Money management should be taught in high school

IELTS Writing Task 2 with sample answer.

You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.

Some practical skills such as money management should be taught in high school.

Give reasons for your answer and include any relevant examples from your own knowledge or experience.

Write at least 250 words.

Sample Answer:
A quality educational institution does not only indulge their students in curricular activities; rather they also focus to provide such facilities for student to groom their personality through extracurricular activities, learning life and self-help skill, like money management, conversation, thinking pattern, logical thinking, and basic expressions. All these skills help them in their career life, to make them successful person. I personally agree with the idea that money management is a skill or quality that high school students should be taught to become ideal citizens in the future.

First of all, the necessities of such life learning and self-help skills are important components of successful career life. Sometimes student study finance subjects but they do not understand how to fill out taxes forms, purchase automobiles or cell phones, and pay and read utility bills. There is a need to introduce them with complicated financial concept through practical man made situations e.g. demonstrations at schools. When a child learn the basic of money management, he can understand the sacrifices his parents are doing and can also become a prudent person in his life.  Conversation is another important skill for high school student to learn, because besides our daily routine life it also help them to build a good relationship between buyer and seller, if they are either playing a role of buyer or seller, good conversation skill helps them to gain the other person trust an loyalty which is adventitious for both. However, many basic and good qualities could be learned in high school and money management is one of the most important of such qualities.

Then, the thinking pattern of students plays a vital role in money management e.g. those students who just observe things on the surface level cannot overcome the ego-centrism and socio-centrism, as a result fail in their decision making and problem solving skills. Students should be taught to think critically to justify and reflect on their values and decisions, which will enhance their self-evaluation skills and help them to express their ideas systematically. To learn these critical skills the high schools students should be given the opportunity to learn money management.

Put everything in to consideration, money management is an important skill to run a successful professional and personal life, which makes them somehow independent in managing their economic affairs. More social, personal, and self-help skills should be taught at high schools to make them independent and good citizens.

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