最后更新 ： 2021.06.11
Why More and More Students Are Absent from Class?
Increasing numbers of college students are cutting classes, which has caused a great deal of social concern and criticism. Some think that the larger part of the blame should go to the students. Others, however, think that it is the teachers who should be responsible. But I think both the students and the teachers have fault of their own.
Compared with middle school students, college students have relatively more \”freedom\”. If they are not strict with themselves, chances are that they will oversleep in the morning, go to the Internet or find other activities to entertain themselves during class hours. In addition, some students have the misconception that work experience is more important than theoretical knowledge when it comes to job hunting. So they busy themselves in part time jobs when they should be attending class.
On the other hand, some teachers still conduct classes in the old fashioned way. Their classes are so boring that they make many students fall asleep. Besides, some textbooks are so out of date that they think it a waste of time attending classes.
In a word, both the students and the teachers should be wide awake to this serious problem and make great efforts to use the time at college to its best advantage.
Should College Students Be Allowed to Skip Classes?
Should college students be allowed to skip classes? Our school regulatiom handbook says no. However, in my opinion, college students should have the right to do so.
First and foremost, we should bear in mind the purpose of students\’ attending classes—to gain more knowledge and skills. Generally speaking, going to classes is a good and irreplaceable way for students to obtain knowledge. However, sometimes students can benefit more if they skip certain classes, for example, when they are not in the right mood for classes at some particular moment, or when do need some sleep that provides them with necessary energy for more important things later that day, or when they have to do something more important at that specific time. That is to say, when students cannot learn efficiently in classes, why must they attend them? Of course, if students are not familiar with the content of the missed class, they should make up for it.
Another reason why college students can skip classes is that some of them deem skipping class as a means of alternative education.(deem…as将…看作) Almost all the college students are over 18 and they have formed good sense of judgement to consider what is good and what is bad for themselves. They know for what and for whom they are studying, and they are able to make sensible decision whether to skip a particular class or not. If they can learn better alone with a book in front of them instead of instructor, why should they be compelled to attend the class?
The world today witnesses the “knowledge explosion”. Mountains of useful knowledge and information are waiting for young students to acquire or master, so they in dire need of effiency in learning. However, students are quite different intellectually—some are smarter than the others and they can learn more rapidly. On the other hand, teaching appraoches adopted by teachers are usually based on the level of the average students. The smart students feel the classes no challenge at all and they don’t want to see their time flow away without enough acomplished. So if it is a waste of time for them to go to certain classes, why must they attend them?
On all accounts, college students should have the right to skip classes, and are not to blame by colleges and teachers.
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