Since the government spares no efforts to promote “quality education” that zeros in on students’ all-around development, students nowadays no longer remain academic-centered or exam-oriented. Instead, they are exposed to various student organizations and club activities. This transformation divides onlookers into two basic camps with opposite views: some people are in favor of the previous system while others support the recent change. Personally, I am a big fan of “quality education,” and I am totally in agreement with students’ participation in extra-curricular activities. My reasons are as follows.
原意：“背景介绍+争议引出论题+个人想法”可谓“始祖神器”。其中有一个单词 zeros in on，中文意思是“在某个问题或主题上集中注意力”，这个词绝对可以用来形容那些 pay attentionto, focus on，登时“六宫粉黛无色”；
Firstly, students taking part in organizations or club activities can develop non-academic capabilities such as leadership, communication or execution, which are crucial for the future. It is because no matter what kind of student organisation or club it is, the goal is always to achieve something with the cooperation of all members. During the process, there must be leaders who organize activities, give orders, or assign workload and members who should communicate with each other timely to ensure that everything goes smoothly. I remember that I used to be the leader of an English speaking society in college, and I successfully organized several large-scale speaking contests. The capability acquired through those activities laid a foundation for my future work.
In addition, student organizations and clubs are the places where we can make great friends, which spices up the tedious campus life. A certain type of student organization or club is like a group or circle that appeals to people with similar hobbies or interests, and that is the reason why one can find his or her congenial friends in the club more often than not. For example, people who love taking photos will join the photography club, and movie-goers are always taking part in movie salons and exchanging mutual ideas and thoughts on the same movie. Undoubtedly, being together with people having the shared aspirations and enthusiasm is the source of happiness.
Admittedly, academic study is of vital importance to every student, for it provides the basic and systematic knowledge to which we cannot be blind. However, to emphasize the importance of academic study does not mean that student organization and club activities are dispensable. One who devotes himself to academic study without paying any attention to extra-curricular activities stands a fair chance to become a nerd with high IQ but low EQ, which is not an ideal case.
“To do sth does not mean that sth is dispensable”这个句型非常好的用来表达“在肯定某事物的一同，不能忽略其他得方面”;
In a nutshell, I regard student organization and club activity as important as academic study. As an old saying goes, “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” if you do not want to be dull, then go to join an organization or a club immediately, because you will harvest unexpected treasures there.