Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
All university students should be required to take history courses no matter what their field of study is.
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
University lays a very foundation for the future development of college students. Among the great selections of these courses, some people may say that history courses should be made compulsory for college students for the reason that they could be more familiar with the advancement as well as the evolution of human society. I, in contrast, disagree with the previous statement. I believe that asking students of all majors to attend required history courses would cause problems.
First of all, history courses would put more academic pressure on college students. The students in post-secondary education have already had packed schedules of professional courses. A medical student, for example, is not only obliged to complete his academic papers for credit but also requested to serve in a hospital mandatorily for clinical training. The student is probably unable to afford an irrelevant course, such as history, due to his heavy load in the medical program. In this case, schools should not put any additional requirement in rules of course selection; otherwise, it would be such an overload that student would fail to pass the important examinations in his own major.
Secondly, a required history course inevitably leads to an extracurricular cost for students as well as their parents. To guarantee the quality of new history classes, the school needs to employ more talented and senior professors and experts with considerable salaries from well-known universities and academic institutions. The increased cost of schooling eventually reflects on the adjustment of tuition fee and, even worse, deprives many underprivileged students of the opportunity for higher education.
Admittedly, taking history courses does have its merits. Students could learn to prevent repeating the mistakes of the past. For instance, they would study the causes of world wars and other bloody battles that claimed the lives of millions. Moreover, students could also gain a better understanding of contemporary issues in history. By studying the America Revolution, for the other example, a student could be enlightened in modern world democracy. However, these kinds of knowledge could be obtained through any methods besides required courses. History seminars, television documentaries and books are all available options for student to learn about history.
In conclusion, although there are some small advantages of a history course, requiring a student to take a history course would be overburdened the student both academically and financially. Additionally, the small benefits that a required history course would provide could be acquired from other ways.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, besides, but, first, however, may, moreover, second, secondly, so, well, for example, for instance, in conclusion, in contrast, of course, such as, as well as, first of all
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 11.0 15.1003584229 73% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 9.8082437276 163% => OK
Conjunction : 8.0 13.8261648746 58% => More conjunction wanted.
Relative clauses : 6.0 11.0286738351 54% => More relative clauses wanted.
Pronoun: 18.0 43.0788530466 42% => OK
Preposition: 52.0 52.1666666667 100% => OK
Nominalization: 13.0 8.0752688172 161% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2256.0 1977.66487455 114% => OK
No of words: 407.0 407.700716846 100% => OK
Chars per words: 5.542997543 4.8611393121 114% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.49157444576 4.48103885553 100% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.97062266226 2.67179642975 111% => OK
Unique words: 230.0 212.727598566 108% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.565110565111 0.524837075471 108% => OK
syllable_count: 710.1 618.680645161 115% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.51630824373 112% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 9.59856630824 42% => OK
Article: 8.0 3.08781362007 259% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 1.0 3.51792114695 28% => OK
Conjunction: 0.0 1.86738351254 0% => OK
Preposition: 6.0 4.94265232975 121% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.6003584229 102% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 20.1344086022 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 52.5794938603 48.9658058833 107% => OK
Chars per sentence: 107.428571429 100.406767564 107% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.380952381 20.6045352989 94% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.47619047619 5.45110844103 155% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 0.0 5.5376344086 0% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 9.0 11.8709677419 76% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 7.0 3.85842293907 181% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 5.0 4.88709677419 102% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.241252886096 0.236089414692 102% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0806265955304 0.076458572812 105% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0518302959269 0.0737576698707 70% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.15253551554 0.150856017488 101% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0463794802109 0.0645574589148 72% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.4 11.7677419355 122% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 43.73 58.1214874552 75% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 6.10430107527 144% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.9 10.1575268817 117% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.85 10.9000537634 136% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.58 8.01818996416 119% => OK
difficult_words: 129.0 86.8835125448 148% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 9.0 10.002688172 90% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.0537634409 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.247311828 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 90.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 27.0 Out of 30
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