TOEFL writing sample
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? Use specific reasons
and examples to support your answer.
College is a place that the students can learn more and new knowledge
and experience in it. Of course, different people have different reason
to study in college. For example, some people want to be to go on a
further study after they graduate from the college; some people hope to
find a good job after their studying in the college and also some people
wish to exchange their present situation through studying in the
college. In my opinion, no matter what reason people study in the
college for, studying in the college is just a preparation for their
First of all, students can learn new knowledge and experiences from the
studying in the college. There are many teachers, professors with
abundant teaching experience who teach students lots of new knowledge
and help them to solve the problems in their study. With their help,
student can learn a lot of useful basic and professional knowledge which
is very helpful for their future' work. And study. After they finish
their study in the college, students go to work in the society and
contribute to the different fields.
Secondly, students can learn how to arrange their own time reasonably.
Before their studying in college, their life often arranged by their
parents and their study often arranged by their teachers.
It is very different for them to live and study in college, because
students studying in college have to arrange their life and study by
themselves. They have right to arrange their part time, such as when to
get up, when is the sport-time, when to finish the assignment etc. This
is very important experience for students' work and life in the future.
Finally, studying in the college make students having opportunity to
live with other student and learn how to cooperate with other people.
Usually, people often have uncomfortable feeling to live with a
stranger, because they do not know each other and perhaps their habit
and personality are different. But for the long run, it is good for
them. They have to cooperate with each other and solve a lot of problems
they will face together. Gradually, they can learn how to care and
understand other people. It is a preparation for students to go to
cooperate with other people in the society.
All in all, students not only can learn lots of new knowledge from the
books but also can learn much more necessary experience such as how to
arrange time and how to cooperate with other people. It is very
important for their future' wok and life.