News plays an important part of most people’s lives. Why is news so important to people? Why is so much news dedicated to bad news? Should the news focus on good news instead?

Essay topics: News plays an important part of most people’s lives. Why is news so important to people? Why is so much news dedicated to bad news? Should the news focus on good news instead?

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Today’s modern world is incomplete without news as it constitutes an essential part of most individual’s lives. This essay will discuss the significance of news to the society. This essay will also discuss the reasons for giving more coverage to bad headlines nowadays. In my opinion, there must be equal focus on both good and bad news.

News helps people to remain informative all the time. It makes people aware of the happenings and events that occur around them. People are well-informed of latest developments and discoveries happening across the globe. It plays a crucial role in moulding up the opinion of a person which in turns determines what he does for the society. For instance, in recent times, more and more young people are showing an active interest in politics and the achievements and failures of their government. This, in turn will help them to vote wisely for the right government in the upcoming elections. In other words, news educates people to become good citizens by updating them with all the latest growths and events around them.

Nowadays, most of the news channels give more coverage to bad news as it increases their TRP (Television Rating Points). In the world of competition, every news channel wants to have more viewers, so they give more coverage to bad news as it shocks the people and grabs their attention. For instance, recently in India when ISRO launched 120 satellites at once, it didn’t get much coverage as on the other side media were busy showing news of mob lynching issue happened in Uttar Pradesh which may not even be true. In short, competition in the media world and people’s curiosity to watch shocking or breaking news encourages newspapers and television channels to give more coverage to bad news.

However, I believe that media channels must give equal coverage to both good and bad news. On the hand, good news inspires people to work for betterment of the society. On the other, bad news also plays an important role as it makes people aware of crimes and other negative things happening around them and they may take some preventive measures to avoid these things happening to them. For instance, news of robbery and theft makes people aware and encourages to take care of their belongings properly while walking on the roads. To sum-up, both good and bad news must get equal coverage so that people are aware of both good and bad things happening around them.

In conclusion, I believe the news plays a significant role in our life because it keeps people updated with all the latest events and developments around them. In my opinion, both good and bad news must be given equal coverage as they play an important role in guiding and shaping public perspective and their opinions.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 155, Rule ID: THE_SUPERLATIVE[2]
Message: A determiner is probably missing here: 'of the latest'.
Suggestion: of the latest
...r around them. People are well-informed of latest developments and discoveries happening ...
^^^^^^^^^
Line 7, column 463, Rule ID: ALLOW_TO[1]
Message: Did you mean 'taking'? Or maybe you should add a pronoun? In active voice, 'encourage' + 'to' takes an object, usually a pronoun.
Suggestion: taking
...theft makes people aware and encourages to take care of their belongings properly while...
^^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, however, if, may, so, well, while, for instance, in conclusion, in short, in my opinion, in other words

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 13.1623246493 61% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 9.0 7.85571142285 115% => OK
Conjunction : 22.0 10.4138276553 211% => Less conjunction wanted
Relative clauses : 6.0 7.30460921844 82% => OK
Pronoun: 36.0 24.0651302605 150% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 66.0 41.998997996 157% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 8.3376753507 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2309.0 1615.20841683 143% => OK
No of words: 469.0 315.596192385 149% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.92324093817 5.12529762239 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.65364457471 4.20363070211 111% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.61037070458 2.80592935109 93% => OK
Unique words: 210.0 176.041082164 119% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.44776119403 0.561755894193 80% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 719.1 506.74238477 142% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.60771543086 93% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 5.43587174349 129% => OK
Article: 0.0 2.52805611222 0% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 2.10420841683 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 11.0 4.76152304609 231% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 16.0721442886 137% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.2975951904 103% => OK
Sentence length SD: 47.9874294835 49.4020404114 97% => OK
Chars per sentence: 104.954545455 106.682146367 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.3181818182 20.7667163134 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.95454545455 7.06120827912 70% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.38176352705 114% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.01903807615 40% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.67935871743 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 3.9879759519 226% => Less 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: 0.448190194706 0.244688304435 183% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.162090484082 0.084324248473 192% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0938648301366 0.0667982634062 141% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.283998967123 0.151304729494 188% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0655742942357 0.056905535591 115% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.4 13.0946893788 95% => Automated_readability_index is low.
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: 11.26 12.4159519038 91% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.01 8.58950901804 93% => OK
difficult_words: 99.0 78.4519038076 126% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.0 9.78957915832 61% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.1190380762 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.7795591182 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 73.0337078652 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 6.5 Out of 9
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