Part Ⅴ Writing (60min)
It was reported in the press some time ago that a few second-and third-year students in aprovincial university decided to try their hands at business in order to get prepared for thefuture. They opened six small shops near their university. Their teachers and classmates haddifferent opinions about this phenomenon. Some thought that the students' businessexperience would help them adapt better to society after graduation, while others held anegative view, saying that running shops might occupy too much of the students' time andenergy which should otherwise be devoted to their academic study. What do you think? Writea composition of about 300 words on the following topic:
Should University Students Go in for Business?
In the first part of your writing you should state clearly your main argument, and in the secondpart you should support your argument with appropriate details. In the last part you shouldbrig what you have written to a natural conclusion or a summary.
Marks will be awarded for content, organization, grammar and appropriateness. Failure tofollow the above instructions may result in a loss of marks.
Nowadays, there emerged a heated discussion concerning the attitude we should take towards the phenomenon that university students of increasing number are devoting themselves to business. Some thought that the students business experience would help them adapt better to the society after graduation, while others held a negative view, saying that running shops might occupy too much of the students’ time and energy which should be devoted to their academic study. I’m in favor of the latter, for I think the disadvantages of going for business of university students outweigh those advantages it may bring. In the following context I am to make my argument convincing by elaborating on my 3 reasons.
First things first, we should keep in mind that it is our top priority to study and accumulate as much as possible in our 4 years in college. Academic study is a guarantee of our future career and paves the way to our potential success. Engaging ourselves in business requires us to spare a huge amount of time and energy that should be used for our studies, and as a result, we may ruin our studies in the process. Going in for business is not sensible for college students as it may deprive us of chances to study and better occupation in the future. Besides, college students are often not well-prepared, psychologically and emotionally, to engage in business. It is often said that the circle of business resembles a battlefield. The competition there may be so fierce that collegians can hardly adapt to it. It is also true that businessmen are of various characters and temperament, so it becomes very difficult for those inexperienced and unsophisticated college students get along with them well, let alone make friends with them or make a big money.
Moreover, college students are not financially suitable to explore the business circle. There is no denying that going in for business needs a huge imput of money, which is something most college students lack. It is impossible to establish a business without a decent financial imput. Even if someone has such money, he still stands a fat chance of making success in business, since he may lack in the skills of money management to bring his money into full play or to invest his money rationally or proportionately.
From what has been discussed above, we can safely reach to the conclusion that it is irrational and unnecessary for university students to go in for business. Instead, university students should bear in mind that study is their priority during their college life. Only when they’re academically, financially and emotionally mature can they attempt to engage themselves in business and stand a chance of success. (449 words)
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