Some people believe that university education is helpful, while others think that university is not the right place to acquire new skills. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement? Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your knowledge and experience.
IELTS: 40 minutes, 250 words at least.
PTE: 20 minutes, 200 to 300 words.
Yes. A variant of this question can be asked in the Pearson Test of English (PTE) as well. Education, as I mentioned earlier in another blog post, is a hot favorite of the IELTS examiners.
Children today are not as healthy as in the past. (not on education, but on children.)
Let us proceed with the answer:
Introduction: (Introduce the topic, state the extent of your agreement or disagreement, MENTION reasons that you’ll EXPLAIN in the body paragraphs.)
Education – primary, secondary, and higher – plays a significant role in providing a strong foundation for a successful life. While some people believe that university education does not impart right skills to the students, I think otherwise. University education provides accurate direction, enabling atmosphere, and quality instructors to help students prepare for the job market.
(I’ve mentioned three REASONS. You can pick any two or three and elaborate in the body paragraphs.)
Body Paragraph 1: (Reason 1, 2)
Choosing a career in university helps a student find the right direction to learn various elements of a subject. For instance, a person may learn to repair a car in a garage. However, that will end up making him a mechanic. Learning about cars in an organized way helps a person become an engineer who can modify engines and improve efficiency. This is a result of gathering knowledge from subjects that are taught in the university. Moreover, universities provide an enabling atmosphere and infrastructure of well-equipped laboratories, libraries, and peer group which help a student learn exciting new developments that he can’t learn outside.
Body Paragraph 2: (Reason 3)
Besides, qualified instructors in a university help a student grasp the concepts that build a solid foundation for a professional. A doctor, for example, cannot learn the art and science of surgery without a well-trained surgeon to teach him. Similarly, an agriculture student cannot learn about crops by farming. He needs scientists who have devoted their lives to learn about crops, soil, water, and pesticides. These experts are available in universities only and not in the field.
Conclusion: (Conclude by mentioning the OTHER side of the debate + with future and impact.)
Undoubtedly, a few individuals such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have gained success in life by dropping out of the university and endeavoring in the field. However, the list of such people is not long. University education is still the best way to learn a profession in an organized way and shape a bright future.