In recent years, technology has been increasingly developing. While a sizable percentage of people hold a strong firm belief that all lectures in auditoriums should be done online, others believe an opposite opinion. However, I am convinced with the latter point of view for the following reasons.


The primary factor is that the majority of students find being taught in a class environment more effective. This could be explained by the fact that traditional lectures allow learners to interact with their lecturers, especially when clarification is needed. In other words, a traditional college setting establishes better connections in an academic environment, not only between students and professors but also among peers. Since juniors are capable of asking and being asked by the lecturers, the lessons are thoroughly understood. To be more particular, a study proves that 85% of pupils find communications with professors easier for them to revise for the final exam.


It might also be noted that traditional lectures can avoid most technological distractions. As a matter of fact, nowadays, scholars are dependent on personal gadgets, which may lead to various undesirable consequences. Since they are distracted from their mobile phones, it is challenging for them to concentrate on lessons. Meanwhile, the usage of technological appliances could create opportunities for learners to cheat on exams. According to a convincing survey, 50% of undergraduates from different universities admitted that they had cheated on school tests during the distance learning period last year.


By stark contrast, some may argue online learning is of great benefit for numerous aspects. It is understandable that students who attend school online travel less, and eliminate a long commute. Additionally, the probability is lowered while there is no wasted time sitting in traffic. Moreover, individuals are flexible when being offered class schedule flexibility and greater school choice. For instance, individuals who work in the day might complete classwork in the middle of the night.


In conclusion, for all irrefutable above-mentioned merits, distance learning could be seen as a blessing and a curse due to providing a wider range of choices for learners. However, the traditional learning community cannot be replaced thanks to its efficiency and peer interactions.

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Giving lectures in auditoriums to large numbers of students is an old way of teaching. With the technology available today there is no justification for it, and everything should be done online. To what extent do you agree or disagree? Give your...

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You wrote over 360 words. The minimum is 250. You will not lose points for writing more; however, longer essays generally do not get high scores. There are many reasons.

First, the longer the essay, the more chances you have to make errors, and you will lose points for each of those errors.

Second, your writing may be repetitious and wordy. This will cost you points in task completion or coherence and cohesion.

Third, you will likely stray off-topic, and examiners will deduct points if you are not focused on the topic. You will also be tempted to use weak or unsound arguments or even contradict yourself. Develop just two or three argument points with examples. It is much better to have two well-developed and fleshed-out argument points than to have four which are just individual separate statements.

Fourth, you will take a lot of time writing, and not have time left over to proofread your essay. You will miss the silly mistakes, and that lowers your score.


Fifth, you will not have enough time to spend on Task 1, and get a lower score there.

Aim to write around 270 words for Task 2. Practice writing a lot of essays so you get a feeling for the length.