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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Drawbacks: Unemployment since universities teach outdated syllabus.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.)
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