专八题目:

Do More Certificates Stand for Better?
专八范文:
This is the very hot season for the college graduatesto hunt jobs in the market. You may see a lot ofgraduates holding a variety of certificates indicatingtheir versatile skills. Every college student knowsthat ability is important. They would like to attendvarious training programs and apply for differentcertificates so that they are more competent.
现在是大学生找工作的旺季。你或许看见过有大学生拥有许多的证书,这些证书证明了他们在各个方面的能力。每一名大学生都知道能力很重要。他们会去参加各种培训课程,申请各种各样的证书,这样他们就能提升自己的能力。
However, can attending training programs and getting more certificates improve competence?As far as I am concerned, the certificates do not really mean competence. First of all, thecertificates are simply several pieces of papers proving that you have attended some trainingprograms. Whether you are competent or not really depends upon your cleverness andexperience. For example, many English majors have passed the TEM-8, an English test specificfor the language students. Does that mean your English is perfect once getting such acertificate? Not exactly. The fact is you may find, more often than not, that many studentsspeakbroken English and write poor English. The reason is that they may assume that acertificate can prove their English is very good. So they stop their daily exercises and trainingand rest on the satisfaction of getting their certificates.
但是,参加培训课程,获得更多的证书就能提升我们的能力吗?我认为证书不意味着能力。首先,这些证书只证明你参加过各种的考试培训。不论你是否有能力,人们都需要靠自己的聪明度和更多的经验来找工作。例如,许多英语专业的学生通过了专八,这是一个专门为学习语言的学生准备的考试。拥有证书真就证明你的英语很好吗?事实上却不是。通常你会发现,事实是许多学生的口语很差,写作很差。原因是,他们自认为通过考试就能够证明自己的英语水平很高。所以,他们停止了每天的训练,并满足于获得证书。
Secondly, the ability must be obtained through hard work and long practice. The studentsshould attach more importance to obtaining the ability rather than getting the certificates. Thesocial practices help themmake the book knowledge become their own. The certificates shouldstimulate them to study hard and become more excellent and competent. As for the recruitingcompanies, they prefer the students who can put their book knowledge into daily use, which isfar more practical than the certificates. Finally, the students should try to make themselvesmore marketable. They need to give up the unrealistic assumption and realize the true fact.
第二,能力的提高是通过艰苦的努力和训练得来的。学生应该重视的是能力的培养,而不是获得证书。社会经验让他们的知识真正成为自己的知识。证书能够激励他们更好的学习,并让他们变得更有能力。对用人单位来说,他们喜欢的是那些能够实际应用知识的学生,这些比证书更为有用。最后,学生应该让自己变得更加出色。并能够放弃那些不现实的想法,实事求是。
To sum up, the certificates do not really mean competence. What we need to do is integratethe certificates with the development of our competence. The two should go hand in hand tomake us capable persons.
总结,证书不等于能力。我们所需要的是那些既有证书又有能力的员工。这两个因素的结合才是最好的。