GRE Essay Topic 953 - The following appeared in a memorandum from the president of Humana College. "Last year the number of students who enrolled in long-distance degree programs at OmniU niversity increased by 50%. During the same year, Omni showed a significant decrease from prior years in expenditures for dormitory and classroom space, most likely because instruction in the long-distance programs takes place via interactive video computer connections. In contrast, over the past three years, enrollment at Humana College has diminished and costs of maintaining buildings have risen. Thus, to increase enrollment and solve the problem of budget deficits at Humana College, we should initiate and actively promote long-distance degree programs like those at Omni. " Discuss how well reasoned you find this argument.[Read Sample Essays] | [Write on this Topic]
Author: amrit | Date: December 22, 2016 | Score:5.5 | [Score & Analysis]
The author concludes that there must be the effective development of long distance courses like those at Omni to cover up the expenditure of college cost. Stated in this way, the argument fails to mention the several key factors, on the basis of which it could be evaluated. To justify the argumen...
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