What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment or dormitory?

by Saeed
(Tehran, Iran)

Original Text: What are the advantages and disadvantages of living in an apartment or dormitory?

When students are admitted to a university outside their country they either have to live in a dormitory or an apartment. Their choice is usually determined by the student's financial Each of these accommodations own advantages and disadvantages. As a result, a student who is going to live in another city has to consider them beforehand.
Some students prefer to rent an apartment. First, they usually have more freedom there than in the dorms. For instance, it's much easier to hold a party at weekends in an apartment. Besides, the student has almost no limitations in making supplementary changes to his/her room decoration. On the other hand, doing the chores could be obviously time-consuming on some occasions such as the last few weeks of semester. Furthermore, an apartment may not be suitable for an introverted student since the person's willing for solitude might be intensified into loneliness.
The vast majority of students select a dormitory as their new home. In my opinion, it could be thrilling for a student to experience living with other people for some years. To clarify, every one of the people in a room will become familiar with each other's culture, traditions and perhaps languages. Unlike apartments, the roommates can manage doing the chores perfectly by divvying them up For example, they can wash the dishes, sweep the floor, etc by allocating each one to a specific guy in the room. In addition, dorms are more efficient for studying due to the fact that students can study in groups. However, having roommates with disruptive behaviour may interfere with studying and relaxing. For sure, it's not easy to cope with a roommate's smoking and addiction to the drugs. Moreover, it's impossible for some people to tolerate another's  opposite characteristics.
Considering all the pros and cons of living in a dormitory or an apartment a student has to choose one of these accommodations In my opinion, dormitory's advantages outweigh its disadvantages

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Revised Text:

When students are admitted to a university outside their country, they either have to live in a dormitory or an apartment. Their choice is usually determined by the student's finances. Each of these accommodations has it's own advantages and disadvantages. As a result, a student who is going to live in another city has to consider them beforehand.



Some students prefer to rent an apartment. First, they usually have more freedom there than in the dorms. For instance, it's much easier to hold a party on weekends in an apartment. Besides, the student has almost no limitations in making supplementary changes to his/her room decorations. On the other hand, doing the chores would be obviously time-consuming on some occasions, such as the last few weeks of a semester. Furthermore, an apartment may not be suitable for an introverted student since the person's desire for solitude might be intensified into loneliness.

The vast majority of students select a dormitory as their new home. In my opinion, it could be thrilling for a student to experience living with other people for some years. For example, every one of the people in a room will become familiar with each other's cultures, traditions and perhaps languages. Unlike apartments, the roommates can manage doing the chores perfectly by divvying them up. For example, they can wash the dishes, sweep the floor, etc. by allocating each one to a specific guy in the room. In addition, dorms are more efficient for studying due to the fact that students can study in groups.

However, having roommates with disruptive behavior may interfere with studying and relaxing. For sure, it's not easy to cope with a roommate's smoking and addiction to drugs. Moreover, it's impossible for some people to tolerate other's different characteristics.

Considering all the pros and cons of living in a dormitory or an apartment, a student has to choose one of these accommodations. In my opinion, the dormitory's advantages outweigh its disadvantages.

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