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Concession paragraphs

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Do you want to know what makes the difference between a Band 5.0 writing result and a writing result that is MUCH higher? Then this is possible the most important section in this online course – the concession paragraph! On the next page you will see a presentation on concession paragraphs, but before you move on, take a look at the example below.

In the video on the next page you will be looking more at concession paragraphs. Here’s an example:


There is no purpose to a course that does not lead to a job.

To what extent do you agree?

Some people argue that studying without a specific employment goal is not useful, yet there are a number of considerations that disagree with this opinion, as I will now explain.

Primarily, most people study at an age when they are unsure as to what occupation they wish to follow after graduation. This may lead to a feeling that they are obliged to stay in a field in which they do not wish to work and become unhappy as a result. To illustrate, many students study subjects such as business as there is a high chance it will lead to employment, but actually have no real flair or interest in the subject.

Although some courses do not link to obvious choices of employment, some arts-related fields of study can have wider benefits for the student. Literature is a good example of this; having no direct link to a specific career, it challenges students to think in less concrete terms than a more conventional career options such as business.

Admittedly, a point that could be made in support of the opinion that study should be job specific is that with the right training the student should always be able to find related employment; however, job mobility has become increasingly common and many people now take a variety of positions regardless of their background education.

To conclude, the arguments to support education being solely linked to employment are outdated and are likely to become increasingly less significant in the future.

Now move on to the video on the next page to find out more about what a concession paragraph does and why it is so important!