I get almost nothing out of lectures. What I do get on occasion is not justified by the amount of time spent. This is not the fault of my instructors, it's just the way I learn and deal with new material. I do, however, need the credit and grade if I am to graduate. I would much prefer a more independent approach to education.mathwonk said:It seems obvious but some of you guys seem to not have noticed the following fact:
you are in the wrong class!
why would anyone pay tuition for a class in which they already know all the material?
This is the reason i'm learning to take better notes, not in class notes, but book notes, class notes, and anyting else for that matter because this is the best for long term. I can survive in most classes wihtout taking notes at all but when classes or projects start getting complicated, i think this is the way to go to maximize your time. Taking good notes also helps you figure the algorithm for most problems in classes anyways :tongue2:Dr Transport said:I take notes in a class, or for that matter when I read a book to help organize my thoughts IN MY HEAD. Years after I took a course and was forced to revisit a subject long forgotten, right now I am having to remeber all of my Fourier Optics and electronics to help design and build a device which I hope to patent at some time, my notes are helping to bring it back into my head quickly and without too much aggravation. The original poster appears to be either still in high school or in the first couple of years of university. The lack of careful note taking may just jump up and bite him/her because they will not have these carefully prepared documents in their arsenal of tricks etc.....
I'm going to remember that for future use.Moonbear said:They're the ones that are fun to play with as a lecturer. You can tell strange stories and jokes and while most of the class is laughing (or groaning), there are those who are busy scribbling down your jokes. :rofl: