People attend college or university for many different reasons.
Why do you think people attend college or university? Use specific
reasons and examples to support your answer.
Some people consider universities the heart of knowledge and expertise, while other group of people is on the firm opinion that spending time at universities is simply a waste of time. Practically, I can agree with both sides. Education in a non-adequate place might not support us attaining our goals to increase our knowledge, however, in my opinion, education at places where research is advanced and professors are experienced not only in theory but also in practice will provide us plenty of knowledge, which can be leveraged in our later period of life.
In my essay, I will talk about ideal universities, universities that provide real experience and knowledge, and will underline the importance of these institutes.
Universities can bring us to another level in our carrier. Good universities not only provide excellent education but also guide students to find their desired career path. At universities students need to pass many different kinds of exams, which prepare students for real life exams.
Further, the environment where we spend our every day life can be very encouraging to extend our knowledge. At universities, students can learn not only from professors, but also from other students. In my view, working with other students can greatly help us extending our knowledge. It is like in sport, if an athlete trains with a slightly better athlete it can give great motivation to him to keep up with the stronger athlete. Education is also a competition, but here we use our brain cells instead of using out body strength.
University is also the nest of people with the same interest. For instance, in finance course, the students are interested in economist and investment. Students, having the same passion to finance, can greatly encourage each other to perform better, bringing out the maximum performance from each student.
Further, a particular course focuses on a certain area, such as mathematics, engineering, finance or literature. The focus on a special subject can enhance students’ knowledge in a particular field. Learning outcome in a specialized area will bring out the bests of the students. Focusing every day on the same field will create masters of art.
Universities are not only places for study. In these institutes, besides study, students can establish life long friendships, which can be either personal friendship or business friendship. Being with similar minded people will help us in our daily life; students learn social life as well. Often, class mates together start up a company after graduating from the university. This can create jobs for the society and for them.
In conclusion, universities play an important role in improving and developing people’s expertise. However, students must be very careful in selecting the right university, which enables them to extend their horizon not only in academic field but also in personal life.
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