Some people believe that college students should consider only their own talents and interests when choosing a field of study. Others believe that college students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.

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Some people believe that college students should consider only their own talents and interests when choosing a field of study. Others believe that college students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.

The statement raises the ever-present issue of whether students would be better off in pursuing a field of study that interests them or in pursuing a domain which has good job prospects. On a cursory analysis, it may seem as if hunting for a job with arguably more lucrative options is the better choice. But if one were to truly consider the consequences that both these decisions entail, it becomes obvious that pursuing your passions leads to a better career.

It would be safe to assume that nearly everyone attempts to achieve varying degrees of success in his/her life; be it monetary or spiritual. No person starts off his career without setting certain goals to achieve. But to be truly successful, one needs to be driven enough in his/her field to maintain the demanding standards of any job. This cannot be achievable if one is uninterested in his/her job and merely practices the bare minimum. If Michael Jordan hadn't been passionate about basketball, the world would not have encountered a brilliant dunker that transcended the game to higher levels. Or consider the more esoteric fields of philosophy. The likes of Camus, Nietzsche or Socrates would not have ushered in the eras of Stoicism and Existentialism if all that they cared about was of bagging a lucrative job with better benefits. It is only through braving the uncertainties that revolutionary ideas have surfaced and flourished.

Speaking of revolutionary ideas, while it is true that many people would be satisfied in pursuing a more mundane field, that is no reason to abandon ones’ interests for a job that appears safe. For the global market is a volatile entity that swings one way at one time and another way the next time. For instance, prior to the 2008 housing bubble, realty was considered an extremely desirable domain to start ones' career. Yet post 2008, it were the bankers and the real estate agents that that drove up the indigent population of the world. With such bleak outcomes a possibility, it would be erroneous to dedicate your life to a job which one might not even like.

In some cases, accepting an uninspiring position may seem inevitable. A person may be experiencing difficulty in obtaining any job. It is encouraged in these situations to accept that position. Yet it should be understood that any difficult situation is temporary and rather than succumbing to a challenging position, it would be better if we were to soldier through the hardships and look for prospects that aligns with ones' interests. Elon Musk, a revolutionary innovator that is credited with achieving feats such as successfully landing a spaceship back on earth and developing the most efficient electric car had faced bankruptcy due to a tepid start to his entrepreneurship. Yet despite the odds, Musk achieved unimaginable success.

In conclusion, while the ever increasing competition may act as a deterrent in pursuing ones passions, the above arguments display the errors in this reasoning and guides one to a path of fulfilment and success. In fact, pursuing a field of interest that is also lucrative may be the best option to choose.

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Discourse Markers used:
['also', 'but', 'if', 'look', 'may', 'so', 'while', 'for instance', 'in conclusion', 'in fact', 'speaking of', 'such as', 'in some cases', 'it is true']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.227915194346 0.240241500013 95% => OK
Verbs: 0.166077738516 0.157235817809 106% => OK
Adjectives: 0.095406360424 0.0880659088768 108% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0371024734982 0.0497285424764 75% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0335689045936 0.0444667217837 75% => OK
Prepositions: 0.120141342756 0.12292977631 98% => OK
Participles: 0.0530035335689 0.0406280797675 130% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.88494870885 2.79330140395 103% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0371024734982 0.030933414821 120% => OK
Particles: 0.00353356890459 0.0016655270985 212% => OK
Determiners: 0.111307420495 0.0997080785238 112% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0265017667845 0.0249443105267 106% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.017667844523 0.0148568991511 119% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 3134.0 2732.02544248 115% => OK
No of words: 522.0 452.878318584 115% => OK
Chars per words: 6.00383141762 6.0361032391 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.77988695657 4.58838876751 104% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.367816091954 0.366273622748 100% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.285440613027 0.280924506359 102% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.208812260536 0.200843997647 104% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.145593869732 0.132149295362 110% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.88494870885 2.79330140395 103% => OK
Unique words: 282.0 219.290929204 129% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.540229885057 0.48968727796 110% => OK
Word variations: 66.6734583826 55.4138127331 120% => OK
How many sentences: 24.0 20.6194690265 116% => OK
Sentence length: 21.75 23.380412469 93% => OK
Sentence length SD: 56.3526686492 59.4972553346 95% => OK
Chars per sentence: 130.583333333 141.124799967 93% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.75 23.380412469 93% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.583333333333 0.674092028746 87% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.94800884956 101% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.21349557522 77% => OK
Readability: 50.2940613027 51.4728631049 98% => OK
Elegance: 1.69402985075 1.64882698954 103% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.270616243283 0.391690518653 69% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.0971813986302 0.123202303941 79% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0570316609644 0.077325440228 74% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.466238600633 0.547984918172 85% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.150539120529 0.149214159877 101% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0982403709645 0.161403998019 61% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0764765289313 0.0892212321368 86% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.400649061674 0.385218514788 104% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0586444504441 0.0692045440612 85% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.193491202912 0.275328986314 70% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0385255853347 0.0653680567796 59% => OK

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.4325221239 144% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.30420353982 113% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.88274336283 61% => OK
Positive topic words: 14.0 7.22455752212 194% => OK
Negative topic words: 5.0 3.66592920354 136% => OK
Neutral topic words: 2.0 2.70907079646 74% => OK
Total topic words: 21.0 13.5995575221 154% => OK

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Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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