Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 3421 Succeed in the Classroom During one year of full-time college you will occupy a classroom, lab, or lecture hall for approximately 500 hours. Here are some recom- mendations to help you get the most out of these hours. Attend every class When you miss or arrive late for a class, you miss lectures, discussions, assignments, and information about upcoming exams. Grades may also be partially based on attendance. Don’t expect a professor to cut you any slack on your grade if you regularly miss class. Sit up front to avoid distractions Arrive early on the first day of class and sit in one of the first three rows. That may become your permanent seat. Front row students seldom talk to one another, send text messages, or doze off. When you sit in the front, you are able to see what is written, hear what is spoken, and you send a positive message to your professor. Come prepared and participate When you come to class prepared, the material makes sense and you are able to answer questions. In contrast to just passively being there, ac- tive participation will make the material more interesting, time will pass more quickly, and your professors will get to know you. Have a contact in each class If you miss a class, you’ll need to contact one or two classmates to find out what you missed, get a copy of any handouts, and learn about any new assignments. If an assignment is due on a day you can’t attend class, check to see if it can be emailed to the professor or delivered by a classmate. “If I could give any student one piece of advice, it would be to go to ev- ery class. It seems like every time I miss a class something is covered that I need to know for an exam or an assignment.” Lana, senior English major