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Class Participation

Tip 1: Be active

Instructors enjoy students who are attentive and take notes, but they also expect students to ask questions and challenge what they hear. In groups, students are expected to be actively engaged in discussions with one another. Students who participate in class discussions are usually perceived as being motivated and knowledgeable. Participating in class assists you with concentration and staying focused during class time.

Have several comments or questions ready before class. Make your comments short and to the point. Listen carefully to other students and respect other students' opinions.

Tip 2: Use your knowledge, not your emotions

Base your comments on what you have learned in class or from other related sources, as well as personal experiences.

Don't base comments on how you feel at that particular moment.
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