Some people think that success is the best measure for intelligence, while others thinks that intelligence can be measured in other ways. What is your opinion?

Essay topics: Some people think that success is the best measure for intelligence, while others thinks that intelligence can be measured in other ways. What is your opinion?

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It is often believed by some that the key measure of intelligence is the success. However, there are people who are of the opinion that there are other ways of measuring it. In my opinion, I believe that success is not a true indicator of brilliance, and ability to adapt and to learn from mistakes actually makes an individual smart.

First and foremost, not all the successful persons are brilliant. Success is often driven by hard work and the right opportunity. There are instances when a diligent person is unable to showcase his talent or skills due to dearth of opportunities, whereas a less intelligent person may succeed by grabbing an opportunity merely by his luck or following immoral means like bribing and cheating. Moreover, a change in the perspective of youth, emphasizing more on happiness and family time rather than working hard to achieve high position in a company, does not make them less intelligent. So, success is definitely not the best criteria to measure a person’s level of intelligence.

There are other factors such as an ability to cope with a challenge and adapting yourself to the situation that really helps an individual to succeed. It is often seen that resilient persons, whether they are intelligent or not, are more successful than others. They fail a number of times and bounce back with double efforts and eventually, they succeed. Learning from past mistakes also contributes towards this success because a person can only succeed in multiple attempts if he resorts to improving his abilities by working on his mistakes and shortfalls. For instance, a recent survey of 40 successful entrepreneurs in the U.K. revealed that resilience was a key to their success as they had failed many times before achieving the success.

In conclusion, success is an indicator of hard-work and resilience, and not the intelligence. In fact, being intelligent does not make a person successful. There are other factors like hard-work and dedication that contributes towards the way of success.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, first, however, if, may, moreover, really, so, whereas, for instance, in conclusion, in fact, such as, in my opinion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 13.1623246493 144% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 2.0 7.85571142285 25% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 10.4138276553 154% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 7.30460921844 123% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 24.0651302605 104% => OK
Preposition: 44.0 41.998997996 105% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 8.3376753507 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1708.0 1615.20841683 106% => OK
No of words: 333.0 315.596192385 106% => OK
Chars per words: 5.12912912913 5.12529762239 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.27180144563 4.20363070211 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94856972663 2.80592935109 105% => OK
Unique words: 181.0 176.041082164 103% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.543543543544 0.561755894193 97% => OK
syllable_count: 540.0 506.74238477 107% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.60771543086 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 5.43587174349 92% => OK
Article: 2.0 2.52805611222 79% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 2.10420841683 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 0.809619238477 247% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 3.0 4.76152304609 63% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 16.0721442886 100% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 20.2975951904 99% => OK
Sentence length SD: 57.9827223727 49.4020404114 117% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.75 106.682146367 100% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.8125 20.7667163134 100% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.5625 7.06120827912 121% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.01903807615 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 8.67935871743 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.9879759519 50% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 3.4128256513 59% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.21423281741 0.244688304435 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0839812672706 0.084324248473 100% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0777219052184 0.0667982634062 116% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.148113088631 0.151304729494 98% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0695057143746 0.056905535591 122% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.1 13.0946893788 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 50.2224549098 102% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 11.3001002004 98% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.47 12.4159519038 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.52 8.58950901804 99% => OK
difficult_words: 82.0 78.4519038076 105% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 9.78957915832 87% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.1190380762 99% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.7795591182 83% => 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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