It is not a question of being a ball, but in university, as in any place where you have to live and understand with other people, there are also unwritten rules. 10 tips that benefit us in class.
In college, no one will tell us not to eat chewing gum, not to stretch or to sit properly, but despite the freedom we breathe, we must take care of certain attitudes if we want to make a good impression on our teachers.
Visible or invisible?
When we share the class with hundreds of other people, we can safely spend our four-year career being completely invisible to our teachers. Maybe this is the situation dreamed by many timid, but it is not ideal if we want to get some really good notes. It’s true that exams and assignments can be very good, but a teacher is a person after all, and if he sees us interested and checks our effort, that will play in our favor when he corrects our exercises … But of course, Know who we are.
Appearance (unfortunately) does matter
Yes it is. Unfortunately, the image, the external impression we give can completely ruin our effort. In a perfect world, no one should be judged by their way of dressing, thinking or living, as long as they respect others, but as we know, this world of perfect has rather little.
To go to class, we do not have to completely renounce our identity (as we might do for a job interview), but we do keep it a bit camouflaged. T-shirts with legends that can be offensive, grid tights, boots with skewers and 30 cm platform, miniskirts that can not be seen with the naked eye, crests, heels, etc. We will reserve them for the weekends; To go to class we will choose that version of our clothes that does not scare our grandparents.
Where to sit
Always in the front rows. There we will listen well, pay more attention, we will see better what is written on the board or projected, the teachers will see us and they will get to know us and we will distract ourselves much less.
How to intervene
Let’s not just talk when something happens to us even though others do. The first thing is that we think well what we are going to say so we do not get nervous and raise our hand and wait for the teacher to give us a turn. Our intervention must be respectful, clear and transcendent for the subject being treated.
Do I volunteer?
Yes, as long as we are going to fulfill the work or the task assigned to us. Teachers very much appreciate that their students volunteer because they understand that there is an interest and will judge the effort very positively as long as we do not annoy it: there is nothing worse than ending up highlighting not delivering the work we promised.
Delivery of works
It is not enough to do good academic work, in addition they have to be delivered on the date marked, have to be written with correction, have a good index and bibliography and be visually pleasing.
Although we will not be scolded in the university if we are late, it is not a practice that we should turn into custom, of course. In addition, if it is the case, it is better to enter quietly and sit down quickly than to interrupt the class and the teacher to ask for permission.
Despite being in the university, attendance is necessary for many reasons, the most important are that we will facilitate the study because we will know what the teacher has emphasized, and that by being present the teacher will see us and we You will know, which, as we said at the beginning, will help you to be more generous with notes.
Not only do you have to have it, you also have to prove it and that is why attending class, being punctual, sitting in the front lines, delivering good jobs, volunteering, etc. Are good attitudes that will benefit us.
Create your team
Peers are essential in all human groups, and more in faculty. Create a group of colleagues with whom you share your concerns, your notes, your work and with which you can enjoy the advantages of friendship and solidarity.
It is not a matter of making the ball to the professors, nor of spending the four years of career pretending to be who we are not; It is about reaching a commitment to ourselves and our studies, to do everything possible to get passionate about each subject, to look for the most interesting applications to the most boring parts. It is basically about enjoying the career that we have chosen, and there is nothing that a teacher likes more than a student who enjoys and is passionate about his subject.