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People’s opinions differ as to whether or not school children should be given homework. While there are some strong arguments against the setting of homework, I still believe that it is a necessary aspect of education.

There are several reasons why people might argue that homework is an unnecessary burden on children. Firstly, there is evidence to support the idea that homework does nothing to improve educational outcomes. Countries such as Finland, where school children are not given homework, regularly top international educational league tables and outperform nations where setting homework is the norm. Secondly, many parents would agree that the school day is already long enough, and leaves their children too tired to do further study when they return home. Finally, it is recognised that play time is just as beneficial as study time from the perspective of brain development.

In spite of the above arguments, I support the view that homework has an important role to play in the schooling of children. The main benefit of homework is that it encourages independent learning and problem solving, as children are challenged to work through tasks alone and at their own pace. In doing so, students must apply the knowledge that they have learnt in the classroom. For example, by doing mathematics exercises at home, students consolidate their understanding of the concepts taught by their teacher at school. In my view, it is important for children to develop an independent study habit because this prepares them to work alone as adults.

In conclusion, homework certainly has its drawbacks, but I believe that the benefits outweigh them in the long term.

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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 1, column 31, Rule ID: WHETHER[4]
Message: Wordiness: Shorten this phrase to the shortest possible suggestion.
Suggestion: whether; whether or not; as to whether
People's opinions differ as to whether or not school children should be given homewor...
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Transition Words or Phrases used:
but, finally, first, firstly, if, second, secondly, so, still, while, as to, for example, in conclusion, such as, in my view, in spite of

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 14.0 10.5418719212 133% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 4.0 6.10837438424 65% => OK
Conjunction : 6.0 8.36945812808 72% => OK
Relative clauses : 12.0 5.94088669951 202% => Less relative clauses wanted (maybe 'which' is over used).
Pronoun: 27.0 20.9802955665 129% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 31.0 31.9359605911 97% => OK
Nominalization: 3.0 5.75862068966 52% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 1415.0 1207.87684729 117% => OK
No of words: 270.0 242.827586207 111% => OK
Chars per words: 5.24074074074 5.00649968141 105% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.05360046442 3.92707691288 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.80250965327 2.71678728327 103% => OK
Unique words: 161.0 139.433497537 115% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.596296296296 0.580463131201 103% => OK
syllable_count: 431.1 379.143842365 114% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.57093596059 102% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 4.0 4.6157635468 87% => OK
Article: 1.0 1.56157635468 64% => OK
Subordination: 2.0 1.71428571429 117% => OK
Conjunction: 2.0 0.931034482759 215% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 5.0 3.65517241379 137% => OK

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 13.0 12.6551724138 103% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 20.5024630542 98% => OK
Sentence length SD: 28.6608406538 50.4703680194 57% => The essay contains lots of sentences with the similar length. More sentence varieties wanted.
Chars per sentence: 108.846153846 104.977214359 104% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.7692307692 20.9669160288 99% => OK
Discourse Markers: 10.5384615385 7.25397266985 145% => OK
Paragraphs: 4.0 4.12807881773 97% => OK
Language errors: 1.0 5.33497536946 19% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 6.0 6.9802955665 86% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 4.0 2.75862068966 145% => OK
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 2.91625615764 103% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.407757233525 0.242375264174 168% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.129577522051 0.0925447433944 140% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0803040125172 0.071462118173 112% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.216592160837 0.151781067708 143% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0708530755043 0.0609392437508 116% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 13.6 12.6369458128 108% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 51.18 53.1260098522 96% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 6.54236453202 135% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 11.1 10.9458128079 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 13.11 11.5310837438 114% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 8.37 8.32886699507 100% => OK
difficult_words: 64.0 55.0591133005 116% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 8.5 9.94827586207 85% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 10.3980295567 96% => OK
text_standard: 9.0 10.5123152709 86% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Rates: 77.7777777778 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 70.0 Out of 90
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