Pros and Cons About Having Open Discussions in a College Class


  • Being able to hear different perspectives about issues going on this world

  • Learning about different cultures


  • Expressing different points of view with a wide range of people

  • Being exposed to a diverse group of people

  • Conversation can easily flow

  • Helps with public speaking

  • Making connections

  • Engaging in the class

  • More exciting than just a lecture

  • Bonding with people about having the same opinions


  • Being vulnerable to criticism

  • Offending someone

  • Finding out you’re wrong

  • Having to deal with the conversations after class

  • Butting heads with friends

  • Not feeling connected to the class 

  • Losing control of class point

  • Getting too emotional