Nowadays many high schools and universities require students to work on projects in groups and all members of the group receive the same grade mark on the project Do you agree or disagree that giving every member of a group the same grade is a good way to

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Nowadays many high schools and universities require students to work on projects in groups, and all members of the group receive the same grade (mark) on the project. Do you agree or disagree that giving every member of a group the same grade is a good way to evaluate students?

Educating people and encouraging students to study hard and appropriately is always an important issue for schools and universities. There has always been a controversial debate on how students should be evaluated by their group projects. Some people believe that all the group members should receive the same grade when they work in a group; however, I firmly stand for the view that students should not be evaluated the same when they work together on a joint project. I feel this way for two reasons, which I will explore in this essay.

First of all, many high schools and universities nowadays assign group projects for students to work together more efficiently. Although it is a good idea and can improve students' social skills, giving the same mark can make some students disappointed and make them less enthusiastic about the project. In other words, there are students with different abilities and talents in all classes, and those talented students who work hard will not be happy with receiving the same grade as others. For example, when I was a student at school, I had to give a presentation with two of my classmates about marine biology. I worked and studied a lot for that presentation, but my groupmates just brought useless information about that topic. Finally, we could get the highest mark for the project in the class, but I thought that was not a fair evaluation. Since then, I have preferred not to join group projects and do my own.

Furthermore, giving the same grade to all the groupmates encourages some students to make friends with top students to participate in their groups and benefit from their work. In other words, it causes some students to show themselves differently to receive higher marks. For example, when I was studying in high school, one of my classmates was friendly, and she was always talking and giving snacks to me. After a while, our teacher asked us to make a group with our friends to conduct biology research together and receive an extra point for our final exam. As I was the best student in the class, she tried to become my friend to get a high grade for the project. After we finished the project, she never talked to me again. I understood that she made friends to benefit from other students in a shared group project.

In conclusion, although some people think that giving the same grade to all the students who participate in a shared project can be an efficient way to evaluate students, I totally disagree with this idea. Not only do top students become less enthusiastic about their studies, but other students can also pretend to be their friends and benefit from them.

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...was not a fair evaluation. Since then, I have preferred not to join group project...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
also, but, finally, first, furthermore, however, if, so, then, thus, while, for example, i feel, in conclusion, first of all, in other words

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 15.0 15.1003584229 99% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 10.0 9.8082437276 102% => OK
Conjunction : 18.0 13.8261648746 130% => OK
Relative clauses : 14.0 11.0286738351 127% => OK
Pronoun: 52.0 43.0788530466 121% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 57.0 52.1666666667 109% => 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: 2193.0 1977.66487455 111% => OK
No of words: 456.0 407.700716846 112% => OK
Chars per words: 4.80921052632 4.8611393121 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.62105577807 4.48103885553 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.63058369338 2.67179642975 98% => OK
Unique words: 207.0 212.727598566 97% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.453947368421 0.524837075471 86% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 657.9 618.680645161 106% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.4 1.51630824373 92% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 12.0 9.59856630824 125% => OK
Article: 0.0 3.08781362007 0% => OK
Subordination: 8.0 3.51792114695 227% => Less adverbial clause wanted.
Conjunction: 5.0 1.86738351254 268% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 6.0 4.94265232975 121% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 20.0 20.6003584229 97% => OK
Sentence length: 22.0 20.1344086022 109% => OK
Sentence length SD: 45.052080973 48.9658058833 92% => OK
Chars per sentence: 109.65 100.406767564 109% => OK
Words per sentence: 22.8 20.6045352989 111% => OK
Discourse Markers: 7.0 5.45110844103 128% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.53405017921 88% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.5376344086 18% => 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: 5.0 4.88709677419 102% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.38986877742 0.236089414692 165% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.122904322156 0.076458572812 161% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0943217618815 0.0737576698707 128% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.252562513231 0.150856017488 167% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0593840218877 0.0645574589148 92% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 12.6 11.7677419355 107% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 66.07 58.1214874552 114% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 6.10430107527 144% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 10.1575268817 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.91 10.9000537634 100% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.64 8.01818996416 95% => OK
difficult_words: 84.0 86.8835125448 97% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 10.002688172 115% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.8 10.0537634409 107% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.247311828 107% => 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: 70.0 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 21.0 Out of 30
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