IELTS Writing Task 2 Sample 359 - While studying some students take weekend or evening jobs

IELTS Writing Task 2/ IELTS Essay:

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

While studying some students take weekend or evening jobs to help with expenditure. How do you feel about this? What are the drawbacks and benefits of such a decision?

What is your view? Give reasons for your answer.

You should write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer 1:
Meeting expenses while being a student has been a challenge. Doing a part-time work to accommodate daily needs has advantages as well as disadvantages which need to be weighed before making a choice.

The benefits are ease of fee payment and additional pocket money. In this expensive world, paying a course fee is an insurmountable obstacle for the middle and lower class society. Hence, it has become inevitable for students to contemplate another source of income. Another chief reason is pocket money for personal expenditure. Most children like to possess extra cash at their disposal because it gives some flexibility and independence in choosing things they want to buy and to satisfy their little desires.

On the flip side, working after studies can cause stress and also trigger deviation from studies. Doing a job beyond school hours could have an adverse effect on the mental health of a student due to a large number of hours that are spent on stressful activities. Further, deterioration of health could lead to depression and increased anxiety. Another demerit is a distraction from the mainstream which is education. Few students could get lured to part-time work in search of easy money and gradually shift focus from school work to temporary job as they taste the benefits of money. This enticement could seriously mislead them to become aimless citizens.

To recapitulate, there are both merits and demerits to doing an additional job. I opine that students have to carefully introspect and monitor their situation and take an approach tailor-made for them as one strategy does not fit all the pupils. If they need to work due to a poor financial background, they must strike a balance between earning extra money and studying, which assures that there would no side effects due to side income.

(Answer by Kishore)


Sample Answer 2:
I strongly agree with the fact that some students opt for weekend or evening job while studying. As education is becoming more and more expensive, the financial burden is increasing for the parents. A working student can help their parents financially.

Apart from financial independence, there are so many other benefits of doing a part time job. Students get the experience of working somewhere as an employee before completing studies. Students get an idea about how to manage study and job together. So, thus they learn time management as well. They become more mature and responsible towards their life. Sometimes, it makes them proud to their selves. Par time weekend job keeps students focused on their needs and thus help them support their expenses. This also creates a savings mentality among them from an earlier age. They become self-dependent and gain valuable experience from their jobs.  
I believe doing a part time job while studying is essential for students who come from abroad. It helps not only to survive but also to get settled with new place and culture.

Contradiction to the above-discussed benefits, sometimes it may affect studies. Students may get stressed because of the burden of work. Sometimes they cannot manage both responsibilities very well. Many universities ask to attend classes regularly without fail. Generally, examination also puts too much pressure on students. Universities should provide guidance to the students and support them to find a part time job. Universities should have tied up with different business firms or organisations which again provide support to the students.

So, I conclude that one should identify own requirement and circumstances to decide whether to do a job or not.

(by Ashish V Nimavat)


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