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Posted at: Wed Jun 2 02:58:16 2004 (GMT)
|From: reader_regular||Reply 2 of 7||Reply || View replies (1)
|Subject: My views|
To say that one nation is comparitively better as compared to another nation
only based on the artistic and scientific accomplishments is a misguided
conception of the bigger picture.
A nation is an amalgamation of various achievements of society including
arts, science and economic prowness. Without one the other cannot sustain
long term growth and improvement of a nation. Take for example the Nazi
Germany, scientific achievements made by the Nazi's during the years
1930-1945 surpasses some of the greatest achievements of all times. Yet
since these achievment where not in the context of furthering prosperity and
progress, the nation fell to the alies. Had the motivation of the scientific
achivements been for the betterment of the Germany society, in both artisitc
and economic speheres, Germany would have been a different nation today.
On the contrary, it’s the economic success which will provide the
resources and support needed to bring out creativity and discovery in the
citizens of the nation. Can a painter or sculptor surive only on his
artistic achievment in a nation where earning minimum wage is a challenge?
Well the obvious answere is no, the scultpor will be forced to comprimise
his talent and earn a living by other means since the citizens of the nation
do not have the capacity to pay for his creativity.
Another example which comes to mind is India. India is said to have one of
the most competent scientific minds; along with the fact that India is the
backyard of various cultures rich in artistic expressions. Yet the nation
has been at the fringe of Global development till the late 1990's, when it
opened its market to the global community, and over the years has seen
spectacular economic growth.
Hence, all elements have to be taken under consideration for evaluating the
value of a nation. Growth and development in only one sphere would not
provide long term sustainence for the society and hence for the nation.
Posted at: Fri Aug 25 01:39:43 2006 (GMT)
|From: jonnysnakes||Reply 3 of 7||Reply |
|Subject: Re: My views|
Out of curiosity, what was your AWA score on the GMAT? I don't see this
essay getting a 6.
I've taken the GMAT several times in my quest to score an 800. I haven't
reached that goal yet, but I'm almost there. In any case, I've gotten a 6.0
on my AWA every time, and guess what folks, its not that hard. But it seems
as though some people here are missing the bigger picture and instead are
attempting to create a literary masterpiece or demonstrate their mastery of
penmanship. And I see the same people scoring 4.5 or below every GMAT test
Don't be creative!!!! Be concise, insightful, and BALANCED.
The questions they are asking are relatively straightforward, and you are
expected to create an ARGUMENT for or against an idea. The human reader
will spend only 2 minutes reading your essay, so the more creative you get,
the longer it'll take him to understand your point. And after reading 100
essays in the last 4 hours with 200 more to go, how do you think he'll
reward you for making him take the extra three minutes and grasp your
literary genius and "bask" in your creativity?
I hope you get my drift...
Start your essays by saying:
I agree with the statement... or I disagree with the statement. Yes, its
simple, and not original. Rather, very plain and boring. But guess what,
you're trying to convey a point, not make the New York Times. I've used the
same intro for each of my essays, and getting a 6.0 has never been easier.
Also, explore arguments contrary to the position you are taking, and how
they may "seem" correct. Then refute those arguments with evidence or
annecdotes. If you only argue one viewpoint, your argument will lack
balance, and it'll convey to the reader that you lack true analytical
skills. You are going to business school, and business leaders need to be
analytical -- which means considering ALL alternatives. Address the
alternatives contrary to your own, then negate them. Do this, and the 6.0
Guys, getting a 6.0 on your AWA is VERY EASY. Trust me, I've spent
literally less than 15 minutes on each essay, and have gotten a perfect
score EVERY TIME.
Remember, don't be creative or attempt to WOW the readers with your literary
style. This is a 30 minute essay. You aren't expected to create a
masterpiece, and the human reader, who by now has probably read over a
hundred other essays in a 3 hour period, isn't prepared to decipher the
works of the next Shakespear either.
Be concise. Keep it simple, and DON'T BE CREATIVE. Save the creativity for
your applications!!! Good luck on getting that perfect score!
> To say that one nation is comparitively better as compared to another
> nation only based on the artistic and scientific accomplishments is a
> misguided conception of the bigger picture.
> A nation is an amalgamation of various achievements of society including
> arts, science and economic prowness. Without one the other cannot sustain
> long term growth and improvement of a nation. Take for example the Nazi
> Germany, scientific achievements made by the Nazi's during the years
> 1930-1945 surpasses some of the greatest achievements of all times. Yet
> since these achievment where not in the context of furthering prosperity
> and progress, the nation fell to the alies. Had the motivation of the
> scientific achivements been for the betterment of the Germany society, in
> both artisitc and economic speheres, Germany would have been a different
> nation today.
> On the contrary, it’s the economic success which will provide the
> resources and support needed to bring out creativity and discovery in the
> citizens of the nation. Can a painter or sculptor surive only on his
> artistic achievment in a nation where earning minimum wage is a
> challenge? Well the obvious answere is no, the scultpor will be forced to
> comprimise his talent and earn a living by other means since the citizens
> of the nation do not have the capacity to pay for his creativity.
> Another example which comes to mind is India. India is said to have one
> of the most competent scientific minds; along with the fact that India is
> the backyard of various cultures rich in artistic expressions. Yet the
> nation has been at the fringe of Global development till the late 1990's,
> when it opened its market to the global community, and over the years has
> seen spectacular economic growth.
> Hence, all elements have to be taken under consideration for evaluating
> the value of a nation. Growth and development in only one sphere would
> not provide long term sustainence for the society and hence for the
Posted at: Mon Oct 2 02:57:00 2006 (GMT)
|From: debashish||Reply 4 of 7||Reply |
|Subject: Re: Analysis of Issue Essay Topic 7 - value of nation measured by scientific &|
I disagree with the statement above. Art and science are important to a
country but business is even more important. There has to be a balance in
these to maintain a healthy society.
Art plays an important role in society. It gives freedom to thought process
of individuals. It is the focal point of society. If we scan the history we
can guess the state of society by judging the art of that era. Art is
nothing but creativity and every society should nurture it. A country, where
there is not much encouragement to art, is definitely missing a lot in terms
of healthy society. Art can be diverse in terms of manifestation and taste.
Performing art entertain people and visual art give new prospective to the
way we look the world. World and society always looks different from
artist’s eye. Literature can keep us glued to reality at one end and
elevate us to the zenith of imagination at other. The power of art can never
Science is the building block of society. In day-to-day life we apply
science knowingly or unknowingly at every step. Anything we touch is an
application of science. From humble bulb in our houses to the car we drive
to office everything is driven by science. Without proper scientific
research we can’t survive in future. Cutting edge medical research has
kept us fit and healthy. Research in molecular biology has opened up new
vistas for us. Space science is being applied to day-to-day life to make it
more comfortable. We can’t just tick-off the importance of scientific
progress to the progress of a nation.
Well, we can’t ignore business progress as well. Art and science has to
deliver value at the end of the day in some way and there comes business.
Converting an idea to a viable business is in itself an art. Research in any
field consumes time and resource. The incubation period can to be very high.
A simple medicine takes years to travel from laboratory to chemist’s shop.
And to keep these researches viable we need money and it comes from
business. Without proper funding art and science might not be able to
survive for long. Economic progress is very vital to society. Unless general
public is properly fed and looked after, creativity is difficult to come. In
desperation human can rub another human, but can’t write a master piece.
The best example in this direction is USA. It has been the breeding ground
for art for many decades. It’s the breeding ground for science as well.
Every year, majority of Noble prize winners in the field of science are from
USA. Most of these scientists belong to universities which are funded by
government or private companies. Art is highly visible in USA and it has
been possible because of government support and funding. In almost all the
cities across US, we can find score of museums, art houses etcetera. And
there is no doubt that US is numero-uno in business. It’s the wealthiest
country. Government funding actually comes from general public and business
in the form of tax. Without a sustaining economy government or private body
can’t support the art and science.
So to summarize it, art and science are important to country beyond any
doubt. But at the same time economic progress is even more important as it
supports the art and scientific endeavors.
Posted at: Tue Jul 24 00:32:02 2007 (GMT)
|From: pandeys||Reply 5 of 7||Reply |
|Subject: A nation should be valued primarily on the basis of its artistic and scientific|
I disagree with the statement that a nation should be valued primarily
on the basis of its artistic and scientific progress rather than business
and economic progress.
In my opinion the term “value of a nation" refers to the ability of a
nation to safeguard its citizens and provide them equal and equitable
opportunities for development while ensuring a certain standard of living.
In this perspective it is business and economic progress of a country which
is more important than artistic and scientific progress.
History tells us that cultural and scientific progress takes place only in
stable and economically developed societies. For example, most of the
scientific innovations have taken place in economically developed nations.
I agree that scientific and cultural progress is important for a nation.
For, scientific progress catalyses, and sometimes revolutionizes, the
economic development. But the experience of third worlds countries in using
the technology shows that a minimum level of economic progress is
prerequisite for using technology.
Also, there is no point in creating art masterpieces if half of the
population of a nation is suffering from poverty and hunger. It is only
meaningful if a nation provides a basic standard of living.
Posted at: Wed Aug 8 03:02:03 2007 (GMT)
|From: sibojyoti||Reply 6 of 7||Reply |
|Subject: Please review|
A nation should be valued primarily on the basis of its artistic and
scientific accomplishments rather than its business and economic progress.
Discuss whether you agree or disagree (partially or totally) with the view
expressed providing reasons and examples.
Many people feel that art and science form the identity of a state. To some
exent its true but at the same time bussiness and economc prowess shapes a
nation. It would be rather fit to draw synonym with a paiting which is
incomplete with only the skeches its complete when colours are filled to it
which lends to it vividity. Thus both are sides of the same coin it just a
matter of perception as to which one plays a more vital role.
Art and science are basically a parameter for the ingenuity of a work.Famous
guys like Leonardo Da Vinci ,Galileo, Edison , Raphel and Michael Angelo ,to
name a few ,were pioneers in their own field. They revolutionised the
thinking of their people with their work of art. Artistic and scientific
accomplishments like these trasfrom a nation in term of intellectual
At the same time a nation cant survive on intellectual brilliance alone.
Infact more than intellectual aura ,a nation is more concenred about its
people being well fed. For this to happen a country needs to have a thriving
economy. A person cant be an intellectual superstar if he sleeps half fed.
In the nutshell both factors go hand in hand.
A country void of bussiness activities cant grow on its scientific and
artistic platform .Its for a simple reason because anarchy prevails in such
regions and art and culture needs a stable bed to survive. There are
exception to these rules though (Rennaisance in Europe which brought
significant development in science and art during those black day) but these
exception dont make rules.
Thus when a nation is evaluated it should be on both front:artistic and
economic. A automobile for example runs when it Engine as well as it wheels
are in order.We cant judge a car by the performance of its Engine or its
wheels alone. The very same logic applies to a nation as well.
Posted at: Wed Apr 30 09:26:26 2008 (GMT)
|From: exhale||Reply 7 of 7||Reply |
|Subject: Art & Science Vs Business|
I disagree with the statement and strongly that the value of a nation is
gauged through its business & commerce. Business creates wealth & employment
for the nation, It is the lifeblood of the nation. Nations with strong
business are far more developed & prosperous than countries with weak
business cultures. Business also creates strong brands which gain global
popularity. Often these brands are synonymous with the countries of their
origin. For example, what Toyota & Sony are identified as a Japanese brand,
Ford & Kellogs are identified as American. All these super brands have
bought immense value for its nations. Although one can argue that arts &
sciences have contributed to the success of these brands, it is most
pertinent that it is the patronage of these corporations which allowed for
Artistic or scientific pursuits definitely bring value to the society but
its importance in the national context is far outweighed by the value
generated by business.
I would like to the the example of Dell Corporation, which has leveraged
Science in the form of IT , to become a leading company in the world. Dell
has bought computers to people at very affordable prices. This has added a
lot of value to the society & the nation. One could argue that it the
processors & the Rams which have done so, but left to their own devices in
someone's garage, they would've been quite useless. It was the quest for
wealth, that made Michael Dell to sell them & make a business empire out of
it, which today employs thousands of people.
Arts & sciences are very important in the growth of a nation. They are the
milestones of human civilization, however business is civilizations
lifeblood & is of far greater importance.
Posted at: Sat Aug 9 08:35:21 2008 (GMT)
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