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Why Study ? – 3rd Prize Winning Essay by Olufemi OJEYEMI (SSC1)

Have you ever wondered how knowledge comes, the information, understanding and skills that you gain through nights of thorough reading? Well, the truth is, it is a product of hard work put in by people just like us who have gained knowledge and understanding. The question is why study? We study because we don’t want to be slackers who waste all their time on rubbish and nonsense but explore and discover new things in the world that may bring good deeds. The word study ’is originally gotten from the Greek word `studio’ which means to wilfully and tirelessly try to gain knowledge, information and wisdom. The Oxford Advanced Learner’s Dictionary defines `Study’ as an act of acquiring knowledge either through the use of books or simply observation of our environment.

 When it comes to the educational aspect, studying makes it possible to have a great career, reputation and a good home. In schools, children basically learn and apply what they have learnt to improve the society. Learners should know how to study, gather facts and explore things. They should be focused on their studies because it will lead them to high places where they cannot imagine. Also, it will improve their opportunity to get mouth-watering jobs. Therefore education is an important aspect of studying because it will make anyone successful and famous through great discovery or brilliant accomplishment.

Studying is not only beneficial to man but also helps him to explore things in the world. If you don’t explore and study something in the world, how would you know how to do things? How would you discover cures for diseases and shortcuts to answers through your door when your solution could just be a dust mite on your table in the environment you live in? So why are you wasting your time when there’s a lot out there for you to explore and discover through studying.

In addition, we should know the things in our world that God gave to us, its uses and applications. Therefore, we should study to explore and know the things that are dependable in our world.

We should study to be great and successful like Ben Carson. He is a very good example and a reason why we should study, he was just a dumb boy who was always the last in his class, but one day his poor mother stood up to him and advised him to focus on his studies. Through hard work and determination, gradually, he began to pick up and later became a good scientist.

Thomas Edison is another famous person who studied and worked hard to invent the light bulb we use today.  He failed nine hundred and ninety- nine (999) times until he got his answers through rigorous study. His name is now mentioned round the world for his brilliant invention. Isaac Newton was a good example. He studied electrons using microscope and discovered energy. Today energy is named after him. Therefore, we should continue to study like Isaac Newton and Faraday because one day we would be great and famous.

In summary, we have known that studying in school can make you build up a great career and reputation. Also, we have learnt how great scientists accomplished their goals. If not for studying, Albert Einstein would not have developed his theory of relativity or ground breaking quantum theories of light which revolutionized physics as a whole. If not for studying, Anders Celsius would have being unable to create the measurement of the boiling and freezing point of water, the Celsius or centigrade. If not for study George Boole would have never completed his Boolean theories which today is used in the programme of computers and most web search engines. Therefore, every learner needs to put all energies into his/her study in order to accomplish set   objectives. A cartoonist, Charles Schulz offered this comparison:  life is a ten-speed bike most of us have gears we never use. What are we saving those gears for? It is not good to travel through life without breaking sweat. When a man has put a limit on what he will study, he put a limit on what he can do.

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