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With lectures, you only get out of them what you’re willing to put in. You might be bored by the slides, but that information is still important. If you spend that time thinking from the teacher’s perspective, you might get a better grasp of the material.
There are a lot of ways to make a job easier, whether it’s losing weight, learning a new skill or cooking a fantastic dinner. But there’s a big difference between doing something more efficiently and avoiding the work altogether. There are no “big” shortcuts. If you’re spending more time looking for them than doing the thing you need to do, it’s time to re-evaluate why you’re doing it in the first place.