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