Being an active participant is almost always better than being a passive observer.
We’re more easily able to remember things that we actively participated in than things we were merely exposed to.
When it comes to lecture-style classes, the best ways to be active are to speak up in class discussions and to take lots of notes.
Forcing yourself to take notes can be hard, though – so you’ve got to turn it into a habit.
- Form a study group and compare notes on a regular basis (組成一個讀書會並且定期比較筆記)
- Use a habit-tracking tool (使用習慣追蹤工具)
- Elevate the importance of your notes… I made them public. (提高你筆記的重要性…我將它們公開)
In my mind, I had elevated my importance in the class beyond that of an isolated student, and as a result I placed added importance on the quality of my notes.
You don’t have to go that far, but you should still find a way to build a habit that keeps those hands moving when you’re in class.
第一步：Paying Better Attention in Class (在課堂中更專注)