The graph below shows the number of university graduates in Canada from 1992 to 2007.

Summarise the information by selecting and reporting the main features and make comparisons where relevant.


My essay:

The line graph illustrates the number of students graduating university in both genders in Canada from 1992 to 2007.

Overall, the graduates from two groups of sex gradually increased over the period of 15 years. It can be seen that the figure for female outnumbered the rest.

To begin, in 1992, there are about 100,000 women graduating from universities while the number for male group was about 30,000 fewer. After 3 years, both gained slightly with about 5,000 people and then the figure for both groups fluctuated for 6 years..

In sharp contrast to this period, from 2001, there was a sharply rise in both sexes' graduation number. The female group increased at a steady rate with almost 10,000 people each year apart from the year 2005 and finished the period at about 150,000. With the similar pattern, there was also a dramatically rise in the number of male one to almost 100,000, which was well below that of woman's group.

The line graph illustrates (Poor word choice. "illustrate" is for pictures and diagrams, not for plots. We do not illustrate numbers! ) the number of students (men and women) graduating university in both genders in Canada from 1992 to 2007.

Overall, the number of graduates, both males and females, from two groups of sex (bad English.) gradually increased over the period of 15 years. It can be seen that the women figure for female (wrong expression - "figure" is incorrect.) outnumbered the men. rest.

To begin, in 1992, there are about 100,000 women graduating from universities while the number for men male group was about 30,000 fewer. After 3 years, both gained slightly with by about 5,000 people and then the figure (wrong word) for both groups fluctuated (wrong word) for 6 years.

In sharp contrast to this period, from 2001, there was a sharply (wrong form) rise in both groups. sexes' graduation number. The female group increased at a steady rate with almost 10,000 people each year apart from the year 2005 and finished the period at about 150,000. With the similar pattern, there was also a dramatically (wrong form) rise in the number of male one (Bad English) to almost 100,000, which was well below that of the woman's group.


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The line graph plots the numbers of males and females who graduated from Canadian universities each year between 1992 and 2006.

Overall, the two curves are very highly correlated, with the numbers of women always exceeding that of men by similar amounts each year. The period of highest growth was from 2001 to 2006.

In detail, the graph can be divided into three sections, a period of relatively low rate of increase (1992-1995), a period of a marginal decline (1995-2001), and finally a period with a very high rate of increase (2001-2006.). The two curves, men and women, paralleled each other very closely. The total number of graduates at the end, 243 thousand, was about 40% more than in 1992, 170 thousand. And women made up a little less than 60% of the total in 1992, and 60%, of the total in 2006. Both curves showed a very small peak in 1995, with 105 thousand women and 78 thousand men graduating. By 1998, numbers had declined to nearly the same level as in 1992, 100 thousand women and 71 thousand men. The ending numbers were 95 thousand and 148 thousand for men and women, respectively.