Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Sunday, September 19, 2010
There are only two answers:
• Yes, It keeps me going
80% of my correspondents answered Yes because it makes studying not boring. It makes you sing while reading your notes using your eyes and not makes you feel sleepy. It shows that you can concentrate on studying while listening to music because you can divide your attention and sometimes it makes you sing but the lyrics that you are singing are from your notes.
20% of my correspondents answered NO. They simply answered: “they can't concentrate reading their notes and memorizing the important points of their notes.” Oh-oh.
Does it means that students who answered YES are smarter than the students answered NO? Hmmm.. I can't judge them. In my case, when I was in high school, I used to listen to my favorite acoustic songs while I'm studying because it makes me feel calm and concentrate to my study. Except for the fact that there are love songs that makes me sing along and forgot to read my notes again. But it was alright because after I recite what I remembered to what I had read. (still smart! =D )
But if you are studying using your laptop, netbook or your desktop computer, plus you have internet connection. There's a possibility that you can divert your attention by checking your social networking site profile and updating your status. Tsk..tsk.. well, that's not good.
Study Hard but not harder!
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
These are the seats that are vacant during first day of school. I bet you know that. Because even me I don't seat in front just to be the first to call and introduce myself to the class. Sitting in front are for students who are serious in their school academics and want to show their interests in studies.
The advantages of sitting in front are: (A) your professor can easily remember your name; (B) you can listen very well and focus to the lesson and (C) you can understand very well.
The disadvantages of sitting in front are: (A) that you can't talk to your seatmate; (B) if there's a question (sometimes out of the topic) there's a possibility that you will be the one who will answer and (C) you can't reply to the text messages from your friends waiting outside your classroom.
Sitting at the back is challenging because you have to divide your mind and your listening skills, because your seatmates at the back are very talkative and (sometimes) annoying. Whoa! I remember, when I was in my Junior year I was sitting in the 4th row or in the middle of the class (not really at the back) and that was cool. But when I was in Senior year I was sitting at the back (last row) and believe me, that was so cool spending my last year in high school at the back. I can talk to my seatmate while having our class and during exams, I can... Okay that's enough! hahaha! Like what I've said earlier, its very challenging and as long as I know, students sitting at the back gets higher scores at exams or quizzes and in recitation even if they don't listen to the lecture. I think because they know how to manage their listening skills while their talking to their classmates or they do their homework.
• Depends on the class:
These are on my mind:
► If the subject is your favorite: You will sit in front of the class.
► If the subject makes you sleepy and boring: You will sit in the middle, so you can talk to your seatmate.
► If your not interested with the subject: You will sit at the back of the class and talk to your seatmates or sleep.
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