beautifulgorgeousmary:

“I know this is a lot of new information”

into-the-weeds:

realsocialskills:

Sometimes presenters try to reassure their audience by saying “I know this is a lot to take in”, or “I know this is a lot of new information.”

That tends to backfire, because it comes off as condescending.

It can also send the message that it’s not…

beautifulgorgeousmary said:

I’m a grad student in mathematics. Because math can be hard, professors have to signal a difference between “hard, and you should be processing like a mofo right now trying to keep up” and “hard: wait, because you’ll get it only after we show this classic example as a koan”.

realsocialskills said:

How do you indicate which is which?