Differences between day schools and boarding schools.

Again, challenging the writing for STEP1.
Today, it took 25 minutes to write this essay.
I think I have to keep 30minutes for writing, which means I have to do other sections very quickly.


Differences between day schools and boarding schools.

-Hobbies
○Family time
○communication
○Social skills
○Independence
-Responsibilities

Boarding schools are major in Europe as good private school, on the other hand, it is rare in Japan.
In this essay, I would like to contemplate differences between day schools and boarding schools.

First, I think the students of day schools can learn how family should be hold, on the other hand, the students of boarding schools could achieve social skills.
In other way, students of boarding schools are cut from families, which lead them to lack the chances to learn how should a family member behave according to their role and build the relationship between family members. Student of day schools are short in chance to learn how to behave themselves among big number of people from morning to night.

Second, I think the students of day schools have much free time to extend their creativity, on the other hand, the students of boarding schools have no other place to go, and that could teach them patience. In contrary, I can say that the students of day schools have freedom to run away when they don't like school, which can lead them to be impatience. Disciplined boarding schools' students don't have much time to extend their creativity, and tend to be less creative than day schools' students.

In conclusion, I think day schools and boarding schools have very different purpose. One is to let the students grow to good family member, and another is to let them grow to the disciplined independent people. (25min, 245 words)


How can sports contribute to world peace

Today, I challenged the writing topic of STEP 1.
I didn't use the dictionary, so, sorry for poor vocabularies.

Topic: How can sports contribute to world peace.
Use three of following points. ( ○ are the points I used)
○ Ambassadors
○ Other cultures
- Entertainment
- Sportsmanship
- Team work
○ Society


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Thanks to world wide TV networks, world wide sports events, like Olympic games, soccer's world cup games and tennis tournaments are getting more and more heated.
I think these events could contribute to world peace in order to deepen the understandings of other countries in following two reasons.

First, TV programs broad casting the view of the place holding the game it self are good chances to introduce the other cultures to us.
Watching the landscape outside the stadium or the way of supporters supporting their team will ignite the interest of viewers.

Second, not only the player but also the supporters going abroad according to the big game could be the ambassadors to introduce their culture to other countries.
It is new to my memory how the Japanese rural village influenced by hosting the African soccer team.

In conclusion, I think sports could contribute to world peace because it could introduce foreign cultures to other countries, which could lead to mutual understandings in human society.

(15min, 166 words)
mmmmm… was it too short? Do I have to add one more reason to support the idea?


Postal Privatization

Yesterday's big news was the denial of postal privatization bills in upper house.
The bill was to privatize Japan's postal service, which consists of postal service, banking service and insurance service.
Why privatization? It is to shut the money path to use the unneeded public undertakings.

Japan is now in a big financial crisis, which is that Japan's government bill at the end of FY2005 is estimated to be 538 trillion yen. As for FY 2005, about 42% of the revenue and 22% of the annual expenditure are of government debt. One of the reasons to this is considered that money gathered by banking and insurance service of Japan Postal Service is backing the purchase of national debt.
But on the other hand, there are concerns that the privatization would deteriorates the universal postal service.

Today, I would like to contemplate if we should privatize postal service or not.

I think postal service should be privatized because of following two reasons.

First, principles of market mechanism should be introduced in the area of postal service.
Some might concern that the service to rural are would collapse in postal privatization, because private sector will cut off the non-profitable areas.
I can understand their concern, but I think that universal service to non-profitable area is one of the indistinct subsidies backed by our tax.
If we need the universal service, we can subsidize any private companies who want to entry the service.
Introducing market mechanism would not only reduce the cost in profitable areas but also clear how it costs to maintain universal service in non-profitable areas.

Second reason is that we desperately need the structural reform.
As I wrote at the top, we have to take any means to lessen the budget deficit.
If we hesitate to privatize postal service, the structure of money flow will not change drastically. Waiting slow change means the snowball current deficits.

In conclusion, I would like to say that we should privatize postal service to introduce market mechanism to reduce the costs and to promote structural reform. (344 words)


Should the school dress code be abolished?

Today, I would like to consider if the school dress code should be abolished or not.

In Japan, almost all junior high schools and high schools have the school dress code.
Though, there are big arguments to preserve or abolish school dress code.
The one who are against school dress code might say that it would hamper the development of individuality and tend not to be adaptable to seasonal changes in temperatures.

With these situations in mind, should the school dress code be abolished?

To this question, I would like to say I'm against the abolishment of the school dress code.

First, I would like to bring forward a counterargument to the points I've shown above.
One first point was that the school dress code would hamper the development of individuality. On the contrary, I think the school dress code will not hamper the development of individuality. The development of individuality is not related to the enforcement of what to wear. Students usually very creatively work out how they could arrange the way of dressing school uniforms. If this is not the development of individuality, what would be it?

And to the second point that the school dress code tend not to be adaptable to seasonal changes in temperatures, I would say, correspondence to the seasonal changes could be assured by easing the regulations, not with abolishing the dress code.

Then, I would like to support the school dress code with following two reasons.

Firstly, the school dress code would avoid juvenile delinquency.
Surveys indicate that introduction of the dress code could reduce juvenile delinquency. If a student is apparent by wearing particular school uniform, it is difficult for them to shoplift or do sugar daddy business. Though there are chances to change their cloths to do those misdeeds, a small barrier always lie there to prevent it.

Secondly, school uniform could reduce parents' spending on children's clothing.
Though school uniform tend to be expensive, if you consider that it could be well worn for three years and what you only have to buy is just few items, it isn't expensive as you thought. When you have to buy all the cloths your children needs, it will be much expensive in total.

Concluding my essay, I would like to say that I think the school dress code should not be abolished because it would avoid juvenile delinquency and reduce parent's spending on children's clothing. (404 words)


Should Space exploration be promoted?

Today, I would like to consider if space exploration should be promoted.
Many of you should be aware of the news about launch of Space Shuttle with the Japanese space crew, Mr. Noguchi, onboard. After the 2-and-half-year interval, since the big burst of Colombia in February 2003, the space shuttle Discovery was successfully launched.
Though, the loss of a piece of insulation foam from a fuel tank during Tuesday's launch bore a worrying resemblance to Columbia's tragic story and means --- despite the space agency's reassurances ---that Discovery's crew will face a nervous return to Earth on August 7.

Should we promote space exploration despite huge danger and cost?
To this question, I would like to answer yes in following two reasons.

First, the development of technology gained by space exploration could enhance the whole human life.
When the cut edge science extended by the huge investment of budget and human recourses, the developed technology would surely contribute to the whole human life.
For example, in the small room of space shuttle, it is crucial to recycle the excrements, air or water. Thus top technologies of recycling those materials were developed for space exploration.
Applying this technology, compact and efficient recycling system has developed for on-the-earth use.

Second, human needs huge target to be challenged.
Because of our aggressive nature, humankind needs to challenge the huge target to avoid the word war 3.
Without this huge challenge, uncontrolled energy would surely surge into war. It doesn't matter whether the challenge should be fight against aliens or deep space or neighbor countries; we need something to fight against and conquer.

In conclusion, I would like to say that we should continue space exploration despite the huge danger and cost because it would merit to all of us, and it could divert the energy from a coming war. (305 words)


 

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