TPO-07 - Independent Writing Task 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.

A prevalent phenomenon today is that students at schools mainly focus on learning the concepts and ideas on the textbooks instead of conducting experiment to learn the fact. Some people agree that because they think those ideas are essential extracted by giants of the fields and those concepts are highly abstract of fact. A considerable number of opponents, however, argue that knowledge should be based on fact instead of abstract concepts. As far as I am concerned, the latter view seems to align more with my personal perspective. Several reasons will support my point of view, and the following two will suffice here.

To begin with, even concepts are extract from the facts, it is not equal to say that they are absolutely right. As we all know, few things remain the same over a extended period of time. We have to take the environment and time into consideration when we try to justify a concept. To be specify, a kind of number is recognized as irrational. This is because a long time ago, people believe that all "good" numbers could be seen as an integer divided by another integer. Irrational numbers get their name because they do not fit in the formula. And the scholarship who discovered the irrational number was thrown to ocean for his finding challenging the axiom at that time. However, as we all know today, even though irrational number keep its name, it is pretty common and useful in mathematics, like the imaginary number. If a student could not learn this fact but only makes a judgement based on the name of this concept, he will definitely miss a lot.

For another, what we should keep in mind is that, the main purpose of education is to cultivate our children the sense and ability to explore. If they only try to understand ideas and concepts, they are only repeating the knowledge that is already known by human instead of exploring some new thing. Besides the sense of exploration, students should learn to view ideas and concepts critically. They should not accept everything given to them. And a major method the justify a thing is to do experiment and judge based on facts. For example, some researches may not be honest no their paper and they only show us the best result instead of the more common ones. And a well-trained scientist should think critically on these result and try to repeat the experiment to find out the truth. Thinking deeply and exploring the facts will be essential for students in their future career development.

Admittedly, a minority of people may argue that learning the ideas and concepts will save students a lot of time. However, the driven power behind the development of our society is making progress and exploring the unknown nature. Only by teach our students how to explore and innovate can our society keep moving forward.

For the reasons mentioned above, I think the most important thing students should learn is exploring the facts and challenging the concepts and ideas that are recognized as formula.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 3, column 161, Rule ID: EN_A_VS_AN
Message: Use 'an' instead of 'a' if the following word starts with a vowel sound, e.g. 'an article', 'an hour'
Suggestion: an
...l know, few things remain the same over a extended period of time. We have to tak...
Line 3, column 172, Rule ID: PERIOD_OF_TIME[1]
Message: Use simply 'period'.
Suggestion: period
... things remain the same over a extended period of time. We have to take the environment and ti...
Line 5, column 464, Rule ID: A_INFINITVE[1]
Message: Probably a wrong construction: a/the + infinitive
...thing given to them. And a major method the justify a thing is to do experiment and judge b...

Transition Words or Phrases used:
besides, but, however, if, may, so, well, as for, for example, i think, kind of, to begin with

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 23.0 15.1003584229 152% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 9.8082437276 163% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 13.8261648746 152% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 11.0286738351 109% => OK
Pronoun: 46.0 43.0788530466 107% => OK
Preposition: 59.0 52.1666666667 113% => OK
Nominalization: 10.0 8.0752688172 124% => OK

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2494.0 1977.66487455 126% => OK
No of words: 512.0 407.700716846 126% => OK
Chars per words: 4.87109375 4.8611393121 100% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.75682846001 4.48103885553 106% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.65614659725 2.67179642975 99% => OK
Unique words: 251.0 212.727598566 118% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.490234375 0.524837075471 93% => More unique words wanted or less content wanted.
syllable_count: 776.7 618.680645161 126% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.5 1.51630824373 99% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 9.59856630824 83% => OK
Article: 7.0 3.08781362007 227% => Less articles wanted as sentence beginning.
Subordination: 6.0 3.51792114695 171% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.86738351254 214% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 4.0 4.94265232975 81% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 26.0 20.6003584229 126% => OK
Sentence length: 19.0 20.1344086022 94% => OK
Sentence length SD: 33.1603598813 48.9658058833 68% => OK
Chars per sentence: 95.9230769231 100.406767564 96% => OK
Words per sentence: 19.6923076923 20.6045352989 96% => OK
Discourse Markers: 3.61538461538 5.45110844103 66% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.53405017921 110% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 5.5376344086 54% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 12.0 11.8709677419 101% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 5.0 3.85842293907 130% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 9.0 4.88709677419 184% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.19152739617 0.236089414692 81% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0527158632994 0.076458572812 69% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0482754500181 0.0737576698707 65% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.121705381146 0.150856017488 81% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0508895075561 0.0645574589148 79% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 11.4 11.7677419355 97% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 60.65 58.1214874552 104% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 6.10430107527 144% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 9.5 10.1575268817 94% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 10.97 10.9000537634 101% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 7.79 8.01818996416 97% => OK
difficult_words: 104.0 86.8835125448 120% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 10.5 10.002688172 105% => OK
gunning_fog: 9.6 10.0537634409 95% => OK
text_standard: 11.0 10.247311828 107% => OK
What are above readability scores?


Rates: 73.3333333333 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 22.0 Out of 30
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