charlesjd wrote:solidsnake wrote:rynabrius wrote:I think people worry way too much about gunner/non-gunner. If you want to raise your hand and ask a question, so long as it is not inane, I think you should do so. I think the "gunner" stigma creates a bimodal distribution of participation, thus exacerbating the 'gunner' problem. In other words, if people weren't so worried about being perceived as gunners, the class would be livelier, and the true gunners wouldn't be so annoying.
Take it from me, I was a gunner.
No one wants to hear what others, especially in 1L classes has to say because it is usually a STUPID question/ a STUPID hypo/ etc/ etc. Yes there is such a thing as a stupid question and yes the profs have office hours, and no people should not raise their hands in class.
if you meant "no, people should not raise their hand in class" I vehemently disagree with you. Class is not just for lecture, it's for interaction.