Berikut ini contoh Discussion Text bersumber dari buku Interlanguage karangan Joko Priana.
Should Students Take Part Time Jobs?
Working and going to school is challenging, it can be a rewarding experience if you use some foresight. However, you’d better think a hundred times before you decide to take a part time job. There are a lot of things that should be factored in on the decision to take a part time job.
On the negative side, working and still maintaining a good grade at school is not an easy task. Having less time for schoolwork becomes the main negative effect. Consequently, many students who work part time fail to perform at their best both on schoolwork and on examinations. Moreover, a part- time job can really interfere with the students’ free time. It also cuts into their studies and/or social life.
On the positive side of things, a part time job helps students to support day to day living expenses. Working can be a valuable part of a student’s life, if taken on responsibly. Students can derive a great deal from working, considerably more than just money. In most cases, they can acquire a nice dose of discipline and a whole new set of skills and experiences. Another benefit of part- time work is the opportunity to expand the resume. Ideally, a student should try to find a job that is related in some way to his/her selected fi eld of study. But even not, a student can still gain some work experience and develop skills.
Working takes a lot of time and energy, so students need to make sure to be able to handle both employment and their current commitments. Finally, if you are considering working parttime, talk to your school counsellor to discuss this move. Simply explain your goals to someone else can help you make decisions and figure out your priorities.