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 sur

Education is the biggest asset that a country can have, and students are the largest currency. A college is like a temple to the students, where they learn not only the academics, but also how to grow and prosper. To these students, universities are like a second home, where they spend a crucial part of their life. Any laws mandating a change in universities, particularly the ones affecting the students, should be reviewed and contemplated thoroughly, as those will affect a huge part of the country's population and economy in the long run. Universities requiring every student to take up courses outside their field of study, though it may prove beneficial for some, in the long run, will have huge detrimental effects. In the future, this practice will become a roadblock in any aspiring college student.

In schools, students are required to take up varying courses as they should be comfortable with the basic knowledge of human lifestyle and sciences. That knowledge helps them throughout their life. But when he chooses to attend a college, he makes up his mind to follow a particular stream, may it be a particular branch of science, or medical, or in arts. Having the knowledge gained in his school days on varying topics, it is sufficient for him to live a comfortable life while focusing on his branch of study in college. Other subjects not related to his field of study will only hamper his performance as there will be pressure on him to perform well in all subjects, even in those of which he will have no use in the future and will most probably forget everything he learned about in a year.

Definitely, there are some fields of study where the student can benefit from diverse knowledge, like journalism, arts, music, etc. where a broad mind is required to excel. Many pioneers in such fields made their name by experiencing something different and applying that knowledge in their field. But, some fields of study require a more focussed mindset, like medical, engineering, law, etc. In such fields, mandating the students to take up courses outside their subject area will prove harmful for their performance. As their course content is vast enough for them to cover all the topics, forcing them to study materials outside their field will have a severe effect on their minds.

If this rule is mandated across all universities, the performance graph may show a positive spike temporarily. But in the long run, it will have a hugely adverse effect on higher education. Students will be discouraged to follow a stream that requires a focussed knowledge on its topics, as it will be difficult for them to have the time and mindset to concentrate on the field. Also, the success ratios in such fields will be reduced, thus putting a negative impression on aspiring students' minds. They will be attracted more towards fields of study where diverse knowledge will actually prove useful and will help their performance. This will result in a deficit of focussed study students and graduates. Such a case could be seen in the real-world when Hong Kong University in 2004 mandated their students to take up at least 3 courses outside their field of study. Initially, the students followed their choice of field, despite the new rule. But, around 2007, the number of students taking arts and journalism saw a huge rise and engineering and medical students became rare to find. High school graduates began taking admissions in different universities where diverse courses were not mandatory. In 2009, they reverted this rule and by 2010, the students' ratio was restored to as was pre-2004.

Such rules if made into a mandatory law can have severe effects in any community, where education is considered a huge economic asset. Diverse knowledge is definitely useful for broadening a mind, but forcing a student to get out of this comfort zone will also definitely have a negative effect on him. It should be left on their choice if they want to take up varying courses as they know the best about their future. As after all, their future is the country's future.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 7, column 1254, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[1]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'students'' or 'student's'?
Suggestion: students'; student's
...hey reverted this rule and by 2010, the students ratio was restored to as was pre-2004. ...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, if, may, second, so, thus, well, while, after all, at least

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 26.0 19.5258426966 133% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 28.0 12.4196629213 225% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 20.0 14.8657303371 135% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 11.3162921348 124% => OK
Pronoun: 59.0 33.0505617978 179% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 99.0 58.6224719101 169% => OK
Nominalization: 9.0 12.9106741573 70% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3392.0 2235.4752809 152% => OK
No of words: 693.0 442.535393258 157% => Less content wanted.
Chars per words: 4.89466089466 5.05705443957 97% => OK
Fourth root words length: 5.13077900149 4.55969084622 113% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.65026612118 2.79657885939 95% => OK
Unique words: 310.0 215.323595506 144% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.44733044733 0.4932671777 91% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 1065.6 704.065955056 151% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.59117977528 94% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 10.0 6.24550561798 160% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 7.0 1.77640449438 394% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 10.0 4.38483146067 228% => Less preposition wanted as sentence beginnings.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 32.0 20.2370786517 158% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 49.7758157737 60.3974514979 82% => OK
Chars per sentence: 106.0 118.986275619 89% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.65625 23.4991977007 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 2.5 5.21951772744 48% => More transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 7.80617977528 13% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 19.0 10.2758426966 185% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 5.13820224719 117% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 7.0 4.83258426966 145% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.188517323688 0.243740707755 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0591956679701 0.0831039109588 71% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0540208756242 0.0758088955206 71% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.118162890123 0.150359130593 79% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0423941591079 0.0667264976115 64% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.4 14.1392134831 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 58.62 48.8420337079 120% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 12.1743820225 85% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.08 12.1639044944 91% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.94 8.38706741573 95% => OK
difficult_words: 143.0 100.480337079 142% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.0 11.8971910112 101% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
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