Write an essay based on the chart below. In your writing, you should
1) interpret the chart,and
2) give your comments.
You should write about 150 words on the ANSWER SHEET. (15 point)
The table shows clearly that some noticeable changes have taken place in the past several years in terms of college students’ graduation choice. Based on the data provided, one can see that the percentage of the graduates choosing to pursue postgraduate study has increased from 26.3% in 2013 to 34.0% in 2018. Meanwhile, the percentage of choosing to find a job witnessed a dramatic slump from 68.1% in 2013 to 60.7% in 2018.
What exactly contributes to these changes? Several reasons can be listed as follows. For one thing, faced with intense competition in the society, quite a few students are convinced that a higher education will put them in a competitive position in the future employment market. For another, this phenomenon could also be attributed to the influence of “group dynamics”: when their friends or roommates choose to study after graduation, they are easily influenced and then imitate the behaviors they see.
Taking into account what has been discussed above, a conclusion can be drawn safely that the current situation is positive and beneficial. Accordingly, it is of no necessity for the public to regard it with any anxiety.