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Should All University Students Be Required to Attend Classes?

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Topic: Should all university students be required to attend classes?

The extent to what level of efficiency modern education system could perform in teaching students is always a heatedly debated topic. Among many suggestions that could improve learning efficiency, the necessity of attending classes has been argued frequently in recent years. Some people claim that attending classes is a must to students. Other people, however, argue that giving students free-attendance is an optional choice. As far as I am concerned, every university student should be required to attend classes for following reasons.

Firstly, attending classes regularly helps students learn academic knowledge from a teacher in a more effective way. Teachers in university are very well-educated about the subjects and they do more than just go over the material in the textbook. They draw their students into discussions of the material, give the students information which is not presented in books or show documentary films on the subjects. Moreover, teachers impact their students the right method of study. This means that they not only provide students the reliable knowledge but also teach them how to learn, how to absorb information selectively, then apply and develop what they have learnt to other situations. Besides, university teachers are the ones that have extensive life experiences such as the way of observing and thinking, thus students will find school lessons more relevant to the real world.

Secondly, compulsory classes allow students to develop their life skills. They will build a sense of teamwork with each other since classes are defined to be a place that emphasizes on the importance of communication, listening and respecting other people’s opinions and ideas. Also, going to classes can train students be more responsible and discipline for instance students must go to school on time and they have to accomplish all the assignments before coming to...


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