IELTS Writing Practices (#12)

Adi Slamet Kusuma
2 min readApr 24, 2021

The bar charts illustrates the percentages of students choosing three different subjects in university in 1992 and 2012.

Overall, percentage of males chose the science subjects were higher than females during that period. In addition, the most subjects that chosen by students was Biology.

At the beginning of the period, the percentage of males choosing the science subject were around 65 per cent, and there was a huge gap between males and females with 35 per cent. At the second period, the amount of males and females slightly changes although the number of males remained higher than females. At that time, percentage of males declined and percentage of females improved which percentage of both gender were equal at 15 per cent.

Moreover, based on science subject in university that has chosen by students, Biology was the highest subject at 1992 and 2012 among others subjects. At 1992, Biology had 65 per cent while physics with more than 40 per cent lower and Computer sciences with more than 60 per cent lower. However, at 2012 the number of Computer Science was growth rapidly for around 20 per cent whilst Biology was dropped for around 23 per cent and physics almost remain constant at that time.

Posted in Malang, 24 April 2021, 11.00–11.20, 204 Words

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The bar charts show the percentage of undergraduates choosing three different science subjects in 1992 and 2012.

In general, there was more male than female students learning science subjects in the given two years. Additionally, biology was most chosen by the students, while those learning physics and computer science took up smaller proportions.

In 1992, nearly 70 per cent of the students were males, while their counterparts only accounted for 30 per cent. Over the following 10 years, despite a growth of 10 per cent, the percentage of female students was still lower than that of males which declined to under 50 per cent in 2012.

Biology was preferred by approximately 65 per cent of the students in 1992, which was nearly triple the figure for physics, at only 20 per cent. Computer science, on the other hand, was the least chosen subject, at under 5 per cent. The year 2012 witnessed a significant drop in the proportion of biology learners, from 65 per cent to over 40 per cent, whereas the figure for physics remained unchanged at 20 per cent. Computer science became more popular with its percentage increasing substantially to over 20 per cent.