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University as I see it(http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn)  

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For most college students in China, June is the time for exams. At this time of the year, many have begun to prepare for their finals with unprecedented vigor.In my university, the library is  packed with students and a place for revision is quite difficult to get. Many students ask the teachers to tell them ' important points' that might appear in exams. Others are busy making plans for revision according to their test schedules. What is more, exams have become an indispensable topic of our daily conversation. Here is a typical conversation between two of my dorm mates.
  A:' Hey, how's the revision going?' 
  B:' Oh, don't mention it. I haven't started it yet.'
  A :' Me too. I have 2 exams tomorrow but I still have 2 thick textbooks to read.'
  B: ' I asked my classmates for some important clues to pay attention to in my revision....but they knew nothing! Nobody knows anything about the textbook and the course nowadays.'
  A:' Don't call it a review--calling it a preview would be more appropriate.'
  I can hear this conversation everywhere on campus. In the college campus, the 'Straight A Students' or 'Xueba' are always admired and praised for their amazing ability to memorize everything, to solve every problem and most importantly, for their diligence and concentration. Unlike the time in High school, most college students put less emphasis on their scores. Many instead, focus a lot on extracurricular activities and spend more time to socialize. On the other hand, many people complain that the knowledge we learn in college cannot prepare us for real social challenges. Others even hold the radical view that 'college education is a waste of time and money.'
  In my view, the courses we take in college are not all useless, and we should adopt a more balanced,a more objective attitude towards it. As an English Major student, I learn about English history and art, about basic grammar and lexicon, about interpretation skills and translation studies. It is quite true that I can always learn them by myself in the library, but the greatest value of these courses is that they open up new doors for my future research and they awaken my passion for a language that so many people freely take for granted as a lingua franca. In these courses, the professors would share with us their research, their skills and their experience of learning English. To a certain extent, our teachers serve as a mentor for us, guiding us on the arduous journey of mastering a foreign language. I believe that these courses change the way we see English--not merely as a subject, but as a mysterious and beautiful realm worthy of exploration and investigation.
  Another benefit of College courses is that they allow us to study with a very steady pace and a clear goal. We tend to follow the course requirements and improve our overall abilities accordingly. We might always be wrestling with exams and papers, yet we improve ourselves gradually with this process. In fact, in most universities, courses only take up half of our time. We still have plenty of free time to develop our own interests and hone our social and practical skills by attending different activities in and outside campus.
  In recent years, many college graduates fail to find a good job. Some critics blame college education for its overemphasis on theory over practice. Many college students also complain that they have no motivation for studying hard because they are convinced that ' a good score is not going to land me a high-paying job'. But is college only a place where we prepare ourselves for job-hunting?
  I still believe in the academic value of universities. I believe that knowledge can be created in universities and the knowledge we create can make a difference in the world. I believe that university is the sacred land where the light of knowledge will shine upon the eager minds of youth and awaken long-lost memories of how we once dreamed a university might be like.
  Therefore, I think perhaps we should form a more balanced view on universities. It is an ivory tower as well as a social playground, where we learn knowledge and train ourselves for future challenges. There will definitely be a time when we lost ourselves in a beautiful Chinese prose, and there will also be times when we stand on the stage making speeches or organizing events. I think college life is the combination of both study and social practice, and we must do our best to excel at both.
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