Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.Discuss both these views a

Essay topics: Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.
Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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Many claim that those who pursue a university degree ought to be allowed to study any courses they wish. At the same time, some aver that forcing the young people to study only those subjects from which they will benefit greatly in the future is only a reasonable option. Both prospects as well as author’s opinion will be discussed in details below.

On the one hand, giving students an opportunity to pick any subject could bring many benefits. For instance, students’ motivation will likely be increasing due to feeling that they are in charge of their future. In fact, implementation of the policy would turn them from possible objects of educational process into active creators of their fate. Furthermore, some people who pursue tertiary education may have doubts whether they have made a right choice or not. The proposed policy could provide them with an indispensable opportunity to be sure that they have made a right choice of profession or to alter their major field of studying. In other words, there are some benefits in having a choice and being in charge of one’s education.

On the other hand, studying subjects that were prescribed by pedagogical authorities has some obvious advantages as well. Firstly, university staff that often have connections with businesses and government structures may design courses that will meet tomorrow’s requirements. Thus, alumni will be well-prepared for competing with others in a search for a well-paid job after graduation. Secondly, limiting students’ choice means that they will have to enroll in courses that are essential and required by future work but often disliked by the learners. For instance, many doctors would probably desire to avoid studying anatomy which is considered to be one of the most challenging subjects that demands memorizing a huge volume of information. Thus, the policy discussed possesses some positive facets.

To sum up, in my opinion, although both policies have some pluses, it seems that benefits of the second one are more important because no one would like to be treated by a doctor who didn’t study anatomy at medical academy.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 1, Rule ID: MANY_NN[1]
Message: Possible agreement error. The noun claim seems to be countable; consider using: 'Many claims'.
Suggestion: Many claims
Many claim that those who pursue a university degr...
^^^^^^^^^^
Line 1, column 288, Rule ID: BOTH_AS_WELL_AS[1]
Message: Probable usage error. Use 'and' after 'both'.
Suggestion: and
...nly a reasonable option. Both prospects as well as author's opinion will be discussed...
^^^^^^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, first, firstly, furthermore, may, second, secondly, so, thus, well, for instance, in fact, as well as, in my opinion, in other words, to sum up, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 13.1623246493 114% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 7.85571142285 178% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 10.4138276553 58% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 16.0 7.30460921844 219% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 26.0 24.0651302605 108% => OK
Preposition: 50.0 41.998997996 119% => OK
Nominalization: 9.0 8.3376753507 108% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1816.0 1615.20841683 112% => OK
No of words: 347.0 315.596192385 110% => OK
Chars per words: 5.23342939481 5.12529762239 102% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.31600926901 4.20363070211 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.86992925867 2.80592935109 102% => OK
Unique words: 195.0 176.041082164 111% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.561959654179 0.561755894193 100% => OK
syllable_count: 577.8 506.74238477 114% => 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
Article: 2.0 2.52805611222 79% => 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: 16.0 16.0721442886 100% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.2975951904 103% => OK
Sentence length SD: 43.1417992642 49.4020404114 87% => OK
Chars per sentence: 113.5 106.682146367 106% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.6875 20.7667163134 104% => OK
Discourse Markers: 10.4375 7.06120827912 148% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.01903807615 40% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 8.67935871743 138% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 2.0 3.9879759519 50% => 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: 0.303369348308 0.244688304435 124% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.104627714524 0.084324248473 124% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0624451722916 0.0667982634062 93% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.199179075411 0.151304729494 132% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0887200805037 0.056905535591 156% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.0 13.0946893788 107% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 41.7 50.2224549098 83% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.44779559118 118% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.7 11.3001002004 112% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.05 12.4159519038 105% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.96 8.58950901804 104% => OK
difficult_words: 94.0 78.4519038076 120% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 9.78957915832 87% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.1190380762 103% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.7795591182 83% => 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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To sum up, in my opinion,
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Attribute Value Ideal
Final score: 7.5 out of 9 //You can develop very nice essays if the structure is correct
Category: Very Good Excellent
No. of Grammatical Errors: 4 2
No. of Spelling Errors: 4 2
No. of Sentences: 16 15
No. of Words: 348 350
No. of Characters: 1738 1500
No. of Different Words: 196 200
Fourth Root of Number of Words: 4.319 4.7
Average Word Length: 4.994 4.6
Word Length SD: 2.647 2.4
No. of Words greater than 5 chars: 126 100
No. of Words greater than 6 chars: 92 80
No. of Words greater than 7 chars: 66 40
No. of Words greater than 8 chars: 38 20
Use of Passive Voice (%): 0 0
Avg. Sentence Length: 21.75 21.0
Sentence Length SD: 7.941 7.5
Use of Discourse Markers (%): 0.75 0.12
Sentence-Text Coherence: 0.314 0.35
Sentence-Para Coherence: 0.508 0.50
Sentence-Sentence Coherence: 0.068 0.07
Number of Paragraphs: 4 5

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