1. Get ready. In the minute of two before the class gets started, think over what you have been working on recently.
2. Have all necessary equipment: book, pencils or pens, notebook, homework assignment.
3. Take down the assignment promptly and accurately.
4. Concentrate. This takes an effort if you are the kind whose mind tends to wander.
5. Ask questions when you do not understand.
6. Listen to the questions and answers of others in the class. When another pupil is answering a question, think how you would answer the question.
7. Take part in the class discussion.
8. Do not write at the wrong time. When you are taking notes, be sure you do not miss anything that is said while you are doing so. When taking notes, there are two conflicting things you must try to do. One is to make your notes complete and accurate enough to be valuable to you later. The other is to make your notes brief enough so that you can continue to listen to what is being said in class.