Should College Students Hire Cleaners?
That some college students at a local university hired a cleaner to do laundiy and cleaning once a week has led to a heated debate. Some people advocate and support the practice. They mamtain that hiring cleaners to keep the dorms clean can help students save time, which they can spend on their studies.
Others, however, argue that hiring cleaners could help students save time and devote to their studies is merely a pretext* Typically, college education is not dominated by heavy loads of coursework and college students have ample time to manage their own afeirs apart &om studies. Usually, those students who claim they are too busy to clean their own dorms are most often found preoccupied with playing computer games or shopping. They refuse to do manual labor because they tend to regard themselves as elites once they succeed in entering a college.
Personally, I think college students shouldn't hire cleaners. In performing the cleaning himself/herselft a college student learns to share the responsibility for managing a public space of which one is a part. And by doing so, the student also shows respect for the common welfare of the entire dorm- Cleaning one's own dorm is a small but necessary process whereby one becomes a responsible person.
Should College Students Be Allowed to Get Married?
There isno denying the fact that it is a hotly debated topic today whethercollege students should be allowed to get married. Some time ago, theban was lifted by some universities on students getting married. Tothis peoples attitudes differ sharply. Some hold the positive view.They say that most college students are adults and that it is a basicright for those who have reached the appropriate ages to get married.Besides, they argue that with their biological and emotional needs met,these students will study better. The ban on this means a severeviolation of human rights.
Many others, however, hold the negative opposite view. Theyclaim that the university or college is a place to study instead of acommunity to lead family life. Allowing college students to get marriedwould adversely affect their study. For instance, they would spend toomuch time attending their family and love, unable to concentrate ontheir school work.
How to improve students’ psychological quality
As the negative news of undergraduates come out uninterruptedly, student’s psychological quality has aroused wide concern. It’s no doubt that to improve undergraduates’ quality is very important at present. Solving the problem needs collaborative efforts between universities and students themselves.
On the one hand, authorities in universities play a critical role in the situation. First of all, schools can provide chances for the students to develop their hobbies and interests. Everyone should always do something he likes and master a special skill so that they can enjoy the beautiful (brilliant)life. Second but not least, specialists in this field are needed to give professional advises for schools. In the last place, teachers may have a chance to give guidance in time.
On the other hand, as a college student, we should try to move from challenge to challenge and face all kinds of hard ships bravely.
There is no easy method, but with your efforts that must be of some help to improve your psychological quality.
问题的常用词：question, problem, issue
Recently, the issue of ...... has been brought into public focus.
Now we are entering a brand new era full of opportunities and innovations, and great changes have taken place in people's attitude towards some traditional practice.
Recently the issue of whether or not ... has been in the limelight and has aroused wide concern in the public.
The issue whether it is good or not to .... has aroused a heated discussion all over the country.
At present, some people think ....while others claim ...Both sides have their merits.
People rarely reach an absolute consensus on such a controversial issue.
People from different backgrounds would put different interpretations on the same case.
The controversial issue is often brought into public focus. People from different backgrounds hold different attitudes towards the issue.
When asked ..., some people think..... while some prefer...
Just as the saying goes: "so many people, so many minds". It is quite understandable that views on this issue vary from person to person.
To this issue, different people come up with various attitudes.
There is a good side and a bad side to everything, it goes without saying that...
When it comes to ..., most people believe that ..., but other people regard ...as ....
When faced with...., quite a few people claim that ...., but other people think as...
There is a public controversy nowadays over the issue of .... There who criticize ...argue that ...., they believe that ...,but people who favor .., on the other hand, argue that...
Some people are of the opinion that.. 有些人认为_____________。 Many people claim that... 很多人认为_____________。 A majority of 绝大多数 A large number of 很多人
Some people contend that ... has proved to bring many advantages (disadvantages)有些人认为________有很多有利之处(不利之处)。 Those who argue for ... say that ...economic development of the cities.
觉得_____的人认为，______ 城市的经济发展。 Some people advocate that .... 有些人在坚持认为_________。 They hold that ... 他们认为_________。 People, who advocate that ..., have their sound reasons (grounds) 坚持认为______的人也有其说法(依据)。 Those who have already benefited from practicing it sing high praise of it.那些从中受益的人对此大家褒奖。 Those who strongly approve of ... have cogent reasons for it. 强烈认同_______的人有很多原因。
Many people would claim that...
People who support ... give some or all of the following reasons.
But others hold the view that ...但是，另外一些人则认为_______。
观点的用词：Attitude, opinion, 与其搭配的动词以及词组：Take, have, come up with，set forth, put forward等。
But on the other hand, there are also quite a few people who strongly advocate that..,.
But people who are ..., on the other hand , maintain that...
However, there are a large number of people who hold a different view concerning this case.
问题用词：Issue, phenomenon，后接介词, on, over等。
However, some others argue that... 然而，另一些人则认为_________。 However, there are also some others who contend that...
然而，也有人认为__________。 But other people set forth completely totally different argument concerning this case.
不过，对于此，另一些人则持完全不同的观点。 Some people examine this issue from another angle.
有的人用另一角度来看这一问题。 On the other hand, there are also many opponents who strongly ...
另一方面，也有很多反对的人，他们认为_____________。 According to my personality and fondness, I would prefer ... rather than... 根据我的个性以及兴趣，我选择_______而不会选择__________。 Personally, I side with the latter (former) opinion...
就我个人而言，我支持后者(前者)___________。 Personally, I am in favor of the former point of view.
就我个人而言，我较同意前一种看法。 To my point of view 我认为 To my mind, the advantages far overweigh the drawbacks(disadvantages, shortcomings) 为，优点胜过缺点。
For my part, I stand on side of the latter opinion that.. 就我而言，我较赞同后一种观点________________。
As far as I am concerned, I am inclined to be on the side of the latter view.
在我看来，我较同意后一种观点。 After a thorough consideration, for my part, I am in favor of the latter view that...
经过深思熟虑，我较支持后一种看法，亦即________________________。 If asked to make a decision, I would prefer...
如果真的需要作出选择，我宁愿____________。 Taking into consideration both sides of the issue, I tend to favor the latter view..
比较两种观点进行比较，我较同意后一种观点，亦即_________________。 When considering opinions of both sides, I am inclined to ...对两种观点进行综合考虑之后，我较认同_________________。
If it is up to me to make a choice between ... and ... I would rather choose ... over... 如果要我在____和____之间进行选择，我宁愿选择_____而不会选择______。 I would have to say that, if I were faced with the decision, I would follow .... 我需要说的是，如果要我抉择，我会____________。 At the risk of sounding too direct , I prefer to... 虽然可能过于直接，不过，我还是选择____________。 表达不确定的用词：May, seem, be likely to, possible, probably, perhaps, be said that, be said to...
in my mind , the following factors/reasons/causes need to be taken into consideration. 我认为，我们需要考虑下列因素/原因：
There are several reasons for this phenomenon/why...-(as follows). 造成这种现象的原因如下：
And I would like to present two explanations for this: 对于此，我有如下两点愚见：
The reasons are chiefly as follows. 主要原因如下：
There are numerous reasons why ____, and I would like to explore a few of the most important ones here.
为什么___________，原因很多，在此列举几个较为重要的原因。 The reasons are presented below. 原因如下。
There are three premier(主要的)/best/ most important, largest, significant, obvious, crucial causes as follows.
Views on college students credit card consumptions
Views on college students credit card consumptions
Nowadays, it is becoming commonplace that many college students pay by credit card while shopping. And advanced consumptions has become a fashion among youngsters.
There are many pros and cons about credit card used by college students. Some people are in favor of the credit card consumptions, pointing out the fact that it is a more convenient and safe way compared with the traditional way of paying by cash, which is easy to lose and not environmentally friendly. While others argue that college students are too young to use credit card rationally. They are more likely to spend money recklessly without considering whether they have capability to return it on time. What’s worse, those who cannot control their desire to consume will end up involving in financial crisis and damaged personal credit.
From my point of view, though credit card indeed brings a lot of convenience to our life and changes the way of consumptions, we should always keep a sober mind and utilize it properly.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay commenting on the saying “Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.” You can give one example or two to illustrate your point of view. You should write at least 150 words but no more than 200 words.
Would you want a doctor to operate on you who has only learned about operations from a textbook? The answer to this is obviously a resounding “No!” Knowledge gained from books must always be complemented by knowledge gained from actual experience, to be of real value.
For me actually practicing a particular action or experiment myself and experiencing the result, leaves a much deeper and lasting impression than what I get from simply reading or listening. If I read about how to write an essay or listened to someone talk about writing an essay, I still wouldn’t feel that I knew how to write an essay until I wrote one for myself. It is the case, however, that writing the essay would be based on the methods I learned intellectually. The same can be said for other skills, like sports, for example. A person can know all the rules of a game, associated skills and strategies, but until that person gets on a court with a ball in motion, the theory remains flat, useless.
To sum up, as to theoretical knowledge and practical skills, the latter is certainly more important. Just as British churchman Thomas Fuller put it, “Knowledge is a treasure, but practice is the key to it.”
On the importance of family background
Is family background very important? With the increasingly keen social competition, some people strongly agree to the issue. They believe that family background is a solid foundation for development. For example, the children can accept a better education, especially hunt for a good job by the time they graduated. It seems it’s easier to satisfy all the needs having the help.
Contrary to the standpoint, some people disagree but put more emphasis on one’s own efforts. To achieve success in life, they say, real ability and learning can word all the time, but family background obviously doesn’t.
As far as I am concerned, I give my vote to the latter opinion. It is undeniable that family background may provide some convenience to some extent. Nevertheless it cannot take the place of one’s efforts and persistence. Furthermore, only by cultivating our own core capability to improve our competition ability continually, can we stand firmly in competition.
Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a composition on the topic High Salaries or Career Development? You should write at least 150 words, and base your composition on the outline below:
High Salaries or Career Development?
There are more and more people looking for jobs every year, but they have different views about what kind of job they should choose. Some of them focus their attention on the jobs that promise high salaries. Others show a preference for those jobs that offer chances to learn skills and advancement possibilities.
People holding the first view usually think that more money will result in more happiness. With a lot of money in hand, they will be able to enjoy a rich life. Otherwise, they will suffer from depression due to lack of enough money. However, the holders of the second view argue that one should develop his skills as roundly as possible. It is career development that counts most. Without development, you will be outrun by others and fall behind the times sooner or later.