It has been said, “Not everything that is learned is contained in books.” Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?

There are many definite advantages and disadvantages associated with learning from direct experience, and from through reading books. In my opinion, the knowledge which we gain from our worldly experiences is more important than that which we obtain from printed sources. I feel this way for two main reasons, which I will explore in the following essay.

First of all, books are not always accurate and often contradict what we can find in the real world. This is a result of the fact that books are often written by unqualified authors, but also because even respected and trained academics are subject to their own biases and personal shortcomings. If a diligent professor writes a book with the best of intentions and tries to avoid factual errors, his research might be faulty as a result of significant shifts in world affairs. My own experience visiting the Middle East several years is a good example of this. Before I took my trip, I read a great number of textbooks, articles and guide books about the region. All of these informed me that the Middle East was a very conservative and religious place, and suggested that the people there might be unwelcoming. However, when I got on the ground, I found a very welcoming, progressive culture. Through the books I consulted was only a few years old, they were wholly out of date and did not match my personal experience. This example demonstrates some of the problems with depending too much on books for our knowledge.

Secondly, we can recall something easily if we gained it from our experience. We learn something from our society when that moment or event has a specific impact on us; as a result, we can remember that for a long time. On the other hand, when we read a book we are not able to make a vivid picture of that matter in our mind; thus, we forget that topic within few days. My own experience is a compelling example of this. I remember what was happened to me at my high school when I abused one of my friends. My class teacher insulted me for that bad behavior and asked everyone not to talk to me if I did the same thing next time. So, from that day, I have never abused anyone in my whole life because of that experience. However, I read a lot of books about how to speak well in front of other people, but I can't able to recall that stuff when I need them to use. Therefore, personal experience has a good influence in our life as we can use them in our daily activity.
In conclusion, I strongly believe that knowledge gained from experience is more important than knowledge learned from reading materials. This is because books are sometimes incorrect and because our memories stay with us longer than the facts we read about the print.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, second, secondly, so, therefore, thus, well, i feel, in conclusion, as a result, first of all, in my opinion, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 15.1003584229 119% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 9.8082437276 82% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 13.8261648746 108% => OK
Relative clauses : 21.0 11.0286738351 190% => OK
Pronoun: 76.0 43.0788530466 176% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 59.0 52.1666666667 113% => OK
Nominalization: 9.0 8.0752688172 111% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2238.0 1977.66487455 113% => OK
No of words: 487.0 407.700716846 119% => OK
Chars per words: 4.5954825462 4.8611393121 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.69766713281 4.48103885553 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.59244454801 2.67179642975 97% => OK
Unique words: 250.0 212.727598566 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.513347022587 0.524837075471 98% => OK
syllable_count: 702.0 618.680645161 113% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.51630824373 92% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 19.0 9.59856630824 198% => OK
Article: 1.0 3.08781362007 32% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.51792114695 142% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.86738351254 214% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 6.0 4.94265232975 121% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.6003584229 112% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.1344086022 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 34.3345599037 48.9658058833 70% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.3043478261 100.406767564 97% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.1739130435 20.6045352989 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.86956521739 5.45110844103 126% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.53405017921 88% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.5376344086 54% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 11.8709677419 118% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 3.85842293907 104% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.88709677419 102% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.167080184737 0.236089414692 71% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.054890208823 0.076458572812 72% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.099181419001 0.0737576698707 134% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.160958676424 0.150856017488 107% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.128095976038 0.0645574589148 198% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.8 11.7677419355 92% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 67.08 58.1214874552 115% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 10.1575268817 90% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 9.4 10.9000537634 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.6 8.01818996416 95% => OK
difficult_words: 90.0 86.8835125448 104% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 10.002688172 110% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.0537634409 103% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.247311828 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?

Better to have 5 paragraphs with 3 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:

para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: conclusion.

So how to find out those reasons. There is a formula:

reasons == advantages or

reasons == disadvantages

for example, we can always apply 'save time', 'save/make money', 'find a job', 'make friends', 'get more information' as reasons to all essay/speaking topics.

or we can apply 'waste time', 'waste money', 'no job', 'make bad friends', 'get bad information' as reasons to all essay/speaking topics.

Rates: 70.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 21.0 Out of 30
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