“Imagine that you are in a classroom or a meeting. The In your opinion, which of the following is the best thing to do? -Interrupt and correct the mistake right away. -Wait until the class or meeting is over and the people are gone, and then talk to the teacher or meeting leade. -Say nothing. .”
No one can cast a shadow of doubt on the fact that human beings may make mistakes when they lecture in front of a large group of people, or at least, we all see that a speaker makes a misstep. An unavoidable question is what the listeners should do in this situation. Some people believe that saying nothing or revising the confusion at end of class is the best way. However, I think we should interrupt and correct the fault appropriately away. To support this, there are numerous reasons, two of which are going to be aptly depicted in the following. The main reason is that if teachers or the meeting leaders say something incorrect, it might make a big mistake for a large of people who listened to it, and it is better we say our opinion in front of them in order to know the right thing. In other words, perhaps others may think what the speaker says is right and they make this mistake too in different situations. For example, when I was a master student, my Continuum Mechanic professor said/ mentioned/provided the bad(wrong?) example about the behavior of Composite material. He said if this type of material gets under compression, it can have good resistance. It is, not only incorrect but also in contrast with its true behavior. I had some doubts but his talk, after a few minutes, I said it was not possible to be true; therefore, he thought and said it was his fault. After the class, many students came to me and said if I had not said anything, they would have thought what the teacher said was true. The last but not least is that sometimes maybe our idea about the problem has been wrong. And it could stay in our mind for a long time if we do not say our ideas in time. it is possible that other listeners have this problem too or after the end of the meeting or class, this problem will happen to/ for them. The survey and study provided by a student who studies Mechanical Engineering shows that about 80 percent of student questions which think the professor makes a mistake in a class is wrong because they did not pay deep attention and study. Besides, its special result says, if successful students rarely ask professors their questionsuntil their period of education, they would have not been most successful and taking the best score. In conclusion and based on the aforementioned ideas, not only are interrupting and correcting the mistake right away the best choice, but also they have numerous benefits for us and other people as well. Finally, I suggest that students confidently ask the speaker questions when they have a different idea in the classes to find whether their thought is true or false.
Submitted by Mohammad Jafar Sharifi on