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.
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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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Universities are commonly recognized as the hall of knowledge and thus many people choose to attend a university after their graduation from senior high school. I think that people attend university or college meanly for three reasons: the pursue for more profound knowledge, to experience different kinds of life and to find what they really want to do as a career.
Firstly, universities features most of the authorities in each field and from whom we can learn the most recently developed and the best organized knowledge. As we all know, Nobel prize is one of the most conspicuous prizes in the world and the most of the Nobel prize laureates are doing research or teaching in a particular university, from which we can tell that universities is the best place to get kinds of knowledge from arts to science, from music to information technology.
Secondly, universities provide us with the best place to meet with people from all over the world, make friends with them and have a great time with them. As a freshman, I join the baseball team of our school and do training every week. From an amateur of baseball, with the help of teachers and fellow students, I have grown into a good baseball player and entered many competitions representing of our school. That made me really proud and happy. I had never experienced such a happy life nor I had a chance to experience one until I entered the university.
Thirdly, before universities, students are merely children whose everything is commanded by their parents with no thought about what they are going to do in the future. However, universities bring the necessary knowledge, a broad enough stage and couples of opportunities for you to try and finally discover what people really love to do as a career. I have a friend who had always been wondering what job he suited. By the time he entered the college, he found himself really interested in Psychology despite his major was Chemistry. As the saying goes, as long as you have a dream, you will never feel tired on the way to realize your dream. As a result, he went abroad and received the PhD of psychology and became an out standing psychologist.
University is an important station of one's life. From this station, people can catch an express train towards their dreams or miss all trains and march in place depending on whether one has devoted himself. I am not meaning that one can only reach their dream from the station of university because one can take a ride or something else as well. But I mean that university is really a suitable place for one's departure. Many people have the most priceless memory of their life in their university and many people owe their success of their careers to the very experience of their university. With the knowledge it provides and the colourful life it brings, no doubt attending universities are important to people.