Why Students Do Not Respond To Questions In Class

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Sociology 101 29 August 2010 Students do not always respond to questions asked by a professor due to many different factors. A student may have studied, have all A’s in the class and still not want to speak up, knowing that they have the answer because it may be embarrassing to them to answer aloud in class, not want to be the only one who may know the answer, or for personal reasons. At the same time excuses cannot be made for any one person. The way to find out would be to do as we read and instead of determining “why”, as a whole class, lessen the broadness and bring it to the “micro-theory”. One must find out why one individual at a time to determine this answer to why nobody will speak up in class when asked a question, when they know the answer. Personally I believe this topic to be a pretty tough one because it can be summed up in one to two sentences, but that would not work for Sociology. The purpose it to examine it almost like a game of chess; you cannot move all your men at once, you must move them one at a time, while taking your time. You must know what each piece does, what their limits are and when to move them and most importantly, where. Much like the game of chess one must take each individual, in this instance, each individual in a classroom and find out what and why. All parts of sociology are needed to correctly examine a question like this one. It always seems that at whatever grade level the students may be in, whether it be grade school, middle school, high school, or even college, that nobody really wants to be the student with all the answers, even if, they have all the answers. In a sense, as Pavlov showed, we are all conditioned; We haven’t been pushed enough to just blurt out an answer to a question. It seems too that it depends on the

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