John's Classroom Review of Colgate University | Campus Tour 2019
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Hey, guys, my name is John, and I'm here to talk to you about the classroom experience at Colgate University. So cool gets average class sizes around 17 students. Christina faculty ratio being around Timeline toe one. So what that means is that you get this really individualized but will support throughout the entirety of your four years at Colgate if you decide to come here. So that's really quote me, because not only do you get to make really, in solid connections with your peers due to the small class size, your professors actually know who you are, and so they're able to cater the curriculum, and they're able to cater sort of their teaching style to you as a student in your particular needs. A lot of other universities actually get a lot of the class styles were likely going. It depends on the class we're going to take, so some of them will be really lecture heavy. Some of them will be a lot more discussion based, and I personally prefer discussion based style classes because I feel I get to learn the most from my peers but the lectures that Colgate professor is actually put out our super entertaining as well. A lot of them are really genuine people and really sort of personal. A lot of them will actually use their own personal interactions and experiences to sort of bring home the point that they're trying to make within their lecture. As for the discussion based classes, those are a little different. You'll be given sort of an assigned text to read, or an article or something that the professor wants you to talk about throughout the duration of the class. So you know, someone will say one thing and then another personal about 90 off of that. So it's this really nice way of sort of increasing your knowledge and learning from your peers in an academic setting, and it really teaches you how to actively listen to one another and sort of how to contribute to a scholarly discussion. Along with these discussions, the sort of intimate style classroom environment really lends to the idea that you are creating a community within a community that people that you go to classes with, they will become like a second family, too. I think that that sort of experience is really different than any other school that I visited before. It ultimately ended up deciding good with Colgate and with that intimate experience that transcends to your relationship with your professor as well. Like I was saying, they really are invested in your success as both a student in their classroom but as well as an individual outside the classroom. A lot of the times I will end up in a professor's office hours, and we could be talking about, you know, tattooing styles in North Africa, or, you know, what sort of internship I want to pursue in the future. The range of topics that we talked about is really varied, and I found out my professors are always willing to lend me in here or just gives me sometimes initial difficult. They're always there for me, and they're always checking out in on me to make sure I'm good. I think that's something that really makes me feel like an actual person at Colgate University. I know, I've said that before, but I can't emphasize it enough. I think the amount of individualized support that you get here is unlike any other school, and I think sort of your relationship with professor and sort of be wisdom and experience that they can give you as a student and as a future professional in sort of whatever field you're going into. Classroom experience at Colgate is really in depth, and he teaches you how to be a good human being as well as how to be an active student and sort of how to further yourself in both personal required and in terms of the difference between high school classes and college courses, I would say the structure of the class and the workload itself is relatively similar. I think college courses typically, you know, require a lot more readings may be a bit of more in depth analysis and critical thinking skills, but I think it's largely the same. If you are residing on your colleges, universities campus, you will have a lot more free time to actually do the course where, so I don't think transition is that bad, and I think especially at called the The Professors were specifically there to help you make the transition from high school to college. So you never grasping at straws and struggling, you know, how do I write this paper? I don't really know how to interpret this reading, and so they're always going to help you out. I think the transition from college from high school to college, I think, is really important and really easy in.