The importance of being prepared

from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Time Sept. 19, 2012

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Being prepared for a class is a key part of understanding the material, and getting good grades. By being prepared before the class begins, you can follow along with what the teacher is saying, and pick up on little bits of information that will help you gain an even better understanding. Below are some tips for being prepared for class.

  • The first key to being prepared is to read the assigned chapters and the REREAD
  • The next step to preparing for class is to do your homework. Answer any assigned questions and problems whether they are collected for a grade or not. It also helps reinforce the things that you have learned.
  • Once you get to class it's important that you actively listen to your teacher. Now is not the time to read the assignment you should have read before class, or to work on your homework.

The big thing is to do your work before class. It's been recommended that you allow 2 hours of study time for every 1 hour of class. I recommend at least that, if not more. Being prepared before class will make the time in class more beneficial, and you will leave your class session felling like you really do understand what the professor was talking about. After all, isn't that the reason your going to class?


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