Most of us have grown up being taught the importance of education. However, people have different opinions on how to conduct it. Generally, l believe that one should receive full time education until he or she is at least 18 years old.
Receiving full-time form of education involves attending classes at school, i.e. regular attendance of lectures and seminars on the schedule, and the study of teaching materials is more in depth in learning community like school. As members of this community, students are not information recipients who acquire the knowledge in a passive way; instead, they are challenged to achieve their potential and indeed to excel. Therefore, school education provides learning conditions that encourage students to remain curious, to value diversity in opinions and perspectives, to think critically, and to communicate effectively. In this way, students can gain problem-solving experience and confidence which contribute to the development of their capabilities and personalities.
It is true that education is not limited to knowledge from books only but can also be obtained through practical experiences outside of the classroom. Thus, young people should be encouraged to take the initiative to engage in activities such as unpaid community services or to apply for a part-time job to expand their social experience. Nevertheless, frustrating school years or distractions outside of school might drive people to believe that there could be better options than receiving full time education for under-aged people. Unfortunately, the truth is that full-time form of education not only secures academic qualifications which are essential for getting a promising career but al5o leads to self-achievement which is a demand to almost everyone.
To conclude, most countries have their school leaving age set at 18 years old for a good reason. I believe that pursuing education is a life-long process and that full time education should be compulsory until people are at least 18 years old.
conduct v. 执行
lecture n. 讲座
seminar n. 研讨课
potential n. 潜力
diversity n. 差异
capability n. 能力
frustrating adj. 令人沮丧的
Coherence & Cohesion
1. As members of this community, students are not information recipients who acquire the knowledge in a passive way; instead, they are challenged to achieve their potential and indeed to excel.