“To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities.”
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.
New York of United States, Tokyo of Japan, Seoul of South Korea, and Beijing of China: All society, all nations around the globe have their the-most-representative, major cities. Some of them are capitals, and some of them are not. People around the world visit these cities to tour, trying to feel the atmosphere and understand the ethos of that society. However, touring these representative cities cannot be the best choice for the tourists to understand the true disposition of that society.
First of all, the major city of a country is usually too globalized to understand the distinct characteristics of that society. Major cities around the world are becoming more globalized day after day. This is because these cities are the main source of the nations’ revenue created by tourism business. To allure more and more tourists to their cities, government officials use all of their resources to make the city even more ‘foreigner friendly’. English menus, english traffic signs, and even english street-advertisements are all over the place. Furthermore, multinational corporations such as McDonalds, Starbucks, Taco Bell, and many other world-wide companies adorn the streets of these cities, making the city lose its own, original distinctions.
Second, advancement of social infrastructure of major cities cannot represent the nation’s state of development as a whole. Most of the technological advancements that can be seen from these cities, for instance, convenient transportation system or speedy wireless network services, are likely to be just a singularity of that society. When many reporters worldwide who work on stories about North Korea get a chance to visit Pyeongyang, capital of North Korea, they are astonished by the unexpected advancement of Pyeongyang’s social infrastructure. However, after they look around the rural areas near the capital, certainly the ‘minor’ cities of North Korea, they conclude that Pyeongyang is just a falsifed illusion of North Korea’s economic status and political characteristics.
Finally, in most of the countries that are adopting capitalism as their economic system, many major representative cities are actually an economic center of that society, not a city that reveals the crucial ethos of the society. People gather around those cities, looking for a chance to earn, or invest their money, following and setting up a social trend, minding the capricious global fashion of the day. Some might aver that the city of an economic center can sufficiently give an apt insight to understand the characteristics of the society. However, in the procedure of setting up and following a new global trend, the city inevitably loses its historical originality, and thus cannot be used as a textbook apropos for understanding the true image of that society.
The good news is, that many government officials concerning extreme globalization of their major cities are using strict regulations to conserve the city’s original spirit and distinctions. Restricting new construction of skyscrapers around historical sites, places with significant meaning that alludes the crux of the society can be the example of those regulations. If these regulations work just as intended, major cities keeping their originality against the wind of internationalization, the reasonings I mentioned above can all be repudiated. However, unfortunately, most of these regulations turn out to be feckless, since the power of fiscal motivation is way stronger than the will to conserve the original antiquities in modern society. This is why major city of a nation is not a suitable target to study when understanding the true characteristics of the society.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, finally, first, furthermore, however, if, look, second, so, thus, for instance, such as, first of all
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 24.0 19.5258426966 123% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 12.4196629213 72% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 14.8657303371 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 11.3162921348 141% => OK
Pronoun: 39.0 33.0505617978 118% => OK
Preposition: 81.0 58.6224719101 138% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 12.9106741573 93% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3172.0 2235.4752809 142% => OK
No of words: 574.0 442.535393258 130% => OK
Chars per words: 5.52613240418 5.05705443957 109% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.89472135074 4.55969084622 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.40206389957 2.79657885939 122% => OK
Unique words: 279.0 215.323595506 130% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.48606271777 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 999.9 704.065955056 142% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 6.24550561798 80% => OK
Article: 4.0 4.99550561798 80% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 6.0 1.77640449438 338% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.7514421932 60.3974514979 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 137.913043478 118.986275619 116% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.9565217391 23.4991977007 106% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.82608695652 5.21951772744 92% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 10.2758426966 97% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 11.0 4.83258426966 228% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.150397673445 0.243740707755 62% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0511559677649 0.0831039109588 62% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0287310548269 0.0758088955206 38% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0939614721083 0.150359130593 62% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.00500814994024 0.0667264976115 8% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 17.1 14.1392134831 121% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 38.66 48.8420337079 79% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.1743820225 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.09 12.1639044944 124% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.04 8.38706741573 108% => OK
difficult_words: 153.0 100.480337079 152% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.