Gac Compare and Contrast Essay

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GAC008 Assessment Event 4: Academic Research Essay

Compare and Contrast:

Places Where

People Live and Work

Student’s Name: Teresa Ding

Student ID#: SHSA23052

Teacher: La Roi Williams

Due Date: 15th April 2013

Word Count: 1041

Question: Compare and Contrast attitudes toward students taking a gap year in your country and in U.K.
Use specific examples and provide appropriate evidence to explain your answer.

To take a gap year or not to take a gap year? Now, this question has gained more attention than it used to be. A gap year is a period of time in which students disengage from curricular education and
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Basically Chinese parents regard sending their children abroad as a risk-free investment. Usually Chinese families spend all their money supporting their children. So they want their children go back to China with a degree which can help them get a job as soon as possible. Therefore Chinese parents think their children won’t benefit from taking a gap year. At the same time, most Chinese students study abroad in order to increase self-worth and foster personal competitiveness in employment, so taking a gap year is not something they would consider.

Most colleges in the U.K encourage students to take a gap year, simply because students then arrive a little more mature, a little more ready to study and a little more worldly. University like Oxford are very supportive about

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