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Neighbors are the people who live near us. In our opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer.

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Neighbors are the people who live near us. In our opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer. We human beings are social animals by nature; social interaction, intimacy, and companionship play noteworthy roles in our lives. No matter where we live, countryside district or downtown city, it is virtually inevitable for us human beings to be always encircled by the people who are the residents of contiguous apartments or houses. Since these "neighbors" are the very people who inhabit right next door and also who live in the closest proximity, they affect our lives tremendously. Therefore, in my opinion, in order to have peaceful lives, it is expected that an agreeable neighbor is tranquil, respectful and trustworthy. ...read more.

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This was also a huge dilemma for my parents too, since their golden slumbers were disturbed by his action. Undoubtedly, I would never want my neighbor to create such sound pollution at night. Furthermore, respect is one of the most essential qualities that a good neighbor must have. Since we live in such a close distance, our neighbors can know about each other's lives. However, neighbors should respect our privacy and not tell everyone else things that will invade our privacy. For example, a wife and a husband had a big dispute in the nighttime; they quarreled and bawled at each other piercingly. Next day, a wife and a husband were ridiculed to apprehend that the entire neighborhood knows about yesterday's affair because their closest neighbor gossiped all around the neighborhood, revealing every single detail of what happened yesterday. ...read more.

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In short, these kinds of helping are practically unfeasible without having reliance and trust in each other. In conclusion, I personally believe that even though it is not always easy, it is a neighbor's must-do-duty to endeavor to concern and heed each other's lives so that all of us live serenely. Firstly, a good neighbor should never produce a disrupting noise pollution. Secondly, a good neighbor should never divulge any really personal aspects of our lives even though he/she is tempted to do so. Thirdly, a reliable and dependable neighbor will enhance the quality of our lives by fulfilling our needs in case of abrupt, urgent situation. If only our neighbors meet these three significant characteristics of a good neighbor, it is certain that our daily lives will be replete with peaceful times and events. ...read more.

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A thoughtful and well structured essay which makes good use of topic sentences and examples to highlight statements. Although the student generally displays a wide vocabulary there are places where the vocabulary is poorly selected and therefore the meaning of the sentence is difficult to follow. Likewise the writing in overly ornate in places.

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This essay is a very good example of a top grade essay. The task is set to test the candidate's ability to argue what features a good neighbour must possess. These features are recognised early on in the strong introduction, ...

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This essay is a very good example of a top grade essay. The task is set to test the candidate's ability to argue what features a good neighbour must possess. These features are recognised early on in the strong introduction, which nicely welcomes the examiner and prepares them for the following argument. These features are then explicitly referred to and elaborated upon with either personal anecdotes and/or scenarios which are perfectly justifiable and valid, each suiting itself to setting a real-life example of why the candidate believes such a quality to be important in a neighbour. The essay is very succinct, constantly referring back to the question proposed, and is rounded of well with a good conclusion that summarises the topics raised in the main argument.

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The Level of Argument in this candidate's answer is of a very high standard. The candidate opts to choose a more exotic array of written techniques like personal anecdotes or realistic scenarios in order to validate their beliefs about what makes a good neighbour. That isn't to say that a few examples of rhetoric and more linguistic devices wouldn't go amiss, but what is written here is an ample amount that helps the candidate convey their personal ideas about a good neighbour with a well-reasoned argument to stop the essay from spiralling into a long string of unjustified comments, which is what can happen to answers like these if they are not properly supported with anecdotes and reasoning.

Quality of writing

The Quality of Written Communication is very good. Though the candidate does little to vary from a fairly simplistic sentences syntax, their accuracy in written expression is excellent. There is no cause for concern with regards to spelling, grammar or punctuation, as all are nicely kept in check throughout the answer.


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