We've all been there: drifting off during a class or lecture, only to snap out of it and realise the professor or teacher has moved on to something entirely new. You may be able to trick yourself into paying better attention by choosing the right seat.
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The folks at HackCollege point out several tricks for staying alert and improving your concentration in the classroom, including practising active listening and participating in the class. What we found most interesting, though, were their thoughts on seating:
- Sit in the front section of the room. It's easier to get away with not paying attention in the back.
- Sit in the same seat every day. Sitting in the same seat allows your mind to use contextual cues it learns while you're taking the class to apply when exam time rolls around.
- Sit in a different seat in every classroom. This relates to the previous tip. Having a dedicated seat that is different in each class helps bolster that contextual learning.
Check out the post at HackCollege to learn more about tricking your brain into better learning habits.
How to Trick Your Mind into Paying Attention in Class [HackCollege]