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Reading Hall  » Toefl Writing Practice - 8 / Topic 1

     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? 

     Today more and more people attend college or university. But why? As a student at a key university, I want to give my opinion. 

     Of course, we attend university to increase knowledge. University provides some basic knowledge for our research or our career in the following years. It provides basic information about the major we chose, such as what it research in. If you find that you are not interested in that major, u can change it, till u find one u are interested in. It also provides knowledge for all majors, such as advanced mathematics, English, physics, basic chemistry. The teacher there can help you to decide what you do in the future, to enter a graduate school or to take a job. We must do a lot of experiment during the school years that makes us quite capable. We visit a factory in the second year to get a general idea about the work our major do. And we have an internship in the third year to do the real work. 

     Then, you can get a new experience from the university. You can join the student union or join a club. 

     You can learn a lot from it. First, you can learn how to communicate with different people. 

     And u can learn how to organise a meeting or a party. 

     And also you can prepare for your career. There are lots of programs to let the students be trained for a job. University runs the program by cooperating with some very large company, some manager from the company will give us some courses which teach us how to run a company, how to lead your group to finish the work, how to cope with some problem, and how to be more confident. And they also tell us which kind of employee they want in the company. These things are quite useful for us, especially for those who want to get a job after graduation. 

     Now you know that university is quite useful, but the most important thing it teaches us is not the knowledge nor the experience, it is how to think and how to learn.

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