Talking Heads: What makes a lecture worth attending?

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“Walking away with more knowledge than when you came in.” Jessica Grennan, ConEd '21

“If you’re honestly interested in what the professor has to say, and the professor can keep people captivated.” Fahmida Hossain, ArtSci '21

“The lecturer. If they can present something that’s more meaningful than just reading off the slides. Or if there’s no other way to get the content of the class.” Wayne Adams, Sci '20

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