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TOEFL学習記録73

TOEFL essay No.2

Schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs instead of general subjects. Do you agree or disagree?

Some people think that schools should teach students about general subjects instead of specific careers and jobs, because this will broaden his or her perspectives. Others think that schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs instead of general subjects, because of a smooth transition to actual jobs. My contention is that schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs because students are more motivated to master what is being taught, it is a waste of time to learn unrelated subjects, and this prepares students for specific jobs.

Firstly, students are more motivated to apply themselves to learning about subjects that relate to their specific career focus. For example, when I was younger, I wanted to become an automobile mechanic; therefore, I went to a special technical high school where I studied car-related subjects. Since I loved cars, I was motivated to learn and enjoyed every minute of my learning. Had I gone to a general high school, I would not have been as highly motivated because the subjects I would have been studying would not have had a direct correlation to my long-term career plans. As this example demonstrates, students are more motivated and engaged when studying subjects that relate to a specific career.

Secondly, it is a waste of time to study general subjects that have nothing to do with one’s career focus. For instance, my brother also wanted to be an automobile mechanic, but he went to a normal high school, where he had to take many general subjects that had nothing to do with his future career plans. He complained to me that he was wasting his time studying history, geography, and biology as they would be no help to him in the future. He hated the school so much that he ended up dropping out. Had he gone to a vocational school as I did, it is highly likely that he would have enjoyed his time in school and would have found value in what he was learning. As this example illustrates, if a student has a specific career plan or interest, he will most likely not be interested in spending time learning general subjects.

Finally, if students take courses that are related to their job interests, they will be ready to work in that specific field. An example of this scenario is my uncle, who went to a special school to become an airplane pilot. When he graduated, he was a licensed and certified pilot and was immediately employed by a local aviation company. After a brief indoctrination and training period, he started to fly a commercial aircraft. Had he gone to a normal school, he would not have been adequately prepared for this career. Therefore, if a student knows what career he wants to pursue, taking relevant courses will enable him to immediately work in this field when he finishes school.

While some people think that schools should teach students about general subjects instead of specific careers and jobs, others claim that schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs. Students are more interested in learning about topics that are related to their specific career plans. And furthermore, this will prepare them to work in that specific career field after graduation. For the above reasons, I am strongly convinced that schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs instead of general subjects.
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