Study the following picture carefully and write an essay in which you should
1) describe the picture,
2) interpret its meaning,and
3) state your plan to do so.
You should write about 160-200 words neatly on ANSWER SHEET 2.(20 points)
The picture shows that an adult hand holding a gold coin between his thumb and index finger is going to drop it into a piggy bank,which is usually used by children for saving coin money. On the piggy bank two academic caps are represented. The picture is simple and its meaning is clear: young adults should manage to finance themselves for their higher education rather than rely on their families for support whether they can afford or not.
The market economy and competitive society prompt most young people to drive themselves vigorously studying for higher academic degrees, and some of them are seeking opportunities to study abroad. However, great expense hampers their desire for higher studies. In overcoming the financial obstacle, selfreliance is most advisable while dependence on parents or relatives is shameful.
As an adult student, I am planning to pursue graduate studies by workstudy strategy. My arrangement consists of two steps: First, I shall go through my first twoyear courses by both winning scholarships with excellent academic achievements and taking parttime jobs, such as campus work, teaching assistant, private teacher, etc. Then, I‘ll interrupt my regular course to work for a certain organization or company for one or two years. This I shall do for the double purpose of saving enough money for further education and getting some knowledge of social conditions, which may help to turn my book learning into something practical. When I resume my graduate studies a year or two later, I shall finish my program with a both creative and practical thesis.
Furthermore, I intend to study for a Doctor‘s degree in the same way.