Directions: For this part, you are allowed 30 minutes to write a short essay entitled Is It Appropriate for College Students to Rent Apartments ? You should write at least 150 words following the outline given below:
Is It Appropriate for College Students to Rent Apartments ?
Nowadays, many university students do not like to live in a dorm in the campus, but choose to rent apartments outside. If we want to know whether it is appropriate to do so, we should analyze its advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages of living outside campus are obvious. Students who live outside can enjoy more freedom and have more independence. For senior students, they may also have more opportunities for jobs. But there are also many disadvantages. For instance, they may have less time to know other students, they have to spend time traveling forth and back, their life may be less interesting, and it is obviously more expensive and less safe to live outside.
Considering the advantages and disadvantages, I think students should decide according to their own situations. If they want to save money and have more time to study and more contacts with other students, it is better for them to live inside the campus. But if they value freedom and independence more than do not have to worry about the costs, it is also appropriate for them to rent a room or an apartment outside the campus. Whatever they decide, their decisions should be appropriate for themselves.