We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own 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

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We can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own.

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.

The prompt states that we can usually learn much more from people whose views we share than from people whose views contradict our own. In my opinion, learning comes from different perspectives toward one issue rather than one single perspective.Something that feels right to someone might be felt differently by another person, it depends on a number of factors. So, I disagree with the prompt and would like to support my stance with the following examples.

The field of scientific research is filled with contradictory opinions. A theory proved today is disproved tomorrow and this helps in augmenting the field of research. For example, say a new device is launched to detect cancer cells early in people. The inventors already know the reason behind the research and how it helps to the society. People who have the same view as them might just repeat to them the advantages that the inventors might already know. On the other hand, if someone is against the device, they might have a cogent argument regarding the disadvantages of it, how it might have a negative effect on the society. Consequently, this might lead to an improvement in the device which would not have been possible otherwise.

Secondly, the democratic governments across the world always have two parties - the ruling party and the opposition party. Why is an opposition party required? One, it is to question the rule of the ruling party and two, to present contradictory views towards certain issues which helps the government make a better final decision. Say, a new industry is marking its entry into the country and while one party might see the advantages, the other party might point out the disadvantages. In this way, one
can see which side would be better for the nation.

Another example would be the protest in TamilNadu, a few years back against PETA for banning a cultural sport. According to PETA, cows were being tortured during these games and so they issued a ban on it. But the people of TamilNadu didn't share the same view. They proved that they were not injuring animals and that every possible measure was taken to protect the cows during the game. This helped people across India understand the importance of the sport and how much people were dedicated towards saving these animals. If PETA just went by the people who shared the same opinion, they could have never have seen the actual truth behind it.

To conclude, usually people learn from everyone around them, be it those who support them or those who are against them. But to learn one's mistakes and improve upon is only possible from people who are against our beliefs. And so, one can usually learn much more from people whose views contradict our own.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Suggestion: Something
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...the same opinion, they could have never have seen the actual truth behind it. To ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, consequently, if, regarding, second, secondly, so, while, for example, in my opinion, on the other hand

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 : 14.0 14.8657303371 94% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 11.3162921348 141% => OK
Pronoun: 40.0 33.0505617978 121% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 57.0 58.6224719101 97% => 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: 2262.0 2235.4752809 101% => OK
No of words: 463.0 442.535393258 105% => OK
Chars per words: 4.88552915767 5.05705443957 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.63868890866 4.55969084622 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.52212268808 2.79657885939 90% => OK
Unique words: 235.0 215.323595506 109% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.507559395248 0.4932671777 103% => OK
syllable_count: 698.4 704.065955056 99% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 3.10617977528 64% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.38483146067 137% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 20.2370786517 119% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 23.0359550562 82% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 40.7188659182 60.3974514979 67% => OK
Chars per sentence: 94.25 118.986275619 79% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.2916666667 23.4991977007 82% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.5 5.21951772744 86% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 7.80617977528 64% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 10.2758426966 156% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 5.13820224719 156% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 4.83258426966 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.289884704155 0.243740707755 119% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0865978150165 0.0831039109588 104% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.143396745279 0.0758088955206 189% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.158979154536 0.150359130593 106% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.130024463095 0.0667264976115 195% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.2 14.1392134831 79% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 48.8420337079 124% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.92365168539 39% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 12.1743820225 78% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.08 12.1639044944 91% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.61 8.38706741573 91% => OK
difficult_words: 89.0 100.480337079 89% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 11.2143820225 86% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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