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'
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.