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Do You Prefer Classes with Open Discussion

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Some students prefer classes with open discussions between the professor and students and almost no lectures. Other students prefer classes with lectures and almost no discussions. Which do you prefer? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answer.

Students like to share their opinions with their professors or other classmates. So they can build   their personalities if they talk about their points of view in front of the class. Although some students prefer classes with open discussions, Others disagree. Personally, I prefer to take classes with lectures and almost no discussions.

First, classes with open discussions waste students' and teacher's time. If a teacher opens an opportunity to students to a discussion in the class,   the teacher   will be interrupted and he will not finish the required lecture; As a result, students will lose the chance to understand the subject. For example, I had a biology class last semester. My teacher was talking about the difference between   plant and   animal cells. One student interrupted him and talked about a biologist who wrote a theory that talked about that difference between the two organisms. He mentioned that what he read in the theory was totally different from the lecture. The teacher noticed that the students started to complain because they needed the teacher to finish that lecture before the end of the class.   That student wasted our time; we spent twenty five minutes listening to him. We needed him to finish. As you can see,   the teacher asked   him   to continue talking after the class. unfortunately, the teacher could not finish on time, and he requested that we should stop   open discussions in the class.

Second, discussions during the class lead to unwanted arguments. Some students start   an open discussion can hurt other students who have different opinions. For example, I had a history class. Our topic was about the history of religions. One students started to give   bad comments about some all...

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