Do you agree or disagree with the following statement:
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The moment of graduation and awarding diploma is precious for every student as it is exactly what they are fighting for and looking forward to. Imagine if you are at the last semester on campus, whether to take courses taught by professors that you have taken their courses in the past or by professors that are unfamiliar to you? Personally, I would rather study with the professors that I am quite familiar with on account of better communication and shorter adapting time.
To begin with, a familiar professor more likely provides more assistance in or out of class. Having taken the professor’s courses, the mutual understanding between the teacher and student has been established and thus, the communication is apt to be much easier. What is more, in addition to academic studies, consulting a professor you are acquainted with about the issues of graduation is much more accessible. Professor Yang, an expert in business administration of my college, acts like both an intimate friend and a mentor in my life. After my 4 years’ of work period, he still assists me at no time whenever I turn to him for help. If there was another chance to study back to university, I would choose his course without any hesitation.
Aside from more assistance from an acquainted professor, less time saved from adapting could be taken good advantage of for graduation preparation. It is not difficult to understand that each professor demonstrates unique teaching style together with various requirements or criteria for their specific courses and assignments. Thus, one can soon get accustomed to the course arrangement, including the professor’s teaching pattern, how to preview or review as well as when to ask for help from the professor. The less time spent on adjusting oneself to a totally new course and a professor, the more time left to prepare for graduation.
Admittedly, new professors may bring brand new teaching methodology and wider range of knowledge. Plus, they may probably befriend students. However, during the busy senior year, academic study is just a part of campus life. Apart from this, more affairs concerning graduation on agenda should be tackled with which occupy more time and energy, including diploma project and internship. Studying a new course with a new professor undoubtedly creates a huge challenge with more burden and pressure on students, which distracts them or even disrupts their schedule.
To put it in a nutshell, if I was in the last year of university life and faced with choosing a course, I would prefer to study with the professor that had taught me before. In this way, not only is the professor better to communicate with and provides my help in or out of class, but also, during the last period of university life, studying with a familiar expert would make everything on calendar in order, which guarantees a memorable university life and successful graduation.