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Hi Everyone, This is my first post on urch and I recently took my second GRE practice test. Please find below my issue essay question stem along with the response. Please rate my response and kindly highlight my improvement areas. Thanks in advance. Undergraduate students majoring in Business or in the Sciences should not be required to take any courses in the Humanities since those courses won’t benefit their future careers. Write a response to the prompt in which you discuss whether or not you agree or disagree. Be certain to fully develop your position and carefully consider ways in which your position could be challenged. A student always learns multiple things during the course of his/her education. Not everything is futile, and not everything is useful. Having a well rounded understanding of all topics can help students deliver better results in the long run. Hence, I disagree with the stance taken in the prompt about undergraduate students majoring in fields such as Business or Science to not take courses in other fields such as Humanities for primarily two reasons. To begin, education is something that can never be commensurated in terms of limit i.e. it is very rare for any field to be so niche that it deems knowledge gained in that field as sufficient. Over the years, we have observed multiple fields converging with each other to beget stupendous results. To illustrate this, we can take the example of the economics and finance that are a beautiful amalgation of mathematics /calculations and human elements that impact the imminent trends in the market. To estimate sales of a product, the company can have calculations based on statistical data that could determine what should be behavior of market in the upcoming months, but analyzing the confidence of people in the product and understanding the need of the hour for people can really help take the prediction to much higher levels of precision. Thus, based on the above argument, we can say that having knowledge of other fields can act as a boon. Further, having a wholistic approach and understanding of topics definitely helps people blur the lines and transition between fields on a need basis. An idea to support the argument would be to look at Elon Musk who is a perfect embodiment of science and humanitarian shades. He has a pioneer in the field of science and technology for a very long time and has benefitted the technology world with products and his companies such as PayPal, Tesla, SpaceX etc. But the vision that he carries to carry the human race to Mars in the upcoming years is only a testament to his humanitarian aspect that can truly be achieved if one delves deep into humanities along with science. Thus diving deeper proves beneficial in the long run and can be proved by many such examples. Having said that, there is another way to look at it by considering learning things apart from the field of specialization of the individual can turn him/her into "jack of all trades, master of none." This is obliquely possible, but on the contrary, a person who is focused on his field of specialization will definitely find it easier to accommodate the knowledge gained from other fields in a way that does not impact his/her current ability to master the desired field. In fact, an erudite person is expected to utilize the gained knowledge in his/her field to yield better results. To put it succintly, knowledge never goes in vain. To conclude the response, I would like to disagree with the argument and state with the help of the above given points that undergraduate students majoring in Business or in the Sciences should be required to take courses in other fields such as Humanities to help them benefit in the long run.
Educational institutions have a responsibility to dissuade students from pursuing fields of study in which they are unlikely to succeed. Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the claim. In developing and supporting your position, be sure to address the most compelling reasons and/or examples that could be used to challenge your position. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The statement gives a huge part of responsibility of educational institutions to dissuade student from being failed or not succeeded in specific fields of studying. This statement gives some hope for students who is confused about fields of study at any educational institutions because it’s a great procedure for any educational institutions to make things more easier on its prospective students, thus by dissuade student from involve themselves of studying something they are not able to succeed in it . Let’s assume the benefits behind this statement came true by clarify the idea and stand view about this statement, most students nowadays are looking for what they need to study and what they are interesting in , but not all of them is qualified to study in specific fields they are intend to involve in it , therefore there is a great example of maharishi university of management in Iowa , if we take a closer look about admission requirements for starting to make a fulltime Master degree in computer science we going to note that’s dean of admission is clarify this course of study is focused on object oriented programming , thus if a prospective student intend to involving in this field of study will be going through object oriented programming test processing to measure each student ability to understand this field of study in specific studying field , hence depend on each test scores they can decide which students will be succeeded and have the ability to pass most of subjects at this field with no preclude . If we are going more far than united stated and cross the Atlantic Ocean so we going to reach educational institutions in republic of Egypt , the idea behind dissuade students from educational fields they could failed in it is surely not considered , therefore as an Egyptian student stand view we can note that most of students is stuck in many fields they didn’t have the required qualifications to succeed and going through it , thus most of governmental educational institutions is full of failed student , thus the number of students each year is increased with unreasonable numbers of students and most of them try to succeed by anyway even with cheating of make illegally payments to succeed at this fields of study , then finally we found a young graduate with degree , but with no educational experience or academic education qualifications .
Hi, I recently emailed a professor to indicate interest in being a phd student under her and also listed my achievements, summary, etc. She replied saying that I should certainly apply to the phd program and that she will keep an eye out for my application. Also that I should remind her again in january, february 2012 about this. Is this a positive response or is she just being polite? Should I get my hopes up with this? Views, Comments?