Zhengdao Zhou Academic Literacies Julie Barcroft March 25, 2012 Words: 1010 Students should take part in social practice or not Nowadays, many universities encourage and organize students to
take part in social practice activities. During the summer and winter holidays, more and more students choose to be the volunteers, take part-time jobs or take part in other practical activities alike. Are these kinds of the best education and the appropriate education for students? There are some arguments about social practice activities in society. Some people think only school education cannot meet students’ need, students should be given social practice chances to train their abilities, and some schools are considering adding social course in their daily classes. However, some people argue against it. They think that students’ duties are study in schools. Social practice will waste students’ time.It is a common point among today's college students that the majority of them have little knowledge of social reality. Social practice is a bridge between their theory and reality. Timely participation in social practice will benefit them all through their life. There some reasons are listed below, and they make people believe that the education include social practice activities is the best education style for students. Firstly,if students take part in social club, students will have chances to come into contact with society earlier, and students can have opportunities to practice and use their
technologies or knowledge that is from classes in school. It is more beneficial for helping students to absorb their knowledge. Secondly, the technologies or experience which students’ need are not only from schools, but also from society, like communication skills (know how to communicate with different kind of people) and know how to cooperate with people. In this way students can gain some valuable social experience, which will be useful to their future careers.The work experience gives a personsuperiority for finding a job.Moreover, social practice can bring them some financial reward and make them more independent of their family. It is obvious that social practice is playing a more and more important role in college education. Undoubtedly, college students have benefited a lot from social practice. Above all, they are provided with more opportunities to contact the real world outside the campus. Social club or social practice activity gives students more chances to train their technologies. “Theory combines with practice”, which is more efficient way to help students grasp the knowledge from classes than only study in schools. Students can apply what they have learned in class to practical work, thus knowing themselves more clearly.In social practice activities, students can apply their knowledge to solution to practical problems. So the social practice skills are improved greatly. Moreover, social practice help strengthen students sense of social responsibility.Participation in social practice can help the students have more knowledge about our society and our country, and the teachers need not always urge the students to work hard. Another advantage of taking part in social practice activities is that students can gain totally different experience in social practice. University is a place where let us study technical ability, in future, we need depend on these knowledge to live in society.
So we must know how our knowledge will use to social practice. There is also much knowledge what students don’t understand well until social practice. Students need to know how much knowledge they grasp, so social practice play this kind of role to help students to know. Social practice can make students accumulate some social experience. In the university, many university students take part in social practice, it not only join work experience, but also increase their living experience. They know how to communicate with a variety of people, because they have to contact and face different people when they are working. Furthermore, some social practice activities need teams or groups to work, so students will have opportunities to cooperate with others, and they will know how to divide of work, and know how to complete works efficiently with their partners. Personally, I believe that timely participation in social practice will benefit us all through our lives. I was a volunteer in UCC last semester. I contacted many people when I was a server in Wednesday night. When I was working, I had many chances to chat with people. Not only did my English improve quickly, but also my communication skills became better. Because I had to contact others and cooperate with my partners, then I could finish my works. I was not shy to speak English with people and I make many friends when I was working. Some people think students take part in social practice that is a waste of time. They consider that most of students have much more time to take part in social practice in future, but the time they spend learning professional knowledge is limited and expensive, because they are all students. What they should do is to expand knowledge in school. Besides, a college school is like a small society. They are taking part of it now. However,
taking part in social practice can be taken in short time after graduation, and the atmosphere that is provided by college can't be found. After all, universities are not real society. Real society is much morecomplex than school-life. In conclusion, social practice plays an important role to set foundation for our work and make our life more meaningful and colorful.Social practice, as we all know, offers us an opportunity to put knowledge and practice together. With this practice, we will know more about social reality and be familiar with the future job. Due to “Practice is the father of success”, we will be closer to the job’s success. Social practice also benefits our lives. If we do some social practice, we can not only get experience about work, but also learn the skills that deal with others, and learn further about social reality or more. Without a doubt, it is a good use of our lives, for refreshing our knowledge now and then. If we do timely social practice social practice in education, our future will be more beautiful.