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  1. Anh Ngữ ZIM

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    IELTS WRITING CONTEST - WEEK 18

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    Some education systems, Vietnamese for example, make people believe that they should know everything, including things that are irrelevant to their development or career prospect. What is your view about this?

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    In some countries, there is a strategy in education that individuals should be able to learn every subjects in real life. It has raised questions of whether people should be educated to know everything. In my point of view, I strongly disagree with this point. The essay will elaborate about this.
    First and foremost, it would be helpful to mention the purpose of education. Finishing specific work or job is the most important thing of learning. Learners would be able to use or apply their knowledge to solve some existing problems in real life. For example, there is a requirement to take care human health, thus it would help to educate a doctor or so on.
    In addition, individuals should have special potential skills or talent. As a result, education systems should create favorable conditions to utilize their talent. For instance, seeing the well-known Mathematician Ngo Bao Chau 's outstanding ability on figures, his teachers talked to his parent to have a plan to support him, thus he became so successful today.
    Apart from that, people should spend the time of their life for many real other activities beside learned schedules. Students would spend a third of time to sleep to recover their health and time for other private activities would consume another third. As a result, they should use their little time to concentrate to specific subjects. By this tactic, they could collect useful knowledge for their future career after graduation.
    To sum up, the significance of learning is undeniable. There is a need to balance between useful lessons with other ones among students in school. By that way, students should be able to become a better individual for a better society.
     

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    Some education systems, Vietnamese for example, make people believe that they should know everything, including things that are irrelevant to their development or career prospect.

    Some people are led to believe by some education systems that they need to have a good command of everything whether beneficial to their career path or not. In my opinion, I totally agree with this idea especially when considering Vietnam.

    There are two main reasons supporting my approval of this judgement. Firstly, with regards to several countries in Asia, including my country, students are under the obligation to study a wide range of subjects which may not concern their employment in the future. They need to cover 10 or more demanding subjects in many aspects such as arts, science, history and so on, making it sometimes overwhelming for teenagers at such age to get to grips with and even leading to extreme stress. On top of that, apart from studying at school, students do need to participate in a variety of extra classes with a view to consolidating the large amount of knowledge they have acquired at school as well as achieving good grades so as not to disappoint their parents.

    Secondly, while taking their furturistic careers into consideration, it can be seen that these subjects offer no help at all. What students in these countries learn are almost all about theories not application. Therefore, most of the knowledge will go to waste. In addition, while some students have a preferential for jobs concerning arts, teachers impose on them a great deal of academic information and exercises instead of singing, dancing or acting classes which prove that all of their years in schools are pretty useless.

    To sum up, it can be confidently stated that some schools focus too much on the amount of knowledge students learn without considering its uses in the future.
     

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  4. Paul Etton

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    Education has become a matter of increasing concern nowadays in quite a few countries. As regards this topic, there arises a unanimous support from some education systems for an opinion that students should have knowledge about every field, inclusive of what is not pertinent to their development and future career. From my perspective this viewpoint is hardly justifiable for the following reasons.

    First and foremost, it is universal adoptability that validates knowledge. Though broadening the mind is really crucial, the capacity of human brain is limited. This results in the fact that despite the absorption of the large amount of knowledge in every aspect, people have a tendency to neglect what is not frequently and widely utilised. If students are still stimulated to cram such knowledge into their head without any cognizance of its utility and meaning to their assigned tasks, it may become useless and even counterproductive given that it renders learner’s confusion. Therefore, the conception of knowing everything does not hold merits, especially when the knowledge is not optimally exploited and adopted in learner’s real life.

    Secondly, and equally importantly, dearth of efficiency in mainstream work is another reason which rejects the idea of people becoming well-rounded. As far as attention is concerned, learners who attempt to be heedful of so many stuffs at the same time will lose their concentration to the most pivotally important aspect of their current work. By way of illustration, delivering English lessons does not necessarily mean that people should have knowledge of Maths and its problems. This underlines the fact that a would-be linguistic teacher trying to get a Maths degree as well will possibly grapple with getting deep focal insights into both seemingly unrelated fields. Hence, there is a rather distinct possibility of the failure in both two areas. It is the inefficiency of work which makes the knowledge covering all aspects futile.

    All things considered, I would reaffirm that the educational point of view that people ought to know everything is a myth. The most significant objectives of education are to inspire learners and orientate them towards what are actually vital to their development and career.
     

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  5. Linh Ha Nguyen

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    In our contemporary era, more and more interest has been directed towards to the issue of education. It is believed that education systems in several countries, including Vietnam, have lured learners into the thinking of mastering all knowledge items to be successful, even if they are highly impertinent to their personal growth or professional advancement. Personally, I strongly agree with this belief on prevailing education scenario.

    The excessively wide range of subjects covered in school curriculum is the primary contributory factor. Students are required to learn up to twelve or more subjects from secondary level, and they are left with no autonomy in subject selection. In addition, immense degree of pressure and anticipation from both education trainers and society is exerted on learners to be proficient in every single subject. To illustrate, in Vietnamese high schools, students need to study various subjects such as Maths, Literature, English as well as Agriculture Practice and Army Training. In fact, students are deprived of the opportunities to question whether some of the subjects are compatible with their favorite or development later, whether they must acquire the knowledge of agriculture practice in order to be a doctor later, for example.


    Skeptics of this notion raise the argument that each subject is crucially important to each individual. Knowledge irrelevant to learners’ occupational purposes will function as fundamental social understanding essential to their daily life. This argument is plausible to some degree, however, the pool of knowledge is infinite and it is difficult to define the exact content and level of understanding one must posess to manage well under all circumstances. Moreover, it is highly authoritative to impose loads of knowledge on learners regardless of their wishes and needs.


    All in all, the prevalent belief that people must be competent in all subject matters is closely associated with current education practice in some nations. It is hoped that this misleading opinion will soon be abolished by more flexible education systems to stimulate the passion for learning and improvement from learners.

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    There is an argument that students should learn everything including things that may be unnecessary to their future. I personally would not side with this view.
    On the one hand, people believe that having a vast knowledge is more beneficial for students' development. Having knowledge about fundamental things in life may contribute to peoples' capital lives. For example, those who have never danced or painted before can participate in dance classes to learn how to dance and or paint in order to perfect themselves. Another primary benefit of knowing everything is that a person who knows everything will be respected by other people, and those with less knowledge will be looked down on. For instance, some Vietnamese have a thought that knowing El Nino is vital, and if a Vietnamese does not know the ingredients in crab soup, they will be humiliated by online judges.
    On the other hand, I strongly believe that people should concentrate on things they prefer and are enthusiastic in. Firstly, it will take a huge amount of time to master everything, including things may not be useful for learners While this knowledge may never be applied in reality. For example, biology and geography are two essential subjects in school, but students do not need to master these subjects because they hardly ever apply them in real life and these subjects may not their choice when taking the university examination. Another reason is people should focus on their major. Some people choose to attend university, while others prefer dance or music as long as they obtain influence on their career.
    To sum up, there are different views about what people should learn or whether they should know everything. I personally disagree with this view.
     

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  7. hihi21

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    It is argued that some education systems, for instance, Vietnamese, make the students learn diversified subjects, including irrelevant courses to the student career path. In my opinion, I completely agree with this studying method.


    Unrelated subjects could become useful in the right situation at the right time. Firstly, no subject is completely useless. For example: in Vietnam, the students in high school, who are a future economist, often see that Vietnamese lecture is not suitable for their mindset. Therefore, studying Math, Physic, Chemistry is more important. However, the economist writes a lot: client contacts, convincing letters. There are many knowledges to be learnt, not only for today but also for the future. Secondly, our knowledge is just sand on a desert. Hence, varied knowledge can help to know yourself better, to discover a new part. It would always be a mystery when we do not try, for example not everyone can follow their career path, in some time of their life, they have to take other jobs, the information seems to be irrelevant become relevant for their current career.


    Learning unrelated subject is also developing a different way of thinking which can bring many benefits. One advantage is that learning more which means more aspects to be seen in one situation. For instance, having a conversation with people, the important is not only the speech content but also the body languages and tones. People can swing their emotion from happy to sadness quickly just by an act or a word. Therefore, knowing psychology subject is a must although this is a course for the psychological doctor. Another advantage is knowledge can help to develop ourselves, for now, smart is the new of beauty. For example, some surveys found out that, men are more easily attract to the woman’s intelligent instead of their beauty.


    In conclusion, I would argue that this is essential for students to learn vast topics to prepare for their unpredicted future an also developing themselves
     

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    In recent years, it is not uncommon for an educational system in a country, a developing one in particular, to offer students a wide range of subjects regardless of its application. Although this ensures general understanding about humankind knowledge, it appears more beneficial and viable for educational system to be career-oriented
    It is clear that by exercising this method, students would be highly benefial. First, since they will have more time to study in career-oriented subjects, they would be more competitive in the future job market. For example, the Le Van Tam high school in Viet Nam offers only main subjects to students, as a result their students' average academic achievement is 30% higher compared to other high schools, leading to more opportunity for their career progressions. Second, if they study only main subjects, they will have more time to participate in other activities, such as playing sports and socialising with their peers. This will not only ensure an adequate development for them, but also required them with skills that are essential in their future work place.
    Schools, universities, and the whole society would also gain benefits. In order to gain reputations and incomes, producing a generation of competent, productive and even influential individuals is of vital importance for schools and universities.Therefore, by allowing students to be specialized, they will have higher chances of succeeding. Second, In order for the society to develop, the future workforce have to be adept in their profession. By devoting more time and effort on these specialized subjects, students would be required with primary knowledge of their professions, thereby becoming more competent on their future jobs.
    In conclusion, educational system from either developing or developed countries should only teach subjects that relevant to students' future career, for the own goods of students, schools and society.
     

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    It is sometimes argued in several countries that students should master all subjects in schools’ curricula. In my opinion, I completely disagree with this system which makes people learn too many things that are unnecessary for their own future career.

    There are several reasons that education systems should not make people to acquire knowledge from all fields. Firstly, time is obviously not enough for students to balance between social activities, personal needs and getting good scores in school. Even adults could be overloaded if they have to study twelve subjects per semester. Secondly, not everyone has the ability to acquire knowledge in some specific subjects such as art, music, mathematics and languages. If students are forced to study things that are too hard for them to understand, their attention will wander in class instead of focusing in the lessons.

    Moreover, learning everything is basically infeasible because new information are updated every day. Some knowledge has changed throughout human history like the theory of the earth was once flat. The information you know today might become inappropriate in the future and, in the worst case, you need to forget everything you have ever learned. Therefore, people should have more opportunities to improve their natural talent rather than learn everything by heart. Finland, for example, has developed its education system this way and it has already helped students to demonstrate their ability and improve their future career prospect.

    In conclusion, learning everything is proven to be counterproductive so that goverments in some countries should reconsider their education systems.
     

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    There is an argument about whether students such as in Viet Nam should have good understanding of every aspects consisting of things aren’t useful for their furure careers. Even though it has some good reasons to know everything, I strongly believe they should concentrate on their aims with relevant things.

    On the one hand, it is clear that if you are knowledgeable of as many subjects as possible, you will apply into your life suitably and effectively. For instance, when you communicate with foreigners, you can tell them about your country’s history and make good impression in their eyes. Futhermore, the balance of understanding in many disciplines help you be outstanding easily in any circumstances such as joining a club, participating a party. Finally, it can boost your confidence in both work environment and society.

    On the other hand, I believe that it is more beneficial for students to focus on their subject which is relevent to career path. Thanks to their major’s knowledge thoroughly, they can get a well-paid job in the future. It is essential to become competitive and ideal candidates in a list of hundred people. In addition, if students study everything in shool or university, they will not have enough time to concentrate on their main subjects they choose in occupation prospect. On top of that, knowing everything is not favourable condition to develop their career. It is extremely difficult to explore what students are interested in truthfully. They have many subjects to deal with.

    In conclusion, it is likely for students to be more succesful in their future career if they are incredibly well-educated in their main goals.
     

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  11. Duong BuiXuan

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    Education has always been an important topic for every people. For some education systems, especially in Asia, a broad knowledge in every topic is a must, even in the subject that does not related to students’ studies. Even though there are some advantages of knowing everything, I still believe that having a deep and sufficient understanding of the main subject is more important for people’s career.

    To begin with, there are numbers of obvious reasons to believe that people should know everything. Firstly, it is undeniable that having a broad range of knowledge will help people to be more flexible. Especially nowadays, when knowledge is power, someone who know more are likely to be able to adapt to every study and work situation. For example, knowing both mathematics and biology will help a biologist to tackle the problems that related to both fields of study. Some occupations, in particular, required from their people a broad range of skills, like science or research and development, in order to be excel in their studies. Secondly, the knowledge of other subject will probably help to improve study efficiency. For instance, a Vietnamese student who are good at both English and physics can use his or her language skill to help him studying many physical articles in English rather than only the translated one. Thus, the knowledge that student gains is far more better than the one know cannot properly read English.

    Despite the above arguments of the advantages of a broad knowing. I still hold the view that deep knowledge is important as well. The first reason is, there is a practical limit of human’s ability. The fact is, no one can know everything, especially in the modem era when mankind’s information is exponential increase every day. The true idea yesterday might not hold today and could be change tomorrow. The Internet, in additional, push every of our boundary far beyond what every people’s belief in the past. To expect someone to know everything, therefore, is an impossible requirement. Moreover, to be success in particular field, one must have a deep knowledge of that area. The current economy system required that the people must have deeply understanding of the subject so that they can contribute efficiently to the society. The reason for that is because compare to the past, today’s challenges are more complicated. A broad range of knowledge is not enough to solve the complex issues in today’s world. To be able to overcome that problem, people must have very deep understanding of the issue in order to fix it.

    In conclusion, even though a variety of knowledge and skill is important, one must not forget the important role of throughout understanding in a particularly topic. Asia education system, such as the one in Vietnam, could study from other education system how to help student have a good range of knowledge in every topic, while concentrate on the main field of study.
     

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    The primary purpose of tertiary education is to prepare graduates for their future career. While thousands of people would enrol for the sake of acquiring general knowledge and skills which will make them competitive in the job market, there is a portion of them who would expect to obtain the specific qualifications only for their dream job. Therefore, I strongly believe that university should organise their courses’ programs in order to provide future employees with all the skill sharpening professional training for their specific occupation.

    One compelling reason for this is that all the contemporary occupations nowadays are task specific which makes it a necessity for workers to be able to comply with every job requirement. Once they graduate they are expected to take over all the responsibilities their job needs them to do, have the know-how, as well as the expertise to carry out all the arduous and demanding tasks. For instance, as soon as I graduated from the Faculty of Philology I had to take a part-time teaching job. I was overwhelmed with all the expectations my employer had in everyday practice, whereas there was no need at all of all the theory I had mastered throughout my studies.

    On the other hand, it is beyond doubt that most of the jobs would require employees to do a lot of multi-tasking and to be capable of meeting deadlines while conducting project work. Apparently, big companies would prefer to employ a person well-equipped with all the necessary knowledge related to several positions within their range, instead of over-staffing. Notwithstanding the competitiveness among businesses, there is always a huge demand for the top notch professionals within one sector. This will be possible, only and only if universities raise their standards and provide broad education and practice for their students.

    In conclusion, I would maintain that tertiary education should be more content-specific and ensure the fastest and highest quality for their graduates. Not only will professionals be able to use their university knowledge as a catalyst towards their career, but they will be able to make a living out of it for a lifetime.
     

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    Vietnamese education is noted for its requirement of well-rounded generations. Therefore, that one has to cram his head with all the academic subjects at school has been a bone of contention, which leads to the proposal that we should restructure the curriculum for the sake of students. From my perspectives, this argument is in my favour and my stand will be elucidated as follows.

    To commence with, it is time-consuming for students to undertake the unsuitable curriculum. Not to mention schooling and other activities, students only have an allotted amount of time for self-study, which is essential for the academic development. More subjects means less effective self-study time. This can cause the huge pressure on completing students' goals on schedule and sometimes the derailment from academic track

    Moreover, overestimation of required subjects is also ascribed to the waste of employers and facilities. Regarding one subject, it takes educators, classrooms, books, electricity,... which, by rough estimation, already reaches a gigantic figure. It is known that there has been a shortage of investment in education and there is no point slaundering money in such a pointless way. In addition, managing to tackle this issue can make huge improvement in job crisis partly caused by the loose recruitment of these subjects' teachers.

    From what has been discussed above, it is reasonable to revise our curriculum as some subjects should be optional and students' opinion shoud also be taken into consideration.
     

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    Nowadays, education system is of great concern in each country in the world. In some countries like Viet Nam, people believe that they should know all things, including things are not meaningful. In my point of view, I somewhat agree with this idea.

    On the one hand,I believe that students should be taught everything, consisting of things are not relevant to their life and career path in the future. To begin with, knowing a lot is never unnecessary. The more you know, the more information you have. You will get access to a variety source of knowledge of humanity about all fields such as Math, Physics, Literature,.. and social skills as well. Hence, you can easily put them into life fluently and improve the high adoptability as well as the flexibility quikly. To be specific, if you have a lot of information, you can have many choices about career like politicans, authors and so on,.. Morever, as can be seen that in the modern society, employers tend to pay more attention to these above skills in job seekings. Thus, owning a wide range of knowledge will broaden your horizon and bring you more valuable opportunities.
    On the other hand, it is not a great idea about applying students to learn all things that have no connect with their development. Vietnamese pupils, for example, in all levels of education, have to study a lot of subjects. However, the amount of knowledge that is applied in daily life is very small. Therefore, learning about all subjects is not only time consuming but also more likely to be useless. In addition, this makes students confused, can not determine what their strong points are and develop them.
    To sum up, I think knowing about eveything has pros and cons. Consequently, we should balance it and find out the method for ourselves.
     

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    In this non-stop developing world, people should try hard to get the knowledge of as many aspects as they could in order to survive. That is the reason why some education systems like Vietnam give young generation the thought of studying subjects, even not relating to their future career, is important.


    The first reason to mention is that under any circumstances is knowledge useful. When people are under 18, they are still young and cannot yet decide who they want to be in the future or which job would perfectly suit them. Therefore, studying many subjects and getting to know a lot of things help them figure out the future they want more easily, which leads to a fact that not many people would give up their current job as they are not suitable or do not like what they are doing.


    Furthermore, besides information and skills for the job, people should provide themselves with knowledge for their spiritual and mental life, such as survival skills or cooking skills. There are many activities in daily life besides working time, however, for example, one person could not make a meal for himself if he did not learn to cook, or one person would not know he should bring along his umbrella if he did not watch the weather forecast. It means that there are a lot to know, not only things for career but also for simple daily life.


    In conclusion, knowledge is unlimited and always helpful. The more knowledge one person could get, the simpler his life would be.
     

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