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.
In our society a student’s intelligence and knowledge is mostly judged through his academic achievements and grades. So in order to get good grades sense of competition is induced among students from the beginning to encourage them. I agree with the statement that if sole goal of education is to get good grades then it effects the quality of education and learning.
I believe that grades should not be only criteria of student's knowledge. Good grades can be achieved by cramming the course and not getting the logical and deep knowledge of concept. If student spends a lot of time in learning and memorizing everything in the textbooks and less time in actually understanding the concepts, and their practical implementation he will definitely get good grades but not practical knowledge. For example to get good grades in literature subjects students tend to memorize essays and answers. Of course memorized essays get more marks than the ones written by students themselves because of its quality. So for board examinations parents and teachers encourage students to memorize things in order to get good grades and get admission in some good college and university. They have to do this because of the competition for college and university admissions. This limits their creativity and critical thinking ability.
Now talking about the university education which purely train its students for practical industrial knowledge, even there the bookish examination has more weightage. Students gets better opportunity of interview calls from industries if they have high grades in studies which forces the students to compete with their class fellows and stay in top 10% of class. So students tend to spend more time in reading and memorizing new concepts and less time in doing the project work and labs. Although it has less weightage and more importance. So in order to get good grades and stay in top of class, students focus less on lab work which is the best way to get hands on experience. Similarly some subjects especially the ones not related directly to degree, also takes a lot of time of students.
Apart from academic knowledge learning other skills like socialization, cooperation, participation in extracurricular activities is also part of education. If students spends a lot of time in academic education than no time will be left for extracurricular activities which are also important for personality development and are also part of education of all levels.
Some people might argue that grades are important for practical life and inducing sense of competition is the best way to motivate the students. If they do well in life and focus solely on studies today, than getting a financially stable life is highly probable. This is true but if we keep on educating our children with this mindset than we will only be producing quantity instead of quality individuals.
In short good criteria are not the sole representative of person's knowledge. The competition to achieve these grades for a financially successful life forces an individual to spend more time on learning and memorizing more and more concepts instead of spending time to get in depth knowledge. This effects the production of quality individuals who are experts of their fields.
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...s the production of quality individuals who are experts of their fields.
Discourse Markers used:
['actually', 'also', 'but', 'if', 'similarly', 'so', 'then', 'well', 'apart from', 'for example', 'in short', 'of course', 'talking about']
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.295575221239 0.240241500013 123% => OK
Verbs: 0.145132743363 0.157235817809 92% => OK
Adjectives: 0.0884955752212 0.0880659088768 100% => OK
Adverbs: 0.058407079646 0.0497285424764 117% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0371681415929 0.0444667217837 84% => OK
Prepositions: 0.150442477876 0.12292977631 122% => OK
Participles: 0.0371681415929 0.0406280797675 91% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.92731159018 2.79330140395 105% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0300884955752 0.030933414821 97% => OK
Particles: 0.0 0.0016655270985 0% => OK
Determiners: 0.0672566371681 0.0997080785238 67% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0106194690265 0.0249443105267 43% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.00884955752212 0.0148568991511 60% => OK
Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 3273.0 2732.02544248 120% => OK
No of words: 532.0 452.878318584 117% => OK
Chars per words: 6.1522556391 6.0361032391 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.80261649409 4.58838876751 105% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.374060150376 0.366273622748 102% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.31015037594 0.280924506359 110% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.236842105263 0.200843997647 118% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.157894736842 0.132149295362 119% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.92731159018 2.79330140395 105% => OK
Unique words: 234.0 219.290929204 107% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.43984962406 0.48968727796 90% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
Word variations: 51.0408743032 55.4138127331 92% => OK
How many sentences: 25.0 20.6194690265 121% => OK
Sentence length: 21.28 23.380412469 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 47.848527668 59.4972553346 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 130.92 141.124799967 93% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.28 23.380412469 91% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.52 0.674092028746 77% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.94800884956 121% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.21349557522 58% => OK
Readability: 52.295037594 51.4728631049 102% => OK
Elegance: 2.00735294118 1.64882698954 122% => OK
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.397069803949 0.391690518653 101% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.119097322342 0.123202303941 97% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.073304173039 0.077325440228 95% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.52525313015 0.547984918172 96% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.149827358573 0.149214159877 100% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.154903337265 0.161403998019 96% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0746102605473 0.0892212321368 84% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.355566223194 0.385218514788 92% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.157240803656 0.0692045440612 227% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.262712444368 0.275328986314 95% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0583892479207 0.0653680567796 89% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 17.0 10.4325221239 163% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 5.30420353982 19% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.88274336283 143% => OK
Positive topic words: 16.0 7.22455752212 221% => OK
Negative topic words: 1.0 3.66592920354 27% => More negative topic words wanted.
Neutral topic words: 5.0 2.70907079646 185% => OK
Total topic words: 22.0 13.5995575221 162% => OK
Rates: 79.17 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.75 Out of 6
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