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Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester studying in a foreign country.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the

Essay topics: Colleges and universities should require their students to spend at least one semester

studying in a foreign country.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the

recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and

supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the

recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape

your position.

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The speaker asserts that colleges and universities should require their students to study in a foreign country for at least one semester. From my perspective, it is true that learning in foreign countries can bring a myriad of benefits to the students, However, the statement is too extreme for claiming that the schools should require all their students to do so for a semester.

For starters, we shall admit that learning in other countries, where the culture may be diametrically different from the one in our country, is conducive to the development of student. It can help the students to absorb new knowledge in certain areas, which can stimulate their inspiration and offer new thinking methods which can enhance their understanding of the fields they study in. For example, the students who learn Chemistry or Biology may choose to participate in the exchange programme to America since the professional knowledge and the machines in the laboratory there are extremely advanced. Also, students who major Art can study in any region all over the world due to the fact that it is beneficial for them to appreciate and absorb various genres and acquire brand inspiration. Hence, the statement raises valid points for asserting that learning in a foreign country can really help students in some aspects.

However, we should avoid taking the statement to the extreme. Even though studying in foreign countries is beneficial, it is improper for the universities to require all their students to do so because it is unnecessary under certain circumstance. For instance, if the fields students learn in are based on the culture of the local country, such as studying the minorities in China, they do not need to go to a strange country to acquire knowledge since the objects they research on are all in the local countries. Even if they can use foreign theory to interpret the field, it is still of no sense for them to go to a foreign country. Hence, under this scenario, the suggestion is useless for some students and they should not be enforced to study aboard.

What’s more, the colleges should consider about the feasibility of this action exhaustively before they cursorily implement it. The financial and language factors should never be overlooked. First, will the students get financial support from the schools? It is entirely possible that the funds may be insufficient, so the colleges are not capable of affording the fee of this program for every student. Also, it is not realistic to ask the students to pay the fee by themselves since it may impose heavy burden on their families, especially those from impoverished families. Except that the funds are adequate to pay for the program, it is hasty to implement this suggestion. Moreover, the language is another obstacle. Not every student are able to master a foreign language in a short time, thus it may be so it may difficult for them to live overseas for a semester. Taking all of these possibilities into consideration, the feasibility of the statement is dubious.

Overall, it is true that learning aboard may be conducive to the students in certain areas. However, in most cases, it is not reasoning and feasible to enforce the students to study in foreign countries for a semester.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, first, hence, however, if, look, may, moreover, really, so, still, thus, as for, at least, for example, for instance, such as, in most cases, it is true

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 28.0 19.5258426966 143% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 23.0 12.4196629213 185% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 14.8657303371 61% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 11.3162921348 124% => OK
Pronoun: 50.0 33.0505617978 151% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 76.0 58.6224719101 130% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 12.9106741573 116% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2737.0 2235.4752809 122% => OK
No of words: 546.0 442.535393258 123% => OK
Chars per words: 5.01282051282 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.83390555256 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.83375477235 2.79657885939 101% => OK
Unique words: 238.0 215.323595506 111% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.435897435897 0.4932671777 88% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 849.6 704.065955056 121% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 6.24550561798 192% => OK
Article: 9.0 4.99550561798 180% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 58.1291177373 60.3974514979 96% => OK
Chars per sentence: 119.0 118.986275619 100% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.7391304348 23.4991977007 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.86956521739 5.21951772744 132% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 10.0 5.13820224719 195% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
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Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.244079244438 0.243740707755 100% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0787846343543 0.0831039109588 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0735187626828 0.0758088955206 97% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.160988213558 0.150359130593 107% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0578510382727 0.0667264976115 87% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.0 14.1392134831 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 48.13 48.8420337079 99% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.1743820225 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.07 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.36 8.38706741573 100% => OK
difficult_words: 124.0 100.480337079 123% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 11.8971910112 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.7820224719 119% => OK
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Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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