“How to participate in psychology classes,” was previously published on my Carnegie Mellon blog; it is updated and republished here.
In the past, students have approached me and indicated that class participation does not come easily to them. I will attempt systematically to address two questions. First, why is it useful to participate in class? And second, how might one prepare to participate, thereby avoiding that oft-cited, oft-feared, nearly universal affliction, “stage fright”.
There are several reasons participation in class is useful. Here are just a few:
Each of you undoubtedly have different strategies but here are some strategies which students have found useful in the past. You may want to consider them.
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