There has been a dramatic growth in the number of people studying at universities in the last few decades. While some people see this as a positive trend which raises the general level of education within the community, others fear that it is lowering the quality of education.
What are the advantages and disadvantages of the increase in student numbers at university?
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Last few decades have witnessed mushroom growth in the number of people enrolling and studying at different universities. Some people believe that this shows increased level of general education within the community, hence positive development. However, others are concerned that this is decreasing the overall quality of education. Below essay will expound on possible advantages and disadvantages.
Literacy rate is the most important indicator of knowing a country's socioeconomic conditions and overall national outlook. Therefore, countries around the world emphasize more and more on education. Owing to competition in the job market, more and more companies are now demanding candidates with higher academic qualifications. For instance, Sri Lanka has 98% of literacy rate and every 4 out of 5 people hold a university degree in different disciplines. Data shows that, developing countries with higher literacy rate performs better and have improved GDP. Secondly, University environment is different from college or school. It gives an individual dozen of options to study and hundreds of fields to pursue as career. Additionally, in recent 08 years around 53 public universities have been built in Pakistan to cater growing demand which clearly shows people are considering education an important factor to excel in their careers as well as lives.
On the flip side, there are some but major drawbacks that could jeopardize the economic outlook. Since the demand is threefold and supply is limited people with business mindset and lot of investment are now building universities for minting money. This is turning education system into commercial industry. For instance, Few business schools in UK have minted money from international students charging high fees but providing below par quality of education. This has drastically affected UK's education quality because not even a single research paper was produced by these commercial universities. Additionally, UK government took stern actions and closed these institutes.
To recapitulate it, number of highly educated people plays a pivotal role in country's economic growth and universities act as a launch pad for their skills. There need to be more universities to cater growing number of demand and more courses should be introduced. However, stringent policies should be devised to check and evaluate performance of all universities.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, hence, however, if, look, second, secondly, so, therefore, well, for instance, as well as
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 16.0 13.1623246493 122% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 5.0 7.85571142285 64% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 10.4138276553 163% => OK
Relative clauses : 5.0 7.30460921844 68% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 14.0 24.0651302605 58% => OK
Preposition: 48.0 41.998997996 114% => OK
Nominalization: 15.0 8.3376753507 180% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2045.0 1615.20841683 127% => OK
No of words: 364.0 315.596192385 115% => OK
Chars per words: 5.61813186813 5.12529762239 110% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.36792674256 4.20363070211 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 3.01022063469 2.80592935109 107% => OK
Unique words: 219.0 176.041082164 124% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.601648351648 0.561755894193 107% => OK
syllable_count: 655.2 506.74238477 129% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.8 1.60771543086 112% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 3.0 5.43587174349 55% => OK
Article: 0.0 2.52805611222 0% => OK
Subordination: 1.0 2.10420841683 48% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 0.809619238477 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.76152304609 126% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 16.0721442886 131% => OK
Sentence length: 17.0 20.2975951904 84% => The Avg. Sentence Length is relatively short.
Sentence length SD: 38.9011189062 49.4020404114 79% => OK
Chars per sentence: 97.380952381 106.682146367 91% => OK
Words per sentence: 17.3333333333 20.7667163134 83% => OK
Discourse Markers: 4.47619047619 7.06120827912 63% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.38176352705 91% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.01903807615 20% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 7.0 8.67935871743 81% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 3.9879759519 100% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 10.0 3.4128256513 293% => Less facts, knowledge or examples wanted.
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.24943212914 0.244688304435 102% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.06463910212 0.084324248473 77% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0847684304424 0.0667982634062 127% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.165208858737 0.151304729494 109% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.119081482996 0.056905535591 209% => More connections among paragraphs wanted.
automated_readability_index: 13.7 13.0946893788 105% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 37.3 50.2224549098 74% => OK
smog_index: 11.2 7.44779559118 150% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 11.3001002004 109% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 15.02 12.4159519038 121% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.34 8.58950901804 109% => OK
difficult_words: 112.0 78.4519038076 143% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.0 9.78957915832 82% => OK
gunning_fog: 8.8 10.1190380762 87% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 10.7795591182 111% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 89.8876404494 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 8.0 Out of 9
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