KfUPM Vocational and Non Vocational Reasons of Education Argumentative essay Email
Some of you have written to me to clarify what are vocational & non vocational reasons of education. Vocational reasons of education refer to reasons related to work; non vocational reasons for education refers to reasons not related to work – they can be academic [ie. the wish to push forward the boundaries of knowledge, or to develop the culture & knowledge base of a country], they can be personal [ie. the joy & fulfilment of studying, the opportunity of doing research in another country, meeting people from different countries].
Some subjects are vocational [eg. Engineering, accountancy, management/ business studies], whereas others are not [history, philosophy, literature, theology, the pure sciences]. However it is possible to study a vocational subject [eg. Engineering] & gain the personal & academic qualities from going to university listed above.
Vocational & non vocational reasons may be a good way to think of your 2 body paragraphs making your case for tomorrow.
On the counterargument side, remember the formula for the topic sentence [although many people think…]. Just state one reason for it. Do not elaborate it, BUT remember to attack it. Before your final concluding remark [likely in this case to be a recommendation] you can use the link word ‘consequently’ or ‘therefore’ or even ‘as a result’. Guys,
The writing task is going to be something
around the topic of education & work. Useful
themes for body paragraphs could revolve
around vocational reasons for education [work
related reasons for education] & non vocational
reasons for education (reasons not to do with
work]. Might be a good idea to think of only
one counterargument to refute.
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