Things you know, and I know you know, and you know I know you know that will help you be an effective learner!!!
Be on time and aware of each professor's lateness/absentee policies. If your class includes a break, return promptly after the break!
Listen during class-idle chatter distracts both you and those around you. If you have a pertinent question, ask the appropriate person, then listen to the answer.
Only a dire emergency should make you leave a scheduled class before it is over. If you must leave, be as quiet and inconspicuous as possible-early exits are distracting.
Classrooms are not cafeterias or dormitories, so eating drinking, lounging, sleeping, and passing notes are inappropriate behaviors and distracting.
Read all the professor's handouts. Clarify with questions to the professor. If you don't understand, don't ask classmates because their information may be incorrect or incomplete.
If an emergency causes you to miss a class(es), prearrange with a fellow student to phone them and obtain the lecture notes and/or special instructions that you missed.
You came to college to learn about certain topics. Your professors are experts. Give them the opportunity to help you learn. Ask questions in class and become an active learner.
When you leave a class, leave your area clean and straightened up. Be sure to take all your belongings. It is disruptive to return looking for books, purses, jackets, etc. after another class has started.
Be prepared for class. You maximize your investment in yourself and your learning.
Remember the College requires appropriate, constructive behavior. Attendance is a privilege not a right. Each faculty member has the right to exclude a student from a classroom for reasons of academic discipline and is supported by the College Administration in this right.
Grades are not "given" by a teacher or guaranteed-they are earned! They represent the work you do in a class. The better you work, in general, the better your grade.