TOEFL Essay Topic 1 - People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Determinig motivation behind an action is a very hard task. Often pepole rationalize their works and actions by some reasons,
Determinig motivation behind an action is a very hard task. Often pepole rationalize their works and actions by some reasons, but even honest people may make some mistakes in finding the motivation behind their actions. It is a result of complex nature of human. Many motivations stem in some old forgotten events or thoughts. So providing a fair answer to our question is not easy at all.
However, we want to reach a conclusion, so we accept an assumption and continue our discussion based on it. We accept that we can elicit people`s motivations and hide reasons by observing their actions. Using above example, I will try to explain in following paragraphs why do I think the main reason for which people attend college or university is career preparation. First, I want to denote that as a result of above assumption what we conclude from our observations of people actions is their real motivations. My first and main reason for my claim is different attention that is paid to different branches by people. Let us compare two branches: Mathematics and Electrical Engineering. An electrical engineer with a BSc degree has more income than a person who has a BSc in Mathematics.
As a result, number of students of electrical engineering is much more than students of Mathematics. As another exapmle let us compare attention that is paid to different courses by students. If you compare number of students who have registered in a theoretical course with number of students of a practical course in a specific semester and department of a university you will find that the former is much more than the latter. How we can rationalize this behavior if we assume that people attend college or university to increase their knowledge.
I think that in this case approximately same attention must be paid to both theoretical and practical courses. We will be able to rationalize this behavioral pattern if we assume that the main reason for attending college or university is career preparation and finding a way to make more money in future.