Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? it is more important for students to understand concepts and ideas than its for them to learn facts. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

While many people are of the belief that learning facts is more important than understanding ideas, others feel that ideas and concepts are more essential. If I were forced to choose, I definitely think that students should concentrate more on understanding ideas and concepts rather than studying facts. I firmly believe that students should put more focus on the core ideas of a topic due to several reasons, and I will develop these ideas in the subsequent paragraphs.

To begin with, ideas and concepts represent the essential aspects of a particular topic and throws light on the essence of learning. Facts, on the other hand, can be easily memorized by any person who has a good memory. Moreover, facts can be easily found online or in books. However, the proper understanding of a topic can be done efficiently only by the more intellectual students. I have to admit that my opinion on this subject is strongly influenced by my own personal experiences. For example, during my early school days, I was thought by my teachers and parents about the importance of memorizing facts. The various tests conducted in school also focused on the memory of students rather than focusing on whether the students have understood the topic or not. Since, I had good memory power, I performed well in my early school days. However, as I moved into middle school, I found it extremely difficult to understand the topics, since I focused only on learning the facts. I realized my mistake later and began understanding the ideas and concepts , instead of remembering the facts. If I had not adapted my ways to give more importance to concepts and ideas, I would not have been able to perform well in my academics.

Secondly, learning facts through rote method plays a negative effect in a student's learning and his/her character development. The ideas and concepts thought in academics usually have an implied meaning which goes into a student's subconscious memory. Hence, the student will gradually learn the important characteristics required to thrive in a society through the various topics taught in school. Take for instance, my cousin who was excellent in memorizing facts and received awards in various competitions aimed at using memory power. In contrast, his ability to understand social behavior was very poor, since, he had spent his childhood learning facts instead of understanding the ideas of the lessons taught in school. Later, he could improve his social behavior and failed to make a mark in any field of study, since, he could never understand the essence of any topic or subject. If my cousin had focused more on learning ideas and concepts, he would have fared better in his career.

In light of the above mentioned reasons, I firmly believe that students should be encouraged to understand concepts and ideas, rather than giving importance to learning facts.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, hence, however, if, moreover, second, secondly, so, well, while, for example, for instance, in contrast, to begin with, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 13.0 15.1003584229 86% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 12.0 9.8082437276 122% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 13.8261648746 130% => OK
Relative clauses : 9.0 11.0286738351 82% => OK
Pronoun: 44.0 43.0788530466 102% => OK
Preposition: 65.0 52.1666666667 125% => OK
Nominalization: 7.0 8.0752688172 87% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2404.0 1977.66487455 122% => OK
No of words: 478.0 407.700716846 117% => OK
Chars per words: 5.02928870293 4.8611393121 103% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.67581127817 4.48103885553 104% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.76005703659 2.67179642975 103% => OK
Unique words: 225.0 212.727598566 106% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.470711297071 0.524837075471 90% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 743.4 618.680645161 120% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.51630824373 106% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 16.0 9.59856630824 167% => OK
Article: 4.0 3.08781362007 130% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.51792114695 171% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.86738351254 54% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.94265232975 142% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.6003584229 107% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.1344086022 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 32.2091884123 48.9658058833 66% => OK
Chars per sentence: 109.272727273 100.406767564 109% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.7272727273 20.6045352989 105% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.5 5.45110844103 119% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.53405017921 88% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.5376344086 36% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 13.0 11.8709677419 110% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 6.0 3.85842293907 156% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.88709677419 61% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.250228309393 0.236089414692 106% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0804977097597 0.076458572812 105% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0567934441152 0.0737576698707 77% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.181236323621 0.150856017488 120% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0407899913066 0.0645574589148 63% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.1 11.7677419355 111% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 50.16 58.1214874552 86% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 6.10430107527 144% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.5 10.1575268817 113% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 11.89 10.9000537634 109% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.18 8.01818996416 102% => OK
difficult_words: 106.0 86.8835125448 122% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 10.002688172 135% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.0537634409 103% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 10.247311828 117% => OK
What are above readability scores?

Better to have 5 paragraphs with 3 arguments. And try always support/against one side but compare two sides, like this:

para 1: introduction
para 2: reason 1. address both of the views presented for reason 1
para 3: reason 2. address both of the views presented for reason 2
para 4: reason 3. address both of the views presented for reason 3
para 5: conclusion.

So how to find out those reasons. There is a formula:

reasons == advantages or

reasons == disadvantages

for example, we can always apply 'save time', 'save/make money', 'find a job', 'make friends', 'get more information' as reasons to all essay/speaking topics.

or we can apply 'waste time', 'waste money', 'no job', 'make bad friends', 'get bad information' as reasons to all essay/speaking topics.

Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
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