Topic 15: Sources of income of American and Chinese students
From the pie chart given above, we can observe that it reflects the statistics of sources of income of American and Chinese students. When it comes to American students, they get 15% of income from scholarship, 35% from part-time jobs and 50% from parents. In terms of Chinese students, income from scholarship accounts for 5%, and 5% of their income are from part-time jobs, 90% from their parents, 40% higher than that of American students.
The pie charts informs us of the phenomenon that there exists some difference in the sources of income between American and Chinese students. What exactly contribute to this phenomenon? Reasons can be listed as follows: for one thing, the reason why Chinese students get most of income from their parents is that Chinese parents hold that students should focus all their energies on study, they don’t need to worry about their living expense and endeavor to make money. For another, However, American students tend to have a strong sense of independence. They would rather make money through part-time jobs or scholarship than ask their parents for money.
This difference between American and Chinese students may stem from cultural difference. Americans emphasize independence, to encourage students from their parents earlier. While Chinese people emphasize interpersonal relationships ,mutual aid and rely on. From my perspective, Chinese students should enhance their consciousness of independence. On in this way can they be mature sooner. (235 words )