Arpita Nehra Posted September 13, 2015 Share Posted September 13, 2015 Hi, Below is my first GRE issue essay. Kindly rate it with comments; only comments would also be sufficient. Thanks!Writing task: A nation should require all of its students to study the same national curriculum until they enter college. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the recommendation and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, describe specific circumstances in which adopting the recommendation would or would not be advantageous and explain how these examples shape your position.Notes: Agree- Same basic educationNo differentials in rich-poor/ bigger and smaller schoolsBest talent is brought forwardEquality in opportunities at the graduation levelThe main essaySame curriculum throughout the nation paves the way for equality in job opportunities immediately after schooling and for various college admissions resulting in an increase in efficient employment and literacy in the nation.A same basic level of knowledge at the school level ensures equality amongst all the classes and regions in college admissions. A girl from a remote village would be able to expect to get into the same college as a person educated in the biggest of the schools in urban areas. It would lead to creation of better job opportunities for all citizens of the country as everybody would be at least educated till the school level and hence could expect to get into jobs like teaching in primary schools, even if they don’t study further and it would help to reduce social evils like child marriage and child labour. Given that, a farmer in a remote village knows that his son would get equal opportunity to enter a college or get the same job as the person who studies in an urban area; he would want his son to pursue his school education instead of getting him married or engaging him into the field from a young age. However, still it might not be enough to ensure same level of education for all students to increase literacy if the poor people or people from remote areas are stuck with traditional ideas that girls should not work outside of their homes or that college education is very costly- the latter because it might be a demotivation to pursue even school education till some extent. Anyhow, given the assumption that school education would bring out some bright college students from remote areas and poor people and that, school education provides some kind of employment; requiring all students to study the same curriculum would lead to an increase in efficient employment and literacy in a nation. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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