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For & Against Topic (TOEFL) . Students should attend to classes or it should be optional?


Golnazgol 1 / -  
Sep 29, 2013   #1
Some people believe that university students should be required to attend classes. Others believe that going to classes should be optional for students. Which point of view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to explain your answer.

Nowadays, it is often claimed that attending classes has a lot of benefits for students and provide them with a variety of learning opportunities (options) as well. On the contrary to this popular belief, there are still those who subscribe to this view that having a choice for attending classes enable students to study at home and through this way they do not waste their time for commuting and also they can save their money . However, I am inclined to believe that being present at classes seems a wiser option.

First and foremost, I truly believe that being present at classes provide students with opportunity of communicating with other students that is beneficial for understanding new material by reviewing them throughout the free times in college. Also, they can help each other for learning materials better. However, if they do not attend classes they cannot use the help of others for assisting them to comprehend difficult problems.

Another significant fact which should be taken into consideration is that by the help of teachers, students can understand ideas faster and easier since teachers explain them thoroughly in the class and after that give them a lot of examples to clarify the points. In this way attending classes not only wastes their time but also facilitates their understanding process that takes them less time for comprehending materials in comparison with self-study.

Finally yet importantly, appearing in class makes students more conscientious since they have to obey class's disciplines and they practice to be more perseverance in the process of doing their assignments. However, the ones who choose to study at home do not have any discipline for their studies and cannot force themselves to study in particular times. Through this way, they may miss some important parts in virtue of the chaotic and incoherent study.

On the basis of the points mentioned above, I convinced that communicating and studying with peer group is a good way for learning materials. Moreover, teachers have a conspicuous role in assisting students for learning materials that being present at classes is a requisite for benefiting it. Also, attending to classes makes students more attentive and have them to do their studies on time that this attitude lead them to triumph(success).

dumi 1 / 6,928 1592  
Sep 29, 2013   #2
On the contrary to this popular belief, there are still those who subscribeargue thattothis viewthat having a choice for attending classes enables students to study at home and through this way they do not waste their time for commuting and also they can save their money .

.... This sentence is a bit too long. You can improve its presentation if you write shorter sentences.

First and foremost, I truly believe that being present at classes provide students with opportunity of communicating with other students that is beneficial for understanding new material by reviewing them throughout the free times in college.

... the latter part adds confusion to this sentence.... I guess you are talking about networking opportunities that help students with sharing many things and building relationships.

Also you should support your reasons with specific examples.
Pahan 1 / 1,907 553  
Oct 2, 2013   #3
Another significant fact which should be taken into consideration is that by the help of teachers, students can understand ideas faster and easier since teachers explain them thoroughly in the class and after that give them a lot of examples to clarify the points.

.... here you need to tackle why these teachers can explain those lessons thoroughly -
It is because they are more learned and experienced than students. In addition they are given sufficient training on teaching methodologies. All these things together help them make their students absorb what they teach. I feel you it is the most important point here and you have missed that point.


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