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Some people believe that college students should consider only their own talents and interests when choosing a field of study. Others believe that college students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.Writ

Essay topics: Some people believe that college students should consider only their own talents and interests when choosing a field of study. Others believe that college students should base their choice of a field of study on the availability of jobs in that field.

Write a response in which you discuss which view more closely aligns with your own position and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should address both of the views presented.

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When it comes to choosing a field of study in college, people's views are typically ambivalent. Some contends that students should prioritize their talents and interests instead of job availability, whilst others suggest precisely the opposite. As far as I am concerned, student's talents and interests sould be top considerations, for it motivates the student to study harder, making them more likely to be outstanding.

Foremost, choosing a field they like or are adepted at gives students enthusiasm and more ability to study. Unlike primary schools and high schools, where every student is mandated to take the same courses, in colleges, students are encouraged to focus on different fields of study. This gives students the latitude to pursue their own dreams and goals, which is actually one of hallmarks of modern higher education. Argugably, if one is studying a field that he or she loves or is good at, the student would be more likely to be so avid for knowledge that he or she learns much faster and much more than other students. These students are also lucky, because they will never get bored. What is more, if they can find a job in that particular field, which is not a hard thing if they are more talented than others in that field, then they would be able to combine personal interests and career.

Secondly, it is difficult to predict which jobs will be most available several years or even decades later, making it risky for students to choose a field in college. Society is developing with remarkable speed, and the availability of jobs is jointly determined by myriad factors, and dramatic changes can happen within a relatively short period of time compared to the length of one's career. For instance, the demand for computer programmers were not as high as it is today merely ten years ago. Being a programmer was not lucrative at that time, neither. Nonetheless, software engineering and programming are among the most popular majors in universities nowadays. This example best illustrates how uncertain it can be to decide which jobs are available when students graduate from colleges.

However, the pressure to find a job should not be completely overlooked when students are choosing their field of study. Firstly, everyone needs to be economically independent after graduation from colleges, thus finding a stable, if not lucrative, job is highly expected. Secondly and more importantly, having a job provide people with an opportunity, or a platform, to achieve their dreams and to fulfill their personal values. Not were they given this essential condition to serve society, they would not be able to make the slightest contribution to the world as an individual at all.

Due to aforementioned ground, I firmly believe that students should choose their fields of study based on their own interests and talents, but they also need to make sure that they would not be out of job in the future. Both are important and should not be ignored.

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Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, also, but, first, firstly, however, if, look, nonetheless, second, secondly, so, then, thus, for instance, what is more

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

Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 36.0 19.5258426966 184% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 14.0 12.4196629213 113% => OK
Conjunction : 21.0 14.8657303371 141% => OK
Relative clauses : 16.0 11.3162921348 141% => OK
Pronoun: 41.0 33.0505617978 124% => Less pronouns wanted
Preposition: 56.0 58.6224719101 96% => OK
Nominalization: 5.0 12.9106741573 39% => More nominalizations (nouns with a suffix like: tion ment ence ance) wanted.

Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 2484.0 2235.4752809 111% => OK
No of words: 496.0 442.535393258 112% => OK
Chars per words: 5.00806451613 5.05705443957 99% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.71922212354 4.55969084622 103% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.75465503278 2.79657885939 99% => OK
Unique words: 258.0 215.323595506 120% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.520161290323 0.4932671777 105% => OK
syllable_count: 780.3 704.065955056 111% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.6 1.59117977528 101% => OK

A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 6.0 6.24550561798 96% => OK
Interrogative: 3.0 0.740449438202 405% => OK
Article: 3.0 4.99550561798 60% => OK
Subordination: 6.0 3.10617977528 193% => OK
Conjunction: 4.0 1.77640449438 225% => Less conjunction wanted as sentence beginning.
Preposition: 2.0 4.38483146067 46% => More preposition wanted as sentence beginning.

Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 21.0 20.2370786517 104% => OK
Sentence length: 23.0 23.0359550562 100% => OK
Sentence length SD: 50.337545438 60.3974514979 83% => OK
Chars per sentence: 118.285714286 118.986275619 99% => OK
Words per sentence: 23.619047619 23.4991977007 101% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.14285714286 5.21951772744 118% => OK
Paragraphs: 5.0 4.97078651685 101% => OK
Language errors: 3.0 7.80617977528 38% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 16.0 10.2758426966 156% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 3.0 5.13820224719 58% => More negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 2.0 4.83258426966 41% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?

Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.376139998177 0.243740707755 154% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.118797666989 0.0831039109588 143% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.104254807817 0.0758088955206 138% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.245627403759 0.150359130593 163% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0856128456544 0.0667264976115 128% => OK

Essay readability:
automated_readability_index: 14.0 14.1392134831 99% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 48.13 48.8420337079 99% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.1743820225 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 12.07 12.1639044944 99% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.01 8.38706741573 107% => OK
difficult_words: 133.0 100.480337079 132% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 11.5 11.8971910112 97% => OK
gunning_fog: 11.2 11.2143820225 100% => OK
text_standard: 12.0 11.7820224719 102% => OK
What are above readability scores?

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Scores by essay e-grader: 5.0 Out of 6
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