TOEFL Essay Topic 4 - It has been said, "Not everything that is learned is contained in books." Compare and contrast knowledge gained from experience with knowledge gained from books. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?
It is true that not everything that is learned is contained in books, also it is true that knowledge gained
It is true that not everything that is learned is contained in books, also it is true that knowledge gained from experience with knowledge grained from books. It seems that both experience and books are important for us to learn knowledge. But which one is more important to us? Different poeple have different opinions, but in my opinion, books are more important than experience. Books can help us to learn knowledge more safely, more easily and more efficiently.
First, books can make us learn knowledge more safely. Books can tell us that nuclear radius are harmful to health, combustible articles should be kept away from fire, and etc. So we do not need to experience a danger or a harm to gain those knowledge. We can gain those knowlegde from books safely.
Second, books can make us to learn knowledge more easily. Books, like the teacher, can teach us what we want to learn, why some things happen and how to solve the problem. So books make our life more easily, and make knowledge easier to learn.
Last but not least, books can help us to learn knowledge more efficiently. They can tell us the relationships of different knowledge, direct us to learn what we should learn first, and help us to gain the most and interesting useful knowledge.
For the above-mentioned reasons, I think that books are more important than experience to gain knowledge. But, of course, I should not neglect the fuction of experience, it is also a good way to gain knowledge for us.