What are seminars like?

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    My experience has only been with modules that have around 30-40 people but quite chatty, relaxed. It gives you a chance to interact with your professors and get clarification on anything you may not understand.

    (Original post by olmyster911)
    Seminars are more of a traditional 'lesson' like setting that you'll be used to in VI form. Between 5-15 of you will all be sat around a table for an hour chatting on rhe theme of the week's lectures with your tutor there to prompt questions and structure the discussion.
    Sometimes students will have to do a presentation to their seminar groups.

    A professor explained then to me as thus "seminars are there to discuss ideas not impart information"

    Just make sure you do your set reading for the week so you can avoid that tumbleweed moment when your tutor asks you to comment but you can't because you've not read the article. Sometimes it can be so awkward when no one in the seminar has anything to say... Sometimes you can 'blag it' but more often than not it will be discussing the ins and outs of something obscure like the fourth chapter of 'Bede's Ecclesiastical History' which is not easy to chat **** about!

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