Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they are a complete waste of time. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your experience

Essay topics: Some people believe that children’s leisure activities must be educational, otherwise they are a complete waste of time. Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your experience

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It has been a long debated discussion in both schools as well as at home if children’s leisure activities should focus only on acquiring knowledge or it does not really matter if a child learns or not during their pastime. With ever-increasing competition in the society, I believe that children’s hobbies must undoubtedly designed in a way that they both learn and enjoy at the same time.

Leisure activities, firstly, are an important and integral part of a child’s overall development. During this time, a child both enjoys what he is doing and also does not take the activity as a usual academic one’s with mental stress. Therefore, if a child is taught to acquire a hobby which is both educational and enjoyable, then he can take maximum advantage of it. Singapore, for instance, has encouraged both the academic institutions and parents to make the younger generation play with robots, as they understand that robotics is going to be a part of our future and thus, it can be the best pastime for children. Competitive society, secondly, requires the younger generation to have a vast knowledge on various fields of life. Consequently, students who use their leisure time productively are expected to have better future prospects.

Non-educational leisure time, on the other hand is advocated by some people, as they believe that children must be allowed to do whatever they enjoy, especially, after spending long working hours at the school. This opinion, according to me is not a right option, as it leads to child’s unproductive hours and may also result in acquiring unhealthy leisure activities, such as, playing addictive video games or watching inappropriate TV series.

From the above argument, it can be concluded that to yield maximum benefits and to have optimum mental development of a child, their pastime must, beyond any doubt be both educational and enjoyable.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 55, Rule ID: BOTH_AS_WELL_AS[1]
Message: Probable usage error. Use 'and' after 'both'.
Suggestion: and
...long debated discussion in both schools as well as at home if children's leisure acti...
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Line 3, column 703, Rule ID: A_UNCOUNTABLE[4]
Message: Uncountable nouns are usually not used with an indefinite article. Use simply 'vast knowledge'.
Suggestion: vast knowledge
...requires the younger generation to have a vast knowledge on various fields of life. Consequently...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, consequently, first, firstly, if, may, really, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, thus, well, for instance, such as, as well as, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 13.1623246493 106% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 7.85571142285 102% => OK
Conjunction : 12.0 10.4138276553 115% => OK
Relative clauses : 7.0 7.30460921844 96% => OK
Pronoun: 25.0 24.0651302605 104% => OK
Preposition: 35.0 41.998997996 83% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 8.3376753507 84% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1608.0 1615.20841683 100% => OK
No of words: 310.0 315.596192385 98% => OK
Chars per words: 5.18709677419 5.12529762239 101% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.19604776685 4.20363070211 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.08364825758 2.80592935109 110% => OK
Unique words: 182.0 176.041082164 103% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.587096774194 0.561755894193 105% => OK
syllable_count: 506.7 506.74238477 100% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.60771543086 100% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 5.43587174349 110% => OK
Article: 1.0 2.52805611222 40% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 2.10420841683 238% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.76152304609 147% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 11.0 16.0721442886 68% => Need more sentences. Double check the format of sentences, make sure there is a space between two sentences, or have enough periods. And also check the lengths of sentences, maybe they are too long.
Sentence length: 28.0 20.2975951904 138% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively long.
Sentence length SD: 52.7299372368 49.4020404114 107% => OK
Chars per sentence: 146.181818182 106.682146367 137% => OK
Words per sentence: 28.1818181818 20.7667163134 136% => OK
Discourse Markers: 14.1818181818 7.06120827912 201% => Less transition words/phrases wanted.
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.01903807615 40% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 10.0 8.67935871743 115% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 1.0 3.9879759519 25% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 0.0 3.4128256513 0% => More facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.198422903042 0.244688304435 81% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0756867020107 0.084324248473 90% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0552265921062 0.0667982634062 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.125739334574 0.151304729494 83% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0227498544329 0.056905535591 40% => Paragraphs are similar to each other. Some content may get duplicated or it is not exactly right on the topic.

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 17.1 13.0946893788 131% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 43.06 50.2224549098 86% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.44779559118 150% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 14.2 11.3001002004 126% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.12 12.4159519038 106% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.3 8.58950901804 108% => OK
difficult_words: 84.0 78.4519038076 107% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 15.0 9.78957915832 153% => OK
gunning_fog: 13.2 10.1190380762 130% => OK
text_standard: 15.0 10.7795591182 139% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 78.6516853933 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 7.0 Out of 9
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