Topic:People attend college or university for many different reasons (for example, new experiences,
career preparation, increased knowledge). Why do you think people attend college or university?
Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
People attend a college or a university for the following reasons, to acquire knowledge which is
necessary for a career, to contribute to the society, and to experience life.
Firstly college education is a necessary step for a person who wants to start a career in science
and technology areas. If a student wants to become a scientist, it is important for him to go to a
science school; if he wants to be an engineer, an engineering school is the best place for him.
There is no other place than a college where a student can get sophisticated education in order to
be qualified to become a professional in a specific area.
Secondly, a college education can benefit both the society and the student. By attending college
one can get himself prepared for and contribute to the society, which seems to demand advanced
knowledge more and more. One the other hand, as knowledge plays a very important role in
today’s economy, it has also become the capital and asset of the person who owns it: a college
education can bring wealth not only to the society, but also benefit the individual who processes
In addition, college education is a wonderful experience in one’s life. Only in a college one can be
taught by the finest scholars and meet with the most intelligent people in the nation. Education
can also bring happiness to the student. When a student has conquered a difficult mathematical
problem, he savors the joy which learning has brought to him, and feels that he is the happiest
man in the world.
Of course, learning in a campus does not mean as much for everybody, but it does mean a lot to
me. I was brought up in a knowledge-respecting family. My farther is an engineer and my mother
is a teacher in a primary school. They are both university graduates. My father, being the most
influential person in my life and the son of a poor Chinese farmer, did change the destiny of his
own by learning hard to earn a university degree. Therefore he firmly believes that “knowledge
can change one’s destiny and university is the best place to achieve one’s goal”. Of course this
influenced me. I strongly believe that attending university is the best choice for me. I do not have
a bit of hesitation to attend a university.