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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Learning new things and increasing the knowledge are the main goal of many students. By educating properly most students will be able to put into practice their knowledge. Some people argue that students should learn facts instead of ideas and concepts. Others as I do, believe that the benefits of learning ideas and concepts are more. I feel this way for two reasons, which I will explore in the following essay.
To begin with, learning concepts help students to learn new things based on their knowledge, which help them to be creative. While knowing facts and figures are helpful for students, there are a major shortage about it. Understanding facts and figures can make students lazy because they are try to memorizing which make their knowledge superficial. On the other hand, if students learn the role behind facts, they will be able to infer about new idea. My own experience is a good example of what I mean. When I was a university student, I had a professor who educated me math. My professor taught me the idea of mathematics formula, he encouraged me to be more curious about the concepts instead of memorizing formula. As a result I tried to research and gain information about the idea behind the formula. After a while, when I had an entrance exam for my master study, the questions of that exam was easy to me because I was able to infer about new problems which I faced.
Secondly, learning facts is a boring process, which cause students to lose their incentive or interests on studying. Learning about facts could be a routine task in which students should read a lot of papers and books. Not only that, but also it prevents students to make progress in their field of study. For instance, when I was a student at college, my history teacher, was one of those teacher who emphasized on facts. Therefore, I was forced to just read books and memorize in order to getting good rate at that class. I remember that most students lost their enthusiasm in history because to them that course was a boring one which leaded them to be lethargy.
In conclusion, I strongly believe that students should learn ideas and concepts. It is critically important for students to learn the role behind facts, because it helps students to infer and gain more knowledge about the topic, and because learning facts and figures are a routine task which prevents students to study more.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 384, Rule ID: THIS_NNS[2]
Message: Did you mean 'this teacher' or 'those teachers'?
Suggestion: this teacher; those teachers
...college, my history teacher, was one of those teacher who emphasized on facts. Therefore, I w...
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Line 4, column 326, Rule ID: WHITESPACE_RULE
Message: Possible typo: you repeated a whitespace
Suggestion:
... which prevents students to study more.
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, if, second, secondly, so, therefore, thus, while, as for, for instance, i feel, i mean, in conclusion, as a result, to begin with, on the other hand

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 22.0 15.1003584229 146% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 8.0 9.8082437276 82% => OK
Conjunction : 14.0 13.8261648746 101% => OK
Relative clauses : 21.0 11.0286738351 190% => OK
Pronoun: 48.0 43.0788530466 111% => OK
Preposition: 55.0 52.1666666667 105% => OK
Nominalization: 4.0 8.0752688172 50% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1975.0 1977.66487455 100% => OK
No of words: 416.0 407.700716846 102% => OK
Chars per words: 4.74759615385 4.8611393121 98% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.51620172871 4.48103885553 101% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.53641995225 2.67179642975 95% => OK
Unique words: 194.0 212.727598566 91% => More unique words wanted.
Unique words percentage: 0.466346153846 0.524837075471 89% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 607.5 618.680645161 98% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.51630824373 99% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 11.0 9.59856630824 115% => OK
Article: 1.0 3.08781362007 32% => OK
Subordination: 8.0 3.51792114695 227% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 2.0 1.86738351254 107% => OK
Preposition: 5.0 4.94265232975 101% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 22.0 20.6003584229 107% => OK
Sentence length: 18.0 20.1344086022 89% => OK
Sentence length SD: 39.8832231346 48.9658058833 81% => OK
Chars per sentence: 89.7727272727 100.406767564 89% => OK
Words per sentence: 18.9090909091 20.6045352989 92% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.22727272727 5.45110844103 133% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.53405017921 88% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 5.5376344086 36% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 11.0 11.8709677419 93% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 3.85842293907 130% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 6.0 4.88709677419 123% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.233011085527 0.236089414692 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0757549616215 0.076458572812 99% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0547777446016 0.0737576698707 74% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.17182385531 0.150856017488 114% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0447017626444 0.0645574589148 69% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 10.4 11.7677419355 88% => Automated_readability_index is low.
flesch_reading_ease: 61.67 58.1214874552 106% => OK
smog_index: 3.1 6.10430107527 51% => Smog_index is low.
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.1 10.1575268817 90% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.27 10.9000537634 94% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.57 8.01818996416 94% => OK
difficult_words: 80.0 86.8835125448 92% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 6.0 10.002688172 60% => Linsear_write_formula is low.
gunning_fog: 9.2 10.0537634409 92% => 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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