1.Some professors prefer to answer students’ questions immediately, other professors prefer to answer questions raised by students after class, which one do you prefer?
Well, I think professors should answer students’ questions after the class, because first, it can guarantee a good teaching quality. Most professors have a clear outline in mind when they’re in class. If one student breaks in with a question and the professor stops the lecture to answer it, it will interrupt his train of thought and he may not have enough time to deliver all the contents he’s prepared to students. Second, it's unfair to other students, because some questions raised by students are way too simple or some of them are even irrelevant. If professors spend too much time answering those questions, other students may feel bored or even annoyed. Therefore, I think a better way to deal with students’ questions is to answer them after the class.
2.Nowadays a great many students have their own computers and the university plans to offer them campus-owned ones. Do you think it is a good idea or not?
In my opinion, it is definitely a good idea and I have several reasons to tell. Firstly, this policy will reduce the economic burden of those students who haven’t bought one or can’t afford one. Computer is a vital tool for college students and they need one even in every aspect of their life, but it is not cheap. So campus-owned computers will be a good solution. Secondly, it will help the administrators to work out a tailored policy to improve the students study and living condition. They will know what the students focus on according to the track of the computers and online activities, thus come up with an accurate strategy to do them a favor in their daily study and life.
3.Some people believe old people should not take risk and participate adventurous events as young people. Do you agree? Why?
I definitely agree with the point, old people should recognize the physical condition they are in. They are absolutely not at the age of doing anything recklessly without considering how much they can take. As adventures need people to have the energy and quick reflexes to deal with any unexpected situation, and I guess it's what exactly is missing in old people. And they should also be responsible for themselves and whoever that cares, they have to think many times before taking such an action to see whether what they do will put others into trouble or else they are very selfish.
4.Some people agree competition will motivate students, while other people think competition has negative influence. What is your opinion?
In my view, no competition, no progress.
Taking myself for example, now I am studying baking in a training school. Every month the chef will organize a competition on baking bread and cakes. The chef will have the comments for every student on the time we use, the taste we bake, the profile we make and the skills we adopt and so on, and chooses the top 2 products. At first, I always lagged behind, but gradually, just because of the competition and comments, I learned from others and became at adept at using proper skills when baking my foods. Looking back now, if there hadn’t been competition, I couldn’t have made progress so quickly.
5.Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Students should be allowed to use calculators in a math class and during an exam.
Personally speaking, I think students should be allowed to use calculators when having the test. The main reason is that this can greatly improve the efficiency.
Some small numbers are OK. When it comes to huge numbers, such as over a hundred thousand, or even over a million and so on. Sometimes it is extremely difficult for students to get the exactly accurate result just by using their mind. However, if having the calculator, no matter the plus or minus, multiply or divide, just a type within seconds, you can get the accurate results. It may enhance students' efficiency. We have already created calculators. Why don't we use the highly efficient machine?