5.Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position,

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5.Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

Knowledge accumulated around the civilization is now converging. A lot of universities required students to take courses that are different from their majors. In my personal perspective, I think it is extremely important to ask people to take other courses besides their field of study since many fields now have shared knowledge accross them, or on field borrowing knowledge from another. By taking the courses other than their majors will help people open their mind, and improve their critical thinking ability, and will also help the student determine whether the major is suitable for their future.

First of all, being able to take some courses that was not required by their major will developed the student's abilities of thinking from different respects. For example, plastic surgeons are encouraging to taking psychology classes for providing better caring for their patients. There are a lot of patients want to improve their outlook not because they need to. they are just don't have enough self-confidence. if the doctors are able to notice the reason that the patients need the surgery is more psychology than physically, he might be able to provide a better treatment for his patients.

Other than the reason above, taking different classes will improve students' critical thinking abilities. Though the university student is considered to be a matured human being, there are a myriad of things that they should learn before stepping into the world of corporations- or academia for that matter. The students may have not developed these basic skills in their primary and secondary education. In such a situation, it would be undesirable for the semi matured student to be highly specified in a field, who lacks general skills to thrive in the industry. For example, an engineering student, who have followed a stream of education heavily focusing on pure math and science, may not cover the fundamentals of management and soft skills needed to the level that the contemporary industry expect from a potential employee. In such a situation, requiring the student to follow key management courses would help the student to initiate and harness those skills. Here, "requiring" the student is important because the student may not know the importance due to lack of industry exposure.

Some people may argue that no courses should be required unless such courses are beneficia for students’ future jobs. In fact, many course outside one’s discipline can be helpful for students’ career development. Writing-intensive courses in history and philosophy, for example, can help business students to sharpen their writing skills, which are essential for effective communication in any jobs they may take. As there are more and more gray areas being created between seemingly incompatible fields of studies, knowledge on other courses from significantly different to one's field of study would improve the chances of success of the student in his/her profession. On the other hand, it is rather short-sighted to focus on the direct benefits for jobs that students may gain from courses. After all, universities are not merely vocational training schools. Students should be encouraged to pursue goals that are not career-oriented. In conclusion, it is important to give student an opportunity to try different classes and help students to find their favorite classes.

In the modern world flexibility is a key factor. Variety of course modules, aside from their field of study would help students achieve this advantages. Therefore, I believe that requiring students to take courses outside their fields is beneficial for their academic studies as well as their career development.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: The verb 'will' requires the base form of the verb: 'develop'
Suggestion: develop
...at was not required by their major will developed the students abilities of thinking from...
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Message: Possible spelling mistake found
Suggestion: don't
...not because they need to. they are just dont have enough self-confidence. if the doc...
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Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
Suggestion: If
... just dont have enough self-confidence. if the doctors are able to notice the reas...
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Line 9, column 191, Rule ID: THERE_RE_MANY[3]
Message: Possible agreement error. Did you mean 'myriads'?
Suggestion: myriads
...o be a matured human being, there are a myriad of things that they should learn before...
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Message: Did you mean 'one's'?
Suggestion: one's
...courses from significantly different to ones field of study would improve the chance...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, first, if, look, may, second, so, therefore, well, after all, for example, i think, in conclusion, in fact, of course, as well as, first of all, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 32.0 19.5258426966 164% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 22.0 12.4196629213 177% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 14.8657303371 74% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 11.3162921348 115% => OK
Pronoun: 45.0 33.0505617978 136% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 76.0 58.6224719101 130% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 12.9106741573 108% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3146.0 2235.4752809 141% => OK
No of words: 585.0 442.535393258 132% => OK
Chars per words: 5.37777777778 5.05705443957 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.9180050066 4.55969084622 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94091821154 2.79657885939 105% => OK
Unique words: 273.0 215.323595506 127% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.466666666667 0.4932671777 95% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 971.1 704.065955056 138% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 6.24550561798 112% => OK
Article: 4.0 4.99550561798 80% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 10.0 4.38483146067 228% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 27.0 20.2370786517 133% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 59.8331241327 60.3974514979 99% => OK
Chars per sentence: 116.518518519 118.986275619 98% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.6666666667 23.4991977007 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.55555555556 5.21951772744 126% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 5.0 7.80617977528 64% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 18.0 10.2758426966 175% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.217310143845 0.243740707755 89% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.074760791206 0.0831039109588 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0521334860022 0.0758088955206 69% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.141536772208 0.150359130593 94% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0472472502094 0.0667264976115 71% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.7 14.1392134831 104% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 41.7 48.8420337079 85% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.7 12.1743820225 104% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.92 12.1639044944 114% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.27 8.38706741573 99% => OK
difficult_words: 133.0 100.480337079 132% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 11.8971910112 92% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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