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How to survive a boring class

Not every class you will take throughout your educational career will be entertaining or interactive. Some of them, unfortunately, will be downright boring. Alas, all schools have core requirements that students simply cannot get out of taking. So what are some ways to help you survive a boring class?

Well, there are plenty of things you can do to keep your mind occupied. It’s likely that you are paying to be in that class, so it’s best to do things that are productive and help you learn the material you need to know to get a top grade.

First, identify why the class is so boring. Is it the teacher? Is it the content of the material being taught? Is it you? It is important to always come to class clear headed and awake, especially if you’re having a hard time focusing in that class. Try to force yourself to focus as long as you can to identify what it is about that class that isn’t clicking with your personality.

If it is your teacher, there are a few things you can do. Try to interact with your teacher a little so that they start to get to know you. Ask them if they offer extra help or other learning sessions. Your ambition will help your teacher to get to know you better. This is a good thing because it means they will be more likely to interact with you during class, which will make it more interesting for you. If the problem lies in the teaching style of the teacher, there isn’t much that you can do. Try to make friends within the class and supplement what you learn in the classroom with after school study sessions with your new buddy.

Do you think the class is boring because of the material being taught? Not many people are going to find Organic Chemistry or Latin Literary Classics very enthralling. You need to do your best to make the material fun. Ask a lot of questions in class. Participation will involve you in the moment and help time pass while you learn the subject. It’s all about being creative. Take a look at your syllabus or class schedule to see what the next session’s topic will be. Then prepare a list of questions you’re likely to have. Make an effort to get every question answered by the end of that session.

As you can see, it is possible to survive a boring class. Let yourself be creative and open to new ways of learning. You may be surprised at what you find! 

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