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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 your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and sup

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 your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position.

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Studying in a foreign country at least a semester is an appealing and realistic recommendation for university student. Whether we should enact it as a mandatory option for all of them depends on how students consider such opportunity. Will they exclusively focus on their own study or would they be willing to assume a cultural ambassador role for their own country?

To start off, if we want to expand students' both academic and non-academic experience, we should encourage them to undertake this chance to learn aboard, but should not force it as a compulsory one. Not all of students are well suited to study aboard. Assimilating into a foreign country requires a comprehensive understanding of the target culture. It is unlikely to archive without proficient language skill sets. However, acquiring a proficient language to have little difficulty with communicating, both academically and in daily life, is a really time-consuming process. Thus, it make such option exclusively available for those adroit with target language. For example, while a English major students with fluent language would enjoy a learning chance in a English-speaking country, a Japanese major student with insufficient English skills, who is a Japanese, would feel dejected when forcing to study in a English-speaking country. Actually, he/she could conspicuously get a better study in his/her own country. Therefore, such opportunity could become detrimental rather than helpful for his/her further enhancement in his/her own major.

Furthermore, when it comes to whether to require every student to enjoy such opportunity equally, the issue becomes more complex and needs more thoroughful consideration. Firstly, it is very expensive to live and study in a foreign country. Even if the government could assume such expense, it will be still infeasible to guarantee every student to have such opportunity. More important, student exchange programs are designed for the hope that students from different countries could contribute to a cross cultural communication. Such contribution heavily depends on whether students could have a comprehensive understanding of the most valuable characteristics of their own country and whether they could convey and express in a friendly and explicit way. Moreover, students selected should have a intense passion for various cultures and an appreciation for multiculturalism. Therefore, colleges and universities should adapt a selection method that only guarantees the elite students who could sufficiently epitomize their country to have such chance. As a result, these elite students could reflect their country's culture during communication and play as a cultural bridge between different countries. However, if we indiscriminately provide such chance to every student, their unbalanced and inadequate capacities would jeopardize our initial goal of cultural communication.

While cross cultural communication is beneficial for students' experience, not only does such communication result from exchange program, but it could also be archived by introduction of foreign teachers into students' home country. This approach could have an obvious advantage, especially when students could not afford the expense of learning aboard. Therefore, it might be a better solution for the developing country, which suffers a financial quandary.

In summary, no matter how students perceive such program, they should be asked whether they are willing to do so, as well as whether they are capable of doing so. Moreover, to serve the multicultural communication purpose, we should also guarantee the selected candidates could fully embody their own country. Besides, if other options emerges, which could overshadow the one proposed in the argument in term of financial factors, we should better adapt the former one.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
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Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 19.5258426966 77% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 28.0 12.4196629213 225% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 15.0 14.8657303371 101% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.3162921348 80% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 45.0 33.0505617978 136% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 58.0 58.6224719101 99% => OK
Nominalization: 18.0 12.9106741573 139% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3268.0 2235.4752809 146% => OK
No of words: 578.0 442.535393258 131% => OK
Chars per words: 5.65397923875 5.05705443957 112% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.90322654589 4.55969084622 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.19254926054 2.79657885939 114% => OK
Unique words: 281.0 215.323595506 131% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.48615916955 0.4932671777 99% => OK
syllable_count: 1022.4 704.065955056 145% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.59117977528 113% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 13.0 6.24550561798 208% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 9.0 3.10617977528 290% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 27.0 20.2370786517 133% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 51.9103638116 60.3974514979 86% => OK
Chars per sentence: 121.037037037 118.986275619 102% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.4074074074 23.4991977007 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.0 5.21951772744 134% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 8.0 7.80617977528 102% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 20.0 10.2758426966 195% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.83258426966 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.190100971865 0.243740707755 78% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0632454225626 0.0831039109588 76% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0469064151214 0.0758088955206 62% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.125236536369 0.150359130593 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0333427479343 0.0667264976115 50% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.9 14.1392134831 112% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 33.24 48.8420337079 68% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.1743820225 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.49 12.1639044944 127% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.13 8.38706741573 109% => OK
difficult_words: 163.0 100.480337079 162% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.0 11.8971910112 101% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => 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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