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 has become one of the most important aspects of human development. Without education, a number of discoveries and achievements made in the history of humanity would never have been possible. The importance of education cannot be neglected, which makes the job of the government and universities in deciding on a curriculum for the students evermore important.

Like every coin, the suggestion put forth has two sides as well. While it is understood that introducing a variety of courses outside the student’s field of study or interest would distract him from what is actually important to his course, it could have a lot more benefits than expected. If a variety of courses are introduced to a student at an age where he hasn’t decided a major yet or hasn’t developed an interest in a particular field, the various courses might help him give a broad perspective of different fields and help him/her make up his mind. It is essential for every student to pursue a field he is passionate about. Giving students a general idea might help them narrow down their interests and furthermore help them make a right decision regarding a career path.

In addition to this thought, the introduction of a variety of courses might also help give students an understanding of subjects besides his own liking. For example, a student who is introduced to statistics as a subject but wants to pursue a course in biology might still benefit from learning the basics of statistics. A general idea of statistics might help him in drawing conclusions based on raw data related to his biology course. A general understanding of statistics might also help him in day to day calculations. To say that a student may not need statistics at all in his life might be an over exaggeration. Similarly, subjects not relevant to a student’s coursework might still do a lot more good than harm.

Furthermore, if students are completely given freedom to choose subjects of their own liking then there might be a situation where a lot of students gravitate towards easier or more interesting subjects. If students are introduced to subjects that usually suffer from a general hatred just because of their boring or tedious nature, some students might actually change their minds about such subjects. A common example would be that it is common that many students dislike the study of economics, however, economics is vital to the development of any nation. If students opt out of economics as a subject, then progress in terms of economics might be hampered. On the contrary, if students are introduced with basic level economics they might even enjoy it.

Although, after a certain age or level, students should be given the liberty to focus on their subject of interest to develop more affinity towards it. Specialisation in any subject always leads to greater results. Universities must determine for themselves up to what age/level they must mandate students to take up necessary courses. A balance between making a variety of courses mandatory and giving students the liberty to choose subjects of their own liking would prove to be the most effective way to help the students as well as make decisions that might prove beneficial to the society or a country as a whole.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, besides, but, furthermore, however, if, may, regarding, similarly, so, still, then, well, while, for example, in addition, of course, as well as, on the contrary

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 19.0 19.5258426966 97% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 24.0 12.4196629213 193% => OK
Conjunction : 13.0 14.8657303371 87% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 11.3162921348 88% => OK
Pronoun: 37.0 33.0505617978 112% => OK
Preposition: 81.0 58.6224719101 138% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 12.9106741573 108% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2739.0 2235.4752809 123% => OK
No of words: 546.0 442.535393258 123% => OK
Chars per words: 5.01648351648 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.83390555256 4.55969084622 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.92548178819 2.79657885939 105% => OK
Unique words: 260.0 215.323595506 121% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.47619047619 0.4932671777 97% => OK
syllable_count: 873.9 704.065955056 124% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 2.0 6.24550561798 32% => OK
Article: 10.0 4.99550561798 200% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 7.0 3.10617977528 225% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 1.77640449438 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.38483146067 137% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 23.0 20.2370786517 114% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 61.6274249706 60.3974514979 102% => OK
Chars per sentence: 119.086956522 118.986275619 100% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.7391304348 23.4991977007 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.69565217391 5.21951772744 147% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 7.80617977528 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 18.0 10.2758426966 175% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.214276426062 0.243740707755 88% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0681565234692 0.0831039109588 82% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0450754251196 0.0758088955206 59% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.125556679656 0.150359130593 84% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0345224821633 0.0667264976115 52% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.1 14.1392134831 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 48.13 48.8420337079 99% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.1743820225 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.13 12.1639044944 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.19 8.38706741573 98% => OK
difficult_words: 118.0 100.480337079 117% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 12.0 11.8971910112 101% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?


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