IELTS Writing: Who will be rewarded?

Some people think only students who achieve the best academic results should be rewarded, others think it is more important to reward students who show improvement. Discuss both views and give your own opinion.

Rewards are one of the motivations that students need for their studies. However, some people believe that only the top students are entitled to a rewards whereas others think that those who are improving deserve to be rewarded. I agree with the view that both types of students should be rewarded.

Firstly, it is obvious that the best students by all means should receive a prize as these students make much more efforts than others to their studies. These top players, consequently, will gain a stronger sense of self-motivation to reach a higher goal and also set a good example to other students. So by introducing material rewards in the first place, it’s beneficial for students who will be progressing dramatically.

The opposite view supports those who make progress in their schoolwork. After all, school education does not solely focus on a few straight-A students. Instead, schools should care about all students’ improvement in academic studies. Therefore, whoever achieves a better performance should receive the incentive afterwards so that further improvement can be boosted, which in other words encourages the students to try harder.

In sum, both the ones that excel in their learning and the ones that keep improving deserve to be rewarded. The fundamental purpose of a school reward is to recognise the achievement of a student and encourage the receiver to chase a higher goal. Though the prizes may be different based on the level of a student’s achievement, there is no point in ignoring either the best performers or the slowly improved ones.

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