Is education losing its value, now that everyone has a degree?
This page has ideas and vocabulary supporting the need for education (i.e., disagreeing with the question above).
- One of the best gifts is education. It is not possible to be over-educated. Education means getting to know and understand yourself and the world. Thus, the more people that are educated, the better place the world will be.
- People with degrees and higher education have many more choices than people without qualifications. They have more opportunities.
- A highly educated population is good for the economy of the country. Foreign investment is attracted by an educated workforce.
- Educated workers are more productive. They are able to understand their role in their company or organization, and work out of interest rather than necessity. Uneducated workers, on the other hand, are dissatisfied and have low morale.
- The culture of a country is enriched by having a highly educated workforce. The more participation in discussion, the more ideas and information are exchanged, the higher the participation in local and national forums and groups and the better for the country.
- Education is an investment in the future. People who spend money on education expect a better life for their children and more money for themselves.
- People in every country – rich and poor – are flocking to colleges and schools. Across the world, people see the value of education.
- Colleges in most countries cannot keep up with the demand for places. Many schools are putting courses online to allow others to attend.
- In many countries, a very high proportion of the government’s budget is spent on education. This shows the importance the government attaches to education.
- The world is changing rapidly. People need to learn new skills and new courses in order to stay in the workforce.
- A further point is that…
- Another point is that…
- Additionally, Furthermore.
- Not only that, but…
- Despite this,
- Many people claim that…
- However, I think…
- Some people say that…
- I believe, however, that…
- Pick the biggest ideas
- Pick ideas you can support with an example. No matter how strong or clear an idea or reason may seem to you, you need to be able to support it with an example sentence or two.
- Pick the most world-wide ideas (don’t pick an idea that is too specific or only true in your hometown)
- Put the ideas in order – the main reason, another reason, a third reason
- Eliminate ideas that might offend the reader – don’t include humor, very political, or sexist remarks in an examination situation. They might be fine in other writing, but not here.
What do you want to do now?
- Look at some ideas against higher education
- Look at an essay AGAINST higher education
- Look at an essay FOR higher education
- Why do some students leave school early?
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