Some students prefer classes with frequent discussions between the professor and the students with almost no lectures. Other students prefer classes with many lectures and almost no discussions. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.
Me as student I prefer classes with discussions with short lectures. I think that this type of class more productive. And I felt the effect of this type class. I can put forward some ground for bolstering my choice. When I was studying in China, all my classes were in Chinese our lesson was composed of 3 stages short discourse, long deliberation and review of instruction and dialogue. Listening discourse whole lecture must be boring. For instance I remember that although, our class contained short lectures some of alumni fell asleep and could not concentrate on lesson. On the other hand when we started discussion whole class were began to discuss the topic or article. Moreover in this way the students are included in lesson and they and will gain more information from discussion than from boring lecture. This is good for both teachers and students. Furthermore, this type of discussion will improve speaking skills, and the teacher will understand the student’s opinion about lesson, and can help them individually if there are any problems. For example students during the discussion will be free to show his/her opinion, this will show what students think about the lesson or lecture. 60 percent of students shame to ask a question about lesson but in this way there will ask what they think because it’s like friendly conversation not to a formal lesson. Besides as the psychologists say, everyone needs to speak about his/her opinion because everyone thinks that his/her opinion is right. And the discussion will pave the way to show student’s skills and way of thinking. In addition this way will help students to gain information from their classmates and enrich knowledge. Thus, this is another reason to prefer discussion more than lecture. Hence by combining all this claims, examples and experiences I have to prefer the idea of discussion more than lecture.
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