Universities Should Give the Same Amount of Money

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Universities should give the same amount of money to their students’ sports activities as they give to their university libraries. Do you agree or disagree with the statement? Use specific reasons and examples to support your opinion.


Some people believe that universities should give more money for sports activities. They claim that the importance of libraries and sports are the same. I can not completely agree with this statement. In the following paragraphs, I will give some basic reasons why I think that way.

I am a former student, and I know all advantages that libraries can give. First, it is the cheapest way to prepare for the incoming lecture, do the homework, research, and just read some books. From my perspective, it is imperative to supply the libraries with new books, magazines, journals, and newspapers. Second of all, libraries are the places where students can spend a few hours reading between lectures if their schedule does not allow them to go home. So, libraries must be light and large enough, have comfortable chairs and tables. A third reason why a good library is so significant for a student is that it is free to access computers and the Internet. If a student can not buy himself a computer or access the Internet, he can use it there. Finally, I like libraries because it is a good place to meet and communicate with each other, surf the Internet looking for the last news, read some books that you do not want to buy and just relax to the accompaniment of the pages.

As for sports activities, I think it must be up to a person. First of all, he or she goes to a university to gain knowledge, not lose some weight or work out. Second of all, a student must arrange his or her time in order to have time to exercise. However, I must say that every university should have a few playing fields, a pool, and a fitness center where students may have a rest after strained days.

One more reason to have really good libraries is that it can save not only money but time for students. A person has not to drive to the bookstore to get the materials he or she is looking for. So, a library can save time that then can be spent on a sport.

To summarize, I think libraries must stay the main resource of knowledge. So, if a university has some extra money, it should be spent on the new books, new software, and new equipment for the libraries.

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