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25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Does a college education prepare people for work?

Does a college education prepare people for work?

(大学教育は、社会人になるための準備になるか?)

 

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)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Disagree

①学生に課す宿題の量が少ない

②標準化されたペーパーテストのための学習に重点を置きすぎている(知識詰め込み型の教育)

 

根底となるアイディアは『英検1級面接大特訓』より拝借しております。

 

本日(3/4)スピーチの復習をしたトピックは以下です(あまり進まなかったので明日追い込まなきゃ・・・)。

苦手なトピックはで示します。

・Does the mass media have negative effects on society?

・Agree or disagree: The value of a college education will continue to decrease as technology improves

・Should schools put more focus on teaching IT skills?

・Has the Internet made people’s working lives easier?

・Has urbanization in Japan gone too far?

・Will free trade benefit third world countries?

・Should job promotions be based on performance or seniority?

・Should corporal punishment be banned in schools?

・Do the benefits of euthanasia outweigh the disadvantages?

・Is environment protection compatible with economic growth?

・Agree or disagree: National identity is becoming less important in today’s globalized society

・Do the benefits of social networking services outweigh the disadvantages?

・Will electronic media replace all printed materials in the future?