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Should creative artists be free to express their ideas?
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July 23, 2012
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Hey, Enda, I had another try today before I see ur comments, still long sentence, so sorry about that. Frankly, I am satisfied with this essay although it may not so good. Thx

 

Creative artists should always be given the freedom to express their own ideas (in words, pictures, music or film) in whichever way they wish. There should be no government restrictions on what they do.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this opinion?   Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.


At the present age, as the technology developing rapidly, creative artists tend to have increasingly enormous approaches to deliver their sentiments, such as via film, music and pictures etc. Whether they should expressing their idea freely and allodially has evoked widespread argumentation among the general public.

Some individuals hold the idea that creative artists should have the right to express freely, namely without any barriers. Doubtlessly, the world tends to be incrementally close which thanks to the internet. Everything could be conveyed immediately and thoroughly through it regardless of when and what the information we required; therefore, even if the creative artists are forbidden by the authorities to express their own opinion via various media (e.g. websites, pictures, videos etc.), individuals could achieve the truth as well. In this regard, governments would be better to encourage that expressing freely rather than prohibit. In addition, be it celebrities or citizens, free expression is the fundamental right of the humanity. We are living in a democratically equal rather than conservatively feudal society, thus interfering the freedom of expressing is undoubtedly inhumane. Furthermore, the intention of speaking candidly is similar compare to brand storming which would enhance the capacity of solving questions. Frequently, creative artists are influential, if they convey opinions in their works; it would produce tremendous influences to the society and impose the authorities to revise their politics which are not working smoothly.

On the other side, others disagree with the viewpoint that giving the power to the artists is right. Specifically, some artists perhaps accept bribes from some intelligence agents who demand them to deliver unreal opinions in their works in order to misleading the citizens. Admittedly, this phenomenon can be existed to some extent while the majority of citizens have the ability to distinguish the accuracy of it. Cheating residents is not as easy as several decades age due to the literacy of the individuals.

To conclude, although some shortcomings exist if giving the right of convey freely to the creative artists, it has more positive impact. For instance, satisfying the demand of citizens and improving the efficiency of governments. Hence, I am totally support the idea of first group.

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No. of sentences 20
No. of words 362
No. of complex words 66
Percent of complex words 18.23%
Average words per sentence 18.10
Average syllables per word 1.67

Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease 47.1
Flesch Kincaid Grade Level 11.2
Gunning Fog Score 14.5
SMOG Index 10.5
Coleman Liau Index 16.1
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Average syllables per word 1.67

July 26, 2012
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David - don't be satisfied!

Thanks for this essay. As you said, it’s still much too long, at 362 words, and the sentences are very long.

Write no more than 300 words, and try, try, try to get the average sentence length down to between 12 and 15 words. Every time you hit 20 words, alarm bells should starting ringing, and definitely try to avoid sentences longer than 25 words. Add a handful of short sentences.

In fact, for this essay, I will focus on shortening and simplifying only!

Shorten/Simplify

You wrote:

At the present age, as the technology developing rapidly, creative artists tend to have increasingly enormous approaches to deliver their sentiments, such as via film, music and pictures etc. (29 words)

Here's one suggested rewrite:

Today, [with the growth in technology] artists have many new ways to create film, music, pictures and other artforms.  (14 words/19 words)

However, this opening sentence seems to be about technology and artists. Keep to the topic! Go straight to the topic. Where is your opinion or information about restrictions or freedom?

Whether they should expressing their idea freely and allodially has evoked widespread argumentation among the general public.

I’ve no idea what 'allodially' means.

The last part of the sentence is overused, and is generally untrue in any case. Most people don’t care about artists or what they do. Most people could barely name a single living artist. Avoid this structure, or make it fresh.

Where’s your thesis sentence? What is the poor reader going to learn in 362 words?

Here’s a more relevant introduction.

With technology, artists today are able to reach huge audiences. But does this increased market for their ideas mean unlimited freedom of expression or more responsibility? In this essay, I will explain why I think artists should be able to work without restrictions.  (43 words, 3 sentences, average 14.7 words per sentence)

Paragraph Two

Paragraph Two is far too long. If you are using a four-paragraph layout, put the side you agree with last in the body:

  • Intro
  • Other people’s opinion
  • My opinon/side
  • Conclusion

Make the two body paragraphs similar in length. 

Shorten/Simplify

You wrote:

Some individuals hold the idea that creative artists should have the right to express freely, namely without any barriers. (19 words)

Here’s one possible rewrite:

Some individuals believe that creative artists have the right to express themselves without barriers. (14 words)

You wrote:

Doubtlessly, the world tends to be incrementallyclose which thanks to the internet. (13 words)

Here’s one possible rewrite:

  • The world is getting smaller, thanks to the internet. (9 words)
  • The internet has made the world smaller. (7 words)

Don’t use ‘tend to be’ in any more essays. It tends to be weak and ineffective and it tends to undermine your arguments. You’ve already used it twice, and we are only in Paragraph Two.

You wrote a 49-word monster:

Everything could be conveyed immediately and thoroughly through it regardless of when and what the information we required; therefore, even if the creative artists are forbidden by the authorities to express their own opinion via various media (e.g. websites, pictures, videos etc.), individuals could achieve the truth as well.

Here's a possible rewrite:

Despite government control, users can find anything they want on the internet. This freedom is a godsend for artists.  (19 words, two sentences, average 9.5 words per sentence.)

You wrote:

We are living in a democratically equal rather than conservatively feudal society, thus interfering the freedom of expressing is undoubtedly inhumane. (21 words)

Here’s one possible rewrite:

Most of us live in democratic societies where freedom of expression is guaranteed. (13 words).   OR
Freedom of expression is guaranteed in most democracies.  (8 words)

You wrote:

Furthermore, the intention of speaking candidly is similar compare to brand storming which would enhance the capacity of solving questions. (20 words)

 

Just as brainstorming helps to solve questions, being able to speak openly helps to build a better society.  (18 words)

You wrote a 33-word monster:

Frequently, creative artists are influential, if they convey opinions in their works; it would produce tremendous influences to the society and impose the authorities to revise their politics which are not working smoothly.

Don’t use complicated punctuation. Full stops and commas are plenty, thanks.

Here’s one possible rewrite:

Creative artists can influence society, encourage authorities to revise policies, or even cause political change. (15 words)

You wrote:

Specifically, some artists perhaps accept bribes from some intelligence agents who demand them to deliver unreal opinions in their works in order to misleading the citizens. (26 words)

Don’t start so many sentences with adverbs and phrases ('Frequently,' 'specifically,' 'moreover,' 'admittedly,' 'undoubtedly,' etc). One or two per paragraph is fine. Have a look at the official descriptors for IELTS Task 2 Writing (public version) here, under “overuse of cohesive devices” in Coherence and Cohesion.

Here’s one possible rewrite:

Some artists accept money to deliver government propaganda. (8 words)

 You wrote:

Admittedly, this phenomenon can be existed to some extent while the majority of citizens have the ability to distinguish the accuracy of it. (23 words)

No. More. Adverbs. At. The. Start. Of. Sentences. Here's one rewrite:

Most people today, however, can see through propaganda.  (8 words)

Conclusion
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For instance, satisfying the demand of citizens and improving the efficiency of governments. Hence, I am totally support the idea of first group.

The first sentence is not a sentence. It’s a fragment. Read more about Fragments or Comma Splices.  The last sentence makes the reader go back…. and back…. and back. What group? The first group? Where?

Never make the reader go back. The reader is a goldfish, and your job is to guide him or her forward to the end. Do not make the reader think, and do not use words like “the first group” or “latter” or “respectively” or “former.”

Here’s one possible rewrite of your entire conclusion

There will always some tensions when people express themselves freely. However I believe encouraging the public to think and keeping governments in check more than compensates for a few arguments. I hope that artists continue to provoke us and make us look at life differently.

Before your exam, practice writing and rewriting and editing sentences until you pare them down to bleeding stumps. There should be no fat, no extra words, no fluffiness, no 'tend to be,' no complicated punctuation. Add a couple of links in each paragraph. Write only 300 words. You'll be fine. Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway

Don't worry about short sentences making your writing look simple. Ernest Hemingway, famous for his short, unfussy style, rewrote the last page of his novel "A Farewell to Arms" thirty-nine times before he was satisfied. He then won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954.

Simple to understand, however, does not mean simple to write.  

July 26, 2012
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Hey, Enda, I get your meaning, I ll rewrite this essay and paste it here, thanks for your all advices. Apparently, I need more practice and more attention. However, I found my speed of writing was slow this morning. I took approximately 1 hour to finish my part 2. I am not familiar with this writing style, so I need take time to contemlate each sentence carefully.

July 27, 2012
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Hi,Enda. I noticed you gave your suggestion about the layout of the body paragraph.

If you are using a four-paragraph layout, put the side you agree with last in the body:

  • Intro
  • Other people’s opinion
  • My opinon/side
  • Conclusion

Make the two body paragraphs similar in length.

While my teacher told me to put the side i agree with first in the body, then give the opposite side. Thanks for your advice, but i want to know the reason for this kind of layout, and what will this kind layout benefit the essay. Because i will take my first IELTS test on 11th August, it's quite soon,so i need to decide what will i do in the test.

Thank you very much.

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July 28, 2012
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Hey, Victor,

 

I guess the meaning of Enda is if u want to write one side, use this form. If u want to discuss both two sides, use ur form.

 

Perhaps my article was use most place to narrate positive side.

 

Wish u will achieve a good result in Ielts. Come on!

July 28, 2012
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Hey,David,

 

Thanks for your expalanation ,i got it .

I will try my best to take it.

July 28, 2012
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Creative artists should always be given the freedom to express their own ideas (in words, pictures, music or film) in whichever way they wish. There should be no government restrictions on what they do.


Today, technology helps artists approach audiences directly. However, the giant influence led to the attentions of the authorities. Whether expressing freely should be restricted has call fierce discussion. In this essay, I will discuss different opinions in two groups, and give my own perspective.

Some individuals believe that artists have the right to express themselves without barriers. People are getting close, thanks to the internet. Despite the limitation of government, citizens are still able to find the truth from the internet. This freedom is a godsend for artists. Expressing free is better than prohibiting, in this regard. In addition, be it celebrities or citizens, free expression is the fundamental right of the humanity. Doubtlessly, it is inhumane to interfere free speaking in democratic societies. Just as brainstorming helps to solve questions, being able to deliver openly assists to build a better society is another reason. Artists are influential, who are able to encourage authorities to revise policies.

On the other side, others disagree with the viewpoint that giving the power to the artists is right. Some artists accept money to propagate unreal information. Misleading the citizens is the repercussion of this phenomenon. Most people today, however, can see through propaganda. In the second place, the opinion of artists is not always correct. Each people have different ideas. By that I mean, artists cannot represent citizens in terms of opinion. Governments could implement their policies in less time is also significant. World is changing fast; therefore, authorities need have the capacity to response it immediately.

To conclude, there are both for and against free expression by artists. Nonetheless, I think that encouraging the public to think and keeping governments in check more than compensates for a few arguments. I hope that artists continue to provoke us and make us look at life differently.

When I rewriting the essay I just copy some sentences coz it's really good. I can't figure out another way to replace it. My skill is limited. I hope my rewrite is much better. But when I see the evaluation of my grade level, it's really hurts me. I don't know whether the grade high is good or lousy.

Thanks again.

Text Statistics

  • Flesch Kincaid Reading Ease 53.7 
  • Flesch Kincaid Grade Level 8.8 
  • Gunning Fog Score 12.9 
  • SMOG Index 9.1 
  • Coleman Liau Index 15.4 
  • Automated Readability Index 9.6 
  • No. of sentences 25 
  • No. of words 302 
  • No. of complex words 61 
  • Percent of complex words 20.20% 
  • Average words per sentence 12.08 
  • Average syllables per word 1.67
August 7, 2012
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hi davidlee, i made some rivision:

in para 1

Today, technologies help artists approach audiences directly. However, the giant influence led to the attentions of the authorities. Whether expressing freely should be restricted has call fierce discussion. In this essay, I will discuss different opinions in two groups, and give my own perspective.

I don’t think you begin your discussion from “technology” is a good choice. I rewrite: we live in the freest time in human history. Therefore, artists possess the highest probability to express their thoughts, vision and wishes freely. But someone worried about this unconstrained way for artistic creation.

in para2

Some individuals believe that artists have the right to express themselves without barriers (interventions).

People are getting closely, thanks to the internet. Despite the limitation of government, citizens are still able to find the truth from the internet.   this sentense doesn't relate to topic

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