5 SKILLS INVOLVE IN DISCUSSION, - Coggle Diagram
5 SKILLS INVOLVE IN DISCUSSION
to help you understand a subject more deeply
to enable you to share ideas and insights with other students
to hear the thoughts and ideas of other students
to challenge and perhaps change your ideas
to increase and clarify your knowledge
to improve your ability to think critically
to increase your confidence in speaking
to improve your English speaking skills
Giving Opinions: You need to make your ideas clear when voicing out your opinion. You need to support your opinion by giving reasons and evidence such as examples, statistics, or information from readings on the topic. Refer to the source of the actual data or expert opinions if you can
Asking for Opinions: This allows other group members to join the discussion and gives them a chance to share their opinions and say whether they agree or disagree with yours. This skill is related to a seminar discussion that's asking others for questions.
Making sure you understand
In an academic discussion you will need to listen to many different speakers and try to
follow their line of argument.
In such instances, it can be useful to ask the
speaker a question or ask for clarification.
Agreeing and disagreeing
You need to argue your point, in other words give your opinions on certain topics with reasons and evidence.
It is important to remember this even
when you disagree with another speaker's argument.
In such cases, you should try to disagree politely,
by first acknowledging their opinion before saying why you disagree.
It is also possible to simply disagree,
but you should avoid doing this too often as it may seem rude.
to express certainty/uncertainty.