Reply To: Students are more influenced by their teachers than by their friends. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

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University: High school senior
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November 9, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Both friends and teachers have a meaningful and necessary influence on each student. Spending more time with determines how much friends can affect the students. Also, their similar age allows them to know each other well in a short time. So I believe friends have more influence than teachers do.

To begin with, most students spend their time with friends during school, weekend, or many years after graduating. However, they might only see their teachers during class time. Since students have more time with friends and understand each other, they might make changes for a personal opinion from friends. In contrast, students seldom spend much time interacting with teachers. Without reasons other than study, the teacher can’t know their students on a very personal level. In this case, the relationship between students and teachers is not strong enough to change students’ minds.

Next, students and most of their friends are about the same age. Thus, they have many things in common. They can discuss homework together or play video games on weekends. During the time they spend together, friends may influence students. For example, I always play badminton with my friends. He does not only help me improve my skills but also encourages me to keep exercising. Thanks to him, I have a healthier body. Meanwhile, because of the generation gap, many teachers don’t have a similar topic to students. This situation also limits teachers’ interaction with students.

Last, I have to admit that teachers may influence their students a lot if they have a good relationship. As adults, teachers often give valuable advice. But it is not very common for people to have a relationship beyond different ages. I still believe that the more time we spend with someone, the more they affect us. In short, I do agree that friends influence students more than teachers do.