“Globalization” refers to growing economic and cultural interconnectedness between different regions of the world. Because modern transportation and electronic communication has made commercial relationships between distant people easier than ever before, the world is rapidly becoming a single interactive zone. This phenomenon has brought several unanticipated benefits.
The most commonly cited virtue of globalization is that it allows developing nations to use their low costs of living to their advantage. Because workers in developing nations can survive on less money, the production of goods in the developing world is significantly cheaper. This encourages business with those economies, fostering economic wellbeing. Southeast Asia, for example, has seen annual economic growth, allowing its citizens to live more comfortably today than their parents did only a generation ago.
A secondary but no less noteworthy advantage is that world trade creates competition that would otherwise be missing. As the rise of capitalism has demonstrated, competition forces the producers of goods to keep their goods’ quality as high or higher than that of their competitors and, simultaneously, their costs as affordable as possible. This means, in general, better goods for lower prices among those countries that participate in the global system. Those that do not, meanwhile, see prices climb.
Finally, globalization has cultivated a mutual reliance between countries that puts pressure on governments to make safer and healthier choices. Countries that rely on one another’s business are far less likely to go to war, for instance, and also must listen to the environmental concerns of their business partners. Countries that pollute excessively will see less business, and therefore must learn to curb environmental damage.
The reading and the lecture present two contrasting views about globalization. On one hand, the reading supports and applauds the idea of globalization, on other, the lecture points out the downside of it by bringing out pertinent points.
Firstly, the lecturer comments on the dependency of multiple countries on each other and why it can be deleterious. She supports her claim by giving example of recession in 2008 which started in United States but spread to Europe and some countries in Asia due to the dependent relations. Although, the passage believes that such dependency can bring competition and growth, the lecturer disapproves that globalization is good for the world.
Next, she brings out how unemployment has increased in the countries because of the import of cheaper goods from the developing countries. The manufacturers in United States were cut down when Mexico started exporting cheaper goods, casting a doubt on passage's claim about the economic well being.
Lastly, according to the passage, mutual reliance between the countries , cultivated by globalization, is making world safer as less polluted countries is likely to see more business. This point is challenged by the lecturer's view-since globalization gives rise to more business with cheaper goods, cheaper goods can lead to more environmental pollution, which is caused while manufacturing them. This adds up to the already existing environmental issues.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 72, Rule ID: COMMA_PARENTHESIS_WHITESPACE
Message: Put a space after the comma, but not before the comma
...e, mutual reliance between the countries , cultivated by globalization, is making ...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, firstly, lastly, so, well, while
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 10.4613686534 76% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 3.0 5.04856512141 59% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 7.30242825607 82% => OK
Relative clauses : 5.0 12.0772626932 41% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 10.0 22.412803532 45% => OK
Preposition: 38.0 30.3222958057 125% => OK
Nominalization: 9.0 5.01324503311 180% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1223.0 1373.03311258 89% => OK
No of words: 223.0 270.72406181 82% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.48430493274 5.08290768461 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 3.86434787811 4.04702891845 95% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.04726989199 2.5805825403 118% => OK
Unique words: 141.0 145.348785872 97% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.632286995516 0.540411800872 117% => OK
syllable_count: 363.6 419.366225166 87% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.55342163355 103% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 3.25607064018 123% => OK
Article: 7.0 8.23620309051 85% => OK
Subordination: 0.0 1.25165562914 0% => More adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.51434878587 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 2.5761589404 116% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 10.0 13.0662251656 77% => 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: 22.0 21.2450331126 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 44.7442733766 49.2860985944 91% => OK
Chars per sentence: 122.3 110.228320801 111% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.3 21.698381199 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.4 7.06452816374 62% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.09492273731 98% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 4.19205298013 24% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 5.0 4.33554083885 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 4.45695364238 45% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.27373068433 70% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.0340717239531 0.272083759551 13% => The similarity between the topic and the content is low.
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0132441157937 0.0996497079465 13% => Sentence topic similarity is low.
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0196837476556 0.0662205650399 30% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0195108776898 0.162205337803 12% => Maybe some paragraphs are off the topic.
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0142553879721 0.0443174109184 32% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 15.5 13.3589403974 116% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 49.15 53.8541721854 91% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 5.55761589404 158% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 11.0289183223 108% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.8 12.2367328918 121% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.05 8.42419426049 107% => OK
difficult_words: 61.0 63.6247240618 96% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 10.7273730684 107% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.498013245 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.2008830022 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?
It is not exactly right on the topic in the view of e-grader. Maybe there is a wrong essay topic.
Rates: 3.33333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 1.0 Out of 30
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