Is 'higher education' a precise phrase to be used in academic essay? I am proposing a research for my dissertation, and I try to answer my research question that, people who received university education are more likely to resist to (blabla). In this case, could I use 'people with higher education' instead of 'people who received university education'? Thank you so much!
May 6, 2016 1:56 PM
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Yes, 'higher education' is a suitable phrase for an academic essay, but note that it is a broader term than 'university education'. Not all higher education is necessarily gained at university - there are institutions other than universities which offer higher education. Another term you could use is 'tertiary' (meaning third stage) education'.
May 6, 2016
You may want to define what you mean by higher education, such as "Education beyond 12 years." Another more precise and accepted term is "Post secondary education."
May 7, 2016
Actually I mean that they are more likely to actively demonstrate against it. Besides, there are more than just one political agenda in the 2016 Spring Festival Gala, should I use 'resist the politcal agendas of the 2016 Spring Festival Gala'? Thank you!
May 8, 2016
Anyway, certainly no 'to' after resist.
May 7, 2016
Do you mean that there is a political agenda in the 2016 Spring Festival Gala? Perhaps a better wording would be 'resist THE political agenda OF the 2016 Spring Festival Gala.' But I am not sure if 'resist' is the best verb here anyway, what exactly are you trying to ask? Do you mean that your hypothesis is that people with Higher Education are less likely to follow or passively accept the political agenda, or that they are more likely to actively demonstrate against it?
May 7, 2016
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