Wow was this class interesting. I had never taken a speech class so I didn’t really know what to expect. Dr. Kai was brand new to CMU so we went into this class with no judgement about him. The first day we read review from previous students on Dr.Kai. They all said very different things. Everyone had different opinions on his teaching and the way he ran a classroom. We learned had been on many successful debate teams in college and had a lot of knowledge on the topic.
At the beginning of the semester I wasn’t fond of Dr.Kai. He was not very polite and was often rude to us. However, I think he did this simply so we wouldn’t step all over him so I understand. It was very interesting to see how everyone changed over the semester including him. At the beginning, we knew nothing about to debating. Not even the basics. By the end, we were presenting professional, well researched arguments. As the seamster progressed, Dr.Kai started to warm up to us. Recently he even told me he wished he could have all of us in a class again.