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

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

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The knowledge that we acquire from our professors have a very important role in our lives. It is what we will use during our life and the correct method to learn them is crucial for our success. Some people would believe that learning facts is mandatory; other would disagree. In my view, it is more important for students to understand ideas and concepts for two important reasons.

The reason is that when we understand something it will be more difficult to forget. In order to create a strong memory we need to deeply understand a subject. If we just read about a random fact, we will be much more susceptible to forget something because we will activate only our short-time memory. For example, last year, when I was in college, I had a very difficult exam about aerodynamics. It was a very mathematical subject with a lot of different formulas. In addition, my professor indicated a list with exercises to practice and half of the exam's question will come from this list. In that way, me and friends studied very hard the practice problems and we memorized every single formula and solution. So, the exam arrived and almost everybody received a very good grade. On the next semester, I enrolled a computational course that required strong aerodynamics knowledge and I expected it would be easy due to my high grade on the required course. Conversely, I realized that I forgot the whole theory because I just memorized the formulas and I can not use them in real applications because I did not really understand their use. This event clearly demonstrated that learn ideas and concepts is very important.

Another reasons is that ideas and concepts will be more useful for our lives rather than facts. There is a famous quote that says: "You can learn with your errors" and it is very true. If we make the same mistakes over and over we will never learn how to solve them, because they will be just facts. When we understand the concept behind them, we will know how to avoid them and we will aprimorate our lives. For instance, I remember when I was a member of a robotic team in college. Every year we participated in a competition to use robots for play soccer. On day, we made a research about our last ten participation and we discovered that we made almost the same mistakes year after year, such as, every time the battery from the robots started to fail during the match. But this problem passed without notice because the team changed almost all members every year and we just hear histories about what had happened. So, on the next competition, we changed all the batteries and we won the second place, it was the best ranking in all the team's history. This experience taught me that facts are useless if they are not truly understood.

In sum, though some may believe that facts are very important, I believe that the understanding is crucial. Not only we will create long lasting memories but also we could use or knowledge in our favor. Everyone should work to understand more ideas and concepts when a fact is presented and see all the benefits that this act could have.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 5, column 17, Rule ID: AGREEMENT_SENT_START[4]
Message: You should probably use: 'are'.
Suggestion: are
...s is very important. Another reasons is that ideas and concepts will be more us...
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Line 5, column 586, Rule ID: A_UNCOUNTABLE[1]
Message: Uncountable nouns are usually not used with an indefinite article. Use simply 'research'.
Suggestion: research
...robots for play soccer. On day, we made a research about our last ten participation and we...
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Line 5, column 1053, Rule ID: POSSESIVE_APOSTROPHE[2]
Message: Possible typo: apostrophe is missing. Did you mean 'teams'' or 'team's'?
Suggestion: teams'; team's
...ace, it was the best ranking in all the teams history. This experience taught me that...
^^^^^

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, conversely, if, may, really, second, so, for example, for instance, in addition, such as, in my view

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 15.1003584229 152% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 21.0 9.8082437276 214% => Less auxiliary verb wanted.
Conjunction : 22.0 13.8261648746 159% => OK
Relative clauses : 19.0 11.0286738351 172% => OK
Pronoun: 84.0 43.0788530466 195% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 49.0 52.1666666667 94% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 8.0752688172 99% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2561.0 1977.66487455 129% => OK
No of words: 547.0 407.700716846 134% => OK
Chars per words: 4.68190127971 4.8611393121 96% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.83611736076 4.48103885553 108% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.59684564641 2.67179642975 97% => OK
Unique words: 257.0 212.727598566 121% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.469835466179 0.524837075471 90% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 814.5 618.680645161 132% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.51630824373 99% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 18.0 9.59856630824 188% => OK
Article: 3.0 3.08781362007 97% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.51792114695 171% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 1.86738351254 107% => OK
Preposition: 8.0 4.94265232975 162% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 20.6003584229 136% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 20.1344086022 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 35.9100349797 48.9658058833 73% => OK
Chars per sentence: 91.4642857143 100.406767564 91% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.5357142857 20.6045352989 95% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.96428571429 5.45110844103 73% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.53405017921 88% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.5376344086 54% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 15.0 11.8709677419 126% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 9.0 3.85842293907 233% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 4.0 4.88709677419 82% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.174864885412 0.236089414692 74% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0607491284289 0.076458572812 79% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0791100612101 0.0737576698707 107% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.130061795814 0.150856017488 86% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0589572104656 0.0645574589148 91% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.4 11.7677419355 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 58.1214874552 104% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 10.1575268817 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 9.86 10.9000537634 90% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.52 8.01818996416 94% => OK
difficult_words: 102.0 86.8835125448 117% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.0 10.002688172 60% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.0537634409 95% => OK
text_standard: 10.0 10.247311828 98% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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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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