Does a college education prepare people for work?
I’m against the opinion that a college education prepares people for work.
I have two reasons to support my opinion.
First, Japanese universities often don’t give students enough homework to do study by themselves. For example, it is often reported that, as for humanities departments, teachers give students credits of classes very easily. Also, these departments are notorious as “the place for four-year vacation”. Under the system, students would not be able to do independent study, which companies nowadays ask employees to do.
Second, Japanese universities put too much emphasis on the study for standardized tests. In most lectures, students don’t have opportunities to exchange and express their ideas with other students. This means that they don’t have chance to develop creativity or critical thinking abilities, which is very important factor for successful carrier. In addition, universities have very few chances to teach students the importance of observing social manners.
From these two reasons, I don’t believe that a college education prepares people for work. (164 words)
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