Are College Students Diligent?
When we talk about whether college students are diligent or not,we will be most surprised to find that the present situation is so complicated.
On the one hand,many students do not cherish their time on campus:
Some indulge themselves in video games or Internet chat,and some go shopping or dancing frequently.
On the other hand,many others seize every minute to turn their dreams into reality:
Some study in library every day including weekends,some conduct experiments until midnight,some collect data for research papers and others take part in all kinds of examinations.
Two reasons,in my eyes,can account for this phenomenon.In the first place,the general environment in university is a decisive factor—if most students are fighting
for their future,the others will be affected.In the second place,the general social atmosphere also plays an important role—if the reality can always testify to the proverb“Diligence is the mother of success”,
students will not hesitate to take action.
complicated ['kɔmplikeitid] adj. 复杂的，难懂的
cherish ['tʃeriʃ] vt. 珍爱，抚育，珍藏
factor ['fæktə] n. 因素，因子
indulge [in'dʌldʒ] vt. 纵情于，放任，迁就
phenomenon [fi'nɔminən] n. 现象，迹象，(稀有)事件
collect [kə'lekt] v. 收集，聚集
environment [in'vaiərənmənt] n. 环境，外界
conduct [kən'dʌkt] n. 行为，举动，品行
testify ['testifai] v. 证明，作证，声明
proverb ['prɔvə:b] n. 谚语，格言
Stepping Away from Online Games
Nowadays, more and more college students are addicted to online games. Those games may be funny and exciting, but are very harmful to those addicts.
In my opinion, there are many disadvantages of game addiction.Firstly, online games take up a lot of players’ time for study. Many of the addicts found themselves forced to drop out of school for poor academic performance. Secondly, addicts tend to isolate themselves from the reality. What’s worse , indulging in the virtual world for a long time, they are more liable to suffer mental problem and physical collapse. Thirdly , players are exposed to too much violent and unhealthy material, which is definitely harmful to their growth.
In short,I cannot see any benefits from online games.Study should be the primary concern of college students. Therefore,I do hope they can step away from online games.
mental ['mentl] adj. 精神的，脑力的，精神错乱的
isolate ['aisəleit] vt. 隔离，使孤立
performance [pə'fɔ:məns] n. 表演，表现; 履行，实行
addiction [ə'dikʃən] n. 沉溺，上瘾
academic [.ækə'demik] adj. 学术的，学院的，理论的
collapse [kə'læps] n. 崩溃，倒塌，暴跌
primary ['praiməri] adj. 主要的，初期的，根本的，初等教育的
unhealthy [ʌn'helθi] adj. 不健康的，不卫生的'，病态的，危险的
exposed [iks'pəuzd] adj. 暴露的，无掩蔽的，暴露于风雨中的 v. 暴露
violent ['vaiələnt] adj. 暴力的，猛烈的，极端的
How to Eliminate Cheating on Campus
Nowadays, instead of listening attentively in class and working hard after class, a number of students adopt all kinds of dishonest methods to get high scores in examinations.
It has become such a serious problem that it has aroused the concern from the whole society.
To put an end to such a serious problem, in my mind, it calls for the efforts from all sides.
First of all, the university authority should make it clear that any cheating behaviors in the examinations, from whispering, copying and receiving answers via mobile phones to asking ringers for help, will be severely punished with no exception.
Moreover,teachers of all subjects should go all the way to restore honesty by setting an example for the youth through speaking sincerely and behaving truthfully.
Last but not least, young students, the future of our nation, should view integrity as the prerequisite to an upright and responsible citizen so as to learn to despise and fight dishonest behaviors throughout the life.
Only when all of us join in the efforts of eliminating cheating at all levels can we expect to have a cleaner society and a more beautiful future.
restore [ri'stɔ:] vt. 恢复，修复，使复原
sincerely [sin'siəli] adv. 真诚地，真心地
integrity [in'tegriti] n. 诚实，正直，完整，完善
authority [ə'θɔ:riti] n. 权力，权威，职权，官方，当局
adopt [ə'dɔpt] v. 采用，收养，接受
honesty ['ɔnisti] n. 诚实，正直
exception [ik'sepʃən] n. 除外，例外，[律]异议，反对
eliminate [i'limineit] v. 除去，剔除; 忽略
despise [di'spaiz] vt. 轻视
setting ['setiŋ] n. 安装，放置，周围，环境，(为诗等谱写的)乐曲