Body Language It is amazing how much we can communicate without ever saying a word. Facial expressions, gestures, and posture say a great deal about what we’re thinking and feeling. A student who slouches in his seat is saying that he’s bored, and that he doesn’t really care about what’s going on in the class. If you want to succeed in your classes, make sure that your body language shows it. Sit up straight, pay attention, and look at the person who’s speaking. Some common body language signs Rubbing the eyes – doubt or disbelief Quickly tilting your head – sudden interest Tapping or drumming fingers – bored Stroking the chin – trying to make a decision Standing with hands on hips – ready to go, aggression Hands clasped behind back – anger, frustration Placing fingertips together – control or authority “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle Study Skills InfoGuide Succeeding in Class Copyrighted Material 644-17 WOODBURN PRESS This digital publication was presented by: ©Copyright Woodburn Press LLC all rights reserved