IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 1077 - University students should study whatever they like

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Write about the following topic:

Some people think that all university students should study whatever they like. Others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in the future, such as those related to science and technology.

Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

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:
University students are going to lead different important sectors in few years and hence their education is one of the most important aspects of a country. It is often debated how much freedom they should be given while choosing the subjects and I personally believe that they should have the freedom to pick subjects within a prescribed syllabus, not whatever they like.

To begin with, the freedom of selecting subjects in university level would make the education more effective and would not force students study subjects that they have no interest at all. Though technology related subjects are quite important, students would not learn that much if he is forced to learn programming while his interest is in literature. Thus a student should be given the freedom to pick the subjects he likes, especially for the university students. For instance, many arts faculties in western universities offer students to pick technology related subjects while the reverse is also true.

However, an absolute freedom to pick subjects for the university students is not a good idea as well. This will often lead to situations when students will not have sufficient knowledge on some aspects that are crucial for the career. Some students would misuse this facility and pick the same subjects in different semesters. It will also lead to a haphazard situation as most of the students would like to study the same subjects and the university authority would not be able to offer these courses to all.

To conclude, a certain freedom while picking subjects in university level is very helpful for the overall development and knowledge enhancement of students. However, an absolute freedom would make the outcome worse.


Sample Essay 2:
Nowadays, it is obviously seen that majority of people tend to carry on their higher education in institutions such as a university or a college. While some citizens believe that students should have their freedom to study subjects that they are interested in while others disagree with it and opine that they have to be involved in major that will be very utilitarian in the future.

At the beginning, every person in this world is likely to have human rights, which means they are free to follow something that they like, choosing a subject at the university as an example. Generally, students have a tendency to join the major that rely on their passions. To illustrate, my brother, Luce, he has an interest in analysing data and he has decided to go into Statistics and the committee of a university cannot restrict him to study that subject since that action seems restricting someone from his interest. Thus once a student gets admitted to a university or a college, s/he should have the freedom to read the subjects that interest him/ her. Studying from passion is more effective in most of the cases.

On the other hand, many people feel that students should join in a major, particularly which is related to technology and science, such as natural science and technology, information technology etc. and they should solely focus on studying these subjects. Based on research carried out by Statistics Center in Semarang, it is predicted that due to globalisation, the world will be focused on technology and science in the future. So, it is certainly believed that college students should be involved in correlating with those subjects so that they can adapt to the future circumstances and develop themselves.

After hashing out both points of views, it can be concluded that although people certainly have a freedom to choose their major in university and colleges, it is a wise decision to study subjects that can be utilised in their future.

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-4 # Sana Arooj 2016-03-29 23:09
Essay Topic: Some people think that all university students should study whatever they want. While others believe that they should only be allowed to study subjects that will be useful in future such as related to science and technology.

Discuss both views and give your opinion.

In the 21st century, many believe that university students should study in the field of their interest. However, others think that subjects related to the future career and practical usefulness ought to be put more importance. I strongly agree with the later group of thought because bright career guarantees social and economic development of a family and as a whole for the country.

Nowadays, it is considered by some, to opt for the field of studies on personal interest basis, in order to outgrow with self-satisfaction in the professional life. Different International Medical Research has confirmed that psychological self-contentment play a vital role in producing new ideas and thus a person can work for long hours with less tiring feeling. Furthermore, new fields of diversity will be promoted among the conservative communities, which will lead to a new horizon of jobs.

Nevertheless, many people safely votes for the same graduate courses in relation with medical and engineering, in terms of job security and position. In spite of the new fields’ developments, they can sense the whole process will take time in the establishment, leading frustrate and demoralising situation, especially those of developing countries will suffer the most. As a result, they will become helpless in the implementation of their work field due to the lack of financial assistance, regardless to their minds full of innovative ideas.

In conclusion, the Governments around the world should take immediate steps in establishing the working systems for uncommon subjects, in order to minimise the risks like unemployment. In addition, the economic crisis will remain a barrier for a long time for new emerging fields. Therefore, medicine and engineer related fields should be expanded more in order to make space for the new talent.
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