Unfortunately, we all suffer with some sort of distraction during a lecture class at one point or another. Whether the teacher is difficult to understand and comprehend or whether they just seem to ramble on about unimportant and unrelated info, all students find themselves drifting off into day dream land at one point or another. And while it can be nice to day dream on occasion, sometimes our education tends to suffer from over dreaming and lack of focus. Here are two ways to stay focused in a boring class.
One, sit towards the front of the class. This is beneficial for a few reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that by sitting in the front, there are a lot less students sitting in front of you. Therefore you won’t find yourself randomly zoning off to zoning back in looking at someone’s hair. You won’t be distracted by people’s laptop screens when they secretly go onto facebook instead of using their laptop for notes. Lastly, by sitting in the front, you are closer to the teacher and this can allow you to hear them better and keep yourself accountable by being in their direct line of vision.
The second easiest way to prevent getting distracted is simply by engaging in the teacher’s lecture. Often times, people zone off when a concept is incomprehensible to them. So, instead of just zoning out, make an active effort to ask questions and truly understand the material. Yes, this requires a bit of conscious brain power. However, in the end, this tip will be very beneficial for both your grade and your sense of active focus.
It is hard to focus in classes that are boring, where you have a difficult time understanding the professor, and you are just someone who is easily distracted. However, there are ways that can help you make the best out of your situations and will allow you to reap the full educational benefits of your class by helping you focus.