Vanessa Madriz For me in my situation I really found this power point in chapter 6 extremelyhelpful. The reason why I believe that is simply because it helps you to understand howtobe a better listener and it gives you different methods to try. For example, it tells you howto prepare you self by getting involved and making eye contact. Plus speaking up andstaying active in a discussion can help the mind. Also you should always be prepared bybringing supplies and finding a method that fits you and your teacher teaching skill,ratherits Cornell notes, or diagrams. In addition to all that when you have little to no interest inyou material, or at least for me, it sets me back major. The reason why is because iteffectseverything my grades, connection with others, and my commitment because im notreally into what is being given to my brain that is why I found chapter six helpful. Theway I can learn how to avoid not being interested in my material because I don’t want tofail a class or loose my connection with others all because in no longer interested. I haveto stay focus and maintain that focus because it is very important for my future. As for Maya, If she continues to stay focus and follow chapter 6 guide lines Iknow she will be extremely successful in everything she puts her mind to. The reason Isaythat is because all Maya needs is a little focus in her schooling and she need a bettermethod on how to take notes. Its not like she isn’t attending class she just has poor notetaking skills she should also try recording her teacher and drawing diagrams and possiblyjoining a study group till she learns how to pick up better note taking methods.