Graph Writing # 149 - Results of surveys in 2000, 2005 and 2010 about one university

IELTS Academic Writing Task 1/ Graph Writing - Table:

» You should spend about 20 minutes on this task.

The table below shows the results of surveys in 2000, 2005 and 2010 about one university.

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

» Write at least 150 words.

Results of surveys about a university

Sample Answer:

The table data illustrates the proportion of students who gave good ratings to various aspects of a university in three different years - 2000, 2005 and 2010.

Overall, it is clear that the percentage of students who gave good ratings to five different aspects of the university were comparatively higher in 2010 than previous years with the exception of the range of modules offered by the university.

To begin with,  65 percent students rated the technical quality of the university as excellent in 2000 and this ratio remained more or less the same in the next two surveys. The most striking feature of the data is that there was a significant rise in the percentage of students who rated electronic resources as good. It started off at 45% in 2000, rose to 72% in 2005 and finally, the figure almost doubled in 2010, which was 88%. From 2000 to 2010, there were fluctuations in the percentage of students who gave a good rate for the print resources and also the range of modules offered. While print resources received a steady good rating, 87 to 89 percent, range or major offered received a lower rating in 2010, just 27% rated it as "good". The modules offered by the university had a lower percentage of good ratings in 2010 than in 2000. Finally, it is interesting to note that the building and teaching facilities remained constant in its percentage of good ratings by the students over the given period - 77% positive rating.

[Written by - Lee Wing Qeen]

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I don't think that it is a good model as the 2 body paragraphs are not equal. Moreover, I think there should be more comparisons.
Can we compare the aspects with each other in the first year?