17. Some people think that they can learn betterby themselves than with a teacher. Others think that it is always better tohave a teacher. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons to develop youressay.
Topic 17 Learn by yourself or with a teacher?
Some people prefer to learn by themselves. They think they can learn better in this way because they have more freedom, independence, and pressurein their self-study. There is some truth in their way, but they fail to see themany advantage of learning with a teacher. Especially, when you learn something more complicated, it is always best to have a teacher. My arguments for this point are listed as follows.(第一段清楚地表达了自己的观点，还用了一些连词来使句式灵活起来。不过通过我们之前看过了这么多的范文，这是一篇典型的“八股文”，有完整标准的框架，再加入自己的内容丰富起来就会比较好。)
First, a teacher can act as(扮演，担任)a guide to lead you to success. When you grope for knowledge, you need help and advice.A teacher, who treats you as if you were his own child, will give you a hand when you encounter (遇到，这个词也确实很经常遇到)difficulties; he will render(提出，比give好)his advice when you are in a dilemma(意同difficulties). Without a guide, you would be searching in darkness without a torch to light the wayfor you.
What is more, a teacher exerts real pressure on you. If you study by yourself, you must be strong-minded enough to keep on. You may become indolent(懒惰的)for lack of a strong will. Studying under the guidance of a teacher, however, you will feel there is always someone to supervise you. The teacher may assign you some books to read or some homework to do. You must complete the assignments,or you will not pass the course. You are urged to go no by your teacher.
Last but not least, studying with a teacher will receive the benefit of the teacher's knowledge. In class, the best teachers do more than just go over the material in the text book. They teach students how to learn, how to absorb information and then apply what you have learned to other situations. They guide all of you on classroom to develop discussion of the material and provide extra materials to broaden the scope of the topic. Without the help of teacher,it is nearly impossible to get these skills just by reading the textbook yourself.
In short, I prefer go to class, studying with teacher to guide and urge(催促)me. I choose to learn in a big family----my school. If I was obliged(有责任的，名词是obligation，替换responsibility时很有用)to learnby myself without a teacher or classmates, I would feel very sad and lonely.There would be no fun, no pressure, and no motivation. I could not learn well in such dull and depressing circumstances(压抑的环境).