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In order to learn from lectures you must:
Often the reason attention strays during lectures is because students are not prepared for class and don't know what the speaker will be discussing. Here are some tips for being prepared:
Pauk (2001) suggests you use the 3 A's of listening
Attitude » Maintain a positive attitude
Attention » Concentration and focus are keys
Adjustment » alter your expectations as the lecture proceeds
Being ready for class and actively participating in lectures will make them a much more valuable learning experience.
Pauk, W. (2001). How to study in college (7th Edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin
Try the Cornell Note-Taking System
This system helps make note-taking a more effective tool in preparing for class and exams by giving you space within your notes to write study questions about the material and succinctly sum up and entire page of information.
Download a sample of the Cornell System template.
The interns at the Academic Skills Center can help you learn how to get more from your lectures. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call x3925 to make an appointment.