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  1. ISSUE ESSAY WRITING #6 Creativity should be used as the only true measure of intelligence What does come to your mind when you hear the word ‘CREATIVITY’? the art of curating ideas, inventing new ways out etc. The talent of creativity is one of the most underrated and neglected criterions of human intelligence in today’s generation. In this fast-pacing life of humans, people generally consider Intelligence Quotient (IQ) to be the most suitable criteria to measure one’s intelligence. And in doing so, they are forgetting to include the art of creativity which plays a crucial role in making us who we are as Humans. IQ might score us on how smart are we in learning, grasping and understanding things but it fails to inculcate the creative talent that is present inside the human brain. Creativity helps a person to grow out the best version of themselves. For a fact, two people may have the same IQ but they may not have the same creativity. It’s a subjective field where everyone has its own individuality and can do wonders with their art of creativity. Most of the top MNCs candidates look for this hidden talent in disguise at the time of hiring as it would help their organization not only grow but stand out different amongst the crowd. Such capable candidates with creative acumen are in huge demand currently and thus should be considered as one of the most important criterions to measure intelligence. Intelligence is not only restricted that how a person uses his/her brain to process and work out problems in difficult scenarios or to solve the situation but it is also about a person can deal with the idea of bringing out unique ways to solve the situation. The biggest example of creativity rising at its peak is the emergence of new startups in this golden era of digitization. The founder of these startups like PayTM, WhatsApp, Zomato, Uber, etc. who are now big MNCs came up with their new idea of helping the public in the most innovative way thereby making everyone lives easier. The idea of making banking online friendly and safe, the idea of getting our food delivered at our doorstep, the idea of hiring a cab within moments rather than waiting for a taxi are all such great inventions which has made our lives much easier and approachable. These ideas are nothing but the art of creativity which is being instilled in every human being. One just needs to find it and embrace the disguised talent of creativity. Rather than underestimating the talent of creativity, one should welcome it and consider this to be one of most important criterions to measure intelligence as it is rightly said for a fact that intelligence is not only a measure of how one smart is but how one can use their creativity to come out a best version of themselves at last.
  2. PROMPT: "Some people believe that in order to be effective, political leaders must yield to public opinion and abandon principle for the sake of compromise. Others believe that the most essential quality of an effective leader is the ability to remain consistently committed to particular principles and objectives." ==> Write a response in which you discuss which view more closely aligns with your own position and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should address both of the views presented. As Machiavelli once observed, men are fickle. Though these words were not uttered explicitly by Machiavelli himself, rather by an interpreter of Machiavelli, the premise holds true as a problem in politics. Particularly during election time, the validity of a candidate's stance on an issue, is often the time with which they have held their position. However, demanding an unchanging will from a person is naive. The problems presented in modern society have real repercussions for real populations of people, new evidence is portrayed continuously to give more perspective on problems, and diversity increases with time as modernity offers a more open global citizenship. Though politicians are often regarded as wavering and pandering when they change their political stances, there are more subtle nuances to many issues that are often left unaddressed at the dias. Politicians are often pressured to swing one way in the dichotomy between the left and right, but part of being a leader is taking the time to understand which principles and policies affect which populations. An issue that was highlighted in the previous presidential election was that of vaccination. Though on the surface, vaccination is a seemingly partisan issue, the populations affected by this problem are ubiquitous across this nation. The presence of vaccination, has historically culminated in an average increase in life span and a decrease in child mortality. In addition, politicians should find flexibility in their policy-making imperative because of new information that is available from studies. Correlations are often assigned to variables by mistake not for the nefarious deed of pressing an idea forward, but rather because we lacked proper knowledge of the paradigms and factors that were truly affecting an outcome. One example of a false correlation is the archaic premise that polio was caused by ice cream. Prior to the discovery of the polio virus and its vaccine, many thought that polio was caused by ice cream consumption because polio incidences often rose during the summer time. However, after more knowledge about viruses came about, and eventually vaccines for polio came about, it was clear with new evidence that ice cream consumption increase was completely independent from the incident of polio incidence rise in children. Finally, politicians- left, right, or moderate- are people with their own lives and experiences above all else. Though there are politicians who are known as staunch Republicans or Democrats represented throughout history, people change. In this increasingly global biosphere, each individual will face an increasing range of diversity each decade thanks to: air travel, the internet, increasing heterogeneity of populations. With each experience and exposure to different ideas will come changes in opinion. Without the influx of new ideas forming changes, we would not have the society in which we live today. Tea came from China and traversed the globe into every single continent. The Germanic grammar structure met many a Latin root to form the complex and nuanced language that Vladimir Nabakov himself learned because of its deference to the complexity of the human condition. In conclusion, expecting politicians to hold steadfast to ideals that they have made at the inception of their careers is myopic. The issues that face Americans today are complex and effect real people with real lives. New evidence is mounted daily in the progressing time line of historical life. And each new finding and experience lived will undoubtledly affect individuals as our society itself relies on the tides of change for progress and innovation.
  3. As we acquire more knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more complex and mysterious. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. ESSAY : Knowledge is power. As human beings-the only creatures on earth gifted with inquisition, it is our responsibility to utilize this gift to the fullest to acquire knowledge. The function of knowledge is both to understand things and improve things as they are today, and the process of acquiring it happens as we ask a lot of questions and search for answers. As children, we are all taught a set of rules and code of conduct by adults in our surroundings. We are naive observers of the universe around us and naturally inclined to ask questions when something fails our assumed reasoning or sparks our curiosity. Bill Waterson, the cartoonist responsible for Calvin and Hobbes often illustrated the inquisitive phenomenon of Calvin- A 6 year old who keeps asking his dad questions of various kinds--sometimes philosophical, sometimes scientific and some just related to the current state of the world under his observance. For examples “Why is he not allowed to drive a car?”. While he understands the answers which maybe factually inaccurate, He is never satisfied with them and is always introspecting, reading or probing for more information. Which illustrates that, our thirst for knowledge is unquenchable. Which illustrates that even when we do have answers, there is some unknown that allures us. Also, knowledge, in its broadest sense is infinite. There is no finite amount of knowledge which when learned and understood satisfies our curiosity. Knowledge is also, not merely a consumption tool, we create with knowledge. Ever since the dawn of time and early evolution, mankind sought to improve their quality of life and progress forward. We invented fire by rubbing flints together, made tools, invented cooking meat instead of raw consumption, the wheel instead of walking on foot and as of today, we are coming up with cars that drive themselves. This constant invention wouldn’t have been possible without some complexity and mystery that allures man to seek more. Sir Isaac Newton is another classic example that acquiring knowledge is a constant process, while he was intrigued by the apple falling down from the tree and invented gravity. He wasn’t satisfied with it as an end all be all for all natural phenomenon. He seeked to understand gravity with reference to other objects in the solar system, he invented his famous laws of motion and his scientific achievements led to various other inventions today which could only have been possible while trying to question and extend his line of work. Thus, seeking knowledge happens with the realization that there is more to learn and there is more than the known that requires our understanding. Great philosophers too, are a prime example of how knowledge becomes more mysterious and susceptible to questioning, inquisition and understanding, Acquiring knowledge is a constant process that humans undergo for self-improvement and improvement of the society. While there is something that defies our understanding or intuitive knowledge, we seek it--gather as many resources as possible to understand it, at which point it is our choice to probe further and find answers to other questions or be satisfied with our current understanding of the world.
  4. I am going to sit for the test in just a few more days. Currently, I am keeping myself busy with Manhattan practice tests. Here is an essay I did today on my practice test. Any comments, critics, or evaluations will be very much appreciated! I could help read and evaluate your essay, too, if you want. Thanks in advance! _________________________________________________________________________________ Governments should invest as much in the arts as they do in the military. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. Government all over the world has been investing a huge amount of money in the national military for ever. In the status quo, many people believe that other aspects of civilization such as arts are just as important for the society and therefore the government should invest in them as much as they do in military. While arts is admittedly one of the important aspects of great civilization and a government investment in it is a good idea, proposing that the government should invest as much in arts as they do in the military is quite unnecessary. First and foremost, investment in military is an investment in the whole population's security and well-being. It is one utilitarian function that will benefit everyone in the whole nation regardless of their gender, belief, or interest. At the other hand, an investment in arts, though useful, will only benefits certain parts of the society who love to create or enjoy these arts in the very first place. Admittedly, there area big section of the population who either love to create or enjoy arts. Nonetheless, it is justified for the government to prioritize aspects that will be more useful for the whole society when using the money that comes from the whole nation's pocket to begin with. If the government choose to adopt the recommendation, there will be parts of society that will feel as though most of their tax money is unfairly being used in an area that does not benefits them, and thus they will think that the government has misplaced their trust in prioritizing the society's needs. Not only that military is an investment that will benefits every single person in the nation, the need of security it protects is one basic and primary need that should come before other things such as arts and other secondary needs. The hierarchy of the rights and necessity of human surely puts security before arts because the society will only think of arts and entertainment as their needs once their security is fulfilled in the first place. Without the ability to feel secure and free from dangers, no society will even be able to think about creating or enjoying arts in their free time. For instance, if the recommendation is being put into place in a nation that still feel that their life is in a certain kind of danger and threat from other nation, even though the investment provided for arts is humongous, not many people will really be able to take advantage of this investment because they feel as though they could not think about entertainment while their heads are full of worries of their families' safety. Another thing to be noted is that by default, military funding is a huge one due to the default expensiveness of the things being needed to protect a country. By contrast, the money needed to create and ensure arts are being enjoyed does not have to come in such great expenses. Of course, some aspects of art making is expensive, but we surely can not compare the price or the research for military defense to the creation of an album or even a theater production. The arts and creativity of a nation still could be supported by the government to a far extend without needing the equalize the money invested in it to the ones in the military. Sure, investment in arts by the government is surely beneficial to develop the nation's civilization and moral. However, to invest as much money in arts as the government currently do in military is quite unnecessary and unjustifiable in the eyes of many people. In conclusion, I think that that the government should still invest a fair amount of money in the development of arts in the country but there is no need to make it to the equal amount of money they invest in the nation's military.
  5. TOPIC: As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate. The hi-tech revolution is taking path day after day and now this new world that surrounds us become quite terrific. Humans are digitalizing their lives and slowly becoming robots. So relying on technology to solve life problems, expand your knowledge or get in touch with people will deteriorate our ability to think for ourselves. The Millennial generation is losing is ability to unravel difficult situations without the aid of a smartphone: for instance, when losing our path during a sightseeing tour around the city we usually decide to use Google Maps to find back our way while we could easily ask for information. Putting our brain in the hands of an electronic device prevents us from having a conversation with local people or even stimulates our orienteering sense. Moreover, the web is an outstanding resource in order to search for all kinds of information we need. However, according to the Brain Health Statistics Report 2016, it has been studied that reading on books fuel our minds much more than looking at a desktop: one young in three prefer the latter option and it has been forecasted that, once aged, he will have terrible sight problems, too. Finally, living face to face with a machine will decrease our capacity to interconnect and communicate with other people. Kids are so absorbed by their smartphones that they can’t even notice what it is happening around them, forgetting about their friends and family. On the other side, it is necessary to highlight that taking the fair advantage from technology depends on our behaviour: exploiting tech accessories with wisdom could certainly ameliorate our lives but we should be careful not making their usage an addiction. In this sense, it is crucial to educate the new generations on the dangers coming from this new sector, making them develop critical sense with respect to it. In conclusion, following the traditional ways of disentangling hitches and complications of our everyday life will definitely boost our problem solving and communication skills. Our brains are like engines, if we don’t oil them they will rust.
  6. Hi! I would GREATLY appreciate if someone would mind critiquing my Issue Task writing below. This is my first attempt at one. After reading it over myself, I do realize that more detailed examples would help to support the argument. However, I had a difficult time thinking of one that wouldn't be able to be argued that it's a generalization. Ex. Someone pursuing a medical or law degree for the sole reason that their family is encouraging them to (for obvious reasons of job security and pay). And using this as an example as someone being more likely to burnout or be unhappy with their career if they choose a field just because someone told them to and not because it is their passion. PROMPT: Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position. Education institutions have many duties, including helping to guide student. However, dissuading a student based upon what other individuals think would be best for the student is not a responsibility educational institutions should care. While going through the educational process students are not only learning the content and material of the courses they are taking, but they are also learning about themselves. As they are doing this they are finding out their passions and where they would like to hone in on their studies for ideally what will be the career of their dreams. To direct someone during this process based upon outside opinion and not based upon the students thoughts or passions of their own would be doing a disservice and could very well prevent a student from pursuing their passion. Another point educational institutions should consider is the variety of students within the institution. Not every student is at the same point of deciding what they want to pursue as a future career. Just as that varies, so do student’s motivations to do well. Some enjoy doing what comes easy to them. There are other types of individuals out there that enjoy doing something for the sole reason that it is a challenge. We’ve all heard of the type. When someone is told that they cannot do something, it only drives them even more to do it. However, as important as self-guidance is, I do agree that there should be some balance between self guidance and outside guidance. Being critiqued and given other points of perspectives of one’s self is always helpful, whether or not it seriously be taken into consideration or not. In the end though, I feel that it should ultimately be up to the student and what drives them and where their passion lies. If you think about yourself, what activity do you really enjoy? Now what drives you to actually do that activity, the fact that you yourself want to do it or the though that someone else wants you to do it? Guidance is always helpful but in the end, only the students themselves can truly know what field of study would be best for them to pursue. To go as far to dissuade an individual against a field they feel they might be passionate about would be a disservice done by the educational institution. Especially considering, they will be the ones actually doing it, not their mentors or teachers. Thank you so much!!!
  7. To understand the most important characteristics of a society, one must study its major cities. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Essay: 437 words, spelling is check The issue of whether or not studying the major cities of a country could be used for determining the key characteristics of the society of that country is a contentious one. While each side has its strengths and weaknesses, I believe that major cities of a society has the potential ability to clearly demonstrate the most important characteristics of that society, because in most cases, major cities are located in the centers of civilization of a society an can be a good representative. Furthermore, major cities fairly consist of different types of people, so that they have enough diversity to be used as the study case for determining a society's major characteristics. In addition, major cities are developed in different aspects from social values to industry. First and foremost, a common phenomena is that major cities of an specific country are located near the most important center of civilizations of that country. The examples for this point is Isfahan and Shiraz in Iran which are located in the center of civilizations of ancient Iran. As major centers of civilizations have played an important role in building a society's characteristics, undoubtedly, studying major cities could result in figuring out the characteristics of a society. Second, by enlarging a cities, many many people from different social categories (workers, engineers, managers, etc.) will be attracted to the city, making that city a bold diverse center of populations. In social studies, the more diverse the research sample is, the more reliable the result of the study will be. Therefore, studying major cities of a society is definitely the most reliable way toward identifying the characteristic of that specific society. Finally, as almost major cities are developed in different aspects, from industry and economics to religion and education, by deepening the study into below layers of a major city, one can realize acceptable values and key characteristics of a society. However, one may argue that because the villages and small towns in a society are fairly kept away from technology, they represent the pure culture and characteristics of a society more than large cities. This point is flawed, since the concentration of population in these days are in cities and especially in major cities. These concentrations of people are true representative for a society as their numbers overwhelm the amount of populations in villages and small towns. In conclusion, since major cities are shaped in the primary centers of civilizations and also, they consist of too different kinds of people as well as developing in various aspects, in my opinion, they can be the most important representative for characteristic of a society.
  8. TOPIC-A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Education is of utmost importance for any individual. In lieu of this, every nation should have a sound educational structure in place. A structure which takes into account the different characteristics of students. In general, no two students have the same learning capability or grasping power. Every student is unique in his own right. Hence, I disagree with the recommendation which requires all students to study under the same curriculum. Firstly, if the same curriculum has to be followed in every school, a common curriculum has to be developed which is neither too easy nor too difficult for students. Having an average level curriculum in place is detrimental to students who are at either extremes-the ones who are smarter and sharper than the average student will not be able to utilize their minds to the highest potential and the ones who are weaker than other students in academics will inevitably struggle to keep up with the rest of the class. Secondly, a common curriculum in place would mean that each student studies the same subjects. In this case, a country with a large diversity of culture and language, would stand to lose its diversity of language and culture, for all students would now study and learn the same subject, making the nation devoid of any cultural diversity among students. A country like India would suffer considerably, because it is known for its diverse culture and language among different states. Also, a standardized curriculum would mean that every school in every city will need to have the same infrastructure for such a proposal to be successful. However, in most developing countries there exists a huge gap among cities, in terms of the infrastructure, or the quality of teachers available. For instance, cities like New Delhi and Noida are close in terms of distance, but miles apart metaphorically. Further, there exists the problem of shelling out the same amount of fee for the curriculum. As the cities have significant differences in per capita incomes, it will be difficult for students of all cities to shell out the same amount of money as fees. Although there are a few benefits of implementing such an idea, such as same level for all students, no discrimination between students, and equal opportunities for all, I personally believe that such a model will find little success in most countries and hence it should not be implemented..
  9. Scandals are useful because they focus our attention on problems in ways that no speaker or reformer ever could. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which youagree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position,be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could beused to challenge your position. People in generalhave always been uncannily curious about all things gossipy and scandalous. Thepublic has little time to engage in convoluted issues that don't directlyaffect them. So major iniquitous incidents can often go unnoticed due to lack of significant publicpressure. In contrast scandals have a way to bring these inconspicuousdebauchery into the forefront of our lives and into the limelight in a way thatfew other system can rival. While skimming through the morning newspaperor while injecting our daily dose of television we often can't help but feel atouch of schadenfreude when we come across a scandal linked with a majorcorporation or that famous celebrity. Consider the case of the famous NFL starturned murderer O.J. Simpson that turned the whole United States on its head.When he was convicted of the murders in the 90s the whole of America couldn'tget enough of it. Every news outlet, every TV channel ran stories depicting thecurrent scenario then and everyone was captivated by the unfolding drama. Whatit did was bring age-old social issues like racism and the loop-holes of thecriminal justice system to the glare of publicity that no other case hassucceeded to do before. This case forever changed the way we see racism that nospeaker or reformer would hardly ever be able to and all of this was possiblebecause of a scandal. Moving on from theOJ Simpson case to a more recent unravelling when the FIFA was finally indictedof mass corruption after years of allegation was successfully proved to betrue. Prior to this development few were versed with the information on FIFA'smulti-million dollar syphoning of sponsor funding into off-shore bank accountswith the sole purpose of paying just for the apartments of some senior FIFAofficials' cats! Now it'd be hard to imagine without such sumptuous informationmany people even bothering to care about what was going on behind the scenes.That trivial little information brought to light the magnitude of corruptionsimply due to the sheer weirdness of the findings and a lot of people gotinterested. But ironically a lot of FIFA reformers such as Luis Figo andPlatini had been very vocal about these corruption long before the scandal, butfew paid any heed to them. Scandals, althoughcan influence issues and unearth hidden injustices which escape the public eye,can sometimes also bring innocent victims in their crosshair. Many celebritiesand top officials have fallen prey to the innate human nature to believe anythingthat is sufficiently repeated. On the otherhand Fake scandals can havedisastrous repercussions. Climate change denialism and Anti-vaccine scandalshave rocked the scientific community and many are worried about theirdeleterious effect on environment and the health sector respectively. Scandalssuch as these pose a great threat as they tap into the gullibility of theuninformed general. Famous speakers orreformers such as Carl Sagan has brought enormous scientific information intothe public domain while those such as Malala Yousufzai has opened our eyes tothe deplorable state of women in some developing countries. It is inaccurate to say that reformers and speakerslack the ability to focus our attention on oft overlooked problems because theycan. But it is just as true that scandals can propel extremely pertinent issuesinto public limelight fairly quickly too and shed light on age-old problems ina new light, and also because we cannot just get enough of scandals.
  10. Claim: When planning courses, educators should take into account the interests and suggestions of their students. Reason: Students are more motivated to learn when they are interested in what they are studying. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based. Students in classroom have always struggled learning some boring courses, however it's important for them to learn such courses to be successful in life. I believe that it is important for educators to develop courses with a strong view of the future job market and the field of study's needs, however they should also account for student's interests to shape the curriculum, but in a weaker manner. In one hand, proffesors know what is best for their students to thrive out there in the job market, so it is important for students to learn the courses even if they are boring. I can recall when I was a college students struggling in learning mathematics, I always thought they were simply the least useful course a geologist should know, however, later in life I appreciated the professor push on this topic since maths helped me a lot when starting to learn geophysics, subbject I'm developing now at work. So, experienced proffesors have years learning what has been more useful for them and this gives them the right to shape the curriculum of a department. In addition to the experience of the proffesors in the job market, I really consider the experience they can have as educators. Who better than them to know what is the trends of learning a student should follow. Sometimes, students are very excited to learn a new subject that seems really interesting, but, they are not aware that a step-by-step procedure should be followed to ensure a flawless learning. This was the case when in my department everybody wanted to learn sequence stratigraphy, but proffesor Lewis in a wise talk told us "first learn a really solid sedimentology, then you might learn S.E." In the other hand, educators should also listen to student's opinion of what they're intrested in. It is obvious that less than 100% of students will dedicate to industry, there is always a precentage who chooses to develope other types of job like "research" on specific fields. This students can show their interests, for example, in a geology major, imagine that the 10% of them want to develop research in Mars geology, so listening to them would help courses developers to focus more on sedimentology of deserts (Since mars's geology ressemble to deserts) to comply with students interest on these fields. In conclusion, educators that shape the curriculum of study should follow their experience they have had in the job market and their experience as proffesors to shape the curriculum of a major's department, but they should also listen to students who have the talent and desire to dedicate to other matters like research, since they are the future of the development of the X field they are studying.
  11. I know I need a little work in this area and I'd appreciate any feedback (and a grade) for my practice issue essay. Thank you in advance! Here's the question.... Claim: The emergence of the online “blogosphere” and social media has significantly weakened the quality of political discourse in the United States. Reason: When anyone can publish political opinions easily, standards for covering news and political topics will inevitably decline. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based. And my response... I disagree with both the claim and the reasoning. It is true that social media has become more popular recently and is widely used. It may also be true that the quality of political discourse in this country has declined. However, despite the potential correlation of the two trends, claiming that the former caused the latter would require a leap in logic. The recent introduction and quick spread of social media into US culture has brought about many changes in the way people interact. It is easier than ever to keep in contact with friends and acquaintances far away, and updating everyone on oneself is as easy as the click of a button. In the blogosphere, anyone can post about virtually any subject. Googling a subject will turn up a plethora of opinion pieces, news articles, and (usually) a Wikipedia article or two. The potential to reach such a large audience through online publishing has widened the political discourse, both how many people are vocal and what is being discussed). This abundance of available opinions and the ability of people to share with one another and 'spread the word' has brought about the age of viral posts and cybernetworks of social movements. The development of this was observable in the online activity that took place after Hurricane Katrina. A multitude of posts and reposts about the horribly lagging (and lacking) emergency response brought together a group of bloggers with similarly appalled reactions. After recognizing their common beliefs about an injustice, they organized a minor movement in order to take action and bring the issue to the general public's attention. Through social media, this group was able to influence local, as well as some national, news reports, and the issues related to our domestic disaster relief were addressed by the responsible government agencies. The blogosphere in this case did not weaken the quality of political discourse, but may in fact have exposed an issue that could have (and may actually have) just been quickly explained away or covered up without being dealt with appropriately. It has not been proven that there is actually a decline in quality of political discourse. One might argue that there is sometime higher quality and more socially conscious discussion than in the past. However, assuming there is a decline in quality, many different factors could have caused it. The quality, as well as the scope, of political discussion is influenced by factors such as increased globalization and international affairs/conflicts, the economic state of the US, and political leadership, to name a few. Although social media has had an undeniable effect on the lives of Americans, it is difficult to parse out the relationship between such common aspects of daily life as political climate and social media presence. Although it is true that social media can be used to spread ignorant or unfactual 'issues' which may in turn make their way into the political discussion (e.g. the spread of the anti-vaccine movement), there are just as many important ideas being spread through the same virtual world. It is most necessary in this age to develop the skill to discern the 'junk' posts from the important ones, so that the ideas worth spreading do, in fact, circulate through social media.
  12. Can someone please suggest me changes or correction in the following essay. I am not good in English but tries to write an issue essay Issue Essay Topic: As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate. Instruction: Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. Essay The present age is the age of technology. It is difficult to image the world without technology. Technology has become our part of life. But still a serious issue arises that whether technology has deteriorated the ability of human thinking for themselves or not. A question arises, who created the Technology and answer to this question is obviously humans created technology as majority humans have an ability to find various way to complete their tasks efficiently. Hence we cannot claim that technology has deteriorated thinking ability of humans. Humans have an ability to find various shortcuts to accomplish their work. They may complete their work using either by technology or manually. Using that technology they can overcome flaws in that technology and try to overcome it by various techniques. They are not bound to get struck in existing technology but try to invent new ones. Some works cannot be accomplished by technology. They may also require human interaction. Technology is completely event driven and the event are generated by humans. Taking an example of constructing a Building, First of all a blue print or a plan is developed using some computer applications. These applications generate plan based on user input not just on a button click. Users think over many circular issues for constructing a building and hence give instructions in the form of user input to these computer application and they get the plan as per there input and get it quickly and accurately which is much difficult while being generated by humans brain. As it is said technology also creates unlimited number of challenges as compared to manually created challenges. A Tennis player while practicing uses an automated machine which throws a ball in any direction which is unknown to the player randomly and for as many number of time. As the player face the ball in any direction he learns how to tackle the ball in actual match. But if the same technique is used by replacing machine with human, the player could know the direction of the ball and hence cannot develop much. Same is the case used in solving computer generate Riddles, quizzes and mathematical games which also develop ability of an individual to face the various sort of challenges. One of the most famous criticism that use of calculator decrease human ability to calculate simple mathematical problems. Yes, it does decrease the ability to solve simple calculations but our organizations restrict the use of calculator in schools which tend to make the students use their brain for calculating the mathematical problems. Also solving complex mathematical expression requires human interaction and till date no such tool is developed to tackle such complex expressions. Also there is a criticism that use of technology makes a person lazy. This argument makes no sense as it is mentioned in this passage human mind is always active and it finds various ways to sort out the difficulties. Now it is up to the individual to be lazy or not. We cannot blame technology as a question arises, before technologies invention there were no lazy people, well that’s the point which cannot prove technology makes a person lazy. It is impossible to stop the use of technology as it is a part of the life of an individual. The criticism will exist. Each and every thing as both sides, some good while some bad. If better side is taken into consideration, the ability of humans to think for themselves will not deteriorate.
  13. Title: The best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones. The idea of the topic is that failure should be overlooked and only success should be recognized . However, without failure, we will not learn from our mistakes, cannot handle stress and create innovative ideas. Praising positive actions do not lead to effective teaching. For example in a classroom, a teacher praising the student in only positive actions will make the student proud and self-centered. Sometimes it will also result in overconfidence of the student. This will be disastrous when she will face a difficult and will not be able to succeed. She will be devastated and will not to know how to pick up her pace. One perfect example of this situation is in the first years of a Graduate school. Most students in graduate school were already brilliant in their college and high school. Thus they were mostly praised immensely while their negative actions might have been ignored. This makes the student over confident and proud. Yet when she goes to graduate school, she no longer feels special because everyone is ingenious as her. However the same student can cope if her professors pointed her negative actions and praised her with the positive ones. If she had learned to recognize and accept her mistakes, then she would not feel overwhelmed. It is inevitable to recognize our mistake and learn from it. Learning from mistakes can only advance our ideas and help us in avoiding further mistakes. Making mistakes, learning from it and expanding ideas is the basis for all scientific fields. Thus it is important to recognize negative actions to handle difficult situations.
  14. Every individual in a society has a responsibility to obey just laws and to disobey and resist unjust laws. Write response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position. A cursory glance at the given statement leaves an appealing impression. There is no iota of doubt that just laws should be followed and the unjust ones need to be resisted. But the real problem arises when we wish to answer questions like : who will decide whether the law is just or unjust; what if the law is felt by some people as just and others perceive it as unjust; what if the resistance turns out to be too violent and leads to loss of many innocent lives ? I agree to the fact that extreme laws which ostracizes a section or tries to prove supremacy of one group over another needs to be resisted. But, at the same time, some laws are those which lie in the grey should be left at the discretion of government. First, resisting unjust laws is required for the change in society. Various civil wars are example of it. Civil war in America or Africa; French revolution; Protest against caste system in India and many such examples show that, for a better change resisting against unfair laws and practices is required. In all these examples a certain section of society was being oppressed by those who are influential or those who are in power. All these conflicts have made the laws more just and have brought harmony and equality in the society. While the above argument seems to be very convincing, there are cases where the resistance has given nothing but loss of life and property. Terrorism across the globe is an example of it. For example, there are some, who think that the laws in Kashmir, India are not just. Those perverted people start killing the innocent citizens of India to pressurize the government. This type of resistance has not only made the place virtually inhabitable but also, has resulted in decreased tourism there. And, hence such a resistance is definitely, condemnable. To sum up, I think that protesting against an unfair law is definitely not a bad thing to do, but it should always remain non-violent. Other people would also start to feel about it, if it is actually unjust. After all, all human beings want to live in a harmonious and just society.
  15. "The desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general welfare of the nation at large." Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading. Essay: Many a times selfish and avarice nature of corporate and cupidity of corporations is discussed and excoriated by human right and moral activists. I don't share that view point that the desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general welfare of the nation at large. Corporations have shaped the modern world and will continue to do so. While corporations do take measures to increase their profit and financial muscle, these actions do not affect the public in negative way significantly. Corporations emphasize on research to bring new products or to enhance the quality of existing products, which in turn will boost the sale of their products. People of the nation actually have a benign effect of this as they have better life quality. For example, a pharmaceutical company will introduce a new brand of medicine, which is more effective than its predecessor, to increase their sale, this in turn will be salubrious for people. These profits from increased sale provide money for future research. In addition, Entrepreneurs bring new ideas and change the way people live. We can look back in history for countless examples where a desire for financial welfare of an individual has made him capable to introduce something new and produce remarkable results. Not only that has gained him wealth, but completely refined the society. Corporations also give financial stability to the nation. These entities provide employment to public, which in turns enhances the living index of society. Again I would like to emphasize that corporations and their need for financial strength only do good for people and society.
  16. Hi, Please review my issue essay. Thank you. My issue topic is, Technology, while apparently aimed to simplify our lives, only makes our lives more complicated. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position. My essay : In the 21st century, where countries are just a google hangout away. It is safe to say technology paves the way for a simpler life. All it takes is a little effort as setting it up is no calk walk. Technology is an excellent enabler. Through the innumerable networking software and hardware at our disposal, technology helps enables worldwide collaboration. Professionals now work for virtual companies from the comforts of their homes, striking a perfect work-life balance. Besides, the global outreach of a common man too is ballooning. An American wedding planner can get a dress custom designed in Paris and meanwhile, get gift boxes manufactured in China. Scientific experts are speculating a human colony in mars in coming years. The innovations in automobile industries are making roads safer. Google has developed a prototype for the first ever autonomous car that requires most no human intervention. This leaves almost no room for human error, thereby decreases number of road accidents. Many companies like Tesla motors are building cars that use only electricity, drastically reducing pollution and saving energy. Healthcare has undergone major revamp thanks of advancements in the field of bio-medical engineering. The sensitive and accuracy of hospital tools help Doctors focus on diagnosis. It can be clearly agreed upon that technology helps focus on the more complex tasks and broaden the range of problems that can be solved. However, technology does destroy jobs that involve old practices like telegram. Besides, technological perks reduces the need for human interaction hence making people indolent. Also adoption of technology and its practice is no easy task. In the long run, technology helps make life easier.
  17. Group #1: Analysis of Issue The desire of corporations to maximize profits creates conflict with the general welfare of the nation at large Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading. ANSWER In this globalized world,It is a fact that business can survive only when it grows bigger and bigger ,else it will be overtaken by a rival.So automatically it will have conflicts with other companies.The competition pressures the company to resort to ulterior motives in order to increase the profits and thus beat the rival.The general public bear the brunt of the policies as the increased profits result from extra burden on the general public.Hence the welfare of the public takes a back seat and profit becomes the main motive. A Pharmaceutical company sold a health additive in the brand name of horlicks.Once it has a very good customer base and got a good following .The company reduced the quantity sold and increased the prices.this caused great hardships for the customer.Hoarding (Holding up supply until renumerative prices are offered)is another way of getting undue profits.Hoarding of onion caused so many problems ! for the people in India that a whole government was toppled for that single reason.This shows the extent to which large corporations are willing to lower their integrity in order to earn profits These type of marketing strategies are commonly used for increasing profits.The price rise is not due to inflation or any other external factor,the sole purpose being the greed for increasing profits and getting undue benefits from the sale of their products .This ultimately affects the general public as they have to pay more for no other reason than to satiate the greed of the corporations.This creates a direct conflict with the nation's interest at large. Looking at the methods employed by one corporations,the other corporation has to follow suit in order to stay in the competition on a long term basis.This is like a chain reaction where in the prices of a whole range of goods and services are likely to change because of a change in prices of one of the commodities.This may also lead to an in flation where people have to spend more for lesser goods.The basic design of a globalized business is in such a way that there has to be competition to ensure success.This competition is often unhealthy and the people are affected due to the schemes of the companies to increase profits and stay healthy in the race to be bigger and more profitable. Thus it can be clearly seen that the greed for maximizing profits is in direct conflict with the nations's interest
  18. Hi! Please evaluate my issue essay. Thanks in advance. Topic: Educators should take students' interest into account when planning the content of the courses they teach. Essay: My high school headmaster would always say the secret to motivating people is to talk about things that catch their attention and in a way that is most appealing to them. Clearly educators should consider the interests of students while building the content of their course. Interactive class is the birth place of great ideas. Students engage in lectures better if and only if the content matches with their interest. A science student whose goal is to do pragmatic research in applied physics cannot be stimulated by differential equation that governs the motion of bubble in boiling water. The professor decides to introduce more practical experiments during lectures, the response from this science student will be inundating. Not only a science student, an economics student made to tolerate myriad of graphs or a literature graduate interested in British history taught about contemporary classical novels and other such students would be put to sleep unless the content is engaging. Otherwise, it would not only be a waste to the student but also to the educator as he/she fails to inspire his/her student. It is very essential to inspire students. Inspired students become to be more collaborative and work seamlessly with the educators. As the response and engagement of students starts to build up, complex issues can be tackled. Inspiration leads to involvement which in turn leads to the next big idea or solution of a daunting problem. When content of courses taught are aligned with the interests of students, learning experience is more lasting too. Therefore content of the course taught should not be aberrant from the students' interest. However, a subject might be more important to lay foundation to perform interesting things and this subject might not directly fall under the most galvanizing course from students' perspective. The educator must also include such subjects so as to equip their students with better aptitude. To conclude, the perception of course by students is important. The content of courses should be built around the interests of students to motivate. Mountains can be climbed by the inspired. To read the zenith of a student's capability, the educators must motivate and inspire students.
  19. Hello all :) Here's my issue essay response of one of the mock test which I've been giving lately. Would be grateful if anyone could analyze it and provide some incisive feedback. :) The issue at hand: Company management should conduct routine monitoring of all employee e-mail correspondence. Such monitoring will reduce the waste of resources such as time and system capacity, as well as protect the company from lawsuits. Write a response in which you discuss your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position. My response: The given policy talks about conducting a routine monitoring of all employee e-mail correspondence. It further alleges that doing so will mitigate the waste of resources such as time and system capacity. The given policy seems to be pragmatic and I do believe that it should be implemented in almost all firms. Firstly, in any company, security is one of the most cardinal aspects to be careful about. Implementing the given policy will help the company avert from collusions of the employees with pariahs. It if my opinion that since the employees would be knowing that their e-mail correspondence is being monitored, they will not dare to engage themselves in any conspiracy against the company. This may help the company's board to develop a sense of fidelity inside them with regards to their employees. Secondly, the given policy claims to reduce the waste of resources. Now, I'm no raconteur but I would like to share an anecdote. One of my friends recently opened his firm named "Opine solutions". It basically is a marketing platform for various firms. Since it is a start up, he started employing stipend-free internships to various callow programmers. But after a month itself, my friend found out that his server had been hacked. He knew it was one of the interns, as he had taken most of the measures to prevent a DNS or similar attacks. He started enquiring and after three weeks, twenty days to be precise, he found out the intern who had colluded with his team to hack the server. And to my friend's utter shock, the hacker used to send the firms logs through the very e-mail provided to him by the firm, since the interns weren't allowed to use their personal e-mails. Now, adopting the stated policy would have helped my friend a lot of time as he could have directly peeped into the logs of the routing monitoring software to find out who was the fraud. Thus, I feel that the policy rightfully claims that a draft of resources will be saved by implementing the policy. Thus, in any firm, I believe that it is important to take measures to discourage charlatans from conspiring against the firm and the stated policy would just serve the purpose.
  20. I am taking the GRE in a week and just found out about this website. I would really appreciate it if someone could grade my issue essay. Thank you very much in advance! ************************************************************************** Issue Task : A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Write a response in which you explain the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position. In order to set a fair and uniform educational system in a state, a nation should reqire all of its students to study the same national curriculum. However, this curriculum does not necessarily have to be standardized up till the last years of high school and should allow for adjustments and enhancements when necessary. Setting standard national curriculum would ensure that there is less of a gap in the quality or level of academia given to students at public and private schools. Leaving the curriculum in the hands of each school would make discrepancies much higher and would create a social imbalance in the education of children from affluent families who can afford high level private instituations and less financially privileged children who attend less expensive schools. Furthermore, it makes it easier to compare student performance, IQs, and exam grades if all have been following the same curriculum. Looking even further into the future, a single curriculum would make college accpetance processes easier and more fair, as all applicants are compared based on the same eduacational background, discounting the inevitable difference in teacher qualification, school environment, and equipment. However, a single curriculum also has its downside. Setting the curriculum "in stone" risks creating an uber rigid system which does not allow for freedom of expression, experimentation, and innovation on behalf of both the teachers and the students. This in turn limits the potential to learn from current events and adapt to classroom situations or needed adjustments based on unplanned or unexpected events throughout the year. Moreover, a curriculum set by the nation, which usually implies the government, also riks having a system which is molded by a hidden political agenda, which again, may limit free thinking, analytical skills, and cognitive abilities. In order to have an effective educational system, it should be mandated that a national curriculum be followed as a guide and simultaneously allow for flexibility in assigning additional projects, assignments, or topics of discussion. Furthermore, a uniform curriculum should not necessarily be followed up until the students enter college. It may be more sensible to have a national curriculum from elementary to middle school, but have a less rigid academic system in high school once the students have a reached an age which allows for and requires more open teaching methods and autonomous research. Not only should the curriculum be more flexible, but it should also be drafted and written in cooperation between governmental entities, representatives from private schools and public schools, professionals with practical experience, and ideally even with the input of the students themselves. Setting a national curriculum to be followed by all schools in a certain country has its pros and cons. While it ensures fair and equal education to students of all socioeconomic levels, it also may be too rigid and prevent students from reaching their full creative potential. Finding a balance between a well-rounded curriculum which leaves room for tweaking creates a practical and effective academic system that benefits all of the students, teachers, and nation.
  21. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Claim: In any field—business, politics, education, government—those in power should step down after five years. Reason: The surest path to success for any enterprise is revitalization through new leadership Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim and the reason on which that claim is based. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The establishment of a leader gives the option to this leader to prove himself how competent is, in terms of handling responsibilities. But it is also advised that this position should be renewed once in a while. This is advice is given because there is someone else who can handle the situation in a better way, especially when we living in a world driven by constant change. Although this regime shouldn’t be necessarily every 5 years, it can be increased or decreased. It is well known of kings (and queens) who had reigned successfully throughout many years. However, this isn’t something that always happens. Some kings and queens had been too confident of their position, and that nobody could remove them from there. This confidence lead to show a lack of responsibilities in their duties. This is why democracy nowadays admonishes candidates in giving their best for accomplish goals and bring success if they get elected. Also, being in power for a long term can bring corruption. The persons in power, after several years can start to misuse their positions and execute dishonored actions. We have heard cases in which public money has been spent in luxuries or complete wastes in favor of some obscured organizations. The reelection of a new leader, can counterattack this corruption and bring in honest people who actually acts in favor of the organization is leading. It is true that the world we live in right now is in constant changes, leading to new discoveries and methods. A leader who has been in that position for over 10 years, it is probably not fully aware of all the current innovations that have been happening, as opposed a recent graduate. An IT engineer working at a company for the last 15 years, isn’t likely to have the current updates in technology of a student who just earned a master’s degree in computer engineering. The modern era of this world needs fresh and new minds more often than before. In sum, it is necessary a change in leadership to ensure new ideas and talents can bring the best and success to an organization.
  22. I have started my preparation for GRE recently. I am not good at writing essays. This is the first essay I composed in an attempt to practice AWA. Before that I read a few sample essays. The writing was timed and I took 30 minutes. I am not satisfied at all because I think the essay is of very poor quality. Actually as I was writing I was looking at the pc-clock frequently and becoming worried more and more by time, all the ideas I could think of evaded me. Would you please rate my essay and indicate the mistakes that I have made? Thanks in advance. Here is the essay: "As people rely more and more on technology to solve problems, the ability of humans to think for themselves will surely deteriorate." If we, the people rely more and more on technology, we can get more time and more innovative way to solve analytical problems as the technology opens new and efficient way of doing mechanical calculations and leaving us more time to think on critical problems. It does not deteriorate our thinking ability. Technological innovations such as scientific calculators and now a day the sophisticated computers with powerful processors have relieved people of doing simple calculations and sometimes of long, time consuming computations. The time that these technological advancements have saved for us , the human, is a great help to dig more into the critical analytical problems, thus helping solve these analytical problems fast and efficiently. For example, now I can spend more time on brainstorming on how to solve a certain NP-complete problem leaving the boring, long mathematical calculations involved in the problem to my computers processor. Again, technological advancements in vehicle industry have made our life easier by allowing us spend more time to solving problems in our office. Compare a rickshaw which is pulled by a human with an engine driven bus. I will get more time to prepare my lecture for my students, ponder on how to give my lecture more effectively if I ride by bus. On the other hand is i take a rickshaw on my way to office it would take more time on the way making me worried about my punctualiaty in attending office, letting the time to spend worrying rather than letting myself doing something effective in my daily life. On the other hand, there is no doubt that technological advancements have an other side that can be considered degenerative in some way. Think about the children who are in 5th or 6th grade. They may grow a habit of depending more on calculators available for them by their parents or siblings to do mathematical calculations and not doing exercise of brains. In such a tender age, it would have been better if they exercise their brains by doing complex calculation by themselves and not by some gadgets. So, as we can see technological advancements may have some bad bits, they are mostly helping us to apply our intellect and intelligence on more complex and innovative problems in a more effective way. They are not deteriorating our thinking ability in any way. Rather they are helping us to concentrate more on more innovative problems and letting the gadget do the non-analytical part of calculation. If we, the people rely more and more on technology, we can get more time and more innovative way to solve analytical problems as the technology opens new and efficient way of doing mechanical calculations and leaving us more time to think on critical problems. It does not deteriorate our thinking ability. Technological innovations such as scientific calculators and now a day the sophisticated computers with powerful processors have relieved people of doing simple calculations and sometimes of long, time consuming computations. The time that these technological advancements have saved for us , the human, is a great help to dig more into the critical analytical problems, thus helping solve these analytical problems fast and efficiently. For example, now I can spend more time on brainstorming on how to solve a certain NP-complete problem leaving the boring, long mathematical calculations involved in the problem to my computers processor. Again, technological advancements in vehicle industry have made our life easier by allowing us spend more time to solving problems in our office. Compare a rickshaw which is pulled by a human with an engine driven bus. I will get more time to prepare my lecture for my students, ponder on how to give my lecture more effectively if I ride by bus. On the other hand is i take a rickshaw on my way to office it would take more time on the way making me worried about my punctualiaty in attending office, letting the time to spend worrying rather than letting myself doing something effective in my daily life. On the other hand, there is no doubt that technological advancements have an other side that can be considered degenerative in some way. Think about the children who are in 5th or 6th grade. They may grow a habit of depending more on calculators available for them by their parents or siblings to do mathematical calculations and not doing exercise of brains. In such a tender age, it would have been better if they exercise their brains by doing complex calculation by themselves and not by some gadgets. So, as we can see technological advancements may have some bad bits, they are mostly helping us to apply our intellect and intelligence on more complex and innovative problems in a more effective way. They are not deteriorating our thinking ability in any way. Rather they are helping us to concentrate more on more innovative problems and letting the gadget do the non-analytical part of calculation.
  23. Hi, Here is one piece of my response to an ISSUE topic of the GRE revised test. Any comment is appreciated! Thanks very much! Topic: Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed. Instruction: Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position. RESPONSE: It is true that some people have spent many years studying in one area but they end up with failure. In light of this situation, some people claim that educational institutions, with the responsibility to lead students to success, should dissuade them from pursuing fields of such study. However, in my opinion, the responsibility of education is to cultivate students’ interests and develop their learning skills, not to dissuade them from pursuing certain studying subjects. As far as I am concerned, whether one could succeed in one area depends heavily on his interests and professional knowledge, both of which are gained at school. Thus, educational institutions are responsible for teaching professional knowledge and cultivating students’ interests. Suppose a school provides good teachers and sufficient studying resources. Usually, good teachers, instead of just telling knowledge, demonstrate conclusion to students, and inspire students. They also know how to elicit students' energy in learning. Then, educated by such good teachers, combined with good studying environments, students attending such a school have a great chance to develop their interests and enhance their learning skills. Eventually, motivated by great interests and equipped with solid professional knowledge, they are high likely to success in their studying fields. This is true in nearly all fields of study. Hence, to educational institutions, it is not a "persuading" or "dissuading" thing. Rather, it is a matter of “teaching” and "cultivating". In challenging my point of view, one might argue that students, with different personalities, may respond differently to the same teaching strategy. In other words, it is possible that even if the educational institutions provide students the best teachers and the most advanced educational equipments, there is still a possibility that they finally fail in these areas. I do agree that such cases exist. However, according to my observation, the main reason underlying these failures is that education institutions failed to curtailing teaching methods in accordance with students’ studying habits. Hence, it is still a question of “teaching” and “cultivating”, not ”persuading” or “dissuading”. In conclusion, educational institutions are responsible for teaching. If they fail, students pay the price. Therefore, we should focus our attention on the way we teach, not the study fields that students are pursuing.
  24. In any field of endeavor, it is impossible to make a significant contribution without first being strongly influenced by past achievements within that field. Creativity is the foundation of achievement in any field let it be arts, science, literature or economics. Innovative ideas give birth to new ideas and education contributes in turning those into reality. Ideas of any field are an extension or a step above the previous accomplishment but this doesn't necessarily always hold true. Sometimes deviations from the norms are essential to stand out from the crowd. Hence, i believe that strong influences from the past can be useful but not necessary. This belief is concluded from a lot of examples which have made historical achievements in a variety of fields. Lets begin with the latest example of 'Facebook' created by Mark Zuckerburg in 2006. This social network gained popularity by connecting almost 750 million people worldwide. Some might say that it is a modification of many other networks. But the key to its success have been its innovation and creativity. The new features and nascent ideas have flourished due to people's interest. Similarly, let's explore some other fields. Lets take media and the movie making scenario. Movies have been made since the last century and will still be made. James Cameron is the pioneer of movie making. He has earned a strong name by making Oscar award winner movies for the past three decades. But he has earned this name not because he was influenced by past movies rather because of his adventitious spirit and futuristic ideas. James Cameron made Terminator when special effects were not even as close as famous in the industry. But the movie and series proved to be a super hit and crossed all barriers of technical boundaries. He made Avatar with the 3D technology. This was the new technology and the most expensive one as well. But his intuition and spirit helped him in achieving a pioneer status of the movie industry once again. Though we can't explore examples from all fields in this essay but we can draw some generalizations on the basis of what we have explained. Every new achievement has to be something new, intuitive and innovative. It can be an extension of the past or a totally new invention. Therefore, i would restate that invention and influence can be a blend for achievement but invention alone can also certainly reach the zenith of accomplishment.
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