A nation should require all students to study a shared national curriculum.

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A nation should require all students to study a shared national curriculum.

In America, the majority of college students have been taught the same subjects and information for the twelve or fourteen years prior to college. This is because the United States requires that students complete a specific curriculum and learn a certain set of skills in the years leading up to college. The idea of a nation requiring students to study a national curriculum does not only allow students to be on a mostly level playing field when they enter college, but it also gives students the knowledge of basic skills they will use in everyday life and a variety of classes in which they will find their interests.

A national curriculum may increase the changes of a student finding out exactly what they are most interested in and what field they will lean towards in college. From a personal standpoint, if it were not for my high school requiring a career research paper, I would not have found out about speech language pathology which is the career I am passionate enough about to be pursuing in college. Students learn very quickly just what they are and are not geared towards and they tend to gravitate towards what they are more skilled in. This elimination may happen as soon as elementary school. Fast forward to high school when students are required to take a specific set of classes but have the ability to choose what level of classes they take (i.e. AP, honors, or "regular"). This is beneficial because it allows them to continue to learn what is required but to have the choice of where they will excel. If students did not have national requirements they may focus on only one area and not obtain the full gauntlet of knowlege needed for the real world.

When students do not have a shared curriculum they may lack in specific skills needed for life in and post college. Students should not be able to pick and choose one hundred percent what classes they will take in school. To be realistic, most would have a schedule of art, physical education, and maybe english. Students who are less skilled in the areas of writing, for example, would completely ignore these classes and be unprepared for college classes. Then comes the argument that classes such as trigonometry or algebra have no purpose in the real world. This may seem true, but such classes prepare a student for college level math and, more importantly, higher order thinking. Another argument would be that not all students choose to go to college. There are certain skills learned prior to college age, however, are useful in any career whether it be a areospace engineer or a fast food employee. There is information covered in most math and english classes that must be learned by every student in order to find success in college and later on in life.

Lastly, when a student enters college they are required to be skilled in specific facets of education. Countries should have a national curriculum to create a fair and equal start for all students. Again, if students could choose what they take in school there would be very few engineers or scientists.

Countries should have a national curriculum to create a level start for all students. Irronically, on a larger scale, lacking a curriculum may stereotypically lead more men to science and more women to English related careers removing diversity.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, lastly, may, so, then, for example, such as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 26.0 19.5258426966 133% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 21.0 12.4196629213 169% => OK
Conjunction : 25.0 14.8657303371 168% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.3162921348 106% => OK
Pronoun: 34.0 33.0505617978 103% => OK
Preposition: 67.0 58.6224719101 114% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 12.9106741573 62% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2752.0 2235.4752809 123% => OK
No of words: 568.0 442.535393258 128% => OK
Chars per words: 4.84507042254 5.05705443957 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.88187981987 4.55969084622 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.6044915654 2.79657885939 93% => OK
Unique words: 246.0 215.323595506 114% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.433098591549 0.4932671777 88% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 864.0 704.065955056 123% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 6.24550561798 80% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.77640449438 225% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 24.0 20.2370786517 119% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 53.550971954 60.3974514979 89% => OK
Chars per sentence: 114.666666667 118.986275619 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.6666666667 23.4991977007 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.79166666667 5.21951772744 53% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
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 : 4.0 5.13820224719 78% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.83258426966 186% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.274791112159 0.243740707755 113% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0888399163164 0.0831039109588 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0902897575085 0.0758088955206 119% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.19531105963 0.150359130593 130% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.06212712966 0.0667264976115 93% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.2 14.1392134831 93% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 56.59 48.8420337079 116% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.1743820225 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.15 12.1639044944 92% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.64 8.38706741573 91% => OK
difficult_words: 103.0 100.480337079 103% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 19.0 11.8971910112 160% => 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: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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