IELTS Essay December 2018: Online Study Is More Effective And Convenient.

Some people say that online study is the most effective and convenient way to learn. Others believe that online study will never be as effective as learning at school, in person. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

40 minutes, 250 words at least.


Introduction: (Introduce the topic and MENTION the reasons supporting each view. STATE your opinion)

With the advent of the internet, the educational system is gradually shifting from classroom-based interaction to online study. While the former allows personal interaction between teachers and students, the latter allows access to the best teachers in the world. I think a combination of the two approaches is required to gain a superior understanding.

Body Paragraph 1: (EXPLAIN the reason supporting view 1)

The classroom education allows students unbridled access to teachers and an opportunity to discuss ideas with fellow students. Various researches have proved that students learn more when they have personal access to a teacher since it allows them to ask doubts without hesitation. Also, when a number of students sit in a class, this creates an atmosphere of cooperation in which students discuss ideas and find solutions to problems. This is not possible in an online course. For instance, while online MBA courses are popular these days, most companies prefer full-time classroom MBAs as they have a superior group discussion, critical analysis, and communication skills. These skills are a product of fruitful discussions in a classroom.

Body Paragraph 2: (EXPLAIN the reasons supporting view 2)

On the other hand, online education allows access to globally recognized teachers. Most of the local teachers who offer classroom coaching do not have adequate skills to teach children. Online teachers are better trained and have deeper knowledge than others. For instance, a Bangladeshi student can study free online courses in marketing, finance, computers, etc from famous lecturers in MIT and Harvard through Youtube, Coursera, and Edx. The native teachers in Bangladesh do not have the skills and knowledge to train children in these areas.

Conclusion: (Conclude with your opinion)

In conclusion, I believe that these approaches are complementary in nature. A student needs both the thoroughly learn a subject. While he can watch an online lesson on Youtube, he needs a teacher for interacting and discussing the doubts he faced during that lesson.

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  1. My essay look like below. Could you please suggest me some corrections.
    The way of learning is crucial to choose for students achieving their desired grades in studies. While some believe that acquiring knowledge from tutors using face-to-face method at coaching school helps learners to learn quickly, I agree with those who argue that e-learning is far better choice obtain accurate abundant information.

    On the one hand, those who think in person education at school is ideal way to grab information might argue that it provides proper environment to learn quickly. This is because constant support of faculty members are available to students for clarifying their doubts. Like-minded peers, in addition, also share their strategy for common problems in studies such as time management or hurdle for remembering intricate topics. As a result, learners feel motivated to continue their study with full of energy and achieve their study targets.

    However, in my view, online learning is more realistic approach for most students. Flexibility is a key factor of this system. Learners can decide not only time to study but also place. This kind of flexible approach is more helpful, especially for those who do full-time or part-time job along with study. Another vital reason for preferring e-learning is getting in-depth knowledge from the world’s experts. For example, students who is learning foreign language, they can be instructed from native speakers how learners can use the variety of sentence structures or common vocabulary or even correct way to pronounce any word by watching YouTube videos. Traditional way of learning from local teachers, in contrast, might not provide such noteworthy information effectively and efficiently.

    In conclusion, although face-to-face learning from teachers at school can offer proper atmosphere to learn fast for students, I have firm belief that online learning is ideal way to acquire knowledge as it provides freedom in terms of time and place selection as well as it is also quite helpful to get proper topic specific information from specialist.


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