Sunday, October 31, 2010

TOEFL Essay - which learning is better

Q. It has been said, "Not all learning takes place in the classroom." Compare and contrast knowledge gained from personal experience with knowledge gained from classroom instruction. In your opinion, which source is more important? Why?

My opinion dictates that sources for better learning are books, because there is less intermediary nature and less room inside classrooms means plenty distractions arise.

Learning happens when we least expect it, and learning we experience from books. Books are unexpected experiencing. You let your guard down and certain facts will overtake you. You are moved by the sheer insistence that bossy facts actually exert. Books' magical world of paper constantly reproduces and engulfs the surface of countless garage sales, leading halfway to Trieste. Go to any garage sale and how high are just one person's books? You don't know all the titles, though. Classroom learning is important, and you can get all you need inside of a classroom learning moment. Instruction within four walls encourages students whose eye on learning is fixed. Discouraging as it may sound, if you're not meant for school, you're just not. Finding a seat outside the four walls of classrooms is difficult though, because so many occupants gather already.

A book is experience. When you have a fiery work of inspiration in your lap and you are interfacing. Only a large moment outside your little sphere of reference will infect the experience that the book shades you with. We don't like to think of our inner umbrella being pierced or flapped askew by words and paper, but this is the learning that sticks to us.

Classrooms' erudite locations where some attend and others defect to rudimentary pretensions about sleep being more important are only effective one moment in time. Hung with a chalkboard, students and poor individual moderator, stiff salaries are a teacher's reward prize. In fact, it is said that a teacher invented litigation, because law was required to hold our tongues, forging from the world a learning experience. However, environments of compulsory learning are not where great strides in scholarship occur. Learners focus on new texts on their own, and all my important reading moments were with an experience in my lap.

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