Ways To Improve Your Grades

This week, we’re asking for your choice: Do you prefer sitting in the front or the back of the classroom?  After reading these tips, you may opt to sit head of the class from now on.

I was a back of the class kinda girl.  I opted to sit near the last row in hopes the professor wouldn’t call on me (I was never very good at public speaking).  While sitting in the back of the class I worked on my doodles and perfected my crossword skills…just kidding…I actually took awesome notes and was a good student.  But, perhaps sitting in the front of the class would have improved my GPA at least a smidge.

According to MUSE at San  Jose State University, sitting in the front of the class helps you hear, see and understand class better. Being up close and personal will also force you to keep your eyes open since you don’t want your professor to see you dozing off, right?  Makes sense. You’ll be wide awake soaking up every detail of that lecture.

Sitting toward the front of the class will keep you alert and you won’t miss a detail of lecture!

In addition to sitting in the front, there are other ways to improve your grades, according to MUSE:

Get to know your professors. Visit with your teachers outside of class to discuss your grade status.

Make friends in class. Having a friend in class can help you when you get sick and can’t attend. You can get a copy of the notes you missed and they can be a study buddy.

Teach to learn. A good way to test yourself is to try teaching the topic to someone else. Have someone listen to you for 5-10 minutes and discuss what you learned.

For more great tips, visit sjsu.edu/muse
Have tips to share with us?  Post them in the comments below!

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