Outline and assignment
Some people think that children should start school at a very early age, but others believe that children should go to school until they are older.
Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Paraphrase the question.
State your Opinion: "While some argue that it is better for children to go to school as early as possible, I believe that a later start is more beneficial."
Paragraph 1 (benefits of starting school early):
Idea 1: It is easier for students to acquire new knowledge and information
Idea 2: Children will have more opportunities for social interaction with their teacher or peers
Paragraph 2 (Benefits of starting school later):
Idea 1: Children should be ready emotionally before going to school. If children are pushed into schools too early, they may have low self-esteem.
Idea 2: Children have less playtime which cultivates creativity and imagination during childhood.
Restate your opinion: "although early schooling might seem to bring several social and educational advantages to children, I think a later start at school is better because it is more beneficial to them in the long term."
Review question 1: Write one supporting sentence for each of the above ideas.
Hint: You can use examples, results or consequences, compare with contrasting ideas or give an explanation.
Idea 1: It is argued that the younger students are, the easier it is for them to acquire new knowledge and information.
--> Supporting sentence 1 (result or consequence): As a result, when those children progress to higher grades, they are more likely to have better academic performance than those who attend school later