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Essay Sample 5

Вербицкая М.В.

Вербицкая М.В.

Comment on the following statement:

    A university degree is a must for success in the modern world.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
—    make an introduction (state the problem)
—    express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
—    express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
- explain why you don't agree with the opposing opinion
—    make a conclusion restating your position

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Some people say that one must get a college degree to be successful in life whereas others say that it’s not that important.

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I think that a university degree is desirable but not absolutely necessary. First, there are examples of very successful people some of whom never even finished college. Steve Jobs or Bill Gates didn’t get a university degree but they are known as very successful businessmen. Second, university can help people to develop specific skills but they don’t owe knowledge. Nowadays all the information is available online, one just needs to know where to look. If a person is really determined he can learn whatever he wants himself.

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Other people say that one should study in college to prepare for future jobs. Good education gets you a good job that pays a lot of money. It is the foundation for a successful and happy life.

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In my opinion the desire to become a professional and to develop required skills can guarantee success. Companies always have the need for good people, with university degree or without. There’re plenty of examples of people with degrees who aren’t successful in life at all.

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So I believe that a university degree can help one become successful in life but it can’t guarantee it. In my opinion only the right qualities like working hard, having discipline and constant self-improvement can guarantee success. If you can do something superbly there will always be people willing to pay you for your job.


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