Competition for high grades seriously limits the quality of learning at all levels of education

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Competition for high grades seriously limits the quality of learning at all levels of education.

I don't agree with the statement that all competitions for higher grades harm the quality of learning. Although most of the time, students can't learn effectively when chasing higher scores, there are still a few scenarios that competitions help students to learn better.

When students focus on getting higher scores on tests, they are easily pay their attention to how to answer the questions right rather than understand the reason behind the answers. This deviates from the essence of learning and students barely learn anything. For example, most of the students in Taiwan need to take the same test to enroll in universities. The higher score a student gets in the test, the better college he can go to. Therefore, many students only focus on the techniques that help them get higher scores, such as memorizing a formula to calculate some equations efficiently without knowing how to derive the formula.

Also, since students compete with each other, they might be reluctant to teach and help others while one of the most important things to learn in schools is how to cooperate. For example, in Taiwan, many students that have good academic performance are in bad relationships with others because they are afraid of getting a worse grade than others. They think that teaching others would make others better and eventually make themselves to be in a subordinate position. Therefore, there are few discussion between them, which is really important for them to learn better.

Nevertheless, if the competition is well designed, it can surely boost the quality of learning. For example, if the competition is held between groups, students can learn to cooperate with their teammates while keep the motivation to beat other groups. For another example, if the scores are determined by writing a essay or preparing a presentation, students would need to focus on the core of the course instead of how to select the right answer in multiple choices.

To conclude, because most of the time, competitions for higher grades are focusing on the scores that students get on tests, the quality of learning would be undermined. However, if the competition is well designed, students can learn better since there is a motivation for them to beat the others.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, however, if, nevertheless, really, so, still, therefore, well, while, for example, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 19.5258426966 82% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.4196629213 81% => OK
Conjunction : 4.0 14.8657303371 27% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.3162921348 80% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 21.0 33.0505617978 64% => OK
Preposition: 56.0 58.6224719101 96% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1890.0 2235.4752809 85% => OK
No of words: 372.0 442.535393258 84% => More content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.08064516129 5.05705443957 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.39173103935 4.55969084622 96% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.70079295319 2.79657885939 97% => OK
Unique words: 177.0 215.323595506 82% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.475806451613 0.4932671777 96% => OK
syllable_count: 576.0 704.065955056 82% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 8.0 3.10617977528 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 20.2370786517 79% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 43.3443695882 60.3974514979 72% => OK
Chars per sentence: 118.125 118.986275619 99% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.25 23.4991977007 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.0 5.21951772744 115% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 8.0 7.80617977528 102% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.182029727391 0.243740707755 75% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0800784906251 0.0831039109588 96% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0739596657117 0.0758088955206 98% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.14108209631 0.150359130593 94% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0783993818605 0.0667264976115 117% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.1 14.1392134831 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.8420337079 116% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.1743820225 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.48 12.1639044944 103% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.75 8.38706741573 92% => OK
difficult_words: 70.0 100.480337079 70% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 11.8971910112 88% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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