How to Engage in Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom

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It's important to contribute to classroom conversations, not only because doing so demonstrates your participation but also because it's how you get direct answers to whatever's on your mind. However, many students find it difficult to open up in a critical fashion, especially when it comes to topics pertaining to race, politics, identity, and culture. Don't be intimidated or unsure— especially once you get to college! If you find yourself wanting to participate in an in-class conversation that might be more difficult, keep these guidelines in mind.

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