The nurture versus nature debate has been one of the oldest issues in psychology. Many psychologists believe that athletes and musicians are born, while others argue that they can be made. This essay will present two theories behind the success of superstar athletes and musical geniuses who made it in the charts of history.
One psychologist suggests that a person must spend atleast 10,000 hours of deliberate practice in order to master a skill and become as an expert in a certain field. This is the reason why many parents subject their children to training at a very young age. Further, they believe that if their kids will get an early headstart, it will give them greater advantage to become succesful later in life. One example is Rafael Nadal, former world tennis number one, who started to play tennis even before he learned to talk. Because of his early exposure to coaching and training, he became the youngest tennis player to turn professional at tender age of sixteen. Another good example is competitive swimmer, Michael Phelps, who learned to swim before he could walk and later became the first person to win twenty eight Olympic gold medals.
On the otherhand, many experts debunk the 10,000-hour training theory. They believe that some people are born with talents hidden in their DNA. Thus, no amount of sweat can guarantee the road to greatness unless you are naturally gifted at something. Based on observations of musical geniuses in the likes of Mozart and Beethoven, these musicians discovered and developed their gift not through formal training, but they first learned to play piano by ear and vibrations unlike normal people who learned to read musical notes first. In fact, many renowned artists and performers were self-taught and feel that music is second nature to them.
To conclude, we can all argue which theory is the secret ingredient to excellence in a chosen field. None of the two can be said as better than the other, as both views have presented strong evidences to be equally effective.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 803, Rule ID: EN_COMPOUNDS
Message: This word is normally spelled with hyphen.
...nd later became the first person to win twenty eight Olympic gold medals. On the otherhan...
Line 7, column 95, Rule ID: AFFORD_VB
Message: This verb is used with the infinitive: 'to field'
Suggestion: to field
...et ingredient to excellence in a chosen field. None of the two can be said as better ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, if, second, so, thus, while, in fact
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 13.0 13.1623246493 99% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 7.85571142285 115% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 10.4138276553 106% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 7.30460921844 151% => OK
Pronoun: 27.0 24.0651302605 112% => OK
Preposition: 46.0 41.998997996 110% => OK
Nominalization: 1.0 8.3376753507 12% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1704.0 1615.20841683 105% => OK
No of words: 342.0 315.596192385 108% => OK
Chars per words: 4.98245614035 5.12529762239 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.30037696126 4.20363070211 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.47241198811 2.80592935109 88% => OK
Unique words: 214.0 176.041082164 122% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.625730994152 0.561755894193 111% => OK
syllable_count: 522.0 506.74238477 103% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.60771543086 93% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 5.43587174349 147% => OK
Article: 1.0 2.52805611222 40% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.10420841683 143% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 0.809619238477 124% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.76152304609 84% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 16.0721442886 100% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.2975951904 103% => OK
Sentence length SD: 49.7906554988 49.4020404114 101% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.5 106.682146367 100% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.375 20.7667163134 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.0 7.06120827912 42% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.01903807615 40% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.67935871743 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.9879759519 50% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 3.4128256513 117% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.160628278207 0.244688304435 66% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0492641207008 0.084324248473 58% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0550592735905 0.0667982634062 82% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0977611197691 0.151304729494 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0291315612164 0.056905535591 51% => OK
automated_readability_index: 12.7 13.0946893788 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 50.2224549098 117% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 7.44779559118 42% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 11.3001002004 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.6 12.4159519038 93% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.69 8.58950901804 101% => OK
difficult_words: 87.0 78.4519038076 111% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 9.78957915832 112% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.1190380762 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.7795591182 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 89.8876404494 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 8.0 Out of 9
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