Some people say that in all levels of education, from primary schools to universities, too much time is spent on learning facts and not enough on learning practical skills. Do you agree or disagree?

Education is always a hot topic for discussion. There is a statement that students
in
Suggestion
at
all educational levels have wasted too much energy and effort to learn about theory rather than practical skills, which are more suitable for their future career.
This
essay will put forward evidence to demonstrate that
this
is totally true, especially from the context of developing countries like Vietnam. During school time, from elementary to
high-school
a public secondary school usually including grades 9 through 12
highschool
, the idea of practical skills has not been familiar with almost all pupils in the country. To them, all they need to do is to attend classes regularly and absorb what teachers say or write on the blackboards.
Then
, they just need to learn these facts by heart and to try to pass the exams with the scores as high as possible.
This
trains the children to become robots rather than
leaners
someone (especially a child) who learns (as from a teacher) or takes up knowledge or beliefs
learners
who are full of creative and practical thinking about
real world
Suggestion
the real world
.
This
above-mentioned learning style has accompanied the teenagers to their colleges. They learn things re-
actively
Suggestion
active
during the period when they should actively seek practical perspectives, knowledge and skills for their future career. The
university’s
Suggestion
university
syllabus in Vietnam has been based too much on philosophical knowledge.
Therefore
, students, after
graduated
Suggestion
graduating
from their courses, lack specific practical skills to perform well in their jobs. As an example, information technology has been increasingly used in most of the professions in the economy.
Although
important, a large number of fresh-graduated students do not have the basic understanding of necessary software, and more importantly, most universities do not pay enough attention to
this
training. All in all, it is no doubt that either schools and universities in Vietnam fail to provide their pupils and students with vital practical knowledge and skills for their own development these days. The educational system should,
therefore
, change as soon as possible so that the youngsters are prepared for the rapid changes of the outside world.
Submitted by Thanh on

Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Writing9 with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.

Checks your essay in seconds
Hundreds of algorithms will assess your writing according to 4 evaluation criteria. Writing9 helps you find the weak points of your essay and make it flawless.

Fully explain your ideas

To get an excellent score in the IELTS Task 2 writing section, one of the easiest and most effective tips is structuring your writing in the most solid format. A great argument essay structure may be divided to four paragraphs, in which comprises of four sentences (excluding the conclusion paragraph, which comprises of three sentences).

For we to consider an essay structure a great one, it should be looking like this:

  • Paragraph 1 - Introduction
    • Sentence 1 - Background statement
    • Sentence 2 - Detailed background statement
    • Sentence 3 - Thesis
    • Sentence 4 - Outline sentence
  • Paragraph 2 - First supporting paragraph
    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
  • Paragraph 3 - Second supporting paragraph
    • Sentence 1 - Topic sentence
    • Sentence 2 - Example
    • Sentence 3 - Discussion
    • Sentence 4 - Conclusion
  • Paragraph 4 - Conclusion
    • Sentence 1 - Summary
    • Sentence 2 - Restatement of thesis
    • Sentence 3 - Prediction or recommendation

Our recommended essay structure above comprises of fifteen (15) sentences, which will make your essay approximately 250 to 275 words.

Read more in the eBook

The Ultimate Guide to Get a Target Band Score of 7+ »

* free ebook for Premium users

What to do next:
Look at other essays:
Type your essay and get a band score instantly
Writing9 scans your text for all types of mistakes, from typos to sentence structure problems and beyond.