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Classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class.


annieb 2 / 1  
Apr 24, 2011   #1
Thank you so much Kevin :) May I ask you to score this essay, please?

TOPIC #172. Some students like classes where teachers lecture (do all of the talking) in class. Other students prefer classes where the students do some of the talking. Which type of class do you prefer? Give specific reasons and details to support your choice.

When attending college or university, some students prefer classes where professors do all of the talking, others like to take part in discussions. As for me, I prefer the classes where students can interact and do some of the talking, since I believe it gives many advantages and benefits that in the following essay I am going to explain.

First of all, I believe that interaction is an essential element for helping students to have their own view about each single issue and topic. In a class where students are able to share their ideas, debate about different subjects, according to me, they learn better and more than their colleagues who attend classes where the professor is the only one speaking. For instance, they become skilled at supporting their opinions, expressing their position properly and listening to each other's ideas. Something that is unlikely to occur in a class where students do not interact with each other.

Furthermore, teachers, who are considered specialists in their field, can often make mistakes or forget to mention important details for their students . For instance, a student who plans to get a higher grade in his exam, perhaps he will not be able because he relied too much on what his teacher said. Some people may reply by saying that a student should always study not only consulting his notes, but taking into account his books too. However, in a class where there is the possibility to discuss ideas and opinions, this situation is less likely to happen, since students can take part in discussion and clarify their mates' doubts or even correct their professor. In this way, a student will also save time as he won't have to make an appointment with his teacher in order to get clarifications.

To sum up, students can have many benefits in classes where an interaction between professor and students is allowed, since they can learn how to express their ideas in a more effective way and get instant feedback when they have doubts.

EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
Apr 27, 2011   #2
Hi Ann, I had to move this essay to its own thread. Let's make a new thread for every essay so that we stay organized. :-)

As for me, I prefer the classes where students can interact and do some of the talking, since I believe it gives they give many advantages and benefits that I am going to explain in the following paragraphs.----I just made these small changes. They are not very important. You do not have many errors!

Keep it plural: positions
For instance, they become skilled at supporting their opinions, expressing their positions properly and...

Well done. If you want to make the argument even stronger, you can give a paragraph to explain why some people might think it is better for the teacher to do all the talking, and then you can show how those benefits are not as good as the benefits of interaction.

That is called "refuting the counter-argument"...
:-)

Oh, and also... I do not know how to score it! But I think it will get a perfect or nearly perfect score.
OP annieb 2 / 1  
May 9, 2011   #3
EF_Kevin
Thank you so much for your corrections and suggestions :D Eventually I got 95 on my TOEFL! (22 - Writing Section :)). I am so overjoyed! :D
EF_Kevin 8 / 13,335 129  
May 11, 2011   #4
Yep, I am not surprised. Your written English is very good! Please check out the EssayForum Contributor Page.


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