Topic 1.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.
Why do people need to attend colleges or universities? Different people have different answers to this question. I believe that the three most common reasons are to prepare for a career， to have new experiences， and to increase their knowledge of themselves and the world around them.
Career preparation is becoming more and more important to young people. For many， this is the primary reason to go to college. They know that the job market is competitive. At college， they can learn new skill for careers with a lot of opportunities. This means careers， such as information technology， that are expected to need a large workforce in the coming years.
Also， students go to colleges and universities to have new experiences. This often means having the opportunity to meet people different from those in their hometowns. For most students， going to college is the first time they've been away from home by themselves. In addition， this is the first time they've bad to make decisions on their own. Making these decisions increases their knowledge of themselves.
Besides looking for self-knowledge， people also attend a university or college to expand their knowledge in subjects they find interesting. For many， this will he their last chance for a long time to learn about something that doesn't relate to their career.
I would recommend that people not be so focused on a career. They should go to college to have new experiences and learn about themselves and the world they live in.
People study in college or university for many different reasons. I think the most important reason is to gain more knowledge and learn more skills. Of course， there are also many other reasons that people study in college such as to get more friends， and increase one's self-confidence.
These days， most jobs require people who are educated and have good job skills. Therefore， the people who want a good job have to study hard and at least graduate with a high education. Furthermore， as technology advances all over the world， more and more education is required of people.
Some people who study in college or university want to make more friends and increase their interpersonal skills. They enjoy their lives in university or college and tend to socialize a lot. They can meet more people who have the similar interests with themselves. They can go to uni ball after school and make more friends who they trust.
The people who graduate from college seem more confident in our community. These people are more respected by society. Many people want to be respected and to be important by family， friends， their bosses， and others in their lives. They find that most of them can confidently talk and do their jobs as they are more educated. Therefore， most people want to get the confidence through the university or college study.
In today's society， people need more knowledge and skills to be adapted. The university and college study is a good way to achieve this.
In China， more and more people try their best to attend college or university. What are the reasons that make people long for it?
First of all， in my opinion， the most important reason is to gain competence to live a better life in the future. Competition of our days has become more and more drastic， and even a very simple job or low position will attract hundreds of candidates to apply for it. Only those who have a good education and general knowledge can gain better work. So， we should attend college or university for better competence.
Second， attending college or university can change our life. For example， to myself， I am a student from countryside. I am one of the few people who can attend college or university. Most of those who have not studied in college or university go to work early in a small factory in a small town or on a farm in their hometown. Just because I have taken higher education， I can get better chances to study or work in the capital of our country where a lot of people want to go to. Why? Good education gives me chances to change my life.
The third reason for attending a college is to increase knowledge. Study is a so interesting thing that it make our life rich and colorful. It expands our eyesight by informing us with lots of new things what we cannot gain from our common life or experience. On the other hand， by attending college or university， you can learn the knowledge or skill necessary for your future work.
People attend college or university for various reasons. Some may attend for new experiences， and others may think about other things. What I have mentioned is just very few of them.
Mr.Taoxingzhi， the most famous educator in China， once said： the biggest misfortune in one's life is that one does not receive a uniniversiy education. Needless to say， a university degree often helps a person achieve his goal with more ease. However， do we attend university just in pursuit of a degree? Does a university only provide us nothing benefieial besides a paper-made diploma?
As far as I am concerned， we enjoy a university education in the following aspects which attribulates us to a university education：
Firstly， with the knowledge learned in a university，we will have a deep understanding with our society. It is ture that genuine knowledge comes from practice， but it can not be denied that genuine knowledge， tells us how to practise. A thorough study in a college or university， of course， enables us to realize how the society works and how to cope with certain problems arising from it in a more efficiently， more skillful way.
Second， an university education usually make it possible that we acquire a decent job. Because of an accomplishment of a four-year study， it is not difficult for us to find a good job in most cases. How can we imagine that a graduate majoring in astronomy has to be a vendor in the street! Undoubtfully， he/she should sit in his/her labortory， making a reseach on aircraft on a computor.Obviously， a university education assures him/her a decent job.
Last， but not the least， we can help others much better if puttiing what we learn in a university into use. A university education corrects our values， enhance our skills， and broad our horizons.
With those， we are moe capable of giving a hand to those who are in need of help than before. “Knowledge is power”.When achieving a degree in a university， we can get a better understanding of the society， find a decent job in an easy way， and help others better. All of those are due to the knowledge learned in a university.
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 it.
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.