The speaker asserts that universities should require all students to go over various extracurricular courses. While I find this claim paradoxical on its face, the paradox is explainable, and the explanation is well supported empirically. Nevertheless, the claim is an unfair generalization in that it fails to account for other empirical evidence serving to discredit it.
A threshold problem with the speaker’s claim is that its internal logic in questionable. At first impression it would seem that experiencing diverse off-major courses from one’s own field of study is better to broaden one’s perspective and prevent it from being parochial, yet some may not be preoccupied in such courses. For example, art student who is not fond of physics may suffer from solving difficult calculations. In worse, he will feel isolated as he is an outsider from that field and face difficulties getting help from the major’s students. It might be more time-consuming and suffer lack of confidence.
However, taking off-major courses might provide you brilliant research ideas or enhance one’s resourcefulness when situated in unexpected situations. University is not a place just to study your major but to cultivate one’s sense of value and address crucial national agendas with innovative thinkings. Confining the universities’ role into one major is specious to represent oneself as an asset of driving their society to a better one. Experiencing various courses outside could fulfill one’s potential of real intellectuals.
Lending credence to this explanation for the paradoxical nature of the speaker’s claim is the fact that advantages of such courses is persistently conducive to student's own major studies. However, this is convincible only in particular fields that is relative to one’s own major. Irrelevant major courses might be unexpectedly time-consuming and its outcomes may be incomparable with those done by the same major students who devoted themselves to advanced researches. The problem is that professors or university faculties are likely to provide more advantageous opportunities to the latter ones since they are more seemingly promising students. Even if students go through extracurricular activities to gain open-wided perspective, believing it conducive to their future studies, their efforts and outcomes are imperceptible to others. Thus, if wishing to be conspicuous in their field of study, going through various off-major courses may not be a good choice.
In sum, while at first glance taking various courses outside of one’s field of study would seem exclusive, it appears they are not. Though the speaker’s claim has some merit, it seems too hasty to require university students such policy due to uncertainty of fulfilling expectations after completing their courses. Therefore, the correctness of the speaker’s assertions must be determined on a case-by-case basis.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, however, if, may, nevertheless, so, therefore, thus, well, while, for example, in particular
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 26.0 19.5258426966 133% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 13.0 12.4196629213 105% => OK
Conjunction : 11.0 14.8657303371 74% => OK
Relative clauses : 11.0 11.3162921348 97% => OK
Pronoun: 37.0 33.0505617978 112% => OK
Preposition: 66.0 58.6224719101 113% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 12.9106741573 54% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2533.0 2235.4752809 113% => OK
No of words: 444.0 442.535393258 100% => OK
Chars per words: 5.70495495495 5.05705443957 113% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.5903493882 4.55969084622 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.36884164461 2.79657885939 120% => OK
Unique words: 242.0 215.323595506 112% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.545045045045 0.4932671777 110% => OK
syllable_count: 784.8 704.065955056 111% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.59117977528 113% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.77640449438 113% => OK
Preposition: 3.0 4.38483146067 68% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 23.0359550562 91% => OK
Sentence length SD: 42.9926956829 60.3974514979 71% => OK
Chars per sentence: 120.619047619 118.986275619 101% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.1428571429 23.4991977007 90% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.95238095238 5.21951772744 95% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 13.0 10.2758426966 127% => 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: 0.232466527789 0.243740707755 95% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0728571006504 0.0831039109588 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0342808460112 0.0758088955206 45% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.1357916517 0.150359130593 90% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0172999191055 0.0667264976115 26% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.
automated_readability_index: 16.0 14.1392134831 113% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 33.24 48.8420337079 68% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.92365168539 141% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.8 12.1743820225 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.78 12.1639044944 130% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.48 8.38706741573 113% => OK
difficult_words: 135.0 100.480337079 134% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.5 11.8971910112 105% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 11.2143820225 93% => OK
text_standard: 16.0 11.7820224719 136% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 83.33 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
Note: 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.