In order to become well-rounded individuals, all college students should be required to take courses in which they read poetry, novels, mythology, and other types of imaginative literature.
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 controversial issue of whether it should be mandatory for college students to take courses outside their major field of study, especially regarding poetry, novels and more generally imaginative literature, is a topic worthy of debate. Indisputably, reading books is a key step in becoming a well-rounded student and individual, however the primary function of university is to prepare students for the job market. Hence, I generally disagree with the claim because a well-rounded knowledge is a task that should be carried out by students themselves.
The first main reason which leads me to reject the above recommendation is that the introduction of it will hinder the primary function of university. University is a key step in the formation of any individual and student decides in which field to pursue their bachelor or master’s degree because they want to be hired in a specific sector. If the above recommendation is in place, students will have lower time to dedicate to the study of the core subjects which then ensures them to find a job. Indeed, an economics student needs to take the core courses in mathematics, statistics, macroeconomics and microeconomics in order to be well-prepared for the job market. If the student needs also to spend time studying English literature because it is required to read novels and poetry, this will likely reduce the time dedicated to the core subjects.
Moreover, the drawbacks can also be a lower level of motivation for students and an increase in the money spent for college. To expand on the previous example, if it is mandatory for an economics student to attend a course in English literature, this will, in turn, reduce its motivation because the student will be stressed by studying a subject that has no practical implication for his or her life. A low level of motivation will have a negative impact also on the dedication that the student puts on the core subjects. In addition, one consequence could be the increase in the time needed to graduate and thus more money spent for college tuition.
The recommendation mentions specifically that in order to become a more well-rounded individuals, all students should take courses which involve imaginative literature. Thus, the recommendation is based on the implicit assumption that this can be achieved by reading poetry and novels. Nonetheless, there is no reason why reading poetry should make us wiser than studying more mathematics or physics. However, it is certainly true that if college students are required to take courses which are someway linked to their major fields this can bolster their overall knowledge and increase their likelihood to be hired at the same time. For instance, labor psychology should be mandatory for business students: future managers must be able to both conduct business but also to manage the human capital of the firm.
In conclusion, I generally disagree with the above recommendation because it will hinder the primary function of the university system: to train students with advanced and specific knowledge in certain areas so that they can be hired where they like the most. Moreover, there is no reason why students should have a deeper knowledge in imaginative literature and not in other fields.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 470, Rule ID: A_UNCOUNTABLE
Message: Uncountable nouns are usually not used with an indefinite article. Use simply 'well-rounded knowledge'.
Suggestion: well-rounded knowledge
...nerally disagree with the claim because a well-rounded knowledge is a task that should be carried out by...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, hence, however, if, moreover, nonetheless, regarding, so, then, thus, well, for instance, in addition, in conclusion
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 27.0 19.5258426966 138% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 19.0 12.4196629213 153% => OK
Conjunction : 15.0 14.8657303371 101% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 11.3162921348 124% => OK
Pronoun: 35.0 33.0505617978 106% => OK
Preposition: 70.0 58.6224719101 119% => OK
Nominalization: 20.0 12.9106741573 155% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2744.0 2235.4752809 123% => OK
No of words: 533.0 442.535393258 120% => OK
Chars per words: 5.14821763602 5.05705443957 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.80487177365 4.55969084622 105% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.97709163444 2.79657885939 106% => OK
Unique words: 233.0 215.323595506 108% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.437148217636 0.4932671777 89% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 887.4 704.065955056 126% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 5.0 6.24550561798 80% => OK
Article: 7.0 4.99550561798 140% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.38483146067 91% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.2370786517 94% => OK
Sentence length: 28.0 23.0359550562 122% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 48.5607253274 60.3974514979 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 144.421052632 118.986275619 121% => OK
Words per sentence: 28.0526315789 23.4991977007 119% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.05263157895 5.21951772744 135% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.2758426966 88% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 5.13820224719 97% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.83258426966 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.285860979608 0.243740707755 117% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.100137601332 0.0831039109588 120% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0819856308373 0.0758088955206 108% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.171621027367 0.150359130593 114% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0772750535738 0.0667264976115 116% => OK
automated_readability_index: 16.9 14.1392134831 120% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 34.6 48.8420337079 71% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 15.4 12.1743820225 126% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.89 12.1639044944 106% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.37 8.38706741573 100% => OK
difficult_words: 113.0 100.480337079 112% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.5 11.8971910112 130% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.2 11.2143820225 118% => OK
text_standard: 16.0 11.7820224719 136% => 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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