595506 100% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.486486486486 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 670.5 704.065955056 95% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 6.24550561798 80% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 8.0 1.77640449438 450% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 20.2370786517 119% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 23.0359550562 78% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 52.2246748833 60.3974514979 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 87.625 118.986275619 74% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.5 23.4991977007 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.58333333333 5.21951772744 88% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 10.2758426966 136% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 5.13820224719 136% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.83258426966 62% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.236050931287 0.243740707755 97% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.077001180282 0.0831039109588 93% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0671923896869 0.0758088955206 89% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.152862374462 0.150359130593 102% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0443878062859 0.0667264976115 67% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.1 14.1392134831 71% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 61.67 48.8420337079 126% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 12.1743820225 75% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.21 12.1639044944 84% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.94 8.38706741573 95% => OK
difficult_words: 96.0 100.480337079 96% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 11.2143820225 82% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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