A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position

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A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position.

The youth of any country are the ones that forge its future. Thus, not only does what is taught in school over the formative years shape up the youth, it also decides the future of the country. Many believe that a nation should mandate the same national curriculum for all its students until college. I mostly agree with this idea, and will be providing two reasons why, along with a counterpoint, in this essay.

Firstly, the benefits of a standardised national curriculum are obvious. It would be a great equaliser,ensuring that students irrespective of their background study the same content. Just imagine how great it would be that someone studying in a high-end metropolitan city's private school would study the same course material as someone from the remotest village's public high school. Thus, all barriers of class, caste, creed and gender would be removed and the only factor to differentiate people on would be their knowledge of the same curriculum. It would build a radical, forward thinking, equal society, and a certain level of knowledge can be expected from all its citizens.

Secondly, it would also greatly help with standardising college admission exams. In today's day and age with additional coaching or tutoring being the norm for college admissions, having a common national curriculum that the test can be based on would be a fantastic idea. It does not mean that everyone would give the same exam but rather that the same curriculum can be used to tailor admission tests as per their domain. For example, for prospective engineering majors, the test can be based upon the mathematics and science curriculum. Likewise, for a humanities major, the test can be focused on humanities subjects like history and political science. It would greatly simply the whole admission process for both the colleges as well as the students and eliminate the pesky and exploitative middle men lilke coaching classes or tutors.

On the other hand, it would be hard to build a general curriculum that can be adapted to all kinds of students. Children are unique and often, the content they learn needs to be tailored to their unique skillsets as well. For example, if a student was particularly talented as a musician but absolutely rubbish at mathematics, it would be qiute unfair to force them to study mathematics in depth for their entire schooling instead of music, which they obviously excel at. In such a case, the school years would be wasted time for the individual as they could have utilised the same time in a more flexible curriculum to hone their craft. Building a national curriculum that can work for everyone is thus, quite a challenge.

To conclude, the notion of a national curriculum at school level is a very complex one. In my opinion, it can be an amazing thing and lead to a much more equal, intelligence-driven society, simplify college admissions processes and more. I do however concede that it can be challenging to build a national curriculum that while being general can also be adapted to specific student's needs, and thus believe that this task needs to be handled with great delicacy and finesse to be considered successful.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, firstly, however, if, likewise, second, secondly, so, thus, well, while, for example, as well as, in my opinion, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 30.0 19.5258426966 154% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 26.0 12.4196629213 209% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 18.0 14.8657303371 121% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 11.3162921348 115% => OK
Pronoun: 42.0 33.0505617978 127% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 52.0 58.6224719101 89% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 12.9106741573 23% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2649.0 2235.4752809 118% => OK
No of words: 531.0 442.535393258 120% => OK
Chars per words: 4.98870056497 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.80035803286 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.79787615521 2.79657885939 100% => OK
Unique words: 267.0 215.323595506 124% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.502824858757 0.4932671777 102% => OK
syllable_count: 835.2 704.065955056 119% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 11.0 6.24550561798 176% => OK
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 52.2541773911 60.3974514979 87% => OK
Chars per sentence: 115.173913043 118.986275619 97% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.0869565217 23.4991977007 98% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.4347826087 5.21951772744 123% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 6.0 7.80617977528 77% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 14.0 10.2758426966 136% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.13820224719 39% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.83258426966 145% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.193554346003 0.243740707755 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0734635662985 0.0831039109588 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0654592543128 0.0758088955206 86% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.132039803147 0.150359130593 88% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.047539900853 0.0667264976115 71% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.6 14.1392134831 96% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 48.13 48.8420337079 99% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.1743820225 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.96 12.1639044944 98% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.46 8.38706741573 101% => OK
difficult_words: 124.0 100.480337079 123% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 11.8971910112 67% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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