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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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This topic is indeed a debatable one. Undeniably, learning facts are important as they might help the students to score
better grade by learning them. Nevertheless, it does not help a student in any other way apart from helping them in their grades as it has very little to do in making students analyse/think. Hence, I would agree with the statement made that it's important for students to understand ideas and concepts than learning facts.

Firstly, understanding ideas and concepts helps in improving one's analytical skills. Students may not find it important now, but in future these skills are going play major role in their career growth. To illustrate, let's consider an example of a student who tops the class say may be in science just by learning facts listed out by teachers in his notes. If that student goes out of participate in a science quiz, he may not even qualify for the second round, that's mainly because he knows what has happened but does not know why it happened at first place? What led to it? etc.

Secondly, it helps one to compete with outside world once he graduates from school or maybe after his college graduation when he is all set to compete with other people with similar qualification for employment. For instance, when many students with similar qualification compete for the same job, how are the employers going to choose the right candidate?. In such cases, a student has to stand out from the crowd which by only means is possible if he is conceptually strong. His grades wouldn't be a matter for employers if he has his basics right. That student would definitely have an upper hand over his counterparts who have good grades but conceptually weak.

Thirdly, the career option which the student will be choosing also plays a vital role. For example, If a student desires to be
a lecturer, then it is quite imbecile to think that he would be a good lecturer because he was just relying on learning facts
in his early years. Being a lecturer requires one to think out of the box and analyse things, else one would fail in explaining
the topic to the students and also wouldn't be able to clear doubts.

In conclusion, eventhough learning facts are necessary to some extent, understanding concepts and ideas has definitely an
upper hand over them. If a student can do both, then it's definitely going to benefit him in long run.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, first, firstly, hence, if, may, nevertheless, second, secondly, so, then, third, thirdly, apart from, as to, for example, for instance, in conclusion

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 17.0 15.1003584229 113% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 9.8082437276 102% => OK
Conjunction : 9.0 13.8261648746 65% => OK
Relative clauses : 10.0 11.0286738351 91% => OK
Pronoun: 37.0 43.0788530466 86% => OK
Preposition: 54.0 52.1666666667 104% => OK
Nominalization: 8.0 8.0752688172 99% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1975.0 1977.66487455 100% => OK
No of words: 413.0 407.700716846 101% => OK
Chars per words: 4.78208232446 4.8611393121 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.50803742585 4.48103885553 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.61133945308 2.67179642975 98% => OK
Unique words: 216.0 212.727598566 102% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.523002421308 0.524837075471 100% => OK
syllable_count: 594.0 618.680645161 96% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.51630824373 92% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 7.0 9.59856630824 73% => OK
Article: 4.0 3.08781362007 130% => OK
Subordination: 4.0 3.51792114695 114% => OK
Conjunction: 1.0 1.86738351254 54% => OK
Preposition: 4.0 4.94265232975 81% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 19.0 20.6003584229 92% => OK
Sentence length: 21.0 20.1344086022 104% => OK
Sentence length SD: 51.8613643094 48.9658058833 106% => OK
Chars per sentence: 103.947368421 100.406767564 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 21.7368421053 20.6045352989 105% => OK
Discourse Markers: 8.42105263158 5.45110844103 154% => OK
Paragraphs: 10.0 4.53405017921 221% => Less paragraphs wanted.
Language errors: 8.0 5.5376344086 144% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 11.8709677419 93% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 3.85842293907 104% => OK
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: 0.256354179759 0.236089414692 109% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0853973301175 0.076458572812 112% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0979560125607 0.0737576698707 133% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.102684713949 0.150856017488 68% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0903593783546 0.0645574589148 140% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.0 11.7677419355 102% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 67.08 58.1214874552 115% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 10.1575268817 90% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.44 10.9000537634 96% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.2 8.01818996416 90% => OK
difficult_words: 66.0 86.8835125448 76% => More difficult words wanted.
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 10.002688172 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.4 10.0537634409 103% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.247311828 88% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 76.6666666667 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 23.0 Out of 30
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