When it comes to getting academic help, however, you should use the Corson Technique.
Students in engineering and science programs often have to work through a complex idea one sentence at a time in order to “crack” it.
If comprehension doesn’t come even at this granular level of study, it’s time to ask the professor for help.
Corson advises, “Before you do, ask yourself this question: What is it that I don’t understand?”
When you go for help, you should be able to show the professor all that you do understand up to an exact point – and even show what you understand afterwards.
By doing this, you show the professor that you’ve really wrestled with the problem. Doing this has several benefits:
- You save the professor’s time and help them understand the exact context of your problem (你省下教授的時間，並幫助他們確切瞭解你的問題。)
- The professor knows that you actually give a damn and will have a much better impression of you (教授知道你真的很在意學習，將會對你有更好的印象。)
- By really going to intellectual combat on the problem, you very well might solve it yourself before you need to ask (經由在問題上做智力的激盪，你很有機會在你問之前解決問題。)
第一步：Paying Better Attention in Class (在課堂中更專注)