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Response to Conversation in Class 11/25/2009

 The article discussed in class was clearly an 'interesting' subject. By this I mean something new that I probably would not have heard about during my personal time. I did enjoy talking about the article; but when we began talking about 'interesting topics' and how this could be a different way/approach/ focus to begin class, it really made me think of how important the structure of a class is. Beginning class with an 'interesting topic' will intrigue students and catch their attention immediately. I believe that this approach actually works and I would not mind being a part of it in any class. I also think that this approach might work for classes that are small and the overall topic of the class is unappealing. It will allow students to feel comfortable with the class, the professor, and each other. 

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