Monday, May 14, 2012

GRE Analytical Writing Exercise ke dua

"Ni antara koleksi exercise yang saya buat sebagai persediaan menduduki GRE. Memang banyak silap dan salah. Boleh tegur dan komen, sangatlah dialu-alukan. Dah namanya pun latihan. Practice make perfect, even though nothing perfect, I just like to pronounce it."

Universities should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student's field of study.

Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position.

In this modern day, people are depending on every skill that they have in order to survive. As a metaphor, a salesman not only depends on persuasion skill but in psychology as well.

The statement explains that university should play it role as an academic entity to produce an excellent student with added value. Today engineering students must have business knowledge. Or maybe forestry graduated should be equipped with landscaping knowledge. To do so, university should require every student to take a variety of courses outside the student’s field of study.

There is lot of benefit of this effort. Firstly, this effort can produce versatile students. As market demand is always increases, fresh graduates who walk in for job interview need something unique and different about themselves just to be acknowledges than other candidates. His/her knowledge and experience outside his/her field of study would assist him to do so. Secondly, the university will be recognized as a good academic entity. Employer must have realized that graduate from particular university is always can be trusted to be his employee.

However, not every skills equipped for students by it universities can help them excel in future. As we all know, the formula for success is always depend on positive attitude. Universities should put more effort to involved their students participate in extra-curricular activities such as social activities and sports. The objective is to provide students with positive human capital, soft skills and better attitude. On top of that, if university require their students to have more subject out of their fields of study, it will cost the students the time they neede to focus on the priority subject.

Preparing students with several knowledge outside of their filed of study is good. But as mentioned earlier, the formula of success is not solely dependent on knowledge and skill. From all the reason gives above, I disagree with the statement. As a conclusion, university to be mentioned is not a place for studying academic but also a place for students to find his true potential in everything they do.

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