A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.

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A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college.

A national curriculum at school level is introduced and implemented in a nation as a part of the nation's education policy, with an intention to avail all its citizens with the same standard of education without any discrimination. I largely agree to the concept of a government mandated compulsory national curriculum for all the students prior to college education.

While college education and higher academic pursuits are largely career-oriented and are designed to address the unique challenges that different fields of practice demand of the students, school education is the most fundamental level of education which the government, as its constitutional obligation towards its citizens (as is the case in most of the nations in the world), is required to provide to all its citizens. A common national school curriculum not only enables the government to formally provide the same level of opportunity at school education to all its citizens regardless of their diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, it is also naturally the most convenient modality for the government to implement an all-inclusive education plan. In the one hand, school education needs not have the specialization expected of higher education, while on the other, school education has to empower all students equally and not produce pupils of highly varying quality. A common and mandatory school curriculum helps the nation achieve this objective. On the contrary, diversifying school curriculum and allowing for choices may create chaos. For instance, if the school students were allowed to take physics or calculus courses as a choice instead of elementary algebra or geometry courses at primary level, the consequences may be that the students allowed to take the tough courses (physics for instance) may be lacking on the very fundamentals of maths (algebra or geometry). This will mean that the academic output of such a choice is likely to be counter-productive. So, it will be more rational to limit school teaching to the same fundamental courses for all students.

Another line of argument in favor of a common curriculum is a social one. The intent of school education is to promote socio-economic equity rather than increase the social divide. With greater choices available at the most fundamental level of education, students will go for specialization at a very early age; such students with highly differing sets of competencies will definitely suit to varying degrees of profesionnal successes in the future.

School education is supposed to nurture the holistic development of students encompassing the mental, emotional, moral as well as physical faculties of child development. It can be assured for all the students only with a well-balanced and well-rounded school curriculum unless the governement has the resources and the capacity to tailor different courses for different kinds of students based in their widely differing interests and orientations. In order to address the different orientations that students in the later years of school may seem to prefer, it may bbe worth consideration for the nation to allow for some degree of modualrity in the curriculum in the higher classes, allowing the students some dichotomy in some course choices, especially the language classes including mothertongue and international language.

A uniform and mandatory school curriculum helps the nation's best interest to ensure that all the citizens have equitable access to education.

Average: 6.6 (1 vote)
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 98, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'nations'' or 'nation's'?
Suggestion: nations'; nation's
...mplemented in a nation as a part of the nations education policy, with an intention to ...
Line 5, column 1393, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'courses'' or 'course's'?
Suggestion: courses'; course's
... the students allowed to take the tough courses physics for instance may be lacking on ...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, if, may, so, well, while, as to, for instance, as well as, on the contrary

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 17.0 19.5258426966 87% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.4196629213 81% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 14.8657303371 101% => OK
Relative clauses : 6.0 11.3162921348 53% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 19.0 33.0505617978 57% => OK
Preposition: 75.0 58.6224719101 128% => OK
Nominalization: 32.0 12.9106741573 248% => Less nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2958.0 2235.4752809 132% => OK
No of words: 542.0 442.535393258 122% => OK
Chars per words: 5.45756457565 5.05705443957 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.82502781895 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.15802274606 2.79657885939 113% => OK
Unique words: 242.0 215.323595506 112% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.446494464945 0.4932671777 91% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 949.5 704.065955056 135% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.59117977528 113% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.10617977528 129% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 17.0 20.2370786517 84% => 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: 31.0 23.0359550562 135% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 111.259166257 60.3974514979 184% => OK
Chars per sentence: 174.0 118.986275619 146% => OK
Words per sentence: 31.8823529412 23.4991977007 136% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.70588235294 5.21951772744 90% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => 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: 3.0 4.83258426966 62% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.23469371491 0.243740707755 96% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0926959764692 0.0831039109588 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0730081467331 0.0758088955206 96% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.165647539737 0.150359130593 110% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.091296589268 0.0667264976115 137% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 20.2 14.1392134831 143% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 23.09 48.8420337079 47% => Flesch_reading_ease is low.
smog_index: 14.6 7.92365168539 184% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 17.7 12.1743820225 145% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.98 12.1639044944 123% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.43 8.38706741573 112% => OK
difficult_words: 146.0 100.480337079 145% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 22.5 11.8971910112 189% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.4 11.2143820225 128% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.7820224719 127% => 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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