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University: Capital Medical University
It has come to people’s attention that many college students cannot master their expertise when graduate. That might be because they spend too much time on extracurricular activities. Therefore, I don’t believe that sports and social activities should receive as much support as academic study since it will mislead students sill further.
First, I believe that academic study is the priority for college students. When I just entered college, I played badminton every day even though the conditions of my university’s badminton course were not satisfying. I was so tired that I failed to finish my school work. Needless to say, I got a terrible mark at the end of the first semester.
Second, college time might be the only period during a person’s life in which he can gain plenty of interdisciplinary knowledge without worrying about financial problems since the university always offers financial support to students to concentrate on studying. However, having settled a job, a person has to suffer the burden from his work and the stress from communication with his colleagues. Thus, he has neither the time nor the energy to gain knowledge like a college student.
Furthermore, students can do sports and participate in social activities out of universities and colleges. For example, many of my classmates invest in a gym membership to keep fit near our college. As a commercial facility, the gym can offer better conditions than the college. For social activities, there are many cafes and pubs around my college. They are so comfortable and commodious that they satisfy the conditions for us to hold parties.
Accordingly, it is unnecessary for colleges to spend much money supporting sport and social activities. Instead, the fund should incline to develop classes and libraries to enhance students’ academic ability.