IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 664 - Poor students often find it is difficult to get access to the university education

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Poor students or students who come from rural areas often find it is difficult to get access to the university education, so some people think universities should make it easier for them to study at.

To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

You should write at least 250 words.

Model Answer 1: 
It is believed that students who come from low income family background or remote areas find some difficulties in continuing their undergraduate and graduate studies, therefore it is suggested that college and universities should provide special pathways for them. To a certain points, I would agree with the statement, but there should be additional requirements that these students must fulfill, and the following essay will discuss about it in details.
On the one hand, many students who come from a poor family or live in a rural area found some difficulties in entering universities. It is mostly due to the low quality of secondary education. The low class students could only enroll low quality schools, while for those who live in remote areas, they are taught by junior teachers, who are still gaining some teaching experiences. As a result, they could not get the maximum quality education that they should get, and could not compete with other students when they participate in the registration test for entering universities. Therefore, it is suggested that post secondary institutions should allocate some seats and provide some subsidy for them.
However, despite of the special pathways, the institutions should provide some entry tests and academic background checking for these students. Universities must ensure that these students have some potential and eagerness to learn, and they have good academic score in their secondary school studies, therefore the allocated seats and subsidized funds would not be a waste. This filter is a must, since many of these students are entering universities but they are serious in learning and studying.
In conclusion, it is a fact that students from low economy background or live in rural areas find difficulties in entering post secondary schools. Many people suggested that these institutions should give special pathways for them. I do agree with the statement, but some test should be given to these students, therefore only those who are serious in studying will be enrolled.
[ Written by - Darwin Lesmana ]
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