Imagine that you are in a classroom or a meeting. The teacher or the meeting leader says something incorrect. In your opinion, which of the following is the best thing to do?
— Interrupt and correct the mistake right away.
— Wait until the class or meeting is over and the people are gone, and then talk to the teacher or meeting leader.
— Say nothing.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes malign consequences can be resulted from careless mistakes. Therefore, whether or not to point out and correct others mistakes, especially leaders', has sparkled fierce debate. I suggest that the appropriate behavior should be based on specific scenarios with the following stated factors taken into consideration.
To begin with, the severity of the mistake makes a difference. For example, if a teacher made a mistake that serves as the foundation of the entire class or if a meeting leader states incorrect background information in a project presentation that would cause confusion in the following part, this kind of mistakes should be corrected as long as one has detected, maintaining the quality of discussion. On the contrary, interrupt for tiny mistakes would be disruptive and distracting.
In addition, confidence in your correctness maters. If you are not sure about your thoughts or you just want to provide better suggestions, waiting until the end and talk in person would be more appreciated. Otherwise, direct interrupt would be interpreted as a behavior showing impoliteness towards respectful ones and would lead to adverse impression. For example, one of my classmates
used to shout out his thoughts without a second thought, therefore most of the time it is caused by the misunderstanding of the student instead of the mistake of the teacher. Not only the authority of the teacher was questioned, but also the students feel annoyed.
All in all, speaking out honestly has an edge over remaining in silence. In no cases should we say nothing when spotting a mistake. It is beyond belief that the effort of correcting other's mistakes displays the courage, the concentration and the wish for improvement of the listeners.
To summarize the points listed above, we should choose between immediately correct the mistake and wait afterwards depending on the potential influence of the mistake and the personal confidence.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Perhaps you can shorten this phrase to just 'whether'. It is correct though if you mean 'regardless of whether'.
...lted from careless mistakes. Therefore, whether or not to point out and correct others mistake...
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...on. For example, one of my classmates used to shout out his thoughts without a sec...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, honestly, if, second, so, therefore, for example, in addition, kind of, on the contrary, to begin with
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 15.1003584229 73% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 9.8082437276 102% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 13.8261648746 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 5.0 11.0286738351 45% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 16.0 43.0788530466 37% => OK
Preposition: 45.0 52.1666666667 86% => OK
Nominalization: 12.0 8.0752688172 149% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1704.0 1977.66487455 86% => OK
No of words: 316.0 407.700716846 78% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.39240506329 4.8611393121 111% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.21620550194 4.48103885553 94% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.05023239138 2.67179642975 114% => OK
Unique words: 195.0 212.727598566 92% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.617088607595 0.524837075471 118% => OK
syllable_count: 522.0 618.680645161 84% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.51630824373 112% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 9.59856630824 42% => OK
Article: 2.0 3.08781362007 65% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 3.51792114695 57% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.86738351254 54% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.94265232975 101% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 20.6003584229 78% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 19.0 20.1344086022 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 74.7955546807 48.9658058833 153% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.5 100.406767564 106% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.75 20.6045352989 96% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.0625 5.45110844103 130% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.53405017921 132% => Less paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 2.0 5.5376344086 36% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 11.8709677419 42% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 3.85842293907 259% => Less 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: 0.197274569765 0.236089414692 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0529772806534 0.076458572812 69% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0493465235159 0.0737576698707 67% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0874794416873 0.150856017488 58% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0527643037496 0.0645574589148 82% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.8 11.7677419355 117% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 43.73 58.1214874552 75% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 10.1575268817 117% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.98 10.9000537634 128% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.43 8.01818996416 118% => OK
difficult_words: 97.0 86.8835125448 112% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 10.002688172 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.0537634409 95% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 10.247311828 137% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 76.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.0 Out of 30
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.