In Praise of Lectures

is a short article rewritten by Thomas Korner about how students should view lectures in mathematics. It should be compulsory reading for all undergraduate maths majors. Note that his webpage is aptly named Korner’s korner.

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One Response to In Praise of Lectures

  1. Robert E. Harris says:

    When I was in graduate school (UC, Chemistry, 1956) I took the first year modern algebra course (group theory.) It was taught by Edward Barankin, a statistics prof. In those days lots of folks smoked in class. When our prof lectured, he now and then lit up a Player’s Medium Navy Cut cigarette. (I lit up Camels.) When things got tough, he’d haul out a pipe and go through all the pipe fussing, the thing would go out at strategic moments, and he’d gain yet more thinking time. He was a great teacher.

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