Already for years, there are speculations about reforming the school system in a lot of countries even including the United States. The leading example for all nations is, of course, Finland which consistently strands on the top spot in all global educational ranking, from math to grammar. They have a national curriculum that every student needs to follow until entering college. Should other nations adopt this approach to education or isn't everything as bright as it seems? Scrutiny regarding this topic will be necessary to give a decent answer.
On the one hand, one can say that a national curriculum certainly has its plus sides. First, it provides a whole nation with the same knowledge, which creates a coherent pack of students with the same educational background. This makes it easier for colleges to adjust their classes since they now exactly know what previous knowledge students arrive. For the same reason, this approach makes it easier to compare schools with each other. Having the same curriculum will make clear which schools offer a better education by comparing graduating and drop out percentages, although other factors influence these percentages as well. In term of students who need to transfer schools, there is also a benefit. Instead of comparing all courses they had with the ones the new school offers, they will immediately fit in and be able to pick up exactly where they left. For comparing purposes, the national curriculum has without a doubt a benefit, ranging from comparing individual students to whole schools.
On the other hand, a national curriculum may limit certain students in what they are able to achieve. By not offering the classes they would like to see, they might become demotivated or face some hardships and it will lead them to drop out of school. For example, in United State which a country has a multi-cultural immigrant, thus when they enter school, they need some essential bilanguage class to help them, especially children, could catch the other ordinary classes. After all, the point of education is to make students passionate about studying, to trigger their interest in certain subjects. If a school fails to achieve this goal due to a forced national curriculum, that would be a pity. The student's willingness and eagerness to learn should come in the first place. However, this approach gains a benefit for students, when they will have more chance to get more university admissions of their choice.
In addition, what should not be forgotten is that a national curriculum alone will not generate countries having the same international standards as Finland. However, if the teachers who play a vital role in education are good and can get this point across, students will benefit greatly. Therefore, one should take a look at how teachers are looking against this national curriculum. If they agree, they will give their heart and soul for this program, resulting in overall better education. In contrast, if they oppose the reform, their teaching will most certainly deteriorate, leaving us with a possibly better school system, but with less educational classes due to demoralized teachers. Therefore, the implementation of such a reform of the educational system should be agreed upon by the teaching community before the government requires it.
In conclusion, we need to see the whole of this statement that a national curriculum should adopt for all student before they enter college. We can say that it has several explicit benefits enabling us to easily compare students and schools with each other. However, there should be some flexibility in the program leaving the possibility to make minor adjustments to suit the learning condition or interest of students so as to keep them interested in learning. But after all the crucial question is if the teaching community agrees with the proposal because they will determine the level of classes. A national curriculum will, therefore, be a success if the teachers are standing behind this reformation of education.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Possible spelling mistake found
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Suggestion: students'; student's
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, however, if, look, may, regarding, so, therefore, thus, well, after all, as to, for example, in addition, in conclusion, in contrast, of course, in the first place, on the other hand
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 18.0 19.5258426966 92% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 30.0 12.4196629213 242% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 13.0 14.8657303371 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 15.0 11.3162921348 133% => OK
Pronoun: 54.0 33.0505617978 163% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 88.0 58.6224719101 150% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 12.9106741573 116% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3470.0 2235.4752809 155% => OK
No of words: 678.0 442.535393258 153% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 5.11799410029 5.05705443957 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.10278680062 4.55969084622 112% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.74316616798 2.79657885939 98% => OK
Unique words: 323.0 215.323595506 150% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.476401179941 0.4932671777 97% => OK
syllable_count: 1069.2 704.065955056 152% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 14.0 6.24550561798 224% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 8.0 4.99550561798 160% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 14.0 4.38483146067 319% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 31.0 20.2370786517 153% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 37.9411066713 60.3974514979 63% => OK
Chars per sentence: 111.935483871 118.986275619 94% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.8709677419 23.4991977007 93% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.45161290323 5.21951772744 124% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.97078651685 80% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 22.0 10.2758426966 214% => Less positive sentences wanted.
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
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: 0.280760063142 0.243740707755 115% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0871215163042 0.0831039109588 105% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.056601209544 0.0758088955206 75% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.20593595451 0.150359130593 137% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.00986521617784 0.0667264976115 15% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 13.6 14.1392134831 96% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 48.8420337079 103% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.42 12.1639044944 102% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.26 8.38706741573 98% => OK
difficult_words: 154.0 100.480337079 153% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 11.8971910112 71% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 11.7820224719 76% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Write the essay in 30 minutes.
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.
Rates: 58.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.5 Out of 6
Note: the e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.