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.
A country’s major cities often carry a wealth of history stemming from their civilizations’ very beginnings up to the modern day developments in technology and globalization. Although cities are major hubs of a society’s activities and characteristics, they often are unable to represent society as a whole and therefore are not adequate to embody all of the most important characteristics of a society.
Many countries experience the most development in their major cities, but this development may not be prominent in more rural areas that are still essential to a country’s society and characteristics. Brazil recently showcased its major city Rio in the Summer Olympics as a technologically and culturally rich destination to host a majority of the world’s countries. Other parts of Brazil, however, have not experienced the same development that Rio has enjoyed, leaving Brazil’s citizens with inadequate infrastructure and in squandering living conditions. In this scenario, studying only the major city of Rio would not give any insight into the prominent poverty of Brazilian society and would serve as a poor example of Brazil’s most important characteristics. Similarly, many African countries also experience this same misrepresentation of society but in an opposite scenario: impoverished rural African societies are often characterized as the most prominent aspect of African societies, but such a representation fails to showcase the development existent in major cities of these countries. Such representation of African societies is often used to market “voluntourism” and fraudulent aid businesses to foreigners but would be undermined by appropriate representation of African city development. In this case, studying only African cities would give representation of development but also fail to account for the often overrepresented poverty of rural African societies.
Examining only major cities of a society may give valuable insight into a country’s present-day economic and societal workings but often cannot embody the essential history of a society prevalent outside of the development of cities. China’s present-day major cities are a great representation of China’s large workforce and have rich cultural representation throughout but often fail to fully represent the long history that led to present-day Chinese society. Important cultural heritage sites such as the Great Wall of China and the Terracotta Warriors are tokens of dynastic China and are monuments of important times in Chinese history but exist mostly away from major cities. Without such cultural tokens, an assessment of Chinese culture based on only major cities would be incomplete without the monuments attesting to the times that were essential to shaping present-day China. Additionally, the United States also experiences such misrepresentation between its cities and rural areas. Present-day major cities like New York City and Los Angeles are icons of current American society, but such locations often exclude the rural population and history of America in which slavery and other race-based issues were once prevalent and were an important factors shaping American society. Indeed, racism and discrimination issues often found in rural areas of America are still prevalent in overall American society but usually not as common in urban settings. Analysis of only urban areas of America would exclude discrimination issues important to both past- and present-day America and would fail to showcase the most important characteristics of American society.
Due to both this lack of important historical characterization of a society as well as the disparities often found between rural and urban areas of a society, examining only the major cities of a society will not give an accurate representation of a society and its most important characteristics. Society is an extremely intricate and multi-faceted entity present in all parts of a society and requires both the urban and rural characteristics in order to be defined in any sense.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 274, Rule ID: ADVERB_WORD_ORDER
Message: The adverb 'often' is usually put after the verb 'are'.
Suggestion: are often
...;s activities and characteristics, they often are unable to represent society as a whole ...
Line 1, column 364, Rule ID: ALL_OF_THE
Message: Simply use 'all the'.
Suggestion: all the
...nd therefore are not adequate to embody all of the most important characteristics of a soc...
Line 7, column 77, Rule ID: BOTH_AS_WELL_AS
Message: Probable usage error. Use 'and' after 'both'.
...istorical characterization of a society as well as the disparities often found between rur...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, may, similarly, so, still, therefore, well, such as, as well as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.5258426966 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 12.4196629213 89% => OK
Conjunction : 35.0 14.8657303371 235% => Less conjunction wanted
Relative clauses : 5.0 11.3162921348 44% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 16.0 33.0505617978 48% => OK
Preposition: 88.0 58.6224719101 150% => OK
Nominalization: 25.0 12.9106741573 194% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3499.0 2235.4752809 157% => OK
No of words: 614.0 442.535393258 139% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.6986970684 5.05705443957 113% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.977853291 4.55969084622 109% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.51879626139 2.79657885939 126% => OK
Unique words: 244.0 215.323595506 113% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.397394136808 0.4932671777 81% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1154.7 704.065955056 164% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.9 1.59117977528 119% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 6.24550561798 16% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.77640449438 225% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.2370786517 94% => OK
Sentence length: 32.0 23.0359550562 139% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 50.6835820041 60.3974514979 84% => OK
Chars per sentence: 184.157894737 118.986275619 155% => OK
Words per sentence: 32.3157894737 23.4991977007 138% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.36842105263 5.21951772744 84% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 10.2758426966 78% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 5.13820224719 195% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.83258426966 21% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.101562130787 0.243740707755 42% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0423460652034 0.0831039109588 51% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0296883666792 0.0758088955206 39% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0717839333853 0.150359130593 48% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.00957114104686 0.0667264976115 14% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 21.6 14.1392134831 153% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 13.62 48.8420337079 28% => Flesch_reading_ease is low.
smog_index: 13.0 7.92365168539 164% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 19.3 12.1743820225 159% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 16.37 12.1639044944 135% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.08 8.38706741573 108% => OK
difficult_words: 150.0 100.480337079 149% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.5 11.8971910112 130% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.8 11.2143820225 132% => OK
text_standard: 16.0 11.7820224719 136% => 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: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 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.