5. Competition for high grades seriously limits the quality of learning at all levels of education.
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.
The true purpose of education is to help an individual learn more about the things necessary for his survival. Earlier, people used to teach their kids about hunting and the natural herbs which could cure illnesses. As the society matured, specializations came into view and so did the grading systems. As the population increased, more and more individuals started studying the same set of subjects and the governments came up with a system to rank the students according to their acumen. This inhibited learning as the education system solely revolved around getting good grades. Therefore, I agree with the author’s claim to some extent.
In order to achieve more, the parents and the teachers put pressure on the kids to perform better, as a result of which the child loses interest in learning new things and only focus on grade centric study. This undermines the purpose of education, as in a real life scenario mugging up the subjects doesn’t help you. One needs to be able to apply those concepts in the actual world for which an in depth understanding is necessary. Be it engineering or medical science or even humanities, it is only possible to enjoy the subjects if you are not anxious about the grades and the result.
On the other hand, the grading system cannot be rendered completely useless, as in some cases putting pressure can help a child perform exponentially better. It helps a child understand the concepts in more depth and at a faster speed. Competing for awards and grades can push a student to an extent that he wasn’t capable of before. But the above statement does not state a general scenario since in most cases it works in the opposite direction. Competing for marks takes the fun out of learning and limits the quality of education as the students are only concerned about knowing what is in their curriculum and nothing beyond that.
In my opinion, if one is stress free, the grasping power and the interest in learning increases immensely, and that can help you in later life as you will be able to recall it. Therefore, there is a need to reduce the focus on grades and marks and divert attention to learning. Practically, the grading system cannot be scraped but that should be treated as the second priority. It is very important to appreciate every single child and not let him lose confidence based on the grading system. Only then will education and learning help him in the long run.
Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 533, Rule ID: AFFORD_VB
Message: This verb is used with the infinitive: 'to help'
Suggestion: to help
.... Only then will education and learning help him in the long run.
Discourse Markers used:
['but', 'if', 'second', 'so', 'then', 'therefore', 'as a result', 'in most cases', 'in my opinion', 'in some cases', 'on the other hand']
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.229759299781 0.240241500013 96% => OK
Verbs: 0.155361050328 0.157235817809 99% => OK
Adjectives: 0.0765864332604 0.0880659088768 87% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0568927789934 0.0497285424764 114% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0415754923414 0.0444667217837 93% => OK
Prepositions: 0.122538293217 0.12292977631 100% => OK
Participles: 0.0415754923414 0.0406280797675 102% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.60278391861 2.79330140395 93% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0328227571116 0.030933414821 106% => OK
Particles: 0.00437636761488 0.0016655270985 263% => OK
Determiners: 0.122538293217 0.0997080785238 123% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.019693654267 0.0249443105267 79% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.00875273522976 0.0148568991511 59% => OK
Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 2437.0 2732.02544248 89% => OK
No of words: 420.0 452.878318584 93% => OK
Chars per words: 5.80238095238 6.0361032391 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.52701905584 4.58838876751 99% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.335714285714 0.366273622748 92% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.264285714286 0.280924506359 94% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.17619047619 0.200843997647 88% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.102380952381 0.132149295362 77% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.60278391861 2.79330140395 93% => OK
Unique words: 221.0 219.290929204 101% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.52619047619 0.48968727796 107% => OK
Word variations: 59.790856989 55.4138127331 108% => OK
How many sentences: 20.0 20.6194690265 97% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.380412469 90% => OK
Sentence length SD: 41.4577797283 59.4972553346 70% => OK
Chars per sentence: 121.85 141.124799967 86% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.0 23.380412469 90% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.55 0.674092028746 82% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.94800884956 81% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.21349557522 19% => OK
Readability: 47.4285714286 51.4728631049 92% => OK
Elegance: 1.55172413793 1.64882698954 94% => OK
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.50127606688 0.391690518653 128% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.0741318268967 0.123202303941 60% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0447027236675 0.077325440228 58% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.528983758282 0.547984918172 97% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.113920568296 0.149214159877 76% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.201930096669 0.161403998019 125% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0667455545592 0.0892212321368 75% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.524183109972 0.385218514788 136% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0164794297933 0.0692045440612 24% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.377103222347 0.275328986314 137% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.049775503558 0.0653680567796 76% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 10.4325221239 134% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 5.30420353982 19% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.88274336283 102% => OK
Positive topic words: 11.0 7.22455752212 152% => OK
Negative topic words: 1.0 3.66592920354 27% => More negative topic words wanted.
Neutral topic words: 2.0 2.70907079646 74% => OK
Total topic words: 14.0 13.5995575221 103% => OK
Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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