Students should be taught academic knowledge so that they can pass exams, and skills such as cooking or dressing should not be taught. To what extent do you agree/disagree?

Essay topics: Students should be taught academic knowledge so that they can pass exams, and skills such as cooking or dressing should not be taught.

To what extent do you agree/disagree?

n0air9x9's picture

The subject of content to teach to students has raised interesting views. One of which suggests that delivering academic knowledge so that learners can succeed in examinations should be the top priority, whereas skills such as cooking or dressing need not to be taught. Despite the importance of exam-oriented understandings, I believe that more emphasis should be placed on the teaching of practical skills.

Equipping students with important knowledge to pass tests is crucial for various reasons. Forefront among these is the fact that obtaining high exam results is a prerequisite condition for admission into quality high schools and universities. For instance, in order to study in medical schools in Vietnam, candidates often have to secure an entrance score of at least 25 out of 30, which could be achieved only by allocating time to practice various test-taking skills. Being part of these educational settings even impacts future employment opportunities. Those who graduate from prestigious programs are often considered qualified for high-paid positions, which is a strong motivation for investment of more time and effort into academic training.

However, practical skills, despite being overlooked in many countries, benefit students tremendously. To begin with, culinary skills, along with other skills such organizing workspace and making timetables, allow students to lead a healthy independent life. Case in point, cooking skills enable students to prepare nutritious meals when they live far from home for education, instead of getting by with only fastfood and microwaveable dishes. Also, it has been noted that joining in classes that are less academically intensive, such as dressing classes, is a fun way to release stress. This, consequentially, allows students to replenish energy and focus more effectively when they return to studying, leading to better examination performances.

In conclusion, even though I acknowledge the importance of exam-focused learning, I hold the view that lessons about practical skills should also be delivered to students, not only for their advantages in real life but also for the positive impacts on test performances .

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, however, if, look, so, whereas, at least, for instance, in conclusion, such as, to begin with

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 13.1623246493 114% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 6.0 7.85571142285 76% => OK
Conjunction : 7.0 10.4138276553 67% => OK
Relative clauses : 13.0 7.30460921844 178% => OK
Pronoun: 17.0 24.0651302605 71% => OK
Preposition: 51.0 41.998997996 121% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 8.3376753507 120% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1867.0 1615.20841683 116% => OK
No of words: 331.0 315.596192385 105% => OK
Chars per words: 5.64048338369 5.12529762239 110% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.26537283232 4.20363070211 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.07623771776 2.80592935109 110% => OK
Unique words: 214.0 176.041082164 122% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.646525679758 0.561755894193 115% => OK
syllable_count: 564.3 506.74238477 111% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.60771543086 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 5.43587174349 74% => OK
Article: 1.0 2.52805611222 40% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.10420841683 48% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.76152304609 147% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 14.0 16.0721442886 87% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 20.2975951904 113% => OK
Sentence length SD: 54.611101884 49.4020404114 111% => OK
Chars per sentence: 133.357142857 106.682146367 125% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.6428571429 20.7667163134 114% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.42857142857 7.06120827912 105% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 4.0 5.01903807615 80% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 8.67935871743 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 0.0 3.9879759519 0% => More negative sentences wanted.
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: 0.265869044419 0.244688304435 109% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0876084402876 0.084324248473 104% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0981709399701 0.0667982634062 147% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.168563392054 0.151304729494 111% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.118880777498 0.056905535591 209% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.0 13.0946893788 130% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 39.67 50.2224549098 79% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.44779559118 150% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 13.4 11.3001002004 119% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.73 12.4159519038 127% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.83 8.58950901804 114% => OK
difficult_words: 106.0 78.4519038076 135% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 9.78957915832 117% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 10.1190380762 111% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 10.7795591182 111% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 89.8876404494 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 8.0 Out of 9
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