Lectures are a distinctive part of the university experience for most students. Lectures usually happen with the whole class together in a large room or lecture theatre. Usually the lecturer will do most, or all, of the talking, but there may be opportunities to ask, or answer, questions. A lecture acts as an introduction to a topic with a summary of essential knowledge and key reading or ideas to follow up yourself afterwards. It is an opportunity to learn from experts in your field, but they won’t supply everything you need to know.
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