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    Topic: The United States government recently passed a law that would punish schools which students do poorly on the national exam. Some people think that schools should not take all the blame. In your opinion, what factors influence students' performance? Discuss, giving specific example to support your point of view



    Although the United States has already conducted the policy of punishing schools that have students spoiling the national exam, I believe it just can partially resolve the matter. In my opinion, some factors which influence students' perfomance are: The environment to study; the mood of the students; the quality of teachers and the question hanging over whether students themselves can realize the benefit of learning or not.
    The enivronment for students to study is very important. Do they have the chance to learn in a quiet place or are they constantly disturbed whenever they try to learn? Provided that either of those happends, the students' interest in studying will dramatically decrease. Thus, they cannot obtain the best results.
    The mood of the students also play an indispensable role in their score. For instance, if their parents always struggling with each other, or worse, divorce, they will be too depressed to study. At the very worst, they might cut classes or roam the city. From that, bad things such as drug or gangsters can happen. Therefore, school and family share the same responsibility to provide students the best mood in studying. And if worst comes to worst, teachers should quickly find out the cause and comfort the student in no time.
    The quality of teachers is always a hotly debated topic. Is it easy to be a good teacher? Do teachers have enough knowledge and ability to convey successfully to their students? If not, students may lose their interest in learning from them, which can later develop the discouragement of studying.
    Last but not least, whether the students realize that how important learning is in their life or not can affect their scores. The twenty first century is quite demanding besides its amazing development. Consequently, if students want to keep abreast with it, they have to study vigorously. Doubtless, as soon as the students realize it, they will have more chances for better scores.
    By and large, the policy of the US government ( Sorry, I don't know whether I can use abbreviation like this or not) can just deal with one aspect in motivating students to learn. The more influential factors a student get, the more chances he/ she does better in his/ her examination. And the most important thing is, young students realize that knowledge is the key to their future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Topic: The United States government recently passed a law that would punish schools at which students do poorly on the national exam. Some people think that schools should not take all the blame. In your opinion, what factors influence students' performance? Discuss, giving specific examples to support your point of view.



    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Although the United States has already conducted the policy of punishing schools that have students spoiling the national exam, I believe it just can partially resolve the matter.
    Although the United State has already been conducting the policy of punishing schools whose students fail the national exam, I believe it can only partially resolve the matter.
    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    In my opinion, some factors which influence students' perfomance are: The environment for study; the mood of the students; the quality of teachers and the question hanging over the students whether they can realize the benefit of learning or not.


    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    The enivronment for students to study in is very important. Do they have the chance to learn in a quiet place or are they constantly disturbed whenever they try to learn? If they don't have an adequate place to study in, the students' interest in studying will dramatically decrease. Thus, they cannot obtain the best results.

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    The mood of the students also play an indispensable role in their test scores. For instance, if their parents always arguing with each other they will be too depressed to study.
    Their parents can be divorced and still argue with each other.

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    At the very worst, they might cut classes or roam the city.
    They can do both.

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    From that, bad things such as drug or gangsters can happen.
    If the student becomes involved with drugs or gangs that will certainly hurt his studying.
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    Therefore, school and family share the same responsibility to provide students the best mood in studying.
    I don't think "mood" is the right word there. Perhaps "environment" would work better.


    The expression is:
    if worse comes to worse

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    Hi Ronbee, I will check up later but here is the idiom from oxford dictionary:
    if the worst comes to the 'worst (NAmE also if %worst comes to 'worst)if the situation becomes too difficult or dangerous:
    If the worst comes to the worst, we’ll just have to sell the house.

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    It could be an AE/BE difference there (worse/worst).

    Don't worry about it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Therefore, school and family share the same responsibility to provide students the best mood in studying.
    Therefore, school and family share the same responsibility to provide students with the best environment possible for studying.
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    And if worst comes to worst, teachers should quickly find out the cause of the problem and comfort the student as soon as possible.
    I don't know about that. Teachers can get in big trouble for "comforting" students.

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    The quality of teachers is always a hotly debated topic. Is it easy to be a good teacher? Do teachers have enough knowledge and ability to convey successfully to their students?
    The quality of teachers is always a hotly debated topic. Is it easy to be a good teacher? [No!] Do teachers know their subject well enough, and are they able to teach so that students can learn from them?
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    If not, students may lose their interest in learning from them, which can later develop the discouragement of studying.
    If not, students might lose their interest in learning, and they might give up.
    Some teachers need to take remedial spelling.


    Students might not realize how important getting a good education is, but even if they do what can they do if their teachers are inadequate?


    The poorer districts have trouble getting good teachers and holding onto them.


    What should be done?

    Do the teachers unions have too much power and influence?


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    Hi, what should you call if a person left home and become a hobo? (a verb)

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    And how to replace the second "mood" by any other words?

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    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    Hi, what should you call if a person left home and become a hobo? (a verb)
    I don't know that there is such a verb, but maybe there is. I suggest that you start a new thread with that question.

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