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.
Write a response in which you discuss which view more closely aligns with your own position and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should address both of the views presented.
Should students choose major based on their interests and talents or the job prospect of that major? Though some people argue that job prospect should be the first thing to be considered, I disagree in that the future of job is difficult to predict. I believe that whether a student has genuine interests and talents towards a field is what really matters, because that is the engine for a more sustainable and ever-lasting development.
Admittedly, gaining more information on job availability is important because it can avoid a student spend four or more years earning a degree and then be frustrated by a job market with no demand for graduate. This process, however, only make sense if one can readily predict the future of work. With the advent of automation and other life-changing technology, the rapid change of job market makes it nearly impossible for us to predict future job prospect. Consider the career of a ticket salesman. This job is now being replaced by automatic machine in many cities. We can hardly know what expertise will be replaced by the force of automation in the future. Therefore, to assume that job availability is something out there, staying constant and waiting for a student to unearth is unrealistic. And it is even more risk to base students' choice of major on any conjecture on future workforce.
Then what should college students do to better prepare themselves for the future? How should they make any decision if the world is full of drastic changes? I believe that there is one thing that never fades away: the passion you have towards a field. Passion, stemming from genuine interest, creates great motivation for improvement thus can lead to higher productivity. Take many technology start-up company as an example. When Steve Jobs started designing computers in his small garage, he did not give any thoughts on whether this expertise will gain him a decent job easily. But he is motivated and worked very hard because he had passion towards engineering and programming. No matter what the job prospect is out there, he finally become very successful by creating his own company: Apple. This example clearly illustrate that, in the ever-changing world, do not predict the future, define the future. And passion is a necessary component for one to do so.
In addition to passion, talents are also important trace to look at when thinking about which field to study. Because even if the job availability is very limited, a person with talent can still thrive. Let us take academia as an example, the demands for tenure is very small, while a young man with talents for academic research in biology will always manage to find a university that recognize his talents and competency. As an old saying goes: if you are a gold, you will shine no matter what. It is even a misleading advice to tell for those with talents that they should consider job availability, because no industry will say no to a gifted employee.
To sum up, I do think job prospect can play a role for college student to choose their major but it is difficult to accurate predict the future thus make any decision based on it risky. But I believe that passion and talent can always lead to a successful career, because that is the engine of progressing.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 24, Rule ID: AFFORD_VB
Message: This verb is used with the infinitive: 'to major'
Suggestion: to major
Should students choose major based on their interests and talents or...
Line 9, column 378, Rule ID: MANY_NN
Message: Possible agreement error. The noun technology seems to be countable; consider using: 'many technologies'.
Suggestion: many technologies
...s can lead to higher productivity. Take many technology start-up company as an example. When St...
Line 13, column 509, Rule ID: A_UNCOUNTABLE
Message: Uncountable nouns are usually not used with an indefinite article. Use simply 'misleading advice'.
Suggestion: misleading advice
...u will shine no matter what. It is even a misleading advice to tell for those with talents that the...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, however, if, look, really, so, still, then, therefore, thus, while, in addition, to sum up
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 25.0 19.6327345309 127% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 17.0 12.9520958084 131% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 11.1786427146 152% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 13.6137724551 118% => OK
Pronoun: 48.0 28.8173652695 167% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 57.0 55.5748502994 103% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 16.3942115768 43% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2726.0 2260.96107784 121% => OK
No of words: 560.0 441.139720559 127% => OK
Chars per words: 4.86785714286 5.12650576532 95% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.8645985582 4.56307096286 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.69220103792 2.78398813304 97% => OK
Unique words: 272.0 204.123752495 133% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.485714285714 0.468620217663 104% => OK
syllable_count: 873.9 705.55239521 124% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59920159681 100% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 4.96107784431 242% => Less pronouns wanted as sentence beginning.
Article: 3.0 8.76447105788 34% => OK
Subordination: 8.0 2.70958083832 295% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 4.0 1.67365269461 239% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 5.0 4.22255489022 118% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 19.7664670659 142% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 22.8473053892 88% => OK
Sentence length SD: 46.5368517567 57.8364921388 80% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.3571428571 119.503703932 81% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.0 23.324526521 86% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.17857142857 5.70786347227 73% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 5.15768463074 97% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.25449101796 57% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 8.20758483034 183% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 6.88822355289 87% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.67664670659 150% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.276100122129 0.218282227539 126% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0707666136327 0.0743258471296 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0692212800363 0.0701772020484 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.173587981182 0.128457276422 135% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0832102964006 0.0628817314937 132% => OK
automated_readability_index: 11.5 14.3799401198 80% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 48.3550499002 106% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.1628742515 123% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 12.197005988 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.97 12.5979740519 87% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.12 8.32208582834 98% => OK
difficult_words: 124.0 98.500998004 126% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 14.5 12.3882235529 117% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.1389221557 90% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.9071856287 101% => 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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