IELTS ESSAY: Getting a degree or straight into work. Which is better?

Writing Task 2: IELTS ESSAY: Getting a degree or straight into work. Which is better?

You should spend 40 minutes on this task.

Write on the following topic:

Some people think that getting a degree from university is the best way to guarantee a good job, others believe that it would be better to go straight into work and get experience instead.
Discuss both sides and give your opinion.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant example from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.

IELTS ESSAY: Getting a degree or straight into work. Which is better?

Sample Answer:

In the recent years, the fight on getting a better job has inclined. Today, many people believe that attending a university is only one way to get a satisfying job than other people, while some defenders say that it is not always right. Thanks to the new idea of college dropouts who are making a dramatic change in the society. This essay will discuss both the ideas and explain them with relevant examples.

Firstly, it is definitely true that a degree is very crucial for applying to a job. Many MNCs require a list of qualifications. A graduated degree, high language proficiency level and computer and technical skills are all required in main stream jobs today. A graduation degree is the only way to prove that a person is ready, trained or has learned all mandatory skills required for work. Having a degree can make a person more attractive to the Hiring Agency for being offered a great job. Secondly, some professional careers such as a doctor, engineers or lawyer require a certain specific subject oriented skill set and knowledge which cannot be acquired all by yourself at home.

On the other hand, in some streams like art preferably, a degree is of no practical value. The amount of dedication and time one has devoted to their form is what matters. For example, a mechanic or business workers needs to only value experience and develop some skills which they can get only by practice. Even though, a person is not highly educated, if he/she starts working early and gains a lot of experience, it can also be easy for them to get a satisfying job and achieve success in the future.

Hence, to sum up, both sides have their own experience making it difficult to decide which path is right. However, it is always a positive side that having a degree will be a great guarantee for hunting a rewarding job in the work market.

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