For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Education Pays based on the statistics provided in the chart below (Weekly earning in 2010). Please give a brief description of the chart first and then make comments on it. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Pays corresponds to education levels, as is demonstrated by the bar chart above, “Education: A Worthy Investment”. (1) The weekly earnings in 2010 increases with the sort of diploma the person holds. For instance, employees with a master’s degree get paid $1272 per week, which is nearly twice as much as that is earned by those with a high school diploma. (2)
Several reasons can be identified to account for this phenomenon. (1) To begin with, compared with those with comparatively lower education degree, people who have received higher education possess considerably wider knowledge, greater learning and research ability, stronger spirit of innovation and most of all, resourceful social network, all of which are essential to high-income jobs. (2) Also, the higher one’s education degree is the more opportunities he will have to achieve his full potential. For example, his college, university, or research institute will organize various job fairs for them to communicate face to face with employers. (3)
(1)句阐明了全文主题——为什么教育是有回报的，并且通过this phenomenon 的指代与第一段形成了自然的过渡。(2)(3) 部分从不同方面分析了教育可以产生回报的原因：教育可以提高个人的职场竞争力(2)，增加就业机遇(3)，有详细的列举和实例(下划线部分).
This phenomenon enlightens us on the fact that education is a worthy investment, therefore, substantial education investment should be made while we, as college students, should study harder to strive for a better life for ourselves and to make due contributions to the society.