Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 67 - Numbers of male and female research students studying six subjects at a US university

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The bar graph below shows the numbers of male and female research students studying six subjects at a US university in 2011.

Summarise the information by selecting and report in the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.

» Write at least 150 words

Academic IELTS Writing task 1 Sample 67


Sample Answer 1:
The given bar graph shows data on the number of male and female research students who were studying in six different subjects at a US university in 2011. As is observed from the given data, more male students were doing research in mathematics, programming and engineering subjects while in linguistic subjects, more females were in research related study than their male counterpart.

According to the graph, 200 males were doing their research in Mathematics in 2011 whereas only about 40 female students were in the same faculty. The only subject in which the number of female researchers was higher than the male was Linguistics amounting more than 100 females compared to the around 80 males. More students were doing their research in Phycology and Natural Science than Engineering and Programming. Interestingly the number of students in Natural Science was same for male and female and that was 200. Again, both in Engineering and Programming there were 150 male students compared to the less than 100 female students.

In conclusion, more males were in research studies in Mathematics, Programming, Engineering and Psychology than women in the given US University in 2011 than females. Female research students only superseded males in linguistic research.  
 

Sample Answer 2: 
The provided chart compares the numbers of male and female enrollees in the research study in six subjects (linguistic, psychology, natural science, engineering programming and mathematics) at a US University. Overall, there were more male students enrolled in the field of research than female students.

According to the given illustration, both male and female students have an equal number of enrollees in natural science. In mathematics, male students showed greater interest than female students. Furthermore, male enrollees in all the subjects except in linguistics. It is evident from the given data that natural science was the most sought subject for both male and female students as they recorded 400 enrollees altogether (200 on each group). In mathematics, male recorded another 200 enrollees as opposed to only about 50 female students. In addition, in psychology there were about 375 enrollees, male students still dominated at 200 and 175 for their female counterpart. On the contrary, linguistic showed a different story as female students toppled the number of male students at around 120 and 80 respectively.

[Written by - Marco Ortiz]

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