Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the cours

Essay topics: Some people think that universities should provide graduates with the knowledge and skills needed in the workplace. Others think that the true function of a university should be to give access to knowledge for its own sake, regardless of whether the course is useful to an employer.
What, in your opinion, should be the main function of a university?

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Whether a university should focus on imparting the knowledge and skills required in students' future careers is a controversial topic. Some people contend that students should receive instructions on working skills and knowledge, while others opine that a university should allow its students to have access to knowledge other than skills required by employers. In my view, a university should both teach job skills and impart other knowledge.

Students who acquire more knowledge and skills on future working are more likely to develop a successful career. For example, many universities now offer a bunch of English classes and workshops aiming to enhance students' English skills. In this way, students can be more qualified for future careers, as most companies nowadays have international businesses and they prefer to hire staff with proficient English aptitude. Thus, opening more courses on subjects relating to job skills can increase students competitiveness in the job market.

However, a university should not underestimate the importance of other subjects which are not pertinent to working knowledge. For example, artistic courses like painting , singing and dancing should be included in students' curriculum. Students with the ability to enjoy and create art are more likely to enjoy their everyday lives, as artworks can assuage people's pressure from work and help them discover the beauty in lives. Therefore, a university needs to provide students with more artistic classes which help to cultivate their minds and change their attitudes to the positive towards lives.

In sum, because of the fierce competition of modern society, a university is responsible to offer students more job skills relating courses. In the meantime, it also needs to open more artistic classes to import knowledge about how students can enjoy their lives with the help of art.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 170, Rule ID: COMMA_PARENTHESIS_WHITESPACE
Message: Put a space after the comma, but not before the comma
Suggestion: ,
... example, artistic courses like painting , singing and dancing should be included ...
^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, however, if, so, therefore, thus, while, for example, in my view

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 7.0 13.1623246493 53% => More to be verbs wanted.
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 7.85571142285 127% => OK
Conjunction : 10.0 10.4138276553 96% => OK
Relative clauses : 5.0 7.30460921844 68% => OK
Pronoun: 12.0 24.0651302605 50% => OK
Preposition: 40.0 41.998997996 95% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 8.3376753507 36% => More nominalization wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1588.0 1615.20841683 98% => OK
No of words: 291.0 315.596192385 92% => OK
Chars per words: 5.45704467354 5.12529762239 106% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.13022058845 4.20363070211 98% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.76841147284 2.80592935109 99% => OK
Unique words: 153.0 176.041082164 87% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.525773195876 0.561755894193 94% => OK
syllable_count: 495.0 506.74238477 98% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.60771543086 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 1.0 5.43587174349 18% => OK
Interrogative: 0.0 0.384769539078 0% => OK
Article: 4.0 2.52805611222 158% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 2.10420841683 190% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.76152304609 105% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 16.0721442886 81% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 20.2975951904 108% => OK
Sentence length SD: 38.2811152787 49.4020404114 77% => OK
Chars per sentence: 122.153846154 106.682146367 115% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.3846153846 20.7667163134 108% => OK
Discourse Markers: 5.38461538462 7.06120827912 76% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.01903807615 20% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 8.0 8.67935871743 92% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.9879759519 50% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 3.4128256513 88% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.260654474031 0.244688304435 107% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.111360926312 0.084324248473 132% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0789408130984 0.0667982634062 118% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.172741654139 0.151304729494 114% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.100934352578 0.056905535591 177% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 15.5 13.0946893788 118% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 40.69 50.2224549098 81% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.1 11.3001002004 116% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.68 12.4159519038 118% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.8 8.58950901804 102% => OK
difficult_words: 75.0 78.4519038076 96% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.0 9.78957915832 112% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.1190380762 107% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.7795591182 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 9
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