TOEFL Essay Topic 50 - Some people like to do only what they already do well. Other people prefer to try new things and take risks. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your choice.

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Some people contend that it is easier for people to become well-educated now than in the past. Other claim the opposite is true. If asked, both groups would present compelling arguments to substantiate their assertions. For the following reasons, I am of the opinion that to become well-educated is much easier today. First, more people can go to university or collage today; second, advancement of technology helps people to have better access to information.

Most importantly, more and more people can go to collage today than in the past. For example, almost all of my high school friends went to collage because there are many collages today providing wide range of courses and many scholarships support people who need financial aid to study. Even a friend of my from a poor family was able to go to university by a financial aid from government scholarship program. On the other hand, not many people were able to go to collage in the past. My grandfather told me that only elite class people could send their children to collage when he was young. It is obvious that more people can get higher education and therefore it is much easier to be well-educated today.

In addition, you can learn many things through the Internet today. Such technology allows us to learn thing more efficiently bu ourselves. For instance, the other day, I watched a documentary on TV about Sakamoto Ryoma, a famous Japanese figure in the history. After the TV program, I wanted to learn more about his personal life and I searched his name on the web. I was able to see many websites regarding his life and learnd a lot about him. If my grandfather wanted to learn about his personal history, he would need to buy a book or go to a library to find a book about him. This shows we have a better access to information to learn things today.

It is true there were significantly well-educated people in the past. However, the average level of education that people have today is much higher because there is higher chance today to get better education or learn thing on our own. First, many people can go to collage today; second, IT helps people to learn things more efficiently. For these reasons, my strong contention is that it is easier for people to become well-educated now than in the past.

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