Some people believe that university education should focus on the skills of employment for the future; others think they should focus on academic study only.

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Question:
Some people believe that university education should focus on the skills of employment for the future. Others think they should focus on academic study only. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.
Answer Hints:
You should discuss both views and give your opinion.

Focus on the skills of employment
  • Most students need to hunt for a job after college; universities shouldn't ignore this requirement.
  • Most colleges are for students who just want to get a better education, not for those who want to get academic training.
  • Academic study is just fit for a few people; it only wastes time and money for the majority of students.
Focus on academic study
  • The university's nature is academic study; if not, why do we run universities?
  • University students should prepare for academic study; those who need employment skills can just register for certificate or diploma courses.
  • Not everyone is fit for academic jobs; we need to get candidates through academic courses.
Answer 1
Qualifications and skills are the key players that determine the development of all nations. However, there are two opinions about the curriculum of university education. A few are commending that it should emphasize academic activities that focus on theory and classroom learning, while others demanding to include ...
By Sinoj Xavier, 2021-06-17  View full answer - Revised by tutor
Total words: 283
Band: 6
The below version has fixed some obvious lexical and grammatical defects. The band is by the revised version, but comments are based on the original version.
Task Response:
-The prompt is not fully addressed, you should present views from two sides by the question.
Coherence and Cohesion:
-There is a clear overall progression in the response, but somewhat mechanically, with occasional errors
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Lexical Resources:
-Lexis is mainly appropriate for the task, though there are some errors in word choice and spelling.
Grammar Range and Accuracy:
-There is a mix of simple and complex sentence forms, but there are errors in grammatical control, such as in noun plural and article.