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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 your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting yo

Essay topics: 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 your views on the policy and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider the possible consequences of implementing the policy and explain how these consequences shape your position.

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The education of a nation's citizens is an invaluable asset that if cultivated and nurtured correctly can ensure the growth, innovation, and the overall success of said nation. It is essentially an investment in the nature's future. I believe requiring all students to have a standardized curriculum across the board before entrance into higher education could help support the best interests of the nation in a few different ways. With all students studyi the same national curriculum it may be easier to ensure quality control, level the playing field for students entering college, and provide a suitable baseline for students who may choose not to go on to the next level of education.

Quality control of educational curriculum will be far easier to attain if it is standardized across all primary insitutions. Using the current state of the educational system of the US as an example, while some standardization has been implemented by way of legislation such as "No Child Left Behind", this has only served to lead to a focus on teaching to a test that even on the state level many institutions may achieve in different ways. Different methods used to instruct and support the students leads to very different performance on the standardized exams, which can be seen in the differrences between states' rankings in regard to education. Quality control is currently failing students as if the curriculums taught in their state educational institutions were truly standardized, they would be able to perform better on the standardized exams. It will also be less cost-prohibitive to evaluate if schools are following the national curriculum than to approximate if the differing curriculums used from state-to-state are equivalent.

Standardizing the curriculum for all the nation's students may also allow them to have a level playing field when entering college which could lead to positive change in the way the college industry operates. Students will be able to take comfort knowing that every other student has taken the same classes and their acceptance to a university truly relies on their merit, not whether they were able to take more AP classes than another student or if the curriculum at their school taught in a more productive way than another.

Finally, a standard national curriculum can ensure that all students have an appropriate baseline of education that will allow them to achieve success in their community even if they choose not to go onto college. A standardized national curriculum can set the bar for what is necessary to be a good citizen that can work and contribute to a nation's growth and success. It will be a sort of safety net that will allow citizens to be successful without relying too heavily on colleges.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 1055, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
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Line 7, column 343, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'nations'' or 'nation's'?
Suggestion: nations'; nation's
...tizen that can work and contribute to a nations growth and success. It will be a sort o...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, if, may, so, while, sort of, such as, in regard to

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.5258426966 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 18.0 12.4196629213 145% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 14.8657303371 54% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 33.0505617978 76% => OK
Preposition: 63.0 58.6224719101 107% => OK
Nominalization: 11.0 12.9106741573 85% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2316.0 2235.4752809 104% => OK
No of words: 452.0 442.535393258 102% => OK
Chars per words: 5.12389380531 5.05705443957 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.61088837703 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.99708462515 2.79657885939 107% => OK
Unique words: 214.0 215.323595506 99% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.473451327434 0.4932671777 96% => OK
syllable_count: 750.6 704.065955056 107% => 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: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 3.10617977528 32% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 1.0 4.38483146067 23% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 20.2370786517 69% => 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: 32.0 23.0359550562 139% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 70.8967343308 60.3974514979 117% => OK
Chars per sentence: 165.428571429 118.986275619 139% => OK
Words per sentence: 32.2857142857 23.4991977007 137% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.0 5.21951772744 96% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 0.0 5.13820224719 0% => 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: 0.201322493098 0.243740707755 83% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.080466352326 0.0831039109588 97% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0571809744113 0.0758088955206 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.144126964214 0.150359130593 96% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0529656257175 0.0667264976115 79% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 18.8 14.1392134831 133% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 30.54 48.8420337079 63% => OK
smog_index: 13.0 7.92365168539 164% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 17.0 12.1743820225 140% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.01 12.1639044944 107% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.93 8.38706741573 106% => OK
difficult_words: 106.0 100.480337079 105% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 11.8971910112 126% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.8 11.2143820225 132% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 11.7820224719 127% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Better to have 5/6 paragraphs with 3/4 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:

para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: reason 4. address both of the views presented for reason 4 (optional)
para 6: conclusion.


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Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
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