假如你马上面临大学毕业要选 final course，会选以前上过课的老师的课还是没有上过课的老师的课程?
If you are going to graduate from the university and have to choose the final course, which professor will you choose. The one you used to sign up for courses or the one you have never learned from before.
Professor is one of the considerations that students may take into account for course choosing. Students might hesitate which professor to choose for their final course, the one students used to sign up for courses or the one students have never taken lectures from before. As far as I am concerned, it is undeniable that attending courses taught by familiar professors brings obvious advantages.
Firstly, attending a familiar professor’s lecture saves students’ time. Every professor expresses lecture in a unique approach, either installing theories and ideas or inspiring students to come up with conclusion to specific practice. At the beginning of a lecture taught by a new professor, students are likely to struggle in keeping up with the speed and style. Nevertheless, adjusting to a familiar professor, students skip the adaptation time and receive contents smoothly. In this way, time is saved and a better result is expected.
In addition, learning from a familiar professor is conducive to academic achievement. Task demands vary among professors. Some professors prefer one final examination for the whole course, while others tend to evaluate students by combining class performance, homework, mid-term examination and final examination. Students are more likely to stand out in the whole class because they understand the professor’s expectations and perform accordingly. For example, my friend, Jack, understood his professor’s standard on final report and finished the task perfectly with an extraordinary score.
However, considering from another aspect, learning from a new professor has its own merits. Despite the time cost adapting to teaching style, students can learn more from the professor, such as communication approach, specialized perspectives and specific research outcomes.
Even though students can benefit from both options, I strongly consider choosing lectures from familiar professors more advantageous. Time for senior students is limited, and it can be saved for graduation items and dissertations rather than getting familiar with a new professor.