Heroes Of Our Age Analysis

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Socratic seminars are quite new to me, matter of fact this was my second one ever. In result, I don’t deem myself to be a suitable participant. Perhaps will more experience, things will change, but as of now I think they are unreasonably awkward, biased and sometimes even rude. The worst part for me however, is the fact that you have 1/35 chances to speak; people who have bolder voices will of course lower the odds even more. To continue, Heroes of Our Age written by Peter h. Gibbons is an article that basically tells the reader, we had heroes then, now we don’t, and we will be doomed. To me this article is very contradictory and I disagree with almost every one of his “statistics” and “opinions”. I feel that they were not well sought out.…show more content…
Here’s the way I look at it; there are about 35 students in the classroom and for each student there should be 1 ½ mins. Making the seminar approximately 1 full period. I feel that if we were given this time, we would not only be open to better questions, but also more answers from a variety of people. Also, there is a point in the seminar where I believe that people are comfortable and well “ready to speak”. In the beginning, you’ll find that the same four kids are speaking. That’s because they are the brave ones; the rest of class is just waiting for the water to…show more content…
First and foremost, there are always going to be like four kids that will share their input on every questions. And these kids are very articulate, I kind of envy them, but at the same time it’s annoying. As I say “Less is more.” there is no reason to recite a whole speech, just get your point across. I also think it’s a bit selfish; we don’t have a lot of time to work with, so don’t suck it up by reiterating everything on your mind. Then, I realized that we have, well me. Or in other words, the people that make stupid comments that may not seem relevant, but overall add spice to the conversation. No one likes an unseasoned chicken. Now, the best group of people; the ones who know when to move on. It is so annoying when people keep on dragging on these bland questions. Thankfully, we have students who introduce new and better questions. Some of which I can actually answer. To conclude, this seminar was overall better than the first, which doesn’t necessarily mean that it was actually good; I’d give it a 7/10, good but could be a little more
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