IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.
You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
A university education is necessary for success in this world.
Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.
Write at least 250 words.
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them” – Walt Disney. Success, in common parlance, is the accomplishing of a goal or purpose. Different people have different aims and hence, they become successful through different ways. To become successful, one needs essential traits like perseverance, hard work and so on. But, in many circles, it is believed that a university education is essential for success in this modern world. In this stance, I firmly believe that success is a phenomenon that does not necessarily depend on a university degree. Success is what requires hard work and perseverance.
Nothing could be further from the truth than this notion that a university education is the key to success in the present world. We have so many people in our history who have succeeded, even some go beyond general standards, without having university education. Not having a university degree does not mean a person is not capable or ambitious or even less smart to pursue success. Steve Jobs, For instance, dropped out from university but was enormously successful. He was driven by his ambition and had the motivation to press on it and it paid off.
Again, a university degree is not the only essential contributing factor for success. Being successful is all about what your goal is, how passionately you want it and how much you are intending to work for it; it is about the traits you possess to help reach your destination. Successful people never quit from the battlefield. Most people walk away from their aim because they find it too difficult, but successful people have courage to take challenge. They stick with their goal despite failures. They would rather sacrifice many things than quitting from what they are doing. Their aim is to be the best and be on the peak because that is where their ambition and passion resides.
In fine, success is what all of us wish to achieve. As we know today university education is worthy but the thing is that success only depends on our perseverance and hard work. If we have the right goal, positive attitude to attain it, and never quit our dream, then definitely we can become successful.