Imagine that you are in a classroom or a meeting. The teacher or the meeting leader says something incorrect. 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 leader. — Say nothing. Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Nowadays, most people have experienced academic life or at least attended meetings on different subjects. Therefore we all have been in a situation the lecturer or teacher made a mistake, and we did not know how to react. I suggest interrupting and correcting the error right away is the best thing to do in these kinds of situations. To begin with, although it would seem rude to correct someone who has higher knowledge than you, I believe we could politely do this. My first reason for choosing this option is that if we do not correct their mistake, other students or attendees might face problems later. Due to the false information, they would gain the wrong proficiency. For example based on my own experience, last semester, during one of my classes, the professor made a mistake, and I wrote that in my notebook. Immediately one of the students corrected him, so I revised my booklet. If the student had not interrupted the teacher and talked to him after the class, I probably would learn something wrong, which could affect my final grade. Furthermore, whether the mistake is nonsignificant or not, replacing false information of academic knowledge with correct forms is considerably complex. I assume when you learn something and also write it down somewhere, that would be hard to accept your understanding of the concept is not correct. Your brain has difficulty changing the things learned with new data. According to research, studying two groups of people, one has no awareness about some bird's way of hunting, and the other has false information, the first group has learned the topic far better. Researchers explained the subject of hunter birds to both groups, and they illustrated that the second group faced so many difficulties with learning. However, the first group did very well. All in all, I claim if our teacher says something wrong, we must know our duty to correct her mistake In order not to mislead others and also prevent others from confronting affliction with learning in the future.
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