Delivery Ability Matters or the Contents?
In college，it is claimed that students are given the right to select their courses in line with their personal preferences．But，in actuality，college students have to take some compulsory courses and some required selective courses．On those occasions，professors will find in their lectures students are absent－minded and hence interactions with students in class can not be easily achieved．Some people think that if professors are eloquent enough and have excellent delivery ability，their class will be interesting．Forthese students，the contents of professors’lectures seem less important．However，we can not simply assume that which one is more important than the other．We should make specific analysis．
Firstly what matters is undoubtedly the contents for students．In compulsory courses or selective courses，students are required to acquire basic knowledge or want to learn what interests them． It is ridiculousto suspect that professors are disqualified．When professors can stand in front of students and are givinglectures，they are experienced and know more than students after years of research and teaching． For college students，they are required to attentively listen to professors and take notes so that they canimprovethemselves．In this sense， when students are busy absorbing what professors are instructing in class，they will become less fussy about professors’delivery skills．
Secondly，for professors，it is their responsibility to have a full preparation for lectures and to deliver effectively the contents of their lectures to student．While the contents can fulfill students’needs，excellent delivery skills will arouse students’interest and hold their attention for a long time．Given the fact that students can not select their favorite courses according to their own interests and preferences，professors should make more efforts to prepare for lectures．Of course，each professor has formed his own style after years of teaching． But students in different periods have different characters andneeds；professors can not simply apply their styles to all students． While students in the past might regard professors’ delivery style funny， current students are likely to dislike the style and consider it outdated and manipulative．
On all accounts， as we can reach different conclusion from different perspectives， we can not simply determine delivery ability mattersmore than the contents or vice verse．While interesting teaching styles andcontent－loaded contents make professors popular among students，college students should not forget that they are required to acquire knowledge in class．