Do you agree or disagree with the following statement It is more important to keep your old friends than it is to make new friends Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer Be sure to use your own words Do not use memorized examples

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important to keep your old friends than it is to make new friends. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer. Be sure to use your own words. Do not use memorized examples.

Although I believe both old and new friends are important, I basically disagree with the statement.

Firstly, your preference changes over time. What is important for you and what kind of friends you want to have are depends on your situation at that moment. For example, if you played some team sport in your high school, you may want to talk about the sport with your friends. In that case, it is better to have friends who is also interested in the sport. However, after you started the professional career and are in charge of marketing for example, having marketing guys as friends might be better to discuss about your work in depth.

Secondly, friends themselves is also changing as time goes by. Even though friends and you belonged to the same sport team and were best friends in high school, they would get job and spend time for their field that is different from yours. Then, you and your friends have no longer overlapped interests or topics. One of my friends chosen the career as biological investigator while I got marketing position, which have made us diverge into completely separate expertise and, now, we don't have nothing to talk about except daily talk or the past events.

Thirdly, making new friends broaden your experience, knowledge, and insight on our society. Since life is too short to be an expert in various fields in recent complex society, it is good idea to obtain knowledge from a new friend who is an expert in the field you're completely stranger. Extreme example of this point is making friends from other countries. Old friends or ones who share school days' memory tends to be born and raised nearby. Therefore, having friends from overseas provides tremendous insight into other cultures.

Having said that, there is fair amount of friends I keep in touch with for over 20 years from high school. The reason why is that we still share fundamental value, such as life-time learning and view for the life. As long as you share some fundamentals with the friends, I believe you'd better keep the relationship because you can completely understand their history of decisions and opinions in each life stage based on the shared value and what you guys talked in the past. This type of friends are much valuable than friends with short history indeed.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, firstly, however, if, may, second, secondly, so, still, then, therefore, third, thirdly, while, for example, kind of, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 15.1003584229 126% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 9.8082437276 41% => OK
Conjunction : 16.0 13.8261648746 116% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.0286738351 82% => OK
Pronoun: 41.0 43.0788530466 95% => OK
Preposition: 55.0 52.1666666667 105% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 8.0752688172 62% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1905.0 1977.66487455 96% => OK
No of words: 394.0 407.700716846 97% => OK
Chars per words: 4.83502538071 4.8611393121 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.45527027702 4.48103885553 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.40848501597 2.67179642975 90% => OK
Unique words: 216.0 212.727598566 102% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.548223350254 0.524837075471 104% => OK
syllable_count: 557.1 618.680645161 90% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.51630824373 92% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 9.59856630824 104% => OK
Article: 1.0 3.08781362007 32% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.51792114695 171% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.86738351254 54% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.94265232975 61% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.6003584229 92% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 20.1344086022 99% => OK
Sentence length SD: 59.8642971396 48.9658058833 122% => OK
Chars per sentence: 100.263157895 100.406767564 100% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.7368421053 20.6045352989 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.26315789474 5.45110844103 133% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.5376344086 72% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 18.0 11.8709677419 152% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 0.0 3.85842293907 0% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.88709677419 20% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.27163170422 0.236089414692 115% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0985826628531 0.076458572812 129% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0495583140706 0.0737576698707 67% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.165094129327 0.150856017488 109% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0386302790359 0.0645574589148 60% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.7 11.7677419355 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 68.1 58.1214874552 117% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 8.7 10.1575268817 86% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.79 10.9000537634 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.51 8.01818996416 94% => OK
difficult_words: 72.0 86.8835125448 83% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 10.002688172 80% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.0537634409 99% => OK
text_standard: 8.0 10.247311828 78% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 76.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.0 Out of 30
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