Some people think that social skills are as important as academic qualifications. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays, the ability of socializing and a higher education diploma are significantly important for people's development. Someone holds the opinion that the former
one
is as important as the latter
one
, while I believe that social skills could be more necessary to some extent. So
this
essay will argue why people have to get more social skills rather than higher education. It is true that if a person has great academic abilities could gain more job opportunities. Generally, compared with people who just hold a diploma of high school, those who graduated from universities are more popular in labour markets.
For example
, I can easily find the salary differences between my friend who has a master's degree and my high school classmate who just graduated from school and started to
work
. The salary of the former
one
is 8000 RMB per month, while the later
one
is only 3000 RMB. In
this
case, someone may agree that the academic qualification can be regarded as the same importance with social skills.
However
, a lot of social people can succeed in their career without being educated for much longer time or in a better university. Especially compared with those who are in the same university and start to
work
at the same time, the
one
equipped with better communication skills or team
work
spirit is more likely to get a better job.
For instance
, after the internship, companies will choose the
one
who interacts with most customers or dose the best in a team project to stay and continue to
work
for them,
although
some of the interns are with higher qualifications.
As a result
, social skills in these conditions are much more important than diplomas. In conclusion, universities and academic qualifications are ways to prove our study abilities and experience, while social communications and interactions are what we really use in our daily life and
work
.
Although
some people think they are equally important,
this
essay just argued why we should focus more on the skills while we get along with others.

Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately

Linking words are very important in your essay.

To score effectively on your IELTS exam, you should make an effort to implement short concise sentences coupled with linking words.

Almost every sentence in your essay should have a linking word of some sort.

In fact, the only sentences that can omit linking words are your background sentence and thesis.

Linking word examples:

  • firstly
  • secondly
  • thirdly
  • in additional
  • moreover
  • also
  • for example
  • for instance
  • therefore
  • however
  • although
  • even though
  • despite

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