TOEFL Essay Topic 124 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? It is more important for students to study history and literature than it is for them to study science and mathematics. Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.
Why do you learn things related to science and mathematics?
Nowadays students must learn many subjects for example science, literature, and mathematics. There may be some people who suggest students that they have to learn history and literature, whereas others science and mathematics. In my opinion, students have to learn science and mathematics for their better future life. I have two reasons from scientific and mathematical view.
First, they may be in danger because of their lack of scientific knowledge. For example, there was an incident that a woman generated dangerous smoke by mixing some kind of liquid which is used when we clean the bath and soon after she died. If she could learn science and know alarming collaboration of substances, she would avoid it. Off course, it can not be avoided by studying history and literature.
Second, there are many fascinating mathematical applications which can not be accomplished by history and literature. These days, more and more researchers are interested in the studies related to artificial intelligence and it made some applications which are not thought to be accomplished by conventional methods. For example, autonomous driving which improves the stream of things, conversation with AIs, and playing shogi with AIs. Furthermore, AI is based on highly majored mathematics, linear algebra, statistics, topology, manifolds and so on. So they can achieve such things by learning mathematics.
In summary, I suggest students that they learn science and mathematics because they can avoid dangerous situations by science and they can accomplish fascinating things by mathematics.
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