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Some people think that they can learn better by themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better to have a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop your essay.
I would argue in this essay that learning from teachers is more advisable in that with the help of our teachers, we can learn faster and learn in a more enjoyable manner.
First of all, leaning from teachers can make sure that we learn more quickly. As we all know, teachers have received professional trainings which means that they are supposed to know much more than we do on a certain subject. Besides, they have rich experience which can help ensure that we learn more effectively and that we can quickly understand what we should understand. This will be hard to achieve if we learn by ourselves, for, after all, both our knowledge and ability to solve problems are limited; otherwise, we would not need teachers at all.
Second, it is more fun to learn from teachers. As we know, learning is a long process which requires a lot of patience and endurance to be carried on. This naturally poses a great challenge to us all: how can we make it? The answer is simple: to develop interest. As the saying goes, “Interest is the best teacher.” With interest, we would feel that learning, which used to be so boring, suddenly becomes so much fun and thus we are happy and self-motivated to learn. To do this is nothing easy because the entire process of learning is full of hardships and despairs. However, our teachers are capable of making their classroom teaching lively and interesting which in turn, can greatly arouse our passion and enthusiasm for learning and finally enable us to find fun in it, thus carrying it on and on.
Of course, we can not deny the fact that self-learning is also indispensable. It is simply unrealistic to totally rely on our teachers for leaning everything. Just think: how much time can our teachers spend with us every day? Very limited, right? In most cases, they can only be together with us as long as their lectures last and have no way to be with us any longer. So, what are we supposed to do with this reality? To develop the ability and habit for self-study, namely, study by ourselves.
Based on the above discussion, we see that leaning under the guidance of teachers can make the learning process itself easier and more enjoyable. However, we should never depend entirely on our teachers. We also need to invest a lot of time and effort into self-study and only by doing so can we be sure to really learn and gain knowledge.