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nastya_z
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Should colleges put emphasis on extracurricular activities?

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Started: 12/2/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 1 week ago Status: Post Voting Period
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nastya_z

Con

I think that extracurricular activities are important, but still its not as much important as education. If these activities take too much time, it can have bad influence on students. First of all it can distract students from their study, as it is, of course, fun and interesting. However, in the end it can appear that it was just a waste of time, but it would be too late to catch up with studying. Whereas when students put emphasis on their study, they can have more opportunities in the future. For example, get an internship, as professors choose those, who have good grades and, showed that they are good at this subject during their study.
gvlr_96

Pro

Extracurricular activities are an important part of the education system. They teach students team work, social skills, ambition and self improvement while showing how these embracing qualities can be enjoyable. As oppose to your claim they are a hindrance, studies have shown that excercise can be helpful for students, refreshing their brains and helping them remember information, especially around revision time as well as the obvious health benefits. Encouraging sport is good for the economy and the sports industry is worth in the region of billions to the economy of most countries.

Field trips give students a new way of learning and can spark new interests, which can go back into their class work too. Visiting a museum, a monument or technical facility can be a source of encouragement for students and can shape their educational and career futures in a positive way.
Debate Round No. 1
nastya_z

Con

While it is true to say that extracurricular activities are helpful for students" self- improvement and ambitions, in fact such things as social skills and team work they can learn also during their study, for instance in debates and group projects. Also during these assignments, they can enrich their minds and have not only personal growth, but also career advancement.

Also it may be said that, those who want to connect their lives with sport or arts, can enroll in special colleges or universities where they can dedicate themselves to this. Moreover, they can reach their full potential and build a career in these fields.

Apart from different trips, a role model can inspire students. Often famous professors and successful people visit colleges and universities, and tell about their career, and the way they build it. And that can encourage students to work hard and do their best to achieve their goals, make good career and become an expert in their field.

What is more, if extracurricular activities take too much time, students can be overwhelmed and can have a burnout, which can lower their physical and thinking abilities.
gvlr_96

Pro

"While it is true to say that extracurricular activities are helpful for students" self- improvement and ambitions, in fact such things as social skills and team work they can learn also during their study, for instance in debates and group projects. Also during these assignments, they can enrich their minds and have not only personal growth, but also career advancement."

In some cases, to generate inspiration and interest, you have to leave the campus, as only so many resources can be placed within the campus, which limits the activities and hands on nature of extracurricular activities.

"Also it may be said that, those who want to connect their lives with sport or arts, can enroll in special colleges or universities where they can dedicate themselves to this. Moreover, they can reach their full potential and build a career in these fields."

If someone wants to get involved in sports are art, they are going into work sectors than normally require more than a qualification to appeal employers & agencies etc. Also, implementing extra curricular activities allows participation in such to be non elitist and can give people who do not necessarily want to study these subjects the chance to engage in these activities and learn to work on the skills I mentioned in the previous round.

"Apart from different trips, a role model can inspire students. Often famous professors and successful people visit colleges and universities, and tell about their career, and the way they build it. And that can encourage students to work hard and do their best to achieve their goals, make good career and become an expert in their field."

Some students may be inspired by role models, but the truth is many students switch off during their long talks, or show an interest but do not research much further into their discussion in the future. Their presentations often use images to convey their message, but it does not have the same image or hold the same memory as bringing the students to see what it that these role models do and where they work. Professors and role models coming in to talk still has the same disadvantage you mentioned previously; it takes up time.

"What is more, if extracurricular activities take too much time, students can be overwhelmed and can have a burnout, which can lower their physical and thinking abilities."

Extracurricular activities are normally presented as an option, especially during the more crucial stages of a students education. If a student feels that they do not have the time to participate, then they do not have to.
Debate Round No. 2
nastya_z

Con

Still sometimes, those who attend extracurricular activities can begin thinking, that they are better than others, which can lead to inequality between students.

Furthermore, it is costly, as you should buy, for example, sport equipment, musical instrument, etc. and it can easily slash your budget. Besides not everyone can afford this, which also creates gaps among students.
gvlr_96

Pro

I very much doubt students will think they are better than other because they took part in an activity. Extracurricular activities are often entirely funded by the school or college. The fact that some students are left behind when they cannot pay is unfortunate but does not constitute a reason to stop doing them.
Debate Round No. 3
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