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.
Author: ANONYMOUS | Date: September 11, 2006 | Score:5
Many people continue their education in universities or colleges for different reasons. Some of them think that academic education is a general necessity for the career preparation; the others believe that the university system of education would teach them how to work independently, the rest sta...
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With the advance of education, different kinds of activities such as music classes and sports classes are provided in the school. Some people think of them as unnecessary for teenagers. However, as far as I am concerned, these diverse activities would benefit students a lot.
To begin with, various activities in school help teenagers expand their social networks. Although teenagers have strong willing to make friends with different people, there is no platform for them to develop a new relationship if teenagers devoted themselves into one certain activity. Because they do not know where and how to meet some new friends. However, things would be different if they attend different activities. For one thing, teenagers with the same hobby would attend the same activities which means teenagers in the same group are easy to share their experiences. Through talking about the activity they attend together, they can quickly build up trust between each other. Thus teenagers can make friends through different activities. For another thing, teenagers can also build friendship with other peers who would like to attend the activities but have no chance to do that. Teenagers can tell them what they learn in the activities to other peers. As a consequent, they would communicate with each other frequently and then become friends.
In addition, diverse activities also help teenagers develop in a comprehensive way which is necessary for their future career. Teenagers who only attend one important activity usually lack of comprehensive skills. In contrast teenagers broaden their horizons through attending different activities. Specifically, teenagers would learn how to analyze a piece of classic music through the music classes and they would learn how to keep their body in health through the sports classes. These comprehensive skills help them a lot in their future career because employers usually require their employees to apply different skills in one task. For example, when writing a report, the employees should not only know how to search the data but also know how to present it in a visible way. Teenagers attending different activities can just combine the two skills learned from a couple of activities and then write good reports.
Admittedly, so many various activities would cost teenagers huge amount time compared with one certain activity. However, the advantages of diverse activities outweigh the ones of certain important skills. And I am sure that various activities would make teenagers' life more colorful which would be precious memory for teenagers.
In summary, I would like to reiterate my points that different activities would be beneficial to teenagers in different aspects.