2016年2月27日托福独立写作范文：Some people say that students should study many lessons during a semester, but others say that it is better for students to just take three or four lessons. Which do you think is better? (16.02.27)
b.激发兴趣：在学多门课程的时候，学生能发现自己现有的知识和需要的知识之间存在information gap，所以会激发学习的兴趣去narrow down
We are now living in an age of revolution. Considering that students nowadays are under dramatically overwhelming social pressure and competition from the increasing number of competitors. Employers put forward higher requirements for students and universities aim at cultivating all-round developed students who enjoy more advantage edge in tomorrow’s job market. Many educators convince students into studying many lessons during a semester to meet the requirement. However, it is a haste to draw a conclusion that coping many lessons during one semester enjoys more benefit than taking fewer lessons.
First, time is limited. It can occupy a students’ most time to have classes, and what’s more, to finish the homework and to complete the assignment will take a student’ most spare time. As a result, no time left for students to relax, to have fun with friends or to enjoy social activities. As an old saying goes, all work and no play make Jack a dull boy. As an old saying goes All work and no play make Jack a dull boy. In addition, long-time study without break is definitely reduce a student’s study efficiency and thus get poor learning effective, which totally violates the intention of the university and educators. Take my roommate Helen for instance who chose over 10 courses last semester. In order to meet the requirement for credit of all courses, she burnt the midnight oil almost every night and which drove her exhausted and her feeling not satisfactory both physically and mentally. All in all, taking too many courses can occupy a student’s time to relax and thus lead to a series of side effects.
In fact, taking too courses at one time not only occupies much time but only leads to excessive pressure. Having too much stress is a kind of mental disorder, and a student who usually feels stressed out has little chance to have a good mood and a positive life attitude. In respect to study, too much stress distracts one’s focus and thus reduces learning efficiency. What is worse, large mental pressure does harm to physical health. A recent survey claims that people enduring overload of work are almost twice likely to suffer from heart disease. Such relation between excessive stress and disease is not rare, and undoubtedly, working with too much pressure in not an effective way. What is more, energy is limited. With too many courses at one time, students are unlikely to get a good command of every course. Compared to that, studying deep in a certain field and developing into an expert of the field will bear more competitive edge in tomorrow’s job market.
Admittedly, Choosing many lessons broadens one’s horizon as well as cultivates a variety of interests of students. Besides, different courses provide valuable chance to experience and find out where their true interests lie. However, some potential side effects should not be ignored to guarantee high study efficiency and enjoy larger competitive advantage.
To achieve better study effectiveness and good efficiency, a perfect
balance between study and relax is the key point. With limited time and energy, choosing 3 or 4 courses in one semester makes sense to me.
Educators have been long divided over whether the main function of universities is to helpstudents lay a broader knowledge foundation or to help them explore deeply in one area. Asfor me, extensive study will bring students more benefits in terms of future career choice andjob performance and thus should be highly recommended.
The first reason why a wide knowledge basis is of paramount importance lies in the significantrole it plays in students’ career choice. Personal experience informs me that university studentstend to have little knowledge of what the real world is like and what people in each professionwill do. Therefore, basically, they are not fully aware of where their genuine interest andaptitude lies. At this case, if they are forced to make a choice and specialize in one narrowfield, without being given the opportunity to get in touch with other things that they may findmore enjoyable and more suitable for them, they may finally end up in a profession that doesnot fascinate them and even bores them, which will do a great disservice to either theexcellence in their careers or their their personal happiness. Therefore, ti would be best foruniversities to make students exposed to wide range of fields by requiring them to takeclasses in various subjects. Only through this way can students better identify their own socialniche and make an informed choice about future career.
Another reason for my inclination is, for most professions, it is necessary for students todevelop their versatility in order to better understand their majors and to better perform theirfuture careers. Today’s world is characterizes by the fine division among labors, all of which areinterdependent and interrelated. In that sense, to secure preeminence in any specializedarea requires expertise in others. Considering this, students will be better served if gainingknowledge in a large scope of subjects. For example, students majoring in economics have tolearn something about mathematics so that they can better build up models to describe theeconomy and make predictions about the economic trend in the next few months. Students inliterature have to know the history backgrounds of the literary works they are studying so thatthey can better understand the contents and motives of the works. And as so far students injournalism, it is imperative today to also learn some sociology, economics and internationalpolitics in order to write reports that give deeper and more profound insights about the eventsthat are going on. Simply out, specialization in only one subject is not enough to enablestudents to give excellent performance in the job.
Therefore, I believe that the students need extensive courses to make a better choice orsimply to make them a better competition in the future.
Compared to decades ago, more and more people get the opportunities to study in college in recent years. There has been a heated debate about whether students should take as many classes as possible or just focus on only three or four lessons to get the best learning effect. Personally, I concur with the latter one. I believe to take only a number of classes would be a better option.
Take myself for example, I once tried to take as many classes as I can in order to learn more in a semester. However, eight lessons a week was not an easy work. I was burdened with a lot of pressure so as to keep up with every lessons and different kinds of homework and tasks. I had to admit that those days were one of the toughest periods in my life. Though I did manage to pass every course, I still don't have confidence to say that I had understand the whole eight lessons completely and fully.
In addition to the pressure and tiredness, the lack of time to study was a major concerned resulted from the overloaded courses. Another reason I was struggling while taking eight courses at a time is that there was never going to be enough time for me. It took at least all of my daytime and afternoons on weekdays to attend every classes, following by the time to prepare for presentations and additional discussing sessions. There was only limited time for me to really digest the content lectured in classes, not to mentioned the time to rest. Staying up late was common for me at that time.
The last but not the least, the pleasure of studying would be stronger if students only take limited lessons. During my studying progress at that time, I felt like I was always pushed by the heavy-loaded weight of burden. Taking classes was more like a battle than learning. I was battling with time, my body and my will every single day. When I finally reached to the end of the semester, nothing but a huge relief could describe that lifted moment. It was like I eventually struggled through a tough trial and all I need was a long break.
In a nutshell, I think there are reasons to believe that taking only three or four lessons at a time is better since there will be more time and pleasure for students to study and there are better chances for them to acquire knowledge more completely.