Some think that ambition is a good quality Is it important to be ambitious Is it a positive or negative characteristic

Essay topics:

Some think that ambition is a good quality.
Is it important to be ambitious?
Is it a positive or negative characteristic?

Being ambitious is, in the view of many, a desirable characteristic. While this quality has proven to play a role in advancing human civilization, it only benefits our society when bound to other traits, including compassion and ethics.

The transformation brought about ambition is witnessed on different scales. On a personal level, aspirations motivate individuals to overcome setbacks to achieve their goals. Taking part in competitions, for instance, can foster such a quality. Collective personal gains can also potentially lead to breakthroughs capable of bettering our society in different areas. This can be seen in the discoveries of antibiotics by ambitious and driven scientists, whose work has safely facilitated a range of medical practices, ranging from surgeries, chemotherapy to organ transplants.

The aforementioned benefits, however, are only achievable when ambition is compounded with ethics and conscience. Left unchecked, this quality is more corrosive than constructive. Those who are blindly ambitious lack the knowledge of their own limitations and genuine good will towards others, which could result in irrational and selfish actions. Athletes that dessert sportsmanship and use dopings to gain an advantage in sports tournaments are examples of such blind conviction. Examining a larger scale, unethical ambition can corrupt our society. Those in high-caliber positions, such as politicians, when driven by their lust for money and more power can indeed cause sufferings to a significant proportion of the population.

As proven above, ambition has indeed helped driven human societies forward, but yet, can be denatured when severed from considerations for social benefits.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, so, while, for instance, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 10.0 13.1623246493 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 7.85571142285 102% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 10.4138276553 86% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 7.30460921844 110% => OK
Pronoun: 13.0 24.0651302605 54% => OK
Preposition: 32.0 41.998997996 76% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 8.3376753507 132% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1464.0 1615.20841683 91% => OK
No of words: 252.0 315.596192385 80% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.80952380952 5.12529762239 113% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.98428260373 4.20363070211 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.24327511311 2.80592935109 116% => OK
Unique words: 169.0 176.041082164 96% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.670634920635 0.561755894193 119% => OK
syllable_count: 453.6 506.74238477 90% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.60771543086 112% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 5.43587174349 92% => OK
Article: 3.0 2.52805611222 119% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.10420841683 143% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 0.809619238477 124% => OK
Preposition: 2.0 4.76152304609 42% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 16.0721442886 87% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 20.2975951904 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 46.8275167666 49.4020404114 95% => OK
Chars per sentence: 104.571428571 106.682146367 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.0 20.7667163134 87% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.0 7.06120827912 57% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.01903807615 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 8.67935871743 104% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.9879759519 50% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 3.4128256513 88% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.127819352089 0.244688304435 52% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0428071381747 0.084324248473 51% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0378275504102 0.0667982634062 57% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0787085163509 0.151304729494 52% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0147690526043 0.056905535591 26% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.9 13.0946893788 114% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 36.28 50.2224549098 72% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.7 11.3001002004 112% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 16.12 12.4159519038 130% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 10.67 8.58950901804 124% => OK
difficult_words: 98.0 78.4519038076 125% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 7.5 9.78957915832 77% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.1190380762 91% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.7795591182 83% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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More content wanted.

Rates: 61.797752809 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.5 Out of 9
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