TOEFL Essay Topic 1 - People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences, career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Why people attend college
Nowadays, college and university seem to be the most common road students will choice after they graduate from high school.
What makes them so necessary? Why do people have to study for 4 more years? As far as I am concerned, there are two reasons that people attend college and university.
First of all, they think an undergraduate degree can help them find a better job. Take my country Taiwan for example; it is almost impossible to find a well-paid job without a college degree.
According to statistics, people with higher education have higher salary than those who do not. In fact, people with only high school education can do nothing but become labors, street cleaners or taxi drivers.
As a result, students realize the importance and necessity of attending university when they are still very young. Thus, they take going to a go university as the primary goal during their high school years.
Second, students can learn and do the things they are interested in in university. Since students can chose the department and courses they like, they are able to learn some specific things based on their own interest.
For example, math is my worst subject, so I chose a department that allows me not to study math for the whole 4 year. This makes my study much easier than before.
In addition, most schools have enough resource for those who want to do researches. In other word, university is like a knowledge where people can take the things they want.
The freedom of accessing information and knowledge attract a lot of student to go to university every year.
On the other hand, students can also attend the clubs or join some activities in the university. Those are the things that people usually will not experience in high school.
To sum up, the eagerness to get a better job, and the academic freedom make people want to go to college soon after high school graduation.
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