IELTS Task 2, October 2017: University Education Brings Benefits Or Unemployment.

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Some believe that young people should have a university education because this will bring benefits to the society in the future. Others, however, think it will lead to graduate unemployment. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

40 minutes, 250 words at least.

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Before proceeding to the essay, let me discuss both views.

Benefits: University education imparts skills and develops the knowledge base that helps in pursuing right career choices and opportunities. These include jobs and business. Trained faculty available to impart actual field knowledge in a protected environment.

Drawbacks: Unemployment since universities teach outdated syllabus. Often not aware of latest technological developments. More theoretical than practical. Example: A greater proportion of Indian university graduates are unemployed as compared to high-school graduates.


Introduction: Introduce the topic and mention the reasons supporting both views. Mention your opinion, if possible. (50 words)

Body Paragraph 1: Explain reasons supporting view 1. (80 to 90 words.)

Body Paragraph 2: Explain reasons supporting view 2. (80 to 90 words.)

Conclusion: State your opinion and give one reason supporting your opinion. (60 words.)

I’ve written and checked a lot of essays on university education. Consequently, I will resist the tendency to write another essay on this topic. Please write it in your words and feel free to share with me via the comments box below.

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2 replies »

  1. Although such topics, in all likelihood, never will yield a consensual agreement, a constructive dialogue on the different opinions of university education, either brings benefits to society or leads to graduate unemployment can lead to thought-provoking discussions. My view is that irrespective of the numerous disputes on either side, university education has more positive impacts on society than negative ones.

    On the one hand, there are some people who shed light on the fact that university education will lead to graduate unemployment. They may argue that, the university’s syllabus is more theoretical than practical, For instance, the outdated way of education will not match the market needs.

    However, in spite of these arguments, I believe that university education results in various favorable consequences. Firstly, it gives the student the opportunity to choose the best career for them. Secondly, it increases the level of maturity between students. Lastly, in a nutshell, it elevates the knowledge of different sciences.

    I see that there is an evidence to fortify the contention I have provided. Thus, I am inclined to come to the conclusion that university education brings more benefits to society in different ways even maturity, independence for choosing the career and knowledge than negative ones.


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