TOEFL Essay Topic 178 - The 21st century has begun. What changes do you think this new century will bring? Use examples and details in your answer.
Students can get a better education if they are required to attend classes
In Japan, where I currently live, there are a lot of people who think that students can learn a lot independently. For the following reasons, however, I believe that students can get a better education if they are required to attend classes.
Most importantly, university students will learn a subject more actively if they are required to attend classes. To give an example, during my sophomore years in my university, I took a Chinese class, which required attendance. At first, learning Chinese was not interesting for me because I was not able to pronounce a single Chinese word. However, Professor Liu did not simply teach us the Chinese language, but also provided us with how to enjoy learning Chinese. I clearly remembered that one day he allowed us to watch a famous Chinese movie Red Cliff in his class and linked them to the Chinese grammar and pronounciation. His lecture made me more interested in learning Chinese, so I started to study Chinese more actively outside his class. I watched a lot of Chinese movie such as Last Emperor on my own and tried to mimic the main character’s voice, which improved my Chinese pronounciation. If class had not been required, and I had missed the class I mentioned, I would not have learned Chinese actively. This is a clear case that illustrates that university students will study more actively when class attendance is mandatory.
In addition, university students are likely to study a subject seriously when they are required to attend class. When students attend classes, they will be required to participate in class exercise to some extent, which encourages them to study more seriously. For instance, when I was a senior student in university, I took a Macroeconomics class, which requires to attend classes. In class, Professor Hirose asked some question about the contents of his class to check whether students understand it or not. One day, I attended his class I listened to his lecture seriously because I thought I was embarrassed if I was not able to answer his question in public. As I expected, the end of his lecture, he asked a question about the government role in macroeconomics, which he taught us in the day’s lecture and I was able to answer his question correctly. Even now, I can clearly remember his lecture, since I listened his lecture so seriously because of mandatory attendance. This experience made it clear to me that university students are likely to learn a subject more seriously.
In conclusion, for the reasons mentioned above, I agree with the idea that students can get a better education if they are required to attend classes.
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