Advice for Lecturers

School has started, and that means bad lectures have only begun. I am a student and so I do not pretend to understand the difficulties in being a lecturer. However, it is annoying as a student to put hours of work in to receive something lackluster in return.
Here are a few points to remember if you are ever a lecturer:

  1. Powerpoint is a tool not a necessity. If it will not help, do not use it. It is incredibly frustrating to see slides with gigantic blocks of text, with absolutely nothing being added by the lecturer. If you read to me I will stop paying attention as will most people in the classroom.
  2. Have an argument. It allows for class to become engaging, and brings out questions and points of contention. College is about challenging yourself, and the best way to do that is through discussion and argument. When nothing is challenged and everything is just assumed, it becomes hard to care about the even the most interesting subjects.
  3. Have Passion. If you seem bored or disinterested, the class will feed off of that. Try your best to love the material, as it makes for class to be more engaging.

 

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