IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 497 - Studying at university or college is the best route to a successful career

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some people believe that studying at university or college is the best route to a successful career, while others believe that it is better to get a job straight after school.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

You should write at least 250 words.


Sample Answer 1:
Graduates of high school often face a dilemma of whether to seek a job or to enroll in universities or colleges to pursue higher education. This essay will analyze both views and will provide an opinion at the end of the essay.

The option to start work right after high school is appealing for several reasons. Many young people want to become independent and prefer their own source of income rather than relying on parents or guardian to meet their living expenses. They believe that learning skills while at work is far better than attending a college. For instance, Memon Community in Karachi prefers their children to help them in expanding their family business after school; seeking higher education for them is a waste of money and time. Often youth of middle class families opt for jobs straight after school to share the burden of family expenses due to ever growing inflation.

On the other hand, many teenagers prefer to seek admission in higher academic institutes like engineering, medical and business schools. They believe that bachelor's degree or diploma will help then attain a perfect job leading to a promising career. They argue that due to rising competition in the job market, seeking higher education is mandatory. Universities help them in enlightening their vision, expand their domain, polish their skills and prepare them to face real world challenges. For instance, Financial Industry in Pakistan favor commerce graduates over high school graduates because of their knowledge and skills which they acquired by studying at business schools and colleges. Moreover, a degree makes you more competitive and helps you earn at a better rate.

To conclude, the above provides solid evidences on both views. However, in my opinion, every teenager should opt for higher education rather than working after school right away. Skills and knowledge which students acquire at university is un-matched and unparalleled.

[ by - Tauseef Raza ]

Sample Answer 2:
Education means imparting knowledge to a person. Better education is the first step to enter into best career. Some people are on the view that studying at college or university is the best way to a successful career, while others are on another opinion that getting a job after school is better. This essay analyses both these arguments.
On the one hand, there are some benefits of getting a job straight after school. Firstly, work means steady earning, so it helps to earn money and thus reduces the financial burden of the family especially among low class communities. Another important benefit is that, doing a particular job creates a feeling of responsibility. As a result, the person becomes more independent and self reliant at younger age itself.
 
On the other hand, it is fairly easy to understand the advantages of studying at university or college. Firstly, learning always increases our knowledge and widens our educational horizons as well. This helps in the molding of overall personality and to be succeed in his career. Secondly, professional education or higher education at university level is the backbone of one person’s career. To make it more clear, basic education from schools helps to identify our talents and interests of various subjects and courses and college level education is the field where we sows the seeds for better career opportunities. More over it helps to get better job opportunities. This is because proper higher level education improves the qualification and the door to better job places. Also helps to get good remuneration.  In addition, proper and good education always acts as a better deposit for successful career and it is an asset.
 
To conclude, when we weigh both the view points, it is crystal clear that studying at university or college is the best route to success in career. Getting job after school has more demerits than merits. Government should take proper steps to give better education at a higher level to all irrespective of financial status, religion, casts etc.
 
[ by - Jayesh Joseph ]
 
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