Listening is an essential part of communication, and it is different from hearing.Being a good and patient listener helps you not only solve many problems at work or home, but also to see the world through the eyes of others, thereby opening your understanding and enhancing your capacity for empathy. In addition, you learn a lot from listening. As simple as listening to and acknowledging other people may seem, doing itwell, particularly when disagreements arise, takes sincere effort and lots of practice.
GOODLISTENER IN CLASS
Make up your mind that you’regoing to improve yourgrades, enhance your skills, developnew interests, and discover hiddentalents.
Do your homework. Review the lessonsfrom the days before because they’regoing to relate to what you’re going tolearn today. When you need help, getit.
.Learn what kind of notes is best for you.Outlines? Lists? Diagrams? Drawings? Leaveplenty of margin space so you can go backlater and add to the notes or jot downquestions for the next class. Listen for keypoints. Learn to write quickly, perhaps withyour own abbreviations and notations.Then, go back to the notes as soon aspossible after class to clarify anything youmay have trouble remembering later.
If you’re struggling, askclarifying, meaningful questions. Teacherscan’t know if you’re having trouble if youdon’t tell them. We teachers want you tosucceed. We want you to enjoy our subjectsas much as we do. We want you developyour talents. Show an interest, and watchhow encouraging we can be!
Treat others the way you want tobe treated. Don’tinterrupt, criticize, mock, or becynical. This is true in class andbeyond. Listen, really listen, towhat others are saying.
Follow andStop talking and encourage thetry to be silent speaker with body languagePlace yourself Create a in the other conducive physicalpersons shoes and mental space
Do not change the subject Do not interrupt Do not interrogateDo not try to think ofyour response in your head while listening
Learn how to be a good (active)listener in class and improve yourgrades.As you recognize the differencebetween passively hearing andactively listening, not only willyour grades improve but yourconfidence will rise.