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Some people believe that university students should be required to attend classes. Others belive that going to classes should be optional for students. 
 Which point of view do you agree with? Use specific reasons and details to explain your answer. 
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Some people may believe that going to classes should be optional, but I disagree. I don't understand how university students can expect to learn anything if they don't attend classes. Personal experience can help people learn about themselves and the world outside the classroom, but when it comes to learning about academic subjects, students need to be in class. 

In class they receive the benefit of the teacher's knowledge. The best teachers do more than just go over the material in the class textbook. They drawtheir students in to discussion of the material. They present opposing points of view. They schedule guest speakers to come, give the students additional information, or show documentary films on the subject. 
  
Also, attending classes on any subject teaches more than just facts. It teaches students how to learn, how to absorb information and then apply what they've learned to other situations. Their teacher is the best one to help them with these skills. They can't learn them just by reading the textbook. 
Going to class also teaches students how to work with the other members of the class. Many times students will be given group assignments. This is different from what they did in secondary school. Here they're with people from different backgrounds and experiences. In this situation, they learn how to handle working with people different from themselves to achieve a common goal. 
  
Going to class also teaches students responsibility and discipline. Having to be at a particular place at a particular time prepares them for getting ajob. Being at that place on time with an assignment completed prepares them for a career. 
  
In short, by going to class students learn more than just information from the teacher. They also learn how to learn, how to work with others, and how to work responsibly. These are not optional skills in life, so attending classes should not be optional 
  
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Neighbors are the people who live near us. In your opinion, what are the qualities of a good neighbor? Use specific details and examples in your answer. 
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If you have a god neighbor, you are a lucky person. You have someone who cares about your needs and your property, who is helpful in the little day-to-day situations that come up, and who is supportive in times of crisis. 
  
A good neighbor is someone who, for instance, understands that your children may occasionally run across his lawn, even though you tell them not to. He'll realize that children can be careless about things like that, and he won't make a big fuss about it unless it becomes a regular thing. In the same vein, he knows that you'll understand if some of the trash from his trash cans blows across into your yard. In other words, he is sensitive to the unintentional things that can happen. He doesn't make a big deal about them. 
  
A good neighbor is also respectful of your property. For example, she asks your permission before doing anything that interferes what's yours. This means she wouldn't plant a huge tree in between your houses asking how you feltabout it. If she wanted to put up a fence, she would let you know first. She might work with you to d