Is it more important to be able to work with a group of people on a team or to work independently? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer.
2. 审题关键词：Work; Team; Independently
While some people emphasize the great importance of cooperation, others argue that the significance of individual competition should not be rejected or neglected. To examine whether one is more important than the other, we have to look carefully into further details.
There are circumstances where the ability to work with group is much more important than that to work independently. More often than not, in most fields, a team can achieve much more extensive scope than an individual can, because one has less strength than many. In team-played sports, such as foot-ball, basket-ball; volley-ball etc., teamwork is often highly valued and is of essence. To get a goal or make a point, team members have to cooperate with each other, nobody could achieve without other’s help. Although individual competence is a must, too much accent on his personal ability will lead him even the whole team to a disaster.
On the other hand, there also are inverse circumstances. In vital decision making, for example, one have to make a final choice with his own judgment. Let’s consider the same situation mentioned above, on the very same sports ground, each opposite team has only one and should have only one coach, who must work independently to make important decisions, including which player should be replaced, which player should present on what kind of special circumstances, and so many other critical choices. The coach, like the commanders in the war, stands on a position where he has to be competitive, and his only rival is the coach of the other side. Even if he at the same time has to consult with others, it is him who takes the final step, and he essentially has no choice but to have an excellent ability to work independently.
There seldom exists a circumstance where cooperation and competition do not coexist. The point is that emphasis on cooperation doesn’t mean competition should be neglected or rejected, and vice versa. Therefore, it hasn't gone too far to say that both the ability of working with group and that of working independently are equally important.
1. To examine whether one is more important than the other, we have to look carefully into further details. 表示检查检验，这句话用了两个不同的表达来避免重复，examine 和look into。More than的句型表示对比在文中是很常见的表达，使用率很高，还有less than等变形用法。
2. In team-played sports, such as foot-ball, basket-ball; volley-ball etc., teamwork is often highly valued and is of essence. 在这句话中有两个结构值得借鉴，be highly valued和be of essence,这两个结构都是表达重要这一个意思，一个偏主观的重视，一个偏客观的精华核心，但是都比important这个界限不清的词要全面具体，让人眼前一亮。
3. Therefore, it hasn't gone too far to say that both the ability of working with group and that of working independently are equally important. 首先therefore承接上下关系，表示因果，然后下结论，用it hasn’t gone too far to say that+从句总结观点。