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The best way to teach is to praise positive actions and ignore negative ones.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 su

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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.

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The statement here argues on the principle of teaching and its nature. It advocates in favor of teaching where it is best to only acknowledge and appreciate the qualities and positive actions of the student, while the weaknesses and short-comings should be ignored. This will definitely ensure that the student knows and can boast about his strengths and would not know anything about his weaknesses.

Is this the correct way of teaching ? In my opinion, definitely NOT. If a student does not know anything about his weaknesses, how would he improve himself ? As it is said - “Mistakes and failures are the doors to success”. But if a learner is not made aware of his mistakes, and allowed to live in his own bubble of what he is good at, there is no way he can do better. He would definitely develop a false sense of superiority, and a presumption that he is the best. But this ignorance both from the teacher and himself will do more bad than good.

To explain this, I would like to give a retrospective example of my own. Back in primary school, I had a pathetic handwriting, something that everyone aspire to be good at, even in this digital age. Nonetheless, there was no way I could have become better in that, had my dad not criticized my every single piece of writing. That criticism discouraged me in beginning, but eventually was best motivation to improve my weakness. Not to mention, here I am, with my handwriting counted among best of the lot.

The example illustrates the power of criticism. Once an Indian Poet Kabir Das truly said - “Make your critics your best friend”. Now I realize why is it so. One who derides and belittle your work, initially does demotivate the very spirit from inside, and make us feel inferior. But subsequently, it becomes the best source of encouragement, that exhorts the spirit to put all the energy and getting rid of those weaknesses and improving over it.

Furthermore, the best way is still not the very opposite i.e. only criticism and not even geniune appreciation. A good teacher will try to maintain a true balance of the two. Acknowledging strengths of the student that will help him improve it even more and at times, reminding him of what he is lacking using constructive criticism that will motivate him to work on those short-comings.

In conclusion, I want to say Missile man of India Late APJ Abdul Kalam, had not become the greatest scientist in the history of India, if he were not criticised badly by his own father on how dull he is Mathematics. Hence, life is the path for improvement given that the teacher instead of ignoring the negativity in the student, attempts to make him realize it and help him work on it become successful.

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Discourse Markers used:
['but', 'furthermore', 'hence', 'if', 'nonetheless', 'so', 'still', 'while', 'in conclusion', 'in my opinion']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.190740740741 0.240241500013 79% => OK
Verbs: 0.166666666667 0.157235817809 106% => OK
Adjectives: 0.0592592592593 0.0880659088768 67% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0703703703704 0.0497285424764 142% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0888888888889 0.0444667217837 200% => Less pronouns wanted. Try not to use 'you, I, they, he...' as the subject of a sentence
Prepositions: 0.103703703704 0.12292977631 84% => OK
Participles: 0.0351851851852 0.0406280797675 87% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.89121641669 2.79330140395 104% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0240740740741 0.030933414821 78% => OK
Particles: 0.0 0.0016655270985 0% => OK
Determiners: 0.0907407407407 0.0997080785238 91% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0240740740741 0.0249443105267 97% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.0185185185185 0.0148568991511 125% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2732.0 2732.02544248 100% => OK
No of words: 478.0 452.878318584 106% => OK
Chars per words: 5.71548117155 6.0361032391 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.67581127817 4.58838876751 102% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.292887029289 0.366273622748 80% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.251046025105 0.280924506359 89% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.169456066946 0.200843997647 84% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.123430962343 0.132149295362 93% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.89121641669 2.79330140395 104% => OK
Unique words: 249.0 219.290929204 114% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.520920502092 0.48968727796 106% => OK
Word variations: 61.3995392213 55.4138127331 111% => OK
How many sentences: 26.0 20.6194690265 126% => OK
Sentence length: 18.3846153846 23.380412469 79% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.6099807727 59.4972553346 92% => OK
Chars per sentence: 105.076923077 141.124799967 74% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.3846153846 23.380412469 79% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.384615384615 0.674092028746 57% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.94800884956 121% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.21349557522 38% => OK
Readability: 43.4892178951 51.4728631049 84% => OK
Elegance: 1.01136363636 1.64882698954 61% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.369378473742 0.391690518653 94% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.0869919654166 0.123202303941 71% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0645297032784 0.077325440228 83% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.490849113452 0.547984918172 90% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.163496032576 0.149214159877 110% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.137929599042 0.161403998019 85% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0780188097902 0.0892212321368 87% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.29878048597 0.385218514788 78% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.110485815335 0.0692045440612 160% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.250987914431 0.275328986314 91% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0495629641211 0.0653680567796 76% => The ideas may be duplicated in paragraphs.

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 10.4325221239 153% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 8.0 5.30420353982 151% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.88274336283 41% => OK
Positive topic words: 7.0 7.22455752212 97% => OK
Negative topic words: 1.0 3.66592920354 27% => More negative topic words wanted.
Neutral topic words: 0.0 2.70907079646 0% => More neutral topic words wanted.
Total topic words: 8.0 13.5995575221 59% => OK
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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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