Some people think schools should only teach students academic subjects. Others think schools should also teach students how to discriminate between right and wrong. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Essay topics: Some people think schools should only teach students academic subjects. Others think schools should also teach students how to discriminate between right and wrong. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

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A debate on whether schools should only teach students academic knowledge rages on. Some people contend that students should only receive education of academic subjects, while others opine that students should also learn to distinguish right from wrong in school. In my own perspective, schools need to find a balance to both improve students' academic performance as well as other moral principles.

It is understandable that some people wish their children to receive instructions only in academic areas. Under the fierce competition of modern society, only by mastering more knowledge, students can be well prepared for future employment. For example, schools teach students to learn English when they are in primary school. After learning English for more than 10 years, some students with excellent skills in English may have the chance to work abroad, and thereby improving their living standards dramatically.

However, others argue that students' ability to discriminate between right and wrong should also be enhanced in school. Students normally spend the most important time in school. During this time period, most students will form their styles of doing things. If they do not receive proper education to guide them, they may develop unacceptable behaviours, such as cheating in exams, bullying at peers. Such behaviours have detrimental effect on students' growth.

From my point of view, both academic and moral education are vital to students' future development. Without comprehensive knowledge towards different subjects, such as English, Math, students cannot be well qualified to take the challenge of professional work. Also, students who are incapable of doing the right things are not able to develop socially acceptable behaviours. Therefore, I insist that schools should not underestimate the importance of each area and try to reach a balance between students' academic work and other moral norms.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
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Message: Probable usage error. Use 'and' after 'both'.
Suggestion: and
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Suggestion: students'; student's
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, however, if, may, so, therefore, well, while, for example, such as, as well as

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 8.0 13.1623246493 61% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 11.0 7.85571142285 140% => OK
Conjunction : 5.0 10.4138276553 48% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 7.0 7.30460921844 96% => OK
Pronoun: 17.0 24.0651302605 71% => OK
Preposition: 41.0 41.998997996 98% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 8.3376753507 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1634.0 1615.20841683 101% => OK
No of words: 295.0 315.596192385 93% => OK
Chars per words: 5.53898305085 5.12529762239 108% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.14434120667 4.20363070211 99% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.76034212602 2.80592935109 98% => OK
Unique words: 168.0 176.041082164 95% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.569491525424 0.561755894193 101% => OK
syllable_count: 486.0 506.74238477 96% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.60771543086 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 5.43587174349 55% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.384769539078 0% => OK
Article: 1.0 2.52805611222 40% => OK
Subordination: 3.0 2.10420841683 143% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 0.809619238477 124% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.76152304609 126% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 16.0 16.0721442886 100% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 20.2975951904 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 39.8014113286 49.4020404114 81% => OK
Chars per sentence: 102.125 106.682146367 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.4375 20.7667163134 89% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.25 7.06120827912 74% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.01903807615 60% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.67935871743 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 3.9879759519 150% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 3.4128256513 59% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.442938722342 0.244688304435 181% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.15750326546 0.084324248473 187% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.121053741233 0.0667982634062 181% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.288960839954 0.151304729494 191% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.127581234369 0.056905535591 224% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.9 13.0946893788 106% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 53.21 50.2224549098 106% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 10.3 11.3001002004 91% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.85 12.4159519038 120% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.54 8.58950901804 99% => OK
difficult_words: 75.0 78.4519038076 96% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 9.78957915832 117% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.1190380762 91% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.7795591182 83% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 73.0337078652 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 6.5 Out of 9
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