TOEFL Essay Topic 93 - Many students have to live with roommates while going to school or university. What are some of the important qualities of a good roommate? Use specific reasons and examples to explain why these qualities are important.
I think most of us have the experience of sharing room with others. For instance, when we are at the
I think most of us have the experience of sharing room with others. For instance, when we are at the university, we have to live in the school`s dormitories with roommates. If I am asked what are some of the important qualities of a good roommate, I would say they are consideration, easygoingness and sincerity. There are numerous reasons for the qualities I choose and I will explore a few of the most important ones here.
First, the reason why I think my roommate should be considerate is because of the fact that different people have different habits. For example, I like to get up early while my roommate doesn`t want to get up until noon. There exists the inconsistency. Suppose one morning I get up early, there must be some noise when I put up my clothes, get down from my bed and go out to brush my teeth and face. If my roommate is not considerate, she must get angry with me all the time since we have other different habits. Thus we can not live together anymore. So, to be considerate is necessary.
In addition, why my roommate should be an easygoing person is because I want to make friends with my roommate and let my life in the dorm be more harmonious. I hope we can help each other when the other is in trouble and we can chat in our leisure time. Friendship is the necessities of one`s life I believe.
Furthermore, The reason for my roommate to be sincere is that no one likes the person who always cheats others. I believe that to be sincere is not only an important quality of a good roommate, but also an important quality of a good person. That is a usual way of evaluating people. I would also like that to be my criterion for choosing my roommates.
From the above you might get the idea that sincerity, consideration and easygoingness are important qualities of a good roommate.