What the cartoon pictured can now be seen in almost everywhere in China. You can see them on the advertisements in newspapers, at the billboards(广告牌) on the streets, and at bulletin boards(公告牌) in universities. Wherever there is room, it is always densely covered by advertisements of short training courses, which prepare people for GRE, TOEFL, IELTS, MBA, the entrance exam to graduate school, and tests of all sorts.
People hold different opinions about those training courses: some think highly of them, believing that these course are effective in helping people to pass an exam, or even score high marks in the shortest possible time, while others is bored of these ads, for all the ads promise tutoring services of high quality and boast they are the best trainers, though the case is not necessarily so.
In its own way, these training schools meet the needs of those who take training to win a better position in competition, and some well-known schools do help the trainees to obtain their goals. However, the boom of training schools also brings about some problems. First of all, they encourage laziness, for they presuppose(预示) that there is a shortcut to the peak of learning. Secondly, most training schools only cater for those who wish for good scores in examinations in a very short period of time, and therefore teaching is centered around the training of test-taking skills, rather than the accumulation of knowledge. Worst of all, quite a number of short-time training courses provide low-quality programs, which does great harm to those participants.
Therefore it is urgent that the authorities should take measures to regulate the training market; meanwhile, those who would like to take training courses should make their choice carefully.