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Think of the most interesting class you have ever taken. Why did you enjoy this class so much? Use specific reasons and details to explain your answer.
One of the most interesting classes I had attended was on computer architecture by a guest lecturer who was invited at our institute. The guest lecturer was a renowned professor in the university department. He started the lecture with the basics of what’s and how’s computers. He gradually built upon these basic concepts to integrate those forming complex structures. He was a very knowledgeable person and hence had grabbed my complete attention. Unlike other lecturers, he drew pictures for most of the theoretical concepts. Hence, it was much easier to understand and recall the theories with the help of those visuals. He also compared the architecture and working of the computers to some real life examples. For example, he compared the virtual memory of the computers to a person keeping only currently needed files on the desk and rest in the adjoining drawer such that they can be accessed easily. This gained me the insight of the inventor’s mind.
The class was made livelier by the small jokes he cracked during the lecture. He also asked some questions intermittently to check the understanding of the class. This increased the activity in the class as the students got a chance to exhibit their knowledge and understanding. As the class was of limited duration, the students did not get listless. The lecture was concluded with a question answer session. It was a session filled with all inquisitive minds asking queries to a wizard. At the end of the lecture, the professor gave us an interactive quiz. This quiz was a lot of fun indeed. He then concluded his lecture providing us with the copy of notes, some links to the related sites and a list of books for reference. He also provided us with his contact number so that we can get in touch with him in case of any queries.
I believe that the lecture was interesting because it was filled with both, fun as well as a deeper understanding of the subject.
TOEFL listening lectures: A lecture from a life sciences class