1. SLEEPING IN THE CLASSROOM
This is a very big problem which some students have found themselves in and cannot help it.
CAUSES: People sleep in the classroom especially when the classroom is quiet or it the teacher/lecturer starts teaching and every where becomes quiet, they fall into sleep.
SOLUTION: If you want to stop sleeping in the classroom, you will form the habit of jotting or writing your own personal notes in the class while the lesson is going on. If you are idle or looking at the teacher/lecturer only, you will be tempted to sleep but if your hand is busy in the class, your eyes will know no sleep.
2. ABSENT-MINDEDNESS IN THE CLASSROOM
Some student are always carried away from the classroom when the lecture is going on.
Absent mindedness is a situation where a student will be in the classroom, looking at the teacher/lecturer who is teaching but not seeing the teacher or even hearing from him/her.
CAUSES: Students who always get carried away while having lectures is as a result of thinking about so many things while you are still in the classroom. If you allow so many thoughts to flow into your mind you will start thinking or imaging may be about your house, business, car, children, clothes & fashion, friends etc.
SOLUTION: Students who suffer from this problem should also adopt the habit of jotting or making private notes in the class while learning from the teacher. Two things happens when you are jotting in the classroom as the teacher/lecturer delivers his/her lectures
i) As you are jotting, you are putting your mind, body and soul together towards listening and making meaning out of the lesson.
ii) As your mind, body and soul are together you will gain total concentration and instead of thinking about personal affairs, you will be thinking about what to write from the mouth of the lecturer/teacher.
3. CONFUSION IN THE CLASSROOM
Some students who have suffered confusion in the head while taking lectures/lessons in the class have practically resorted to tiredness and weakness in the class while some others are still strong and capable of listening to more of the lesson. If you stop understanding the lectures, you will get tired of sitting for more of the lessons.
CAUSE: When you miss out of the explanations or procedures given by the lecturer/teacher, you will become confused and it may not be easy for you to come back.
SOLUTION: The skill jotting in the class will go along way to assist you while you are having a lecture/lesson in the class. Three thing jotting can do to stop confusion:
i) As you are writing down the explanations, you will be following the lesson step by step.
ii) Even if you miss out you can easily trace your way back to the root.
iii) You can ask meaningful questions because you will derive it from your jottings.
4. READING WITHOUT UNDERSTANDING
This is the pinching problem that students encounter in their academical life. So many students today like reading but their problem is that they don't understand what they read.
CAUSE: Students who suffer this is as a result of reading text books and note books which they are not familiar with or have no common idea about. If you don't pay attention in the classroom when lecture/lesson is being delivered, you cannot understand the text or note book on that lesson if you are reading it alone.
SOLUTION: You must pay full attention to the lesson while in classroom. You must also form the habit of jotting in class while the lecturer/teacher is explaining.
Three things happens when you are jotting in the classroom.
i) When you are jotting while the lecturer/teacher is explaining, it means you are becoming familiar with words that you will eventually see in text or note book.
ii) As you are jotting down important points of the lecture/lesson, you are developing your understanding abilities over each topic of the text book
iii) Whenever you want to read your book, then bring out the jotter and read it first so that you can transfer whatever you understand from it to the text book because they are saying the same thing.
5. CONCENTRATION IN THE CLASSROOM
So many students cannot concentrate in the class while the lecture/lesson is going. This is because of some certain actions and activities that you perform in the classroom which is ready to distract you completely from the lesson.
CAUSE: When you sit very far from the lecturer/teacher, you may not concentrate fully. And also when the lecture is going, you will be distracted.
SOLUTION: If you want to concentrate in the classroom without distraction, you must learn how to avoid casual discussion in the class while the lecturer/teacher is teaching. Also, you must try and sit closer to the lecturer in the lecture hall so that you can look straight into the eyes of the lecturer/teacher.