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Should high schools let students learn what they choose?


jerry 17 / 10  
Sep 4, 2008   #1
Another one
Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: "High school should let students study what they want to study"
The proposition that high schools should allow their students to study the courses that they want to study is a thought-provoking one, and one that I believe in.

First, studying is best efficient when it is comfortable. Giving students chances to choose what they really interest in is a very good way to encourage their abilities to develop. It is irrefutable that students who study the courses they like will have better results than students who are assigned courses by the school.

One cannot become a good cook if he or she do not interest in food at all. If one wants to succeed, he or she cannot just study but need to have enthusiasm in what he or she study.

Second, no one but the students themselves know their real talents; so students should choose their own appropriate courses. Those courses will not only provide them knowledge but also help them to develop their talent. For example, students who love computer will gain far more knowledge in computer than who do not because he or she learn not only through teachers but through they talent to interact with computer as well.

EF_Team5 - / 1,586  
Sep 4, 2008   #2
Giving students chances to choose what they are really interest in is a very good way to encourage their abilities to develop.

[...] talent to interact with computer as well.

If students are forced to study courses they do not like, they will gain nothing but weariness. This also means that they are wasting time and effort. Students lose time listening to what they do not want to listen to . Teachers waste effort to convey what students do not want to learn. It is bad for both students and teachers. Nobody expects this inefficient teaching and learning way to what?

The important part of education is efficiency. With all I mentioned above about studying efficency, it is reasonable to let students study what they like."
OP jerry 17 / 10  
Sep 5, 2008   #3
Thank you very much, Gloria!

You don't get what I try to say in the part of the essay you highlight, don't you?
So, maybe I must rewrite that part...

This sentence:
Nobody expects this inefficient teaching and learning way to what?
What do you mean by adding to what? Can you give me a little more details?
EF_Team5 - / 1,586  
Sep 5, 2008   #4
Sure :)

I'm not sure why most of it is red; I didn't mean to highlight ALL of it. Sorry :(

I added "to what" because the sentence is incomplete. "Nobody expects this inefficient teaching and learning way." Isn't finished. What do they not expect? What do they expect? It's confusing. What is the expectation?


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