Formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free 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 su

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Formal education tends to restrain our minds and spirits rather than set them free.
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.

There have been several debates regarding the connections between education and creativity. Some people believe that it is necessary to be formally educated on a subject before one can be creative at it, while others believe that formal education is a limiting factor to creativity. The prompt looks into this contention and argues that formal education tends to restrict people’s minds instead of setting them free. I mostly disagree with this claim for two reasons which I will elucidate below. However, I do concede that there are situations where formal education tends to pose restrictions on human minds.
To being, formal education in the real sense is incomplete without the inclusion of activities like experimentation and projects, all of which foster creativity. Most people tend to attribute ‘formal education’ to a term that only means going to school and sitting in a class to receive lectures. However, the main definition of formal education may be incomplete without incorporating the aspects of research and experimentation. For instance, before someone can be granted an award for completing a formal degree in any discipline, he or she must have carried out a project. This condition is imposed so as to ensure that the core essence of formal education is up-holded. Students must be able to apply and think independently, rather than in the shackles of the classroom lectures, about the things they can do about all concepts they have learnt in their program. By doing this, formal education indeed liberates students in their thinking abilities, rather than restrict people’s minds as the prompt suggests.
Secondly, formal education gives the best structure for students, and helps to prepare them in the best way possible for future success. Formal education, in most cases, gives structure to students on how to go about different tasks in their field. Although it is possible for an uneducated person in field to also succeed, it might require extra efforts and such person might be at a higher risk of doing things wrongly since the underlying formal procedures on the subject is not known. In essence, formal education helps to prepare people for tasks ahead by presenting possible scenarios that might be encountered after studies. With these activities, students can think radically after school, and apply these events to new things they come across in the future.
Admittedly, formal education does not necessarily guarantee creativity, and tend to restrict people’s mind in some cases. For instance, there are conditions whereby teachers allow their students to reproduce exactly what they are being taught in the class directly in an exam without changing any words. This might restrain students who have new ideas about a topic and hinder innovation in such field.
To conclude, formal education does not restrain students mind because amongst the activities involved to complete a formal degree, there are several activities that tend to increase creativity and set people’s minds free. Also, formal education gives structure which students can follow without inhibiting creativity. However, there are cases whereby formal education might hinder the developments of some special students and restrict their creativity by putting them in the confine of the formal education system.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 2, column 604, Rule ID: SO_AS_TO[1]
Message: Use simply 'to'
Suggestion: to
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, look, may, regarding, second, secondly, so, while, as to, for instance, in most cases, in some cases

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.5258426966 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 14.8657303371 94% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 11.3162921348 115% => OK
Pronoun: 36.0 33.0505617978 109% => OK
Preposition: 81.0 58.6224719101 138% => OK
Nominalization: 26.0 12.9106741573 201% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2814.0 2235.4752809 126% => OK
No of words: 525.0 442.535393258 119% => OK
Chars per words: 5.36 5.05705443957 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.78673985869 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.77837453907 2.79657885939 99% => OK
Unique words: 254.0 215.323595506 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.48380952381 0.4932671777 98% => OK
syllable_count: 870.3 704.065955056 124% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.38483146067 182% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 23.0359550562 96% => OK
Sentence length SD: 42.179560357 60.3974514979 70% => OK
Chars per sentence: 122.347826087 118.986275619 103% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.8260869565 23.4991977007 97% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.39130434783 5.21951772744 103% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 10.2758426966 117% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.83258426966 124% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.202855765453 0.243740707755 83% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0720591219364 0.0831039109588 87% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0452325215002 0.0758088955206 60% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.134395898358 0.150359130593 89% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0513927660063 0.0667264976115 77% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.2 14.1392134831 108% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 48.8420337079 83% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 12.1743820225 108% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.1 12.1639044944 116% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.43 8.38706741573 101% => OK
difficult_words: 123.0 100.480337079 122% => 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?


Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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