Is What are you thinking of the class? a natural way to ask your opinion about the class at the beginning of the course?

It's about the student's expectations, if they're being met. Or their first impression of the course. What they think of the course so far, if they like the methodology, the content...

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    "What do you think of ...." is more natural.
    – Graffito
    Commented Aug 30, 2023 at 18:33
  • We don't proofread here. You may want to visit this site's help pages for advice about how to ask a good question. (The DV isn't mine, BTW.) Commented Aug 30, 2023 at 19:15
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    I agree with @Graffito that usage is more natural in general, but I'm not sure it's appropriate here. At the beginning of the course, presumably I don't yet know what I think. Really we need to know more about what the asker is trying to learn. Is it about the students' expectations for the class, perhaps? Commented Aug 30, 2023 at 20:47
  • @Pumpkincake I see, so the question is being asked a little bit after the start of the course? The students have had some time to form an opinion, but the instructor (you?) could still change things? Commented Aug 30, 2023 at 21:15
  • @Graffito To add the idea of it being the beginning of the course to your example, how about "What do you think of the class so far?" OP even uses "so far" later on in the question. I think the present continuous sounds perfectly acceptable though - it's just less formal than the version with "do." Commented Aug 31, 2023 at 4:16


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