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Talk:Essay:Advantages of Large Classes

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::I did have large classes in high school, and in college, and for that matter, elementary school. The first time I had a class with fewer than 30 students was probably the 6th grade. I'm not saying that small classes are ''always'' better, just that, for me, they were. I'm also agreeing with you that small schools ''do'' have problems, which is part of the reason that I moved back to a larger school in the 10th grade. [[User:HelpJazz|Help]][[User talk:HelpJazz|Jazz]] 12:45, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
::: HelpJazz, I appreciate your candid comments, but note how they illustrate my point. This issue is not a matter of what one "likes", but what is good for him. Our society is becoming more introverted, and sociologists say it is not healthy. I'm sure many students do prefer a small class and perhaps even smaller parties. Obviously many prefer to watch TV all by themselves. But that is not what is "advantageous".--[[User:Aschlafly|Aschlafly]] 14:25, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
:::I think that both have advantages and disadvantages. Different subjects also are probably better taught in different ways, as well. A big group discussion about history can be great. Some topics, though, like calculus, I think benefit from a small student to teacher ratio because of the mental leap involved in understanding it. [[User:Corry|Corry]] 13:01, 18 October 2008 (EDT)
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