TOEFL

It is a very dangerous thing to say that basic literacy skills are more important now than they have ever

TOEFL Essay Topic 163 - Is the ability to read and write more important today than in the past? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Author: ANONYMOUS | Date: September 8, 2006 | Score:5.5

It is a very dangerous thing to say that basic literacy skills are more important now than they have ever been in the past. While a strong argument can be made in favor of this idea, making such an argument would imply that reading and writing were somehow less important in the past. While there ...

This essay has been rated a score of 5.5. Essays in this score category are premium content. Please Register to access this essay.

[See more essays on this topic] | [Submit an essay on this topic]

[Score & Analysis]


Under the same topic

Reading and writing intuit Score: 4.5 November 14th, 2016 by Yoichiro Hayashi

It is widely accepted that there are great depth gap between people who live in developing countries and those of developed countries.
And this difference is related to income or wealth, people who can read letter and write down them have more opportunities than men who cannot.
I firmly believe that reading and writing is more necessary ability for people in the world,I explicate the outstanding reasons to support my idea.
The reason come to mind at first is that we are also needed the ability to use several languages. Those days , we had to learn about language to enjoy a good education and get a better job. And nowadays, globalization have been occurred and getting a good job is more competitive than in the past. So we have to read and write down our national language as a matter of course, and also foreign language.
Another equally noteworthy point is that most of job become more difficult than before. For example, 1000 years ago in Japan there are very few people who understand letter of their native language because most people are farmer or samurai.
Farmer just cultivated and raised their house stock and samurai just protected their boss by using sword. So it is not necessary to read or write something for their job.
However now, even if farmer have to read or write down something like a contracts with companies which sell vegetables.
The last but not least is that the internet is more developed.
Now, most of us use gadgets and through it, we use the internet.
So, we have much more times to see sentence and write down it on a blog or social networking service like Facebook or Twitter.
So we need to use letter more frequently.
To sum up, if one were to take a cursory look at my reasons, one would reach the conclusion that reading and writing is the more important talent for these days.

Read more
General abilities Score: 3.5 August 16th, 2016 by findscore.com
Nowadays in every city, there are many schools and colleges with full of facilities that can help people to send their children to study and educate. So, there is no excuse for people not to educat...Read more
Importance of reding and writing abilities Score: 5 July 13th, 2016 by findscore.com
When it comes to the issue the importance of reading and writing, some people believe that nowadays, we need more these abilities than before. However, others maintain the opposite view. As far as ...Read more
The importance of literacy Score: 4.5 February 7th, 2016 by findscore.com
The issue of whether the ability of reading and writing is getting more and more important is controversial. Some people think that literacy is not so important today as in the past. On the other h...Read more
Read and write Score: 5 October 17th, 2015 by findscore.com
Technology has play a vital role in our lives.We can find it anytime everywhere and cannot avoid its influences.The humankind's life has changed tremendously than in the past.Some people believe th...Read more
The humankind’s life are changed tremendously. We are looking at the past and see that sciemce and technology improve our Score: 2 October 17th, 2015 by findscore.com
The humankind's life are changed tremendously. We are looking at the past and see that sciemce and technology improve our lives. Today we have a lot of free time , and we do have to spend the most ...Read more

Leave a Comment