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    ok, first let me tell you that i'm just your typical lazy (read: efficient) B student
    and i find lecture is EXTREMELY useless.

    1. lecturers are parrot, presenting word-to-word from presentation slide. i simply can do that in 15-30 mins than listening to lecturers for 1-2 hour

    2. you simply can't learn from being put in a big room with a bunch of students. there is no interraction or discussion whatsoever. lecturers are parrots, and we students are listening-robot

    3. note-taking is absolutely useless and huge waste of time, as lecturers only say word-to-word from presentation, i can just re-read the presentation slide

    4. inefficient travel-time. my hall is 30 mins away from univ. by attending lecture, i'm using 30 (depart) - 60 (lecture time) - 30 (go home) = 120 mins of time wasted. with that 120 mins by reading presentation at home, which has absolutely no difference in knowledge that i'd get, i only do 30 mins (slide reading) + 90 mins of whatever the **** i want. i can re-read slide, reading next week material, doing example question, doing workshop material, etc etc etc. just look at those opportunity cost!

    out of 6 modules, i only go to 1 lecture simply because the lecturer is funny. i don't want to go to useless lecture just to justify my money.

    i don't get why university decided to dedicate most of students' time for lecture, instead of just doing the same class-system like high-school (seminar), which is way more useful than this crap. too many students, not enough classroom? well, this is 2016, if university can be just a little bit innovative, we don't even need classroom at all. live-streaming video lecture can solve all the problem

    if university asked me how to improve study system, i would definitely answer get rid of lectures and replace all of them with seminar

    anyone?
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    Yeah, when I was at uni (for all of 6 weeks) I couldn't get past how useless lectures were. It was like getting the information I'd get by reading a book but delivered in a mind-numbing, why-am-I-alive kind of way. It felt useless and a waste of money and, like you say, you can't really learn very well just by listening to someone drone on. You sit for an hour in a lecture and then have to go to your room and read whatever the hell they were trying to teach you in order to actually take it in. Smaller classes with an engaging teacher and occasional interaction were definitely better.
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    lectures have a lot of value for some people, most of my lecturers didn't parrot from slides but expanded on their points and gave more information, a lot of my 'lectures' were also smaller groups (up to around 50) so there was opportunity for asking questions/engaging

    having structure can also be really helpful in terms of actually sitting down and focusing on the information and not putting it off or doing it half heartedly while watching TV

    as for switching to mostly seminars, I doubt rooms are the biggest issue there but lecturers time is! You can lecture to a group of hundreds easily, seminars need to be small groups or people don't get the opportunity to engage... at the end of the day if I'm paying for an expert with a phD I'd quite like to hear what they've got to say... if you're unhappy with your own university's approach maybe you should have looked at their teaching methods in advance as it's not the case that all unis have useless lectues
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    (Original post by beruangmacan)
    ok, first let me tell you that i'm just your typical lazy (read: efficient) B student
    and i find lecture is EXTREMELY useless.

    1. lecturers are parrot, presenting word-to-word from presentation slide. i simply can do that in 15-30 mins than listening to lecturers for 1-2 hour

    2. you simply can't learn from being put in a big room with a bunch of students. there is no interraction or discussion whatsoever. lecturers are parrots, and we students are listening-robot

    3. note-taking is absolutely useless and huge waste of time, as lecturers only say word-to-word from presentation, i can just re-read the presentation slide

    4. inefficient travel-time. my hall is 30 mins away from univ. by attending lecture, i'm using 30 (depart) - 60 (lecture time) - 30 (go home) = 120 mins of time wasted. with that 120 mins by reading presentation at home, which has absolutely no difference in knowledge that i'd get, i only do 30 mins (slide reading) + 90 mins of whatever the **** i want. i can re-read slide, reading next week material, doing example question, doing workshop material, etc etc etc. just look at those opportunity cost!

    out of 6 modules, i only go to 1 lecture simply because the lecturer is funny. i don't want to go to useless lecture just to justify my money.

    i don't get why university decided to dedicate most of students' time for lecture, instead of just doing the same class-system like high-school (seminar), which is way more useful than this crap. too many students, not enough classroom? well, this is 2016, if university can be just a little bit innovative, we don't even need classroom at all. live-streaming video lecture can solve all the problem

    if university asked me how to improve study system, i would definitely answer get rid of lectures and replace all of them with seminar

    anyone?
    Have you thought of volunteering as course rep? You could try to convince them to move to a flipped classroom model https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flipped_classroom

    University courses tend to be more lecture focused in the first year with more varied learning as you specialise and start studying in smaller groups.
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    Not all lecturers parrot out

    I find lectures extremely useful in terms of pegging information to certain stuff the lecture said or presented. That way learning because much more faster.
 
 
 
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