How Student Life Should Be

How Student Life Should Be

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  In contrast to the lifestyles of students in Asia, Western students' lives are full of freedom. Anyone observing students in Asia can easily see how busy they are. They go to school early, leave late, go to cram schools afterwards, and then rush home to do homework. Teenagers in the US, on the other hand, have it much easier. They have free time after school to play sports with friends or relax by watching TV. Students in the US also don't have as much homework and are under less pressure to do well on tests.  They have more choices, too, including deciding which majors they will study in college.


  I believe that both Asian and Western student cultures have their strong and weak points. Therefore, I think that a mix of Asian and Western educational styles is the best option for educating students. For Asians, this means interacting more in class and being more creative. It also means taking more time to develop interests outside of school. For US students, this means being more focused and hard-working in school. In short, I believe that US students should be a bit more like Asian ones and vice versa.


  与亚洲学生的生活相较之下,西方学生的生活很自由。不论由谁来看亚洲学生,都能很轻易地看出他们有多忙碌。他们早早就去上课,很晚才离开,放学后还要去补习,接着再赶回家做功课。反观美国的青少年,生活就轻松多了。他们放学后有空闲时间与朋友一起进行体育活动或者看电视放松一下。美国学生没有这么多的家庭作业以及考试一定要考得好的压力。他们也有更多的选择,其中包括决定自己未来要在大学主修哪一门专业科目。


  我认为东西方的学生文化各有其优缺点。因此我认为将东西方的教育方式融合会是教育学生最好的选择。对亚洲学生来说,这代表说要在课堂上有更多的互动,还要更富创意。这也表示在校外要花多一点时间来培养兴趣。而对美国学生来说,这表示他们在校时应更加专注及勤奋。简言之,我认为美国学生应该多学学亚洲学生,而亚洲学生也是。

 

进阶范文

  It should come as no surprise that Asian students lead different lives from those of their US counterparts. The hallmark of US student life is freedom. US students have time to engage in their own extracurricular interests, and the freedom to choose what area of study they want to pursue in college. However, the defining characteristics of Asian students are certainly not liberty and independence. Instead, they are loaded down with burdensome homework and the expectation that they should excel at everything. Also, they receive a lot of familial pressure to excel on all examinations.


  This is not to say that the US educational system is necessarily superior to the Asian one. On the contrary, Americans often point out that students from Taiwan, China, and South Korea routinely perform better on exams than their own sons and daughters. To my mind, the best academic model is one that combines the positive aspects of the Asian system and the strong points of the US system while minimizing the drawbacks of both.


  亚洲学生与美国学生相比生活截然不同,这应该不令人意外。美国学生生活的特色就是自由。他们有时间从事自己课外的兴趣,还可以自由地选择想在大学里从事何种领域的研究。然而亚洲学生明确的特征就肯定不是这种自由及独立性。相反地,他们有沉重的课业负担以及各方面都得很突出的期待。此外,他们也得接受许多要他们在所有考试都有优异表现的家庭压力。


  这并不是说,美国的教育体制就一定比亚洲来得好。相反地,美国人还常指出来自台湾、中国及南韩的学生经常在各项测验表现得比自己的子女还好。就我看来,最好的教学模式就是融合亚洲体系的积极面以及美国制度的特点,这样就能将双方的缺点减至最低了。




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