University is a place where students can learn more about their subject of study. Students can benefit a lot from the professors’ classes. As an old saying goes, “Teachers are the lights who illuminate in the road of study”, so professors, the authority figures in many fields, can provide students with some useful advice about their study as well as their personal lives. For this reason, professors should spend more time educating students instead of doing research.
Firstly, by spending more time teaching, professors will allow more students to fulfill their potential. Take my classmate John for example; he only took writing course for the professor read his essay every time. Although John’s essays were not very good, the professor revised his assignments carefully and gave him compliments in the class. As a result, John won the university writing competition. We can induce from this example that without the professor’s remarkable instruction or revision, John could not have won such an outstanding achievement.
Secondly, professors can give students valuable career advice. Many students feel in a daze about their future and have no idea of how to choose a career. Professors have a wealth of precious experience and comprehension about life so that they can guide students to make correct decisions. For example, I did not know what kind of job was the best-suited for me when I was a junior student. I felt desperate and helpless about my future. Then my professor asked me what my ideal job was and whether I could get it. He told me that what I should do first was to find my strengths as well as weaknesses, and then explore what I am interested in. By taking his advice, I became more confident about myself and have not worried about my future anymore.
Thirdly, extracting information from classes will contribute to professors’ scientific research. They can implement theoretical result into teaching and receive feedback from students to check whether their research is meaningful or not. For instance, a psychological professor carried out a project about people’s reaction if they only had five days to live. In order to collect data, he did the investigation during his classes by discussing with the students, as the students could be a part of this project and who were willing to discuss such as academic issue with the professor. As a result, not only did the professor finish his class, but also completed his research at the same time.
In conclusion, there are three clear advantages if university professors pay more attention to education. Cultivating successful undergraduates also benefits the professor’s research in the long -term via student recommendations for promotion and an increased quality of PhD candidates in the future. Even though it is the professor’s obligation to teach the students, professors can improve their research at the same time, and make their classes more interesting.