TOEFL Essay Topic 125 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? All students should be required to study art and music in secondary school. Use specific reasons to support your answer.
Secondary school prepares us to enter in an adult life. Life cannot be full without understanding and appritiating the greatest
Secondary school prepares us to enter in an adult life. Life cannot be full without understanding and appritiating the greatest values of humanity such as arts and music. Therefore all students should be required to study art and music in secondary school.
Art is a part of our life. Our society based on art. You can see it in every place, where are human traces. From antique cave drawings to modern common estetics. Every peace of our home equpment is made with touch of art. Otherwise we would not buy it. You do not have to be an artist, but you nave to respect it. That is why student defenitly should study art in school.
Music also is a part of our present and, what is especially important, it is close related to our traditions, that we should not be forgetting. Some of present day music is very cheap. It is made mostly by few clics of the mouse. But gainig knowlage of real music that made by traditional instruments makes students to respect traditions it. I never vanted to listen to a guitar until my father teached me how to play it. But I do like it now.
Studying an art and music in high school also provides students with unnesessary relaxation between high level academic courses. This is very important, because students are getting stressed during the day and art or music lesson after high level math or physics feel like heaven. Even for studnents with exelence in those subjects.
I am high school student by myself and I believe, that it would be much harder semester for me if I would not take an art course. Therefore I think that all student should be required to take art and music courses during their secondary school attendance.