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    Listening in Lectures

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    Listening in Lectures Lectures are the main way of communicating knowledge in the classroom setting, so being able to listen well is an essential to success in one’s education. There are many different techniques that once practiced and mastered, can lead to success. The first step to good listening skills in lectures is to be prepared. By reading the chapter being covered, or re-reading notes it is easier to listen. Because the content is not being introduced for the first time, it is easier

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    How to Give a Lecture

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    How to Give a Lecture Lecturing is not simply a matter of standing in front of a class and reciting what you know The classroom lecture is a special form of communication in which voice, gesture, movement, facial expression, and eye contact can either complement or detract from the content. No matter what your topic, your delivery and manner of speaking immeasurably influence your students' attentiveness and learning. Use the following suggestions, based on teaching practices of faculty and on research

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    The Last Lecture

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    If I had made a list of my child hood dreams, I admit, it wouldn’t be very impressive. I never wanted to be a firefighter or a policeman. I never had the urge to be a millionaire, and I never even thought of being a G.I Joe or Army Man. If you could see my list, you would see only two words scribbled down in that chicken scratch hand writing of mine. But only one of those words would follow me out of that first grade class room and stick with me to this present day. By now, curiosity must be coursing

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    Are traditional lectures ineffective ? Lecture format is developed over centuries, that present information to people about a particular subject and is highly accepted in field of education. In New York Times essay "Are College Lectures Unfair?" Annie Murphy Paul, a science writer, asks "Does the college lecture discriminate? Is it biased against undergraduates who are not white, male, and affluent?" as well as favors active learning approaches against traditional lecture style, while on the

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    Annie Murphy Paul’s “Are College Lectures Unfair?” is a well-written research based argument, but is it solid? In her article she questions “Does the college lecture discriminate? Is it biased against undergraduates who are not white, male and affluent?” She spends the rest of her essay providing evidence that active learning would benefit students who are “female, minorities and low income first generation college students”, while passive learning provides a bases for discrimination against the

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    Last Lecture Reflection

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    The Last Lecture is mainly about a professor who wanted to emphasize on achieving your childhood dreams. That being said, he believes that is how it made everyone to marked as a unique human being because

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    The Last Lecture is a powerful and inspirational book written by a Professor of Computer Science, Randy Pausch. The book is a memoir of his life based on the last lecture he gave at Carnegie Mellon University about a year before he died of pancreatic cancer. Although, it was his last lecture, it is clear that the lecture itself is not about dying. Similarly, the book is not about Pausch’s death. The book consists of various stories from Randy’s Pausch life, and ideas on living life to the fullest

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    the most aggressive and fatal forms of cancer, Pausch realizes he already has accomplished his childhood dreams and that he wants to use his remaining time to motivate others to achieve their aspirations. In his autobiographical account The Last Lecture, Pausch provides his readers a deeper understanding of his situation through the use positive,

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    Summary In the article Should Colleges Really Eliminate the College Lecture? by Christine Gross-Loh, Loh discusses the relevance of traditional college lectures and how it could become obsolete in the near future. She explains how a “flipped classroom” could be more beneficial in terms of academics and show improvements in students learning abilities. Loh explains that not every college professor is properly taught how to give a lecture, making it difficult for students to get the correct education

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    The famous “Last Lecture” speech is moving speech by Randy Pausch, a father a husband, and a greatly remembered computer science professor at Carnegie Melon University. In his mid-40s he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He had 10 tumors in his liver and was given 3 to 6 months to live. This speech is a wonderful story of his life and accomplishments and has great rewarding lessons throughout the whole lecture. He says that he is not going to talk about cancer, his wife or kids (because it

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