Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be

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Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

Education has a significant bearing on one's field of career. After senior secondary school students choose the specific field they want to major in, for instance, Science, Arts, History, etc. The argument that universities should make it compulsory for every student to take a variety of courses which are not related to student's preferred field of study, is beneficial in some situations while it's not in others. I shall discuss both the views in detail with examples.

There is a possibility that many students who just got admitted into a university have not realiazed their passion and are not certain about a field in which they want to make a career. In that case the university must allow students to take a variety of courses so that they can explore and discover their passion. For instance, if a student who joined a university is confused whether he should make a career in Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering, then he should be able to study both the subjects during initial years in the university so that he can make a decision.

On the other hand, it can be argued that since students have limited time to become proficient in their field of interest, it would best serve to take on those courses that would help them in the progress of their career in the long run. For example if a student is already certain that he wants to be a musician, then making that student study mathematics or science, is going to be useless as it would have no significant impact towards advancement in his career. Instead, the time he could have used to take other courses in music, would be wasted as a result.

There's a saying which goes like 'Jack of all trades, master of none'. It is used to describe people who know somewhat about everything but are not skilled at something specific. Employers in each sector would definitely prefer someone who is exceptionally good at their job. If students study varied course in university, there are chances that they would not be able to focus on mastering in a specific field, but are inclined towards knowing a little about all fields. This could have a negative impact on one's career.

To sum up, we can say that making a student forcefully study a variety of courses would serve no useful purpose most of the times. So universities should instead, allow students to study subjects which would directly be related to their field of study. In case a student is not sure about his interests, then the universities should have a way that allows them to explore and find their passion. But in no way should they make it compulsory to take a variety of courses outside their interests.

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Suggestion: There's
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, if, second, so, then, while, for example, for instance, of course, as a result, to sum up, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 20.0 19.5258426966 102% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 22.0 12.4196629213 177% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 14.8657303371 54% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 20.0 11.3162921348 177% => OK
Pronoun: 45.0 33.0505617978 136% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 67.0 58.6224719101 114% => OK
Nominalization: 6.0 12.9106741573 46% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2197.0 2235.4752809 98% => OK
No of words: 461.0 442.535393258 104% => OK
Chars per words: 4.76572668113 5.05705443957 94% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.63367139033 4.55969084622 102% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.58540303333 2.79657885939 92% => OK
Unique words: 204.0 215.323595506 95% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.44251626898 0.4932671777 90% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 697.5 704.065955056 99% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 2.0 4.99550561798 40% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 3.10617977528 97% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.38483146067 114% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.2370786517 94% => OK
Sentence length: 24.0 23.0359550562 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 64.4420330473 60.3974514979 107% => OK
Chars per sentence: 115.631578947 118.986275619 97% => OK
Words per sentence: 24.2631578947 23.4991977007 103% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.94736842105 5.21951772744 114% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 10.2758426966 107% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.272080176143 0.243740707755 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.096719625056 0.0831039109588 116% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0749970573546 0.0758088955206 99% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.176955575726 0.150359130593 118% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0682224705296 0.0667264976115 102% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.2 14.1392134831 93% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 55.58 48.8420337079 114% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 12.1743820225 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.68 12.1639044944 88% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.81 8.38706741573 93% => OK
difficult_words: 87.0 100.480337079 87% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.6 11.2143820225 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => 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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