Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay. Suppose you have two options upon graduation: one is to take a job in a company and the other to go to a graduate school. You are to make a choice between the two. Write an essay to explain the reasons for your choice. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
For undergraduates college students, deciding what to do upon graduation can be a tough decision to say the least. From my point of view, I prefer to pursuing postgraduate students. My choice can be attributed to the following two driving forces.
For one thing, I want to continue my studies for their own sake because I love what I am doing. In fact, having a passion for my subject is possibly the best reason to go into postgraduate education. For another thing, entering into a postgraduate school, I can improve my job prospects. Specializing at postgraduate level can make you a stronger job applicant.
Actually, when in comes time for university graduates to decide their next step in life, there is no on right or wrong choice for everyone. Rather, each students must reach his or her own conclusion.
1. upon graduation 在毕业之时,upon后面加有动态含义的名词,表示在……的时候；类似用法还有on,例如on my arrival 当我到达的时候
2. a tough decision 艰难的决定
3. A can be attributed to B A可以被归因于B
4. driving forces 动因
5. continue my studies for their own sake 为了学习而学习
6. a stronger job applicant 强有力的求职者
7. reach one’s own conclusion 做出自己的决定
Part I Writing (30 minutes)
Directions:For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write an essay. Suppose you have two options upon graduation: one is to take a job in a company and the other to go to a graduate school. You are to make a choice between the two. Write an essay to explain the reasons for your choice. You should write at least 120 words but no more than 180 words.
Facing the two options, I will choose to take a job in a company. There are mainly two reasons for my choice.
On one hand, I am eager to apply what I’ve learned to practice since I have got so many years’ schooling. Moreover, I am somewhat tired of the “ivory tower” life and ready for the “real world” life, for I assume that I can learn more from getting in touch with society. On the other hand, my family needs my financial support, because my parents are getting older and older and making less and less. Though it doesn’t take much to pursue my further study, I cannot support my parents financially if I choose to go to a graduate school.
To sum up, to take a job in a company meets my desire of learning from practice and support my parents financially, which is a better choice for me.