Schools are spending more time teaching traditional subjects such as history. Some people think that they should rather spend more time teaching skills that can help students find a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

QuestionsCategory: OpinionSchools are spending more time teaching traditional subjects such as history. Some people think that they should rather spend more time teaching skills that can help students find a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
kieusonhoang asked 2 months ago

It has long been acknowledged that schools’ role in distributing knowledge is undeniable. However, as societies are demanding more experienced laborers, there are numerous arguments as to whether bookish knowledge or job-finding skills would be taught at schools. From my perspective, there should be further consideration towards the latter on the following grounds.
To begin with, taking the importance of occupational skills into account, there are several reasons to place emphasis on this. The first to be mentioned is their applicability, which is highly rated during the recruitment process. To be clear, in sharp contrast to the virtually useless bookish knowledge in a working routine, not only are applicants with first-hand experience more likely to be chosen, but their competence and chances of promotion are also much higher than the novice. Also, when performing the same task in a particular factory, the experienced hardly encounter any difficulties whereas amateurs might require assistance and instructions from colleagues. Another contributor is the provision of confidence and other crucial factors during the job-finding and interviewing section. Reasonably enough, the success of an application depends on whether interviewees can cope with unexpected and spontaneous questions from the recruiters and demonstrate their penchant for the position, which cannot be obtained merely by means of books.
On the other side of the argument, there is no justification for neglecting the minor benefits of learning traditional subjects. Despite being obsolete and practically inapplicable, these knowledge can somehow become useful under certain circumstances. For instance, Physics is regarded as extremely handy for architects and construction workers in measurements. While Geography and History remain crucial to researchers and experts in their respective fields through providing further insights into the global world, which can broaden everyone’s horizons and improve their knowledge.
In conclusion, give the gains of job-related skills and written knowledge, while the former is proved to be an important factor in the future of learners, there should be minor considerations for the latter.

Schools are spending more time teaching traditional subjects such as history. Some people think that they should rather spend more time teaching skills that can help students find a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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Rachel Evans answered 2 months ago

It has long been acknowledged that schools’ role in distributing knowledge is undeniable. However, as societies are demanding more experienced laborers labours, there are numerous arguments as to whether bookish knowledge or job-finding skills would/ should be taught at schools. From my perspective, there should be further consideration towards the latter on the following grounds.

You have misinterpreted the prompt ‘skills that can help students find jobs’ as ‘job-finding skills’. Skills help find jobs may include soft skills, practical knowledge, community involvements…, meanwhile job-finding skill is a narrower term, which may indicate how you seek for the job, not the ones required to attain a job.

Besides, it’d be better to include your opinion of whether strongly agree/ disagree, partially agree… in the thesis statement.

To begin with, taking the importance of occupational skills into account, there are several reasons to place emphasis on this. The first to be mentioned is their applicability, which is highly rated during the recruitment process. To be clear, in sharp contrast to the virtually useless bookish knowledge in a working routine, not only are applicants with first-hand experience more likely to be chosen, but their competence and chances of promotion are also much higher than the novice. Also, when performing the same task in a particular factory, the experienced hardly encounter any difficulties whereas amateurs might require assistance and instructions from colleagues. Another contributor is the provision of confidence and other crucial factors during the job-finding and interviewing section. Reasonably enough, the success of an application depends on whether interviewees can cope with unexpected and spontaneous questions from the recruiters and demonstrate their penchant for the position, which cannot be obtained merely by means of books.

On the other side of the argument, there is no justification for neglecting the minor benefits of learning traditional subjects. Despite being obsolete and practically inapplicable, these knowledge can somehow become useful under certain circumstances. For instance, Physics is regarded as extremely handy for architects and construction workers in measurements. While Geography and History remain crucial to researchers and experts in their respective fields through providing further insights into the global world, which can broaden everyone’s horizons and improve their knowledge.

In conclusion, give the gains of job-related skills and written knowledge, while the former is proved to be an important factor in the future of learners, there should be minor considerations for the latter.

Your body essay is more of discussion of both view than ‘to what extend do you agree or disagree’, therefore it failed in terms of task achievement.

Maybe you should consider rewriting this essay

Schools are spending more time teaching traditional subjects such as history. Some people think that they should rather spend more time teaching skills that can help students find a job. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
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