Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Education Pays based on the statistics provided in the chart below (Weekly earnings in 2010). Please give a brief description of the chart first and then make comments on it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
This chart is provided by U.S. Bureau of Labor and it is simple but enlightening. In 2010, it had become a trend for doctors, masters and bachelors to earn more money in a week in US—$1551, $1272 and $1038. Meanwhile, other people, who did not receive better education, could not enjoy satisfactory earnings,
The chart shows that if one individual intends to acquire better earnings, it is advisable for him or her to gain higher degrees firstly. Thus, we can say that this chart can be naturally associated with close relation between income and education. Indeed, in the contemporary America, it is a common phenomenon for a host of companies to hire recruit doctors and masters and pay them better salaries. As a result, an increasing number of youngsters find it rather difficult to get better jobs, if they do not get better education. This proves a fact, that is, employees and employers in large numbers have come to realize the significance of higher degrees. It is education that enables one to build up adequate knowledge, skills and ability to deal with important tasks.
Everyone should bear in mind that education means a worthy investment. As a college student, I wan to say that it is of great necessity for all youngsters to enhance ourselves by studying hard and getting better degrees.
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理论与实践 theory and practice
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