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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.

Essay topics: 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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Those two opinions are clearly opposite. One follows a more passionate view, while the other is marked by a more apathic and glacial logical thinking. In my perspective the first one is the most appropriate, even if both of them have good points.
First of all, if someone is more skilled or has a particular passion toward a certain field, it is probably going to be more enthusiastic while studying it, thus getting better grades and with lesser effort. In fact in Italy during highschool many students find themselves in trouble, having to study for subjects they hate and they can't get really understand, but when they finnally get to the universitiy, they start achieving high marks.

This makes them actually far more competent in their specific sector than their companions who opted for a different approach, the one of following the best field to get a good job. While the former get brilliant results, the latter may have some difficulties and just don't satisfy the aspectatives of the agencies, who usually search for the best they can get from an increasing number of candidates, since during the years more and more teenagers decide to go to the university continuing the study. This means that when they have to decide who to hire and who not to, they prefere someone who actually enjoys his job and isn't frustrated for having to do something they don't like. After all, who would like to cooperate and work with someone who doesn't really fit for the job and is always depressed?

It can be infered that this problem shouldn't concern the ones who decided to follow the "easy" way, going for a field with plenty of available jobs, but in reality the world of work is not that simple, and even if there are more opportunities to hire someone, they will still prefer those who distinguished themselves during the studies. Moreover we live in a dynamic world, in which the fields who grant more opportunities may vary quite fast, and since many years pass before the student completes his journey to get the degree, the new best fields may have changed meanwhile.

Another objection may be that the salaries are usually lower, but this is true only when we compare two workers that have accomplished the same results. Probably a mere lower dipendent of one of the "best" fields gets less than someone who is an eminence in one that is considered less lucrative. There's plenty of professor who get really decent salaries from their service to the university, and with every publication they get a large amount of money.

What requires a further evaluation is the fact that during a lifetime we tend to change our interests. This means that even if when someone start to study is really enjoying the subject, after a few years he may change his mind. Unluckly it's difficult to predict when this could happen, but it's still better to try to pursue a passion and lose interest after a while, than giving up and not having the opportunity to enjoy it.

In conclusion, it is indoubtable that some fields offer more chances than other to get a decent job, but it is also true that if we don't try to do what we like and what we love, we are probably going to fail, renouncing at the opportunity to live the life we dream. So in my opinion the most important thing is to enjoy what we do, expecially if we are going to do it for the rest of our life.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, first, if, may, moreover, really, so, still, thus, while, after all, in conclusion, in fact, first of all, in my opinion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 19.5258426966 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 12.4196629213 81% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 14.8657303371 141% => OK
Relative clauses : 28.0 11.3162921348 247% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 62.0 33.0505617978 188% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 74.0 58.6224719101 126% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 12.9106741573 31% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2791.0 2235.4752809 125% => OK
No of words: 596.0 442.535393258 135% => OK
Chars per words: 4.68288590604 5.05705443957 93% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.94096258147 4.55969084622 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.58100324375 2.79657885939 92% => OK
Unique words: 281.0 215.323595506 131% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.471476510067 0.4932671777 96% => OK
syllable_count: 872.1 704.065955056 124% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 11.0 6.24550561798 176% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 8.0 3.10617977528 258% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 8.0 1.77640449438 450% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.2370786517 94% => OK
Sentence length: 31.0 23.0359550562 135% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 76.4556250637 60.3974514979 127% => OK
Chars per sentence: 146.894736842 118.986275619 123% => OK
Words per sentence: 31.3684210526 23.4991977007 133% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.42105263158 5.21951772744 142% => OK
Paragraphs: 7.0 4.97078651685 141% => Less paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 10.0 7.80617977528 128% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 10.2758426966 146% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 1.0 4.83258426966 21% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.12133845844 0.243740707755 50% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0396037508459 0.0831039109588 48% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0353589138757 0.0758088955206 47% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0614563802677 0.150359130593 41% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0282885798265 0.0667264976115 42% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 16.3 14.1392134831 115% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 48.47 48.8420337079 99% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 12.1743820225 117% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.46 12.1639044944 86% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.38 8.38706741573 100% => OK
difficult_words: 121.0 100.480337079 120% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 11.8971910112 88% => OK
gunning_fog: 14.4 11.2143820225 128% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 11.7820224719 93% => 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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