Sometimes students tend to get bored in class. The reason could be the Teacher’s inability to teach the topic in a way that is understandable or the subject matter may be bland and uninteresting or maybe you are unsuccessfully trying to combat sleep. Another reason could be a lack of motivation. A quick glance at the ideas given below will give you an idea of killing boredom in a class by engaging in the following productive things.
1. Re-read the assessment prompts:
Sometimes the boring information which the teacher or the professor delivering may be boring but actually it might be important. So, simply log on to your class website and compare and read the assessment prompts. If in any case, it has to do something with your assessment in spite of boring do this right away. Write down short notes by filtering the key points from your teacher’s lecture. Information such as examples and explanations that can be used to your advantage. The key sources and scholars referred by the teacher during her discourse.
2. Use the time to revise the weekly syllabus completed:
Go through the syllabus completed so far and start making note of important Points, formulae or any pivotal information that will be of immense value. Recall what you read, memorized and start making rough notes to assess what you remember. Make a note of points or information that slipped your memory. Go through the previous year’s assessments of that particular topic you are revising and try solving them. You will be able to combat your boring class productively.
3. Pen down an essay:
Put your brain to task and think of ideas about how to pen down an essay. Test your imaginations and give a picture to the thoughts. Use mind maps, start getting words on your paper. Let your thoughts speak through the words you write down. Writing down is half the battle won. This can be checked later for any follies and errors. This way you are putting your creative abilities to work. Nothing can be more productive. What a novel idea to do amidst a boring lecture!!!!!
4. Prepare for the coming seminar or class presentation:
Start with the relevant article search for the seminar. Make a plan or sketch of how to begin to make an attention-grabbing content. Google and gather articles related to the seminar. If you already have the literature with you then start making slides. You can later do the changes or recheck it. Every second is precious and you are just utilizing the time to finish the tasks. How mature and sensible!!!
5. Make a list of the relevant library books to be borrowed:
Reading the textbooks rather than the journals or articles is preferred by many school and university toppers. Make a list of the textbooks you need to read to ace up your pace in the subject you lag behind. This reduces the confusion which books to be borrowed once you step in the library. Try to borrow them first before someone else lays their hands on them.
6. Solve the practice tests:
Practice makes a man perfect goes the quote. Make use of the time during the boring lecture by solving the practice tests. Not only are they relevant but they will help you prepare for the upcoming examinations. The more you indulge in practice tests the more you are exposed to the strategies of the question papers or stimulate the study conditions you will be facing. Also solving them makes you master the subject. This is also one of the most productive ways to kill time during a boring class or lecture.
Blogging can be one of the most active learning techniques. Blogging opens up the avenues of learning. Begin with choosing a quiet engaging and interesting topic of the lecture being taught. Not only will it help yourself in understanding the topic but it will help others who find it difficult to fare with the topic when u post it online. Your blog will stand tall of the proof of your innovation and creative thinking. This will also help you in impressing your future employer.
8. Organize your notes:
The notes you scribble during the lecture needs to be organized and sorted. Shuffle your notes and organize. You can also type the same so that you go paperless. Organizing your notes makes studying hassle-free as no time is wasted searching for the material.
9. Write a study plan:
Experts advise to sketch or make a study plan. Make a list of the topics you need to study harder. Mark or make a table of the topic which needs revision. Categorize the topics under easy and difficult headings. The topics with which you have a hard time with sort out your doubts on a page and try working on them. Find answers using google or blogs to your rescue. If you still fail to understand compose an e-mail to the teacher requesting to clear your doubts. Making a study plan makes your study sessions a cakewalk.
9. Research the further career plan:
If you are a high schooler search for graduate schools of your interest offering you the courses of your interest. You can also get information about the introduction of new courses and whether you should prefer them. Many countries offer student exchange programs and you can thoroughly research, availing the time, if the course you are interested in or the field of your interest is expensive or unavailable at your alma matter or your country.
You still have the option of killing your time in a boring class by engaging in fun activities that have no use or simply with zero productivity. The choice is yours.