Use Good Samples to Learn Writing Essays (ielts, toefl, pte)

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Writing a good essay requires a lot of practice. There are simpler and easier ways to develop this skill.

Here is one such method.

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The method is called as practice with purpose. Let get to the business right away.

  • Step 1: Take a sample
  • Step 2: Understand the elements of style and elements of persuasion, you like in that essay.
  • Step 3: Make a list of them and practice them.
  • Step 4: Take another essay of the similar nature.
  • Step 5: Apply those elements of style and elements of persuasion to write that new essay.

Practice with Purpose

 

Here is an example… the two essays shown below are similar in many respects..

  •  both talk about school education
  • They are agree disagree type of essays
  • The vocabulary to be used is academic (school-education)
  • We can use them as templates to learn writing on similar topics.

Topic 1:Everyone should stay in school until the age of eighteen. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

It is often said that if you want to succeed in life, you need a proper school-education. I would agree with this, but it is debatable whether a proper education means having to stay in school until 18 years of age.

Perhaps the strongest reason not leaving school early is that it prepares you for your working career. If you leave school early with only a basic education, you are unlikely to be able to find any skilled work. Indeed, the education one receives between the ages of 16 and 18 is crucial for skilled work and a fulfilling life experience. Another compelling reason for remaining in school until 18 is that school provides moral and social education too. This is particularly important for people between 16 and 18 who have many temptations. Young people who stay in school until the age of 18 tend to be more responsible and help build a stronger society.

There are however, equally strong arguments against making school compulsory until the age of 18. One such argument is that not everyone is academically inclined and that some people benefit more from vocational training. For instance, someone who wants to become a car mechanic may find better training and more satisfaction in an apprentice scheme. Another related argument is that, in today’s world, young people are maturing ever more quickly and are able to make their own life decisions by the age of 16.

To my mind, everyone should be encouraged to stay in school until 18. However, I believe it would be a mistake to make this compulsory.

Topic 2:Some people believe that studying in a university or a college is the best route to a successful career while others believe that it is better to get a job straight after school. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

Points:

 

  1. Relationship between education and job
  2. How good education helps you to get a job.
  3. Importance of practical approach

The best course of action would be take the middle path. 

 Sample Essay:

Higher education is generally considered as a ticket to a great career. However there are many exceptions to this view also. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this subject holistically.

When we look around we see many examples of successful people who came from a very humble educational background. Many of them completed schooling only and some were college drop-outs.  Mark Zukerberg and Bill Gates are two prominent examples to corroborate the view that a college degree is not mandatory for success. From India, we have Dhiru Bhai Ambani, the founder of Reliance, to cite as a well-known example.

Is college degree totally useless then? Should colleges shut-shop? Well, higher qualification is definitely an asset. Many professionals such as doctors, engineers, politicians, lawyers owe a lot of their success to their college-education.The fact of the matter is that one should go for college degree, if one is sure that whatever he learns in the college will help him in his future-life.

Arguably, personal-interest and passion matters more than college degree. Example of Steve Jobs can serve as a point-of-reference in this regard. He quit college and studied calligraphy as he was interested in it. Later this skill helped him to develop fonts in Apple-computers. Similarly, Elon Musk the founder of Tesla Motors,  self-trained himself on Space-science and founded the renowned space-company ‘Space-X’. These stars never attended a college, but they were led by a dream to excel and do good in the field of their interest.

The bottom line is – knowledge is undeniably a valuable asset; however, college degree is not the only means to acquire knowledge and be successful.

 

‘Delhi air pollution levels’ – Essay On Pollution And Cars

“delhi air pollution levels” – Essay On Pollution

Essay on pollution, should cars be banned
Should cars be banned

steps to write an essay

Do advantages of having your own car outweigh the environmental issues caused by pollution?

Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons and examples from your own life.

Do advantages of having your own car outweigh the environmental issues caused by pollution?

Do you agree or disagree? Give reasons and examples from your own life.

Solution

Last few decades have witnessed an unprecedented increase  in sale of personal utility vehicles. While the advent of faster and fuel-efficient cars has eased our lives, the resultant pollution has put a question mark on our survival. Clearly, it is time to re-evaluate our priorities and take some pragmatic (practical) decisions, in the larger interest of the planet and its inhabitants.

So what is done when a particular part of our body develops cancerous growth? We promptly and ruthlessly cut that apart- least should it affect other parts of the body killing the subject completely. Newspapers are replete with reports on how vehicular pollution especially from personal vehicles has caused catastrophes  in the form of floods, global warming, acid rains, various types of diseases including the most dreaded ones like cancer etc. Clearly, excessive use of cars is ruining our environment.

So, what’s the way out ? Can we do without personal vehicles? Can there be a middle path to follow? Examples of countries like Singapore and Australia present a strong case of how investing in infrastructure can drastically reduce dependence on personal automobiles, if not eliminate them completely . It took determined efforts on the part of governments and Samaritans to achieve such a state –  the results are definitely far reaching. These countries not just boast of  their healthy living conditions ,but also attract a lot of workers and students from all across the world. Thus, it behooves other nations as well to follow suit.

To recapitulate, I do endorse the view that sagacious and judicious use of cars is the need of the hour. However, banning them completely does not seem to be a prudent step.

Some Interesting Phrases

unprecedented increase  in sale of personal utility vehicles

We have seen an unprecedented rise in pollution levels.

Developments in science and technology has brought about changes in our lives.

The unprecedented demand for quality education has led to mushrooming growth of schools.

advent of

The advent of metro rail has transformed the scenario of transportation in Delhi.

The advent of mobile phones has made our lives complicated.

The advent of internet has eased our quest for information.

The advent of MNCs has helped to solve the problem of unemployment to a certain extent.

Analysis of essay based on

Task completion, Cohesion Cohere, Grammar, Accuracy

 

Use of conjunctions and transition words

 

However à to show another point of view…

Technical advancements are great. However, we should not adapt them blindly.

Technological advancements are great; however, it has many negative impacts also.

 

 

Although à To show two views out of which one is stronger than other.

Although everyone is aware of importance of health, only a few take care of it.

While à To talk about two views or thoughts with more emphasis on one… similar to although..

While hard work is important, it is not enough for success.

 

On the flip side / on the other hand.

On the flip side, use of technology in the field of agriculture causes many crop diseases. Moreover, it leads to environmental pollution by giving rise to harmful microorganisms.

Is the bedrock of: Provides base to

Good education is the bedrock of development. New Delhi is the bed rock of small enterprises.

How To Write Essay Introduction (IETLS / TOEFL / PTE) Part 2

IELTS ESSAY / TOEFL ESSAY / PTE ESSAY Introduction

‘Practice with purpose’ is the foundation of learning a new skill. Sometimes, even after a lot of practice one does not learn the desired skill.

Why?

Well, the reason is obvious, our practice is not focused. The best way is to break a larger goal into smaller goals and work on each of them separately.

In context of writing essays we can divide our approach into following parts-

  1. Writing Introduction
  2. Writing Body Paragraphs
  3. Writing Conclusions

However before thinking about introduction / body / conclusion.. it makes sense to plan what you want to write first… Thus first make a rough draft of what you want to write, then start your essay…

For each of these sections we can have a collection of phrases and fixed expressions which we can use in drafting our thoughts.

Bingo! These templates give you a head-start to begin on the right foot.

Lets explore expressions and terms we can use in writing introduction today..

Use a quote

‘Well begin is half done.’ This cliche beautifully sums up the essence of this topic. A deep dive will help us to analyse and understand various aspects of this topic.

State the obvious… State your Opinion… Invite for further discussion

Some people say that children should be taught as school, others opine that children should be taught at home instead of schools.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.

The topic of school education has been been the epicenter of discussions in many forums. Everyone is interested to find the best way to educate children. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this subject holistically.

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In last few years we have witnessed an unprecedented changes in the arena of school-education. Everyone has some opinion about the best way to teach, however there is no universal consensus on the subject. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this subject holistically.

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Undeniably, school education lays the foundation for a bright career. There are differing views on the best way to educate children, however there is no consensus. A deep dive into the subject will help us to understand the pros and cons associated with different methods.

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The subject of school-education has attracted a lot of attention in last few decades. I tend to believe that there is no one-size-fits-all way of teaching school-children. Let us dig a little deeper to understand this subject holistically.

Let us take some more examples

1. Arts sports and music should be replaced by more career oriented subjects in schools. Do you agree or disagree.

This is a decision topic. You have to support one side..

Sample introductions..

It would be naive to say that there are no career options in the field of arts and sports. Dropping them from school-education will be a big mistake, according to me. Let us dig deeper to understand the nuances of this subject.

In the last few decades, we have witnessed unprecedented changes in the arenas of career-choices. Fields such as arts and sports have opened many avenues for those who are interested in them. I don’t think dropping these subjects from school-education will be a good idea. Let us dig deeper to understand this subject holistically.

2. Some people say that it is better to get married before 30. Others say that one should get married only after 30. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Marriage and the the age to marry is a personal choice. However, I tend to believe that it is advisable to get married sooner than later. Let us dig a little deeper to understand various aspects of this subject holistically.