TOEFL Essay Topic 11 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Universities should give the same amount of money to their students` sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
As a student, I support that universities shouldn`t give the same amount of money to their students` sport activities as
As a student, I support that universities shouldn`t give the same amount of money to their students` sport activities as they give to their university libraries. There are a lot of reasons and i would in here explain the most important ones.
The first reason why i disagree to use the same amount of money to the sport activities is that the libraries cost much more money than the sport activities.
It costs tremendous to maintain and update the facilities in the library. No one wants to study the encyclopaedia which was published several years ago. No one wants to use the computer which eliminted 3 years ago. No one want to copy the information on the book by hand instead of a copy machine. These cost a great amount of money. Do you think it is wise and sensible to use the same amount of money to the sports activities?
Another reason is that the students` sport activities may not cost as much as the libraries. For instance, in a lot of universities, the facilities of sports are open to pulic, people who don`t study in the university should pay the access fee which can be used in maintaining the facilities. Thus, it costs much less than the library.
Moreover, the libraries need to train the staff to set up new documents and archives while the staff in stadium always resruit the volunteer. Thinking of this, libraries need more money than stadiums.
Finally, I think it is necessary for us to pay attention to the students` sport activities which are good for our physical health. But from the above we discussed, we can draw a conclusion that universities do not need to pay the same amount of money to their students` sport activities as they five to their university libraries.