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									                                 Arguing a Point Part B
                                        Sample Essay
When it is time to send their child to high school, most parents have a choice between a single
sex school or a coeducational school. Parents want the best education for their children but it is
difficult to know which type of high school is more beneficial. This essay will argue that
coeducational high schools have a positive impact on students, both personally and
professionally.


One of the most important reasons why a coeducational school is more beneficial for students is
that it provides them with important social and relationship skills. Students who go to
coeducational schools learn to communicate and form relationships with both boys and girls. If
they attend a single sex school, they may not learn how to talk with and how to be friends with
the opposite sex. This may result in difficulties in their adult life. Most people want to have
boyfriends and girlfriends and get married when they are older. However, if they do not have
much experience with the opposite sex when they are growing up, they may not have a good
understanding of them and may find it difficult to start and to maintain good relationships.


Another important point is that this lack of experience with the opposite sex may even impact on
their career and professional lives. In most countries and in most professions men and women
have to work together. A coeducational school teaches boys and girls how to communicate with
each other and how to work together within an educational environment. If students attend a
single sex school, they may not feel comfortable with or be very skilled at constructing good
working relationships with the opposite sex.


Finally, if students attend a coeducational high school, they are exposed to both male and female
culture, skills, abilities and strengths. Even in societies in which men and women are considered
equal and should have equal opportunities, there are usually some differences. In New Zealand,
for example, more women are teachers and more men are scientists, and girls get higher scores
in reading tests while boys do better in mathematics. As a result, single sex schools may focus
on particular subjects and students may be influenced only by the interests and choices of their
own sex. However, if they attend a coeducational school they may be exposed to a wider range
of subjects and interests. If a girl has friends who are boys she may be more likely to share her
interest in science and mathematics and develop her skills in this area. Similarly, a boy who is
interested in reading can have more fellow students to talk to about books at a coeducational
school. In a boys school he may find that his interest in reading is not encouraged or stimulated
by his fellow students.


In conclusion, coeducational schools provide important benefits and are therefore better for high
school students. Coeducational schools help to teach students to interact with the opposite sex,



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which is important for their personal, social and professional lives as adults. They also provide
exposure to a wider range of interests and skills, which may have educational benefits.


Education: Sample Essay Analysis


   1. Does this essay agree or disagree with the statement? Why?
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2. Talk to your partner. How is the essay organised? What is in the introduction?
              Introduction
               What is in the introduction? Use the boxes next to the sentences to label the
               different parts.
              Body
               What is in the body paragraphs? Use the boxes next to the sentences to label the
               different parts.
              Conclusion
               What is in the conclusion? Use the boxes next to the sentences to label the
               different parts.




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Introduction
                   When it is time to send their child to high school, most parents have a choice
                   between a single sex school or a coeducational school.
                   Parents want the best education for their children but it is difficult to know
                   which type of high school is more beneficial.
                   This essay will argue that coeducational high schools have a positive impact on
                   students, both personally and professionally.


Body Paragraph 1
                   One of the most important reasons why a coeducational school is more
                   beneficial for students is that it provides them with important social and
                   relationship skills.
                   Students who go to coeducational schools learn to communicate and form
                   relationships with both boys and girls. If they attend a single sex school, they
                   may not learn how to talk with and how to be friends with the opposite sex. This
                   may result in difficulties in their adult life. Most people want to have boyfriends
                   and girlfriends and get married when they are older. However, if they do not
                   have much experience with the opposite sex when they are growing up, they
                   may not have a good understanding of them and may find it difficult to start and
                   to maintain good relationships.


Body Paragraph 2
                   Another important point is that this lack of experience with the opposite sex
                   may even impact on their career and professional lives.
                   In most countries and in most professions men and women have to work
                   together. A coeducational school teaches boys and girls how to communicate
                   with each other and how to work together within an educational environment. If
                   students attend a single sex school, they may not feel comfortable with or be
                   very skilled at constructing good working relationships with the opposite sex.


Body Paragraph 3
                   Finally, if students attend a coeducational high school, they are exposed to both
                   male and female culture, skills, abilities and strengths.
                   Even in societies in which men and women are considered equal and should
                   have equal opportunities, there are usually some differences. In New Zealand,
                   for example, more women are teachers and more men are scientists, and girls
                   get higher scores in reading tests while boys do better in mathematics. As a
                   result, single sex schools may focus on particular subjects and students may be
                   influenced only by the interests and choices of their own sex. However, if they
                   attend a coeducational school they may be exposed to a wider range of subjects
                   and interests. If a girl has friends who are boys she may be more likely to share

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             her interest in science and mathematics and develop her skills in this area.
             Similarly, a boy who is interested in reading can have more fellow students to
             talk to about books at a coeducational school. In a boys school he may find that
             his interest in reading is not encouraged or stimulated by his fellow students.


Conclusion
             In conclusion, coeducational schools provide important benefits and are
             therefore better for high school students.
             Coeducational schools help to teach students to interact with the opposite sex,
             which is important for their personal, social
             and professional lives as adults.

             They also provide exposure to a wider range of interests and skills, which may
             have educational benefits.




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Education: Sample Essay Analysis          EXAMPLE ANSWERS
Introduction
     topic         When it is time to send their child to high school, most parents have a choice
                   between a single sex school or a coeducational school.
  restriction/     Parents want the best education for their children but it is difficult to know
   definition      which type of high school is more beneficial.
  viewpoint/       This essay will argue that coeducational high schools have a positive impact on
     thesis        students, both personally and professionally.
   statement


Body Paragraph 1
topic sentence     One of the most important reasons why a coeducational school is more
                   beneficial for students is that it provides them with important social and
                   relationship skills.
  supporting       Students who go to coeducational schools learn to communicate and form
   sentences       relationships with both boys and girls. If they attend a single sex school, they
                   may not learn how to talk with and how to be friends with the opposite sex. This
                   may result in difficulties in their adult life. Most people want to have boyfriends
                   and girlfriends and get married when they are older. However, if they do not
                   have much experience with the opposite sex when they are growing up, they
                   may not have a good understanding of them and may find it difficult to start and
                   to maintain good relationships.


Body Paragraph 2
topic sentence     Another important point is that this lack of experience with the opposite sex
                   may even impact on their career and professional lives.
  supporting       In most countries and in most professions men and women have to work
   sentences       together. A coeducational school teaches boys and girls how to communicate
                   with each other and how to work together within an educational environment. If
                   students attend a single sex school, they may not feel comfortable with or be
                   very skilled at constructing good working relationships with the opposite sex.


Body Paragraph 3
topic sentence     Finally, if students attend a coeducational high school, they are exposed to both
                   male and female culture, skills, abilities and strengths.
  supporting       Even in societies in which men and women are considered equal and should
   sentences       have equal opportunities, there are usually some differences. In New Zealand,
                   for example, more women are teachers and more men are scientists, and girls
                   get higher scores in reading tests while boys do better in mathematics. As a
                   result, single sex schools may focus on particular subjects and students may be
                   influenced only by the interests and choices of their own sex. However, if they

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                attend a coeducational school they may be exposed to a wider range of subjects
                and interests. If a girl has friends who are boys she may be more likely to share
                her interest in science and mathematics and develop her skills in this area.
                Similarly, a boy who is interested in reading can have more fellow students to
                talk to about books at a coeducational school. In a boys school he may find that
                his interest in reading is not encouraged or stimulated by his fellow students.


Conclusion
   viewpoint    In conclusion, coeducational schools provide important benefits and are
                therefore better for high school students.
  summary of    Coeducational schools help to teach students to interact with the opposite sex,
  main points   which is important for their personal, social
                and professional lives as adults.
                They also provide exposure to a wider range of interests and skills, which may
                have educational benefits.




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                                 Education: Sample Essay CUT UPS
When it is time to send their child to high school, most parents have a choice between a single
sex school or a coeducational school.


Parents want the best education for their children but it is difficult to know which type of high
school is more beneficial.


This essay will argue that coeducational high schools have a positive impact on students, both
personally and professionally.


One of the most important reasons why a coeducational school is more beneficial for students is
that it provides them with important social and relationship skills.


Students who go to coeducational schools learn to communicate and form relationships with both
boys and girls. If they attend a single sex school, they may not learn how to talk with and how to
be friends with the opposite sex.


This may result in difficulties in their adult life.


Most people want to have boyfriends and girlfriends and get married when they are older.


However, if they do not have much experience with the opposite sex when they are growing up,
they may not have a good understanding of them and may find it difficult to start and to
maintain good relationships.


Another important point is that this lack of experience with the opposite sex may even impact on
their career and professional lives.


In most countries and in most professions men and women have to work together. A
coeducational school teaches boys and girls how to communicate with each other and how to
work together within an educational environment.


If students attend a single sex school, they may not feel comfortable with or be very skilled at
constructing good working relationships with the opposite sex.


Finally, if students attend a coeducational high school, they are exposed to both male and female
culture, skills, abilities and strengths.


Even in societies in which men and women are considered equal and should have equal
opportunities, there are usually some differences.



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In New Zealand, for example, more women are teachers and more men are scientists, and girls
get higher scores in reading tests while boys do better in mathematics.


As a result, single sex schools may focus on particular subjects and students may be influenced
only by the interests and choices of their own sex.


However, if they attend a coeducational school they may be exposed to a wider range of subjects
and interests.


If a girl has friends who are boys she may be more likely to share her interest in science and
mathematics and develop her skills in this area.


Similarly, a boy who is interested in reading can have more fellow students to talk to about
books at a coeducational school. In a boys school he may find that his interest in reading is not
encouraged or stimulated by his fellow students.


In conclusion, coeducational schools provide important benefits and are therefore better for high
school students.


Coeducational schools help to teach students to interact with the opposite sex, which is
important for their personal, social and professional lives as adults.


They also provide exposure to a wider range of interests and skills, which may have educational
benefits.




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