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Financial education should be mandatory component of the school programs. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement?
This question has 2 components, or as I prefer – 2 topics.
Topic 1: Financial education
Topic 2: School programs
While writing introduction focus on just these two topics and establish a link between them. Here’s how one of my students introduced the topics (after suitable corrections):
“It is often argued that in a modern, financially complex world educating students on money management should be an essential part of overall human education. While plethora of people believe that it should be an optional subject in school curriculum, I believe financial education should be made a compulsory subject in all schools. Without financial literacy a student can not successfully participate in her career and society.”
Focus on the areas the student has mentioned. At no time did the student lose focus on Topic 1 or Topic 2.
Now, let us switch to body paragraphs. Body paragraphs are meant to explain REASONS with EXAMPLES supporting your OPINION.
Body Paragraph 1: Reason 1, Example 1.
Body Paragraph 2: Reason 2, Example 2.
Stick to this structure/ pattern.
Reason 1: Kids these days are being bombarded with (enticed with) attractive and new products everyday ranging from latest mobile phones to perfumes. Financial literacy on how to control the urge to spend and save for the future begins with a compulsory course in schools.
NOTE: I’ve connected the reason with both essay topics – financial literacy as well as schools.
Now, the ball is in student’s court. Please create an example that connects both topics – 1 and 2.
Similarly, make Reason 2 and Example 2.
Finally, let us switch to conclusion.
Conclusion contains two elements – future and/or solution.
A suitable conclusion could be: To conclude, teaching children the long-term benefits of financial education will play an instrumental/ important role in making strong and secure future for coming generations by cultivating long cherished and respected habit of “spending according to your income”.
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