2022.5.4 --- 2016.5.7
Some college students like to join clubs and enjoy club activities, others like to spend their time studying other courses or doing schoolwork. Which one do you think is better and why?
As a college student myelf, I would choose to join several clubs and enjoy. For me, life in university or college is a different experience. With students coming from different places or even with different cultural backgrounds, it would be a waste if you do not try to reach out and meet these bright young people. You get to know students who share common interests with you, or some smart guys who can be funny and revealing at the same time. Some of their ideas are so different from yours, and they are intriguing enough to change the way you think. The good doesn’t stop here, the best part is, you can also express yourself. Give out all of your original thoughts and unleash your imagination, because I believe your will find someone in the clubs who can understand you. You can rapidly expand your social circle or even build up life-long friendship.
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students should be allowed to make video recordings of their professor’s lecture in class.
本题也是之前出现过的旧题，题目中的允许指的是校方行为，因此既可以从学生录像后可以有助于学习的方面，也可以从校方如何考虑的方面进行作答。学习类话题大致方向和终极结果都是旨在学习效率的提高，注意避免答题内容与题目价值观念有较大偏差，如：因为录像之后可以课下复习 --- 所以课上就可以做其他事情。
If I were one of the board members and if my opinion counts, I would object this proposal. To some, this may sound like a very plausible change, but several downsides are overlooked. For students who can be self-disciplined, they mignt be able to use the recording as a study tool. But for the rest, more and more students will choose to depend on video clips and therefore lower study efficiency in the class. They may generate the idea that missing one or two points doesn’t matter as long as I can set aside some time before the exam to review, which is something they would never do! These students won’t realize that participating in discussion, the clash of various thoughts, the interaction with renowned professors are the best parts you can have in a lecture. Gradually, this policy will let more students stop following along and stop thinking. This is why I disagree that recording lectures should be allowed.
Some people believe that doing homework is not helpful for younger children and that it should be given only to older students. Others believe that homework should be assigned to children of all ages. Which point of view do you agree with? Use details and examples to explain your opinion.
The benefits of homework are multiple so I think even young chidren should be given at least some homework after school. Homework is actually more than a method to encourage practice or to check whether students absorb the knowledge. Homework can let parents be involved, as they can remind their children and keep up with their study process. Parents can try to provide some guidance or solve the problems with their kids, which can be a way of mutural communication. Not only parents get to know their children better about their strengh and weakness, children themselves can also be encouraged to ask teacher questions about their homework the other day. I know some will say that children’s spare time should be better spent on outdoor activities or something creative, but why can’t we combine these with homework and let it be more productive? Eliminating the homework, in most cases, will only increase children’s screen time.
2022.5.21 --- 2019.10.26
Nowadays many people take part in risk-taking activities such as rock/mountain climbing or skydiving. Some people think these are good activities demonstrating bravery, while others think these are stupid activities. Which do you agree with? Why?
I think I will stand for the former opinion. There is nothing immoral about risk-taking activities or the so-called extreme sports and I don’t believe anyone can be arrogant and always try to judge. Afterall, it’s your value system against theirs. Some would argue that extreme sports put people in danger and push the boundaries of health and safety, especially for students or teens, but nothing comes without cost. As long as they are well-trained and take it step by step, these activities can help to build confidence and body awareness. When you can overcome the fear, your brain focus on the precision of your muscles, then you perfectly finish the move. That adrenaline rush and the tickles deep in your heart can bring huge satisfaction. At the same time, you keep you body fit and get to know lots of positive people. How can you say this is stupid compared with being a couch potato or even doing drugs.
2022.5.25 --- 2018.10.20
Because most students have their own laptops, your university is considering closing the campus computer lab, where students use university-owned computers. Do you think this is a good idea and why?
I don’t think this will be a good idea even though I admit that most students own a laptop nowadays. I use both my laptop and the university computer, and I believe they are meant to be used for specifically different scenarios. You got the portability, your files for study and for entertainment when you use personal laptop. You can even put some stickers on the lid to show your taste. But the computers in the lab offer something different. With others students dedicating themselves to their work fully, you might also try to focus on study. We can all agree that it is not very easy to concentrate with all the games and movies loaded on your computer. Besides, you don’t need to stuff your bag with the cables, the power brick, the painstaking docks and dongles. Saving some space for textbooks and making use of the private network granted by your school sound like a wiser choice.