Do you agree or disagree with the following statement?
Friends should be able to disagree with each other and still maintain their friendship.
Use details and examples to explain your opinion.
What do you think of this idea?
I don't know, I'm not sure I agree.
Oh really? Why is that?
Well, we don't need to know all that stuff right away, but I mean, some of the stuff was really useful.
Yeah, I suppose.
Like for instance, I learned about the student book fair where a lot of students sell their used books, ones they don't need anymore.
Right, the book fair.
Yeah, I would have just bought all my books at the bookstore, but instead I waited and went to the book fair to buy used books straight from the students and that saved me a lot of money.
Cancel Information Sessions
At the beginning of each year, during new-student orientation, the university holds information sessions to provide students with general information about resources available at the university I think that these sessions should be canceled This is because a lot of the information presented during these sessions is not helpful at the beginning of the year Students tend to forget what they have heard and so are not able to benefit from the information Additionally, the sessions are unnecessary because all the information presented is available on the university Web site The students can access the information when they need it.
Now listen to part of a lecture in a psychology class.
Okay. Well, so recently when I was buying a new car, I was looking at several different cars and I took a lot of time researching the advantages and disadvantages of each one before finally making up my mind to buy one particular car. However, it was a different matter yesterday, when I had to go to the store to buy some batteries for a flashlight, and there must have been four to five different brands of batteries at the store, batteries made by different companies. Well, no doubt some batteries may last longer than others and some might be higher in quality or cost slightly more or slightly less.
When people are planning to make an important purchase, they often spend a great deal of time gathering information about their various options to make the best possible choice. However, when making less important purchases, people may decide that it is not worth gathering information beforehand. This phenomenon is called rational ignorance. If the differences between products seem small or unimportant, people may decide not to learn about them. In other words, people deliberately choose to remain ignorant of the differences because learning about them is not worth the time or energy. The products are so similar that no significant benefit can come from choosing one over another.
Listen to part of lecture in a biology class.
So we've talked quite a bit about various physical characteristics of animals living in the wild, features that act to protect them in the wild. But what about young animals, the ones that need the most protection from predators? Well, they also have special features that help them survive, features that are temporary until they grow into adulthood. For one thing, many young animals have features that are useful for camouflage, which help them hide from predators. These features help the young animal blend into the surroundings, hide in the trees or bushes and not be seen by predators.