You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
University students nowadays have too much freedom and do not study enough. To what extent do you agree and disagree?
Explain your opinion, using specific reasons and examples.
You should write at least 250 words.
Sample Answer :
University students can enjoy a considerable freedom these days. In the high school they have a schedule. They need to show up in the classes regularly, whereas, in the university if you do not show up, university administration cares not that much. Nobody is checking up on them. And some people contend that with this freedom university students do not study enough. In the case, there is now way to differ. Following reasons could explain why?
In the past, university students were needed to study diligently and they attended promptly and participated properly at lectures, classes, seminars, courses, and so forth. And if they did not conform, they were agreeing to be expelled or otherwise punished. But now the thing has change considerably due to the attitude. Today’s view is that it should not be an extension of school, with tight schedule, and set of customs and tradition to follow. And it is believed that university should be a place that releases intellect and spirit, not confine them to a gloomy code of conduct and hard work. This results in more opportunity for them to spend time on their own. Thereby, but a significant number of students does not study like before. For example, recently, the University of California published a report in which it reveals that the average student at four-year-college in 1961 studied about 24 hours a week, while today’s average student opens the books for just 14 hours.
On the other hand, students’ horizon of spending time has stretched dramatically. The allure of electronic gadget (gaming device, smart phone, laptop, tablet) and internet (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) keep them away from studying. On the top of them, students are forced to involve in part time jobs due to the recession. University students, thus, spend less time on academic activities.
Based on above reasons, it is easily said that university students today are spending less time studying than they did in the past as they more freedom. Therefore, we should solve the problem as soon as possible.