Paying attention in class is something a lot of students find difficult. Simply being there and “hearing” is not enough, to really understand what you’re being taught you need to listen, analyze, and even use our imagination to create mind maps to connect the dots. That’s why we need to hone our listening skills.
A simple exercise? Listen to a baseball game on the radio, it’ll work wonders. All you have to do is focus on the broadcaster’s voice, on the way he describes what’s happening on the field. Try to picture it, if you tune out everything else and set your mind to it, you’ll be able to see the game just like a movie: the grass, the players, how the plays end.
Doing well in class requires more than attendance, it’s about genuinely listening to what’s being said, so you can visualize it and understand it faster. Put your skills to work!
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