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  • Writer's pictureТимофей Милорадович

Schools are no longer necessary / IELTS essay

Some people think that schools are no longer necessary because people can acquire information on the Internet. To what extent do you agree or disagree?

With the advancement in technology in recent times, there's a load of information on the internet on various subjects. This has led people to believe school is no longer important since they can get the knowledge needed for a course from websites. I completely disagree with this notion, the significance of schooling can never be replaced, mainly because teachers are essential to explaining subjects, in addition, not all the information on the internet is reliable.

The main reason why I believe academies are still principal is the need for trained professionals to expatiate on specific details and also, to encourage their students. Courses like medicine, law, engineering and so on, need on-site practice, the scope of these programmes simply cannot be learnt online. A medical student for instance may watch videos on how to perform an operation but will never be able to carry it out successfully without the guidance of a superior. Furthermore, with online self-learning, there is no way to accurately assess the level of one's understanding of a topic through tests, homework and exams. This is something only educators can do. Besides, when a scholar feels discouraged to continue learning, a lecturer would know better how to inspire them.

Another reason the internet cannot be exchanged for educational institutions is that information online is not trustworthy. With the open-access nature of cyberspace, anyone can post anything without confirming the source or credibility. This, consequently, could be misleading. For example, the history of a certain person or place online could contain fabrications intended to discredit or honour. Moreover, there is not enough depth to the information on websites, unless it is posted by institutions themselves. One can simply not acquire enough knowledge needed to succeed in a career by reading random blogs.

In conclusion, there may be a lot of information on the internet, but this can never be a substitute for learning centres as the role of lecturers is crucial, and the internet is not a dependable source.

9 Linking words, meeting the goal of 7 or more 2 Repeated words, meeting the goal of 3 or fewer 0 Mistakes

4 paragraphs 331 words 9 0Overall Band Score

COHERENCE AND COHESION: 9.0 9 Structure your answers in logical paragraphs 9 Include an introduction and conclusion 9 Support main points with an explanation and then an example 9 Use cohesive linking words accurately and appropriately 9 Vary your linking phrases using synonyms

LEXICAL RESOURCE: 8.0 8 Try to vary your vocabulary using accurate synonyms 9 Check your work for spelling and word formation mistakes

GRAMMATICAL RANGE: 9.0 9 Use a variety of complex and simple sentences 9 Check your writing for errors

TASK ACHIEVEMENT: 9.0 9 Answer all parts of the question 9 Present and fully explain ideas 9 Support ideas with relevant, specific examples


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