Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sports teach people lessons about life.

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Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Sports teach people lessons about life.

Some people ignore sports by stating that sports are just a waste of time. However, I hold the view that sports are an integral part of people's lives, not only because of the obvious health benefit sports bring to people, but also because they can teach people lessons about life, that is, important experience and principles which are profoundly conducive to our life.

First of all, teamwork is probably the most important quality interpreted thoroughly by sports. During the process of daily training and formal performance, sports provide us a perfect platform to interact with each other. An individual in a sport team is just like a single assembly in the whole machine, and only through joint efforts with others can he actualize his personal worth. For instance, when playing a basketball game, we must learn to avoid showing off ourselves in order to keep the balance of the whole team, and to take the whole team-mates' circumstances into consideration instead of acting alone, otherwise we will be defeated by our opponents due to this split up. In this way, teamwork can be planted deeply in our minds, which is even more instructional when applied into other aspect of life, such as dealing with office relationships.

Second, sports can teach us the spirit of perseverance. Even in the midst of exhaustion, persistence leads players to beat their opponents. For example, in the NBA game between the Houston Rockets and the San Antonio Spurs in 2004, the Spurs gained a 74-66 lead within the last few minutes. A lot of audience left the Toyota Center, but T-Mac, the heart of the Rockets, did not want to lose the game. Therefore, he kept moving. At the end of the game, he offered an incredible performance, winning an unbelievable thirteen points within 35 seconds to beat the Spurs. People can learn a lesson about “never giving up” from this basketball game and T-Mac.

Last, sports can help us foster the right attitude towards win and lose, and even more importantly, the right attitude towards life. More often than not, sports games involve fierce competition rather than entertainment or relaxation. We pursue the final victory at the expense of intense exercise for months, and even years. During the whole arduous process, the desire for success is the most strongly spiritual support and inspiring faith. Unfortunately however, there are more chances for failures as there is only one champion in a single session, so we are taught to be calm when confronted with rare success and unexpected failures through numerous cheers and tears.

In conclusion, not only do sports raise our awareness of teamwork, but they also encourage us to pursue the balance between success and failure. Indeed, playing sports teaches us profound meanings about life. Thus, it is advisable for people to choose one or two sports as their interests after work or school.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 292, Rule ID: A_LOT_OF_NN[1]
Message: Possible agreement error. The noun audience seems to be countable; consider using: 'a lot of audiences'.
Suggestion: A lot of audiences
...74-66 lead within the last few minutes. A lot of audience left the Toyota Center, but T-Mac, the ...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, second, so, therefore, thus, for example, for instance, in conclusion, such as, first of all

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 15.1003584229 99% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 9.8082437276 82% => OK
Conjunction : 19.0 13.8261648746 137% => OK
Relative clauses : 8.0 11.0286738351 73% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 30.0 43.0788530466 70% => OK
Preposition: 66.0 52.1666666667 127% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 8.0752688172 173% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2422.0 1977.66487455 122% => OK
No of words: 480.0 407.700716846 118% => OK
Chars per words: 5.04583333333 4.8611393121 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.68069463864 4.48103885553 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.6228132426 2.67179642975 98% => OK
Unique words: 274.0 212.727598566 129% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.570833333333 0.524837075471 109% => OK
syllable_count: 727.2 618.680645161 118% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.51630824373 99% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 9.59856630824 73% => OK
Article: 6.0 3.08781362007 194% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.51792114695 28% => OK
Conjunction: 7.0 1.86738351254 375% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 7.0 4.94265232975 142% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.6003584229 107% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.1344086022 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 67.8391388531 48.9658058833 139% => OK
Chars per sentence: 110.090909091 100.406767564 110% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.8181818182 20.6045352989 106% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.59090909091 5.45110844103 103% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.5376344086 18% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 11.8709677419 143% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 3.85842293907 78% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.88709677419 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.212815468619 0.236089414692 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0608702418644 0.076458572812 80% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.071118240067 0.0737576698707 96% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.13531856554 0.150856017488 90% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0854595252358 0.0645574589148 132% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.3 11.7677419355 113% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 58.1214874552 101% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 10.1575268817 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.01 10.9000537634 110% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.59 8.01818996416 107% => OK
difficult_words: 119.0 86.8835125448 137% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 10.002688172 105% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.0537634409 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.247311828 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 86.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 26.0 Out of 30
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