Task：Some people believe that university students should be required to attend classes. Others believe that going to classes should be optional for students. Which point of view do you agree with？ Use specific reasons and examples to explain your position.
Some people think that university students should be able to choose whether to go to classes or not. I could not disagree more with this idea. Even though students can have excused absences， for example， when they are sick or have something emergent to attend， generally they should be required to go to classes. In fact， attending classes has many advantages， three of them most important： learning from the teacher， interacting with classmates， and developing responsibility. Attending classes has the benefit of receiving the best that a teacher can offer. Good teachers review the difficult and key pints of the material in the course textbook. The best teachers do more than this. They conduct group discussion of the material， and present alternative points of view on the same issue. This increases students＇ real understanding and critical thinking.
Moreover， teachers supplement the textbook material with information provide by guest speakers， which further enhances students＇ understanding. All this implies that， if students are absent from class， it is tantamount to forfeiting their right to full benefits of teacher-guided learning in class. Going to classes also helps students learn how to work with their classmates. In class， students need to put forward their ideas. They have to take questions from their classmates and when their classmates have a different point of view， they have to defend their own. All this is conducted in a friendly manner. Interaction of this kind teaches students about how to work with other people.
Finally， going to classes enables students to develop responsibility. Having to finish all the assigned readings before class helps prepare them for getting a job. So does the requirement of being punctual for class. Similarly， having to complete assignment on time for class helps them to foster responsibility.
Admittedly， students can obtain information from books， but they benefit a great deal more when they go to classes. They have the advantage of learning from their teacher， of interacting with other people， and of developing the responsibility required of a good worker as well as a good student. If these skills in life are in no sense optional， how can attending classes in a university be optional？