Some people believe that universities are producing more graduates than needed, and that less emphasis should be placed on university education. Others are of a different opinion. Discuss both views and include your own opinion.

Formal training at the universities have become an integral
part
of any society. Even though, a few individuals think that the universities are creating more graduates than required and that the importance given for the formal
university
learning needs to be lowered, others believe that formal training forms a really important
part
in any society. In
this
essay, I will discuss the significance of
university
education
for students.
Although
the
university
education
is important for everyone, there are limitations on the benefits provided.
Firstly
, it prepares students for the outside world as job seekers rather than job providers.
For example
, it is widely known that the majority of professional courses
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prepare
prepares
the pupils to take up jobs in their respective fields, rather than
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enable
enabling
them to start up their own career path.
Secondly
, it provides uniform curriculum
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for
to
all the individuals irrespective of their interests, which would result in certain students cramming up the subjects for the sake of scoring high for the
university
exams and not for the love of learning it. Above all, universities recently have been busy churning out graduates at a rapid rate that the supply of talented graduates
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currently far exceeds
currently far exceed
the demand, which in turn has resulted in many graduates remaining unemployed.
On the other hand
, there are many other factors that
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play
plays
a bigger
part
in any individual's life other than
university
education
. Employability is one of the biggest
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factors
factor
that concerns the market, which at times, is attained by the public themselves rather through a formal training.
Additionally
, the stress needs to be placed upon developing the practical skills of an individual and not just their theoretical knowledge.
For instance
, it is an accepted matter that many
a person who gives private instruction (as in singing, acting, etc.)
tutors
tutees
attend vocational college after graduation in order to attain hands-on training experience in their field.
Moreover
, it goes by the proverb that formal
education
will make us a living and self-
education
will make us a fortune. To exemplify, we have a lot of cases with thousands of billionaires who never went to college, but ended up being much more successful than their counterparts. To conclude, there are much more important factors that play a crucial role in determining the success of any individual than their
university
education
, even though it plays a big
part
.
Further
, with advances in technology, self-
education
is expected to come up in a bigger way.

Word Count

IELTS says that you should write a minimum of 250 words in writing task 2. If you go under word count you will lose marks in task response.

A very long essay will not give you a higher band score.

Aim for between 260 to 290 words in writing task 2. This will ensure a concise essay and will be realistic in terms of time management. You have only 40 minutes to write the essay and you need around 10 minutes of planning time, so you will not be able to write a long essay in 30 minutes.

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