"Students should memorize facts only after they have studied the ideas, trends, and concepts that help explain those facts.Students who have learned only facts have learned very little."

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"Students should memorize facts only after they have studied the ideas, trends, and concepts that help explain those facts.
Students who have learned only facts have learned very little."

The speaker makes a threshold claim that students should learn facts only if they have studied sufficient background about it.
I agree insofar that mere memorization would not produce any great results as they do not learn necessary concepts to explain,interpret and appreciate the facts.
However the speaker unfairly generalizes in the second part of the assertion that students who have studied only facts have little knowledge.

One reason for my fundamental agreement with the speaker is mere learning of facts impedes creativity of students to certain extent.For example, a student may learn the names
of all countries of the world including the names of their capitals. But these facts does not take into account the background of each country,how and when it was discovered,
what are its cultures and underlying traditions,where does it stand among all the countries and many more trivial factors.Another example to support this claim is memorizing all
the existing chemical elements by looking at the periodic table. Just learning all the elements does of the periodic table does not add any value unless proper knowledge of
why and how subdivision was made, who came up with this brilliant of arranging these elements etc. are answered.

Another compelling reason to agree with the speaker is that the knowledge of these facts is ephemeral. Without knowing its ideas,concepts etc it does stay in the mind forever.
Researchers have come up with a theory which suggests that, unless certain facts or information perceived is used or applied in somewhere ,only then these facts stay for longer time.
An advantage of learning about ideas, trends and concepts that describe the facts will ensure an individual to interpret the facts,spot flaws in it (if any) and come up
with necessary modifications to circumvent them. For example, when Nicolas Copernicus, an eminent astronomer came up with neo-centric theory that earth is stationary and all other celestial
objects including sun is revolving around the earth ,people accepted this fact as an obvious one and hailed Copernicus for his success. More than a century later Galileo refuted this theory and put forth
heliocentric theory which stated that Sun was at the center and all celestial bodies revolved around it.

However,I disagree with the speaker's generalization that Students who have preferred studying only facts have only learned a little.Some are facts are like axioms.
It is not possible to determine why they have been proclaimed. If an individual tries to find out the underlying reason for each and every fact existing in this world
his efforts will eventually result in vain.

In sum, I suggest that learning only facts without necessary background hinders students' creativity and hence deliberate efforts has to be made in learning them.
Facts are nothing but outer space i.e only vacuum unless filled with necessary ideas . Yet, since facts are the very stuff from which ideas, concepts, and trends spring, without some facts students cannot learn much of anything.
In the final analysis, then, students should learn facts right along with concepts, ideas, and trends.

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Discourse Markers used:
['but', 'hence', 'however', 'if', 'look', 'may', 'second', 'so', 'then', 'as to', 'for example', 'in fact']

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

Performance in Part of Speech:
Nouns: 0.239208633094 0.240241500013 100% => OK
Verbs: 0.190647482014 0.157235817809 121% => OK
Adjectives: 0.068345323741 0.0880659088768 78% => OK
Adverbs: 0.0485611510791 0.0497285424764 98% => OK
Pronouns: 0.0377697841727 0.0444667217837 85% => OK
Prepositions: 0.125899280576 0.12292977631 102% => OK
Participles: 0.0593525179856 0.0406280797675 146% => OK
Conjunctions: 2.75553112347 2.79330140395 99% => OK
Infinitives: 0.0161870503597 0.030933414821 52% => OK
Particles: 0.00719424460432 0.0016655270985 432% => OK
Determiners: 0.10071942446 0.0997080785238 101% => OK
Modal_auxiliary: 0.0125899280576 0.0249443105267 50% => OK
WH_determiners: 0.0269784172662 0.0148568991511 182% => OK

Vocabulary words and sentences:
No of characters: 3180.0 2732.02544248 116% => OK
No of words: 506.0 452.878318584 112% => OK
Chars per words: 6.28458498024 6.0361032391 104% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.7428307748 4.58838876751 103% => OK
words length more than 5 chars: 0.365612648221 0.366273622748 100% => OK
words length more than 6 chars: 0.298418972332 0.280924506359 106% => OK
words length more than 7 chars: 0.215415019763 0.200843997647 107% => OK
words length more than 8 chars: 0.144268774704 0.132149295362 109% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.75553112347 2.79330140395 99% => OK
Unique words: 255.0 219.290929204 116% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.50395256917 0.48968727796 103% => OK
Word variations: 59.6347317256 55.4138127331 108% => OK
How many sentences: 20.0 20.6194690265 97% => OK
Sentence length: 25.3 23.380412469 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 76.2626219061 59.4972553346 128% => OK
Chars per sentence: 159.0 141.124799967 113% => OK
Words per sentence: 25.3 23.380412469 108% => OK
Discourse Markers: 0.6 0.674092028746 89% => OK
Paragraphs: 20.0 4.94800884956 404% => There are something wrong with the essay format.
Language errors: 22.0 5.21349557522 422% => Correct essay format wanted or double check grammar & spelling issues after essay writing.
Readability: 55.1418972332 51.4728631049 107% => OK
Elegance: 1.53246753247 1.64882698954 93% => OK

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.367883245674 0.391690518653 94% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence: 0.116329224073 0.123202303941 94% => OK
Sentence sentence coherence SD: 0.0888765947662 0.077325440228 115% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence: 0.802025252707 0.547984918172 146% => OK
Sentence paragraph coherence SD: 0.214091857165 0.149214159877 143% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.150465317033 0.161403998019 93% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.117707251038 0.0892212321368 132% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence: 0.129715749781 0.385218514788 34% => OK
Paragraph paragraph coherence SD: 0.0651163201901 0.0692045440612 94% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.146379622956 0.275328986314 53% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.122770623174 0.0653680567796 188% => OK

Task Achievement:
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 10.4325221239 86% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 5.30420353982 38% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.88274336283 184% => Less neutral sentences wanted.
Positive topic words: 9.0 7.22455752212 125% => OK
Negative topic words: 1.0 3.66592920354 27% => More negative topic words wanted.
Neutral topic words: 5.0 2.70907079646 185% => OK
Total topic words: 15.0 13.5995575221 110% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

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Rates: 50.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 3.0 Out of 6
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Note: This is not the final score. The e-grader does NOT examine the meaning of words and ideas. VIP users will receive further evaluations by advanced module of e-grader and human graders.