TOEFL Essay Topic 1065 - 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.
Nowadays, people place high values on their education and attending classes is becoming a common part of our life. However, it remains controversial whether a class should contain more discussion or lecture. As far as I’m concerned, I prefer classes with more lectures.Firstly, I hold that lectu...
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Although some people want to concentrate on lectures without discussions, I prefer classes with open discussions with almost no lectures for several reasons which I explain in the following essay.
To begin with, communication with classmates and professors is one of the good approaches to deepen the knowledge or to understand the study effectively. It is no doubt that some people may be able to learn or deepen their knowledge by themselves, but the exchange of ideas helps us to expand our views and makes us realized about what the study mean. For example, when I studied the mathmatics by myself and I was able to understand the formula in the textbook, and I was satisfied and stopped to study more about its formula. On the next day, I attended the classes where a lot of students exchanged their studies with my homework which I thought was enough to me. One student showed his idea about the origin of the formula in the textbook and it made me excited. Without him, I could not learn the background of its formula. This experience demonstrates that discussions sometimes deepen the study and brings excitement. Furthermore, discussion makes people motivated because since I experienced that class I became to think I want to show my own idea to others.
Second, discussions with others in classes help us to know each other. Although some people think that school is just for studying and they do not need any community to the school, but I believe making good community in the class is a good way to spend more enjoyable school life and discussions play an important role for making and keeping a good community.
In conclusion, I prefer lectures with active discussions with classmates and professors to that without discussions. I believe that discussion is essential not only to study better but also make good communities in the class.