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How To Get The Most Out Of Class
Some students spend too much time studying because they did not take the time to learn what was being taught in class the first time. If you follow these four tips, you will learn how to understand each lesson being taught in class so you will not have to put in extra time studying. This does not mean you will not have to study, but this will become a guide so you can use your time wisely. While you are in class, sit back and learn as much as you can and you will almost certainly get better grades and have more free time.
1. If possible, try to sit near the front to eliminatedistractions. Teachers will probably not have a problemaccommodating you if you ask them to sit you in a specificlocation in order to help you focus.
2. Avoid distractions such as chatting with friends, lookingaround the room, doodling, dozing, and daydreaming.Keep busy by participating in the discussion, asking oranswering questions, and taking notes.
3. Contribute to classroom discussions. Raising your handand offering your thoughts or ideas will help the discussionprogress, make the teacher notice that you are activelytaking a role in your education, and finally, help you sortout what you do and don't know or fully understand. Trynot to feel intimidated about raising your hand andanswering questions. Start offering answers to questionsor topics that you feel comfortable with and eventually thiswill become a habit. Eventually you will build enoughconfidence to contribute on a regular basis.
4. Listen not only to what the teacher is saying but to whatyour classmates are contributing to the discussing. You can learn a lot by listening to your peers.
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