Written by: Xuân Phi, 26/07/2021
Supported by: Ex-BC Examiner, 28/07/2021
Question: Schools are no longer needed because children can find so much information on the internet and study at home. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this?
(IELTS Academic – 24/07/2021)
This week’s post includes two essays – one marked 5.0+ and one marked 8.0+; this is meant to make a comparison in terms of the use of vocabulary, essay structure and grammar between the two.
These days, a lot of people have been saying that schools are not neccessary anymore because children can only need to settle at their nest and pursuit the world of fabulous knowledge. While some people believe it is true, I think these academic hubs should still be opened and I will explain my reasons.
When we are at home, it’s easier to study because there’s no other students annoying in class and we don’t have to listen to the boring teacher explain something to the class, which are things that make the classrom a sad place to be in, making the home a more relax place to study in. One more thing is there are not many decoration in a classrom and the walls can make a child feel like you’re trapped in a box or even a prison, that thing may negatively affect their mental state by limiting their sense of wonder and curiosity. Lastly, some children migh feel that they miss their parents and other people in the family.
However, a school is a place where a child can make new friends and make relationships with them as they play with them, share stories with them and study with them; the chance to make friend with other children is not that study at home can give which is a reason why a school is a better place to study. In nearly all university from the world, there are courses for economics, business, psychologist and creative writing and so on; these are the kinds of courses that can only be found in universities where they can be taught by professors who have experienc, meaning that schools offer a wider rang of courses compared to the Internet.
In conclusion, I still think that schools should still remain a important thing instead of learning entirely online at home.
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The rapid advancement of the Internet has facilitated homeschooling as it offers a wealth of widely-accessible information related to various subjects. However, I contend that schools are still necessary since they offer more organized learning environments for students compared to the Internet.
Admittedly, learning from the Internet offers students valuable information on essential subjects. To cite an example, one of the most popular educational websites, Khan Academy, offers a multitude of comprehensive video lessons that cover nearly every mandatory subject in school, namely mathematics, science and English among others. These lessons can be found on their website, as well as on YouTube free of charge. As a result, many children have the capacity to visit Khan Academy to study entirely from home due to its thorough yet easily accessible method of teaching. Based on this, it is justifiable why some may favor learning online at home.
However, schools are still the indispensable foundation for education since they impart more structured teaching in the form of curricula. Schools offer a standardized curriculum that provides preorganized lessons devised by pedagogical experts who understand what children need to learn for their comprehensive intellectual and social development. For instance, many schools worldwide adopt the International Baccalaureate as it is a highly respected curriculum. It has a course structure that contains fundamental subjects for learning with the ultimate goal being to equip students with vital knowledge and skills for their future career.
In conclusion, while learning from the Internet can be practical to a degree, I remain convinced that schools are still of great necessity due to their more structured teaching methodologies, which are more pragmatic in the long run. In the future, I hope that learners will appreciate the value of proper schooling and not completely forsake it in favor of the easy appeal of the Internet.
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