Learning about the past has no value for those living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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Learning about the past has no value for those living in the present. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

I feel that we spend too much time learning about the past and too little time reflecting either on the present or the future. I have come to feel that a good part of the past; perhaps too much, is already transmitted to us by our forebears. As we grow up we keep adding to this by uncovering more and more, with the apparent purpose of knowing more about the present. However, the problem is that by constantly referring to the past we bogged down in old ways of feeling and perceiving. The disadvantages of this approach become even clearer when you look at the actual result of such past- cantered thinking.

Isn’t it true that the bitterest conflicts around the world all seem to have deep-rooted histories? The media, the leaders and the patience. But this also requires that we forget old wrongs. Giving up bitterness is a difficult task since most of us continue to be mired in the past; it seems to be an essential trait of human nature.

Often the past seems like a series of pictures that stretch back with no end in sight. If for example, we take the Kashmir problem, its origin can be traced to the partition between India and Pakistan, to the independence movement, to India’s contact with the west, to medieval culture, till it begins to seem that the problem lies somewhere in the early A.Ds and B.Cs with the very origin and would have it. Similarly, the origin of the Palestinian problem seems to go back to the period when Moses led his people to the Promised Land. The trouble with these conflicts is that each problem in every backward step needs to be resolved. This is an impossible assignment for the best of leaders and international organizations.

I thus feel that as human beings we need to be trained to focus on the present and the future. This keeps us safe from many of our imaginary traumas and keeps others safe from our violent desire to correct a past mistake.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 363, Rule ID: SENTENCE_WHITESPACE
Message: Add a space between sentences
Suggestion: Ds
...e problem lies somewhere in the early A.Ds and B.Cs with the very origin and would...
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Line 5, column 372, Rule ID: SENTENCE_WHITESPACE
Message: Add a space between sentences
Suggestion: Cs
... lies somewhere in the early A.Ds and B.Cs with the very origin and would have it....
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, look, similarly, so, thus, for example, i feel

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 10.0 15.1003584229 66% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 9.8082437276 31% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 13.8261648746 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.0286738351 100% => OK
Pronoun: 38.0 43.0788530466 88% => OK
Preposition: 65.0 52.1666666667 125% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 8.0752688172 62% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1570.0 1977.66487455 79% => OK
No of words: 342.0 407.700716846 84% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.59064327485 4.8611393121 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.30037696126 4.48103885553 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.55242391122 2.67179642975 96% => OK
Unique words: 190.0 212.727598566 89% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.555555555556 0.524837075471 106% => OK
syllable_count: 478.8 618.680645161 77% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.51630824373 92% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 9.59856630824 83% => OK
Article: 6.0 3.08781362007 194% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.51792114695 85% => 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: 21.0 20.1344086022 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 60.221952756 48.9658058833 123% => OK
Chars per sentence: 98.125 100.406767564 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.375 20.6045352989 104% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.375 5.45110844103 80% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.53405017921 88% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.5376344086 36% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 3.0 11.8709677419 25% => More positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 3.85842293907 233% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.88709677419 82% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0954953455467 0.236089414692 40% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0306582323622 0.076458572812 40% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0300395378963 0.0737576698707 41% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0521881226865 0.150856017488 35% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0363921137781 0.0645574589148 56% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.9 11.7677419355 93% => 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: 9.34 10.9000537634 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.19 8.01818996416 102% => OK
difficult_words: 76.0 86.8835125448 87% => 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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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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