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.
Competition is a healthy thing given the 'dose' is limited. Unfortunately, in our present world the concept of healthy competition is so obscure that many students instead of understanding the concepts in their curriculum start memorizing them and thus defeat the purpose of education. So, I am in agreement with the prompt's suggestion that competition for obtaining higher marks or grades is circumscribing the quality of learning or education. There are many reasons for the same but here I will be manifesting two reasons to prove my point.
First of all, the sense of being the student with the highest grade in the class is making some students rote learners. But what is rote learning? Rote learning is defined as memorizing something by repeating it several times, most of the times without knowing its meaning. This enables the individual to keep that particular concept in mind for a short time only. It maybe good for the examinations as the student is able to replicate the studies in the exam paper but fails to remember anything in the long run. Moreover, this type of study producing students with well filled minds as opposed to the well formed minds which is the aim of education.
Secondly, with an eager mindset of procuring the highest grades, many students study only that part of the curriculum that yields the highest compensation in examination. Thus, they skip many other important and interesting facts provided in the book that may not be in their syllabus or may not yield more marks. Furthermore, the loss of this seemingly irrelevant content fails them in the other area where they me be applicable. For example, a student may skip the concept of momentum in Physics because no question from it is asked in the examination, but the same concept is applicable in other areas in Physics itself. Since the student does not know anything about momentum, it will present to him or her a myriad of difficulties in his or her studies. This example clearly shows how some students can blithely ignore some important fundamental concepts in any subject which is important for them in other areas.
However, some may present the counter argument that higher grades are necessary for admission in good institutions but how good a student with feeble fundamental concepts would do in college is any one's guess. Therefore, my argument that competition for higher grades is anything but beneficent for learning stands true.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 316, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'prompts'' or 'prompt's'?
Suggestion: prompts'; prompt's
...ucation. So, I am in agreement with the prompts suggestion that competition for obtaini...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, furthermore, however, if, may, moreover, second, secondly, so, therefore, thus, well, for example, first of all
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.5258426966 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 12.4196629213 64% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 14.8657303371 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 35.0 33.0505617978 106% => OK
Preposition: 50.0 58.6224719101 85% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 12.9106741573 116% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2038.0 2235.4752809 91% => OK
No of words: 408.0 442.535393258 92% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.99509803922 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.49433085973 4.55969084622 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.77043194403 2.79657885939 99% => OK
Unique words: 210.0 215.323595506 98% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.514705882353 0.4932671777 104% => OK
syllable_count: 631.8 704.065955056 90% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 18.0 20.2370786517 89% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 48.4028873743 60.3974514979 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 113.222222222 118.986275619 95% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.6666666667 23.4991977007 96% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.83333333333 5.21951772744 131% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 10.2758426966 78% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
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: 0.156709143443 0.243740707755 64% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0549803098397 0.0831039109588 66% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0503275760832 0.0758088955206 66% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.110188215104 0.150359130593 73% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0420796544269 0.0667264976115 63% => OK
automated_readability_index: 13.5 14.1392134831 95% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 57.61 48.8420337079 118% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.7 12.1743820225 88% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.02 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.09 8.38706741573 96% => OK
difficult_words: 87.0 100.480337079 87% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.0 11.8971910112 101% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 11.2143820225 96% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:
para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.
Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.