TOEFL Essay Topic 66 - Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Classmates are a more important influence than parents on a child`s success in school. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
young people nowadays are less influenced by their parents
Some people believe that young people nowadays are less influenced by their parents than before. Others, however, disagree. In my opinion I agree with this statement. This is because nowadays have too much information then before, easy to communicate, and can discusses with people on internet.
Firstly, nowadays there are many information on internet, young people can use internet to search information. Furthermore, young people can use internet to search some fields which their parents may not know. Also young people always have generation gap with their parents. For example, I can use internet to search about how to study English but my parents both they can¡¦t speak English well. On the other hand, many parents also have their disadvantage on some subjects, so they can¡¦t provides some useful methods to their children. Also, may their methods were just useful in their time, now can¡¦t be useful.
Secondly, there are easy to communicate with people by technology produce such as cell phone and computer. Young people can interaction with their friend easier than before. Young people either they can communicate with others or they can make new friends by using computer software. Young people will spend a lot of time with their friend than their parents. For instance, I always know some values from my friend, because they usually up load their daily on internet, I can right now know what happened they faced no then can learn some way to solve problem.
In summary, nowadays young people have more methods to influence they .young people have much information then before, easy to communicate with people , and can discusses with friends. For these reasons, young people are less influenced by their parents than before
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