Taking Stance – Format 3: Outweigh
Sample Question 1
Insome countries, students pay their college or university fees, while in someothers, government pays for them.
Do you think the advantages thatgovernment pays the money outweigh the disadvantages? Give reasons andexamples?
Sample Question 1:Brainstorming
• part-time job before college
• Foster more talents
• Financial burden
Sample Question 1:Essay plan
Main Body 1 - Topic Sentence
Of course calling for public funding foruniversity or college is reasonable from some perspectives. The first___________________________________
Main Body 2 - Topic Sentence
However, such practice is______________________________
Sample Essay 1:Introduction
S1 Educationis universally deemed as the duty of the government, but when it comes tohigher level, opinions diverge. S2 Some taxpayers take for granted that governmentsshould pay for tertiary study. S1 However, I doubt the feasibility ofsuch practice in many economies.
Sample Essay 1: Mainbody 1
S1 Of coursecalling for public funding for university or college is reasonable from someperspectives. S2 The first beneficiary should be those in poverty or indisadvantageous situation who nonetheless perform well academically and holdthe ambition to further their education to higher level. S3 They aretreated equally to the access to higher education and it is this equality thatequip them with opportunity to break their vicious cycle of poverty or crimeand to make contribution to better life in their hometown when they graduate. S4In this scenario, the nation is able to foster a larger number ofprofessionals and gain economic and social benefits from better human capital.
Sample Essay 1: Mainbody 2
S1 However,such practice is rarely implemented in the world including some wealthycountries and the direct reason lies in financial issue. S2 Compulsoryprimary and secondary education usually does not leave the governmentsufficient budget for further support in many countries. S3 In addition,going to university is personal choice, which means that it would be unfair forthose who choose to work after secondary school. S4 An obvious downsideof free university would encourage every school leaver to attend university,but it is also clear that not everyone is able to or is willing to do so.
Sample Essay 1:Conclusion
S1 In myopinion, it is definitely unwise to fund higher education by public fund sincesome social conflicts might be triggered. S2 And to harmonize the aboveconflicts caused by free higher education, a practical suggestion can be thatthe government fund university education by offering interest-free loan orgranting scholarship to those poor but outstanding students.