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TPO-16:Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Essay topics: TPO-16:Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? The best way to travel is in a group led by a tour guide. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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With the development of the economy and the convenience of the transportation system, travelling becomes a popular leisure event nowadays. However, there has been hot debate on which is the best the way to travel, travel in a tour group or travel independently? As far as I am concerned, the best way to travel is to travel independently.

First of all, it is more flexible to travel independently than travel in a tour group. Most tour groups are designed with a fixed schedule, which will not adapt to any individual's interest. For example, if we fall in love with a beautiful scene during a trip and want to extend the stay at the place, the tour guide will never allow that happen because everything is scheduled and the changes will affect other members in the group. While travelling as an independent traveler, we could change the schedule according to our mood and interest during the trip and no one will stop us from doing so. Indeed, I consider that as a kind of freedom.

Moreover, it is hard for us to experience the real local culture and taste the authentic food with the tour groups since they will only take us to the commercial visitor sites and the restaurants that are only open for visitors. However, by travelling independently, we get to talk to the local people to explore the real exotic scenes and authentic food. We could even hang out with the friendly local people to do some special activities with them. Those are the experience that we would never get from a tour group.

Last but not least, travelling independently can make us become more independent. With a tour guide in a group, we don't get to worry about anything because we have somebody in our back. While travelling by ourselves, we need to make sure that we plan the trips reasonably and take care of ourselves when there is an emergency. Actually, I think this is a good opportunity for us to improve our independence.

In summary, I think the best way to travel is travelling independently because that offers us more flexibility, more chance to experience local culture and an opportunity to be independent.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, however, if, moreover, so, then, while, for example, i think, in summary, kind of, first of all

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 13.0 15.1003584229 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 9.8082437276 102% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 13.8261648746 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.0286738351 82% => OK
Pronoun: 36.0 43.0788530466 84% => OK
Preposition: 49.0 52.1666666667 94% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 8.0752688172 87% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1747.0 1977.66487455 88% => OK
No of words: 368.0 407.700716846 90% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.7472826087 4.8611393121 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.37987740619 4.48103885553 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.85077920027 2.67179642975 107% => OK
Unique words: 186.0 212.727598566 87% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.505434782609 0.524837075471 96% => OK
syllable_count: 560.7 618.680645161 91% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.51630824373 99% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 11.0 9.59856630824 115% => OK
Article: 2.0 3.08781362007 65% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.51792114695 114% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.86738351254 0% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.94265232975 81% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 20.6003584229 83% => 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: 54.0991656422 48.9658058833 110% => OK
Chars per sentence: 102.764705882 100.406767564 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.6470588235 20.6045352989 105% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.88235294118 5.45110844103 126% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.5376344086 18% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 11.8709677419 101% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.85842293907 52% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.88709677419 61% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.19891087298 0.236089414692 84% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0766828529883 0.076458572812 100% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0553374659627 0.0737576698707 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.125167851751 0.150856017488 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0508989814397 0.0645574589148 79% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.8 11.7677419355 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 58.1214874552 101% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 6.10430107527 144% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 10.1575268817 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.27 10.9000537634 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.51 8.01818996416 94% => OK
difficult_words: 66.0 86.8835125448 76% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 10.002688172 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.0537634409 103% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.247311828 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
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