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 learning practical skills. Do you agree or disagree?

It is the opinion of some that focus
the study in every step of our educational organizations is
mugging up facts rather than acquiring skills that may be of a practical use.
, it is my opinion that though practicality matters in getting a job and
should be taught, but to learn factual truths and theories related to various subjects are rightly given prominence over anything else. There is no doubt that nowadays, in order to get employment, one should have the skills required to perform well. It has been mentioned by many firms that students recruited directly from campuses lack these skills and
, have to be trained which requires a considerable amount of time and money. But, these firms often hide the fact that any job needs some training and that
candidates are forced to sign a bond, requiring them to work at these companies for a particular time period.
, resources spent to train them are recovered fully. Ergo, the only argument in favour of
said thinking
Accept comma addition
said, thinking
does not hold much water. But, the larger point which cements my belief in the teaching method that focuses on theoretical aspects is that it expands the intellect of a student making him more aware of the universe that surrounds him.
For instance
, a person can learn English by learning the grammatical and lexical components of the language, but if he
also reads
also read
Shakespeare’s writings, he would be more aware of the nuances and history of said language.
, some subjects are based on universal truths that cannot be negated
as mathematics, which makes it necessary to focus on these so that the base is strengthened and the student can take it forward. In conclusion, I am sure that qualification required to work in ‘real world’ should be
acquired but
Accept comma addition
acquired, but
there is a time for that and your whole schooling should not be based on that single goal. So, it is necessary that a foundation is laid by learning facts as it broadens one’s viewpoint.
Submitted by anu 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.

Check your IELTS essays
Instantly see mistakes you've made and learn how to avoid them.

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:
Need a higher score on IELTS Writing?
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.