Master Skills Independent 11
agree or disagree
Schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs instead of general subjects.
Some people contend that students should be taught about specific careers and jobs. Others argue that students should only devote themselves to studying general subjects. If asked, both groups would present compelling arguments to corroborate their assertions or not to back up them. In my opinion, students should learn about specific careers and jobs to prepare for subsequent life and to avoid learning unnecessary subjects.
Admittedly, some people believe that nothing is more important than studying general subjects in school. This is because; once you get out to the real world, there is almost no chance to go back to college again to study to your full content. If you want to be a more educated person and to be respected as such, you should study harder about general subjects while in schools. Your lifetime is limited. These examples demonstrate that school should in equality offer opportunities to study general subjects to students.
However, catching a glimpse of specific careers and jobs through classes in schools, is absolutely necessary to prepare for entering the business world. If you know almost nothing or little about social knowledge and skills, you have a lot of difficulty getting along with people in business world. People in company which you will join in the future usually expect you to be mature and have enough skills to do more work than you expect. Therefore, you must play the role which is anticipated by the real world. These examples emphasize that you must already prepare enough for hiring as a competent worker, and learning to acquire knowledge and skills that are needed before graduation from schools.
On top of that, school often offers some subjects which are in actuality unnecessary for students to study. Who wants to study how to cook? Everybody can learn to cook if necessary. For example, I didn’t like the idea of having to attend the cooking class. Basically, schools in Japan provide students with opportunity to practice cooking, which enable students to cook themselves. However, I just don’t remember parts of things I must have studied at schools, and as for cooking, I taught myself after I become adults. Google teaches me. If you have to learn about something basic, you can learn it by yourself by wisely using the Internet. These examples focus on the idea that it is nonsense for students to learn some skills they can acquire anytime they need.
Some people contend that schools should teach students about specific careers and jobs, whereas others argue that students should commit themselves to studying general subjects. Admittedly, some people believe that studying general subjects in school is as important as anything else. However, learning in advance about specific careers and jobs is absolutely necessary to prepare for success in business world. On top of that, schools often offer some classes that are in actuality not needed for students to live. For these reasons, in my opinion, schools should teach students, not only about general subjects, but also about specific careers and jobs.