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Reasons why people attend colleges or universities

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People attend colleges or universities for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge etc.). Why do you think people attend colleges or universities?

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All the human beings are of different nature and similarly their interests are not the same. A few love to sing while others like listening to the music. In the same way, people attend the colleges and universities have different respective prospective or purposes. Mainly people go to such places for their better career which dramatically affect their future life, to gain the knowledge and to be a good human being, while some attend colleges for enjoyment and to get rid of their homes. But I feel that Colleges and universities should be regarded as a place of worship which give us the sense of good living, spread knowledge and enlighten our life from darkness.

First of all, if we discuss rich parent's youngsters, most of them come to colleges for their time passing and making ruckuses in college. All the day they make havoc everywhere. Studying is just a trivial matter for them. They have no worries about money wastage or future scope. Hence such students get enrolled in colleges for their own willingness to fulfil their ambitions of entertainment etc., but it never means that all are alike. If we look on the other side of the coin, there are some students who are even not able to fill their college fee due to lack of sources but they are dedicated to learn and work hard. They want to study hard to become a successful person. Such students attend the colleges and universities for studying mainly because they just focus on their motto of life. Enjoyment and other activities are meagre to them.

Secondly , other types of students are there who we can say in middle-class family students which can be of mixed behavioural response regarding admission in colleges as either for making friends , fun and study also. By participating in different college events they can fill their life with enthusiasm and charm because they are totally not focused for only study or totally for enjoyment. Hence they are involved in overall college or university atmosphere.

On the behalf of above, it did not mean that these particular types of students are liable strictly to respective activities in colleges but the majority of them are in such manner. In the end, we can conclude that colleges and universities are for the social and individual wellbeing of all. They help to build our character. Every student can get the characters of bonhomie, candid behaviour, bright future and spreading life by proper studying sincerely and overall body growth by participating in extra co-curricular activities of the college.

From: Gurwinder

This writing is found under the following category(ies):
Discuss and Give Opinion   IELTS Opinion Essays  



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Mandatory Financial Education

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Financial education should be mandatory component of the school program. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this statement?
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IELTS Writing Word Count and IELTS Writing Time

IELTS Writing Task 1:
Timing: 20 minutes
Minimum word count: 150

IELTS Writing Task 2:
Timing: 40 minutes
Minimum word count: 250

IELTS Writing Sample - Task 1

There are 2 different formats. One is for the Academic module and the other is for the General module. However, for both modules, you will have to produce a writing of 150 words based on the given information.
IELTS Writing Task 1 - General Module
You are supposed to write a letter.
IELTS Writing Task 1 - Academic Module
You will be given a task based on some pictorial or graphic information. You have to describe the information provided.
For More Details: IELTS Writing Task 1

IELTS Writing Sample - Task 2

This task is more difficult than IELTS Writing Task 1
You have to write at least 250 words and, as Task 2 is longer than Task 1, you are advised to spend approximately 40 minutes on this task and 20 minutes on the first task.
You are expected to produce a writing on a given topic and to organise your answer correctly, giving some examples to support your ideas.
For More Details: IELTS Writing Task 2

Give your writing a good structure

1) Introduction is a must. You don't believe you could get a good grade without introduction, do you?

2) Body: 3 paragraphs are also necessary. Three is a magical number. It can do wonders to your overall band score.

3) Conclusion. You do not want to infuse your examiner with a feeling of incompleteness.

A Good Outline before you write is essential

What you are going to write in your essay? Write down the key ideas as short as possible.

An outline sample
Introduction - Topic and opinion in short
Paragraph 1 - staff working conditions are important
Paragraph 2 - employers should research and improve the working conditions
Paragraph 3 - concentrating more on their product is bad
Conclusion - Short summary of paragraphs

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No, the structure you have just seen is a structure for an opinion essay.

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Did you use linking words?
They would make your structure clearer and therefore improve your overal score.

Linking Words or Transitional Words

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This is how your essay is graded

There are 4 components: Task Response, Coherence and Cohesion, Lexical Resource, Grammatical Range and Accuracy.

Task Response means to what extend your essay covers the topic. For example, if the topic is "The advantages and disadvantages of globalization", you would have to write about both aspects not just only advantages or just only disadvantages.

Coherence and Cohesion means how well your paragraphs and sentences are connected. If your first paragraph is about advantages of globalisation, you should start your second paragraph with phrases such as "Despite the advantages, there are many disadvantages we should be aware of". Otherwise, your essay is just a list of items which are not related to each other.

Lexical Resource means vocabulary and different types of sentences, simple and complex. You should be able to demonstrate your capability in using English.

Grammatical Range and Accuracy means spelling and grammar of sentences. You should be able to spell the words correctly, do not forget articles “a” and “the”, punctuations is also important.

One more important thing to know: the four criteria are equally weighted. It means that if you forgot about “Coherence and Cohesion” in your essay, you will loose 1/4 of your essay points.