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    I am in my second year and I still really hate learning through lectures, I always find I switch off after the first 20 minutes and I forget everything after about a day or so. Has anyone else felt this and instead focused on doing as many exercises as possible rather than attending lectures?
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    maybe you need to change what you're doing in lectures.
    I'm going to be doing open university so it's different, but when researching how to get the most out of ou I came across stuff for lectures.

    it's things like changing the way you take notes
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    (Original post by BinaryJava)
    I am in my second year and I still really hate learning through lectures, I always find I switch off after the first 20 minutes and I forget everything after about a day or so. Has anyone else felt this and instead focused on doing as many exercises as possible rather than attending lectures?
    Yes I feel like that with certain modules at my uni, as the lecturer are beyond terrible. I only show up for their example classes, and if I do go to the lectures, I'll spend more time reading the recommended book or lecture notes as it makes more sense.
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    (Original post by BinaryJava)
    I am in my second year and I still really hate learning through lectures, I always find I switch off after the first 20 minutes and I forget everything after about a day or so. Has anyone else felt this and instead focused on doing as many exercises as possible rather than attending lectures?
    Lectures are only really worth your time if they apply to the assignment/exam you’re going to end up being graded on. For example, I start going to my lectures as much as possible at the beginning of the year/term but by the time I’ve started the assignment and know what topic I’m doing I’m selective with the lectures that are on that topic because of the amount of times I’ve gone and it not be worth it/of any importance and I realised I could have done work instead.
    I always say go to as many as possible, but it’s not life or death whether you 100% attend everything, for some people it’s the guilt of not going, but I know so many people who barely go in and still do really well because that’s just how they operate, no bad thing.
    Obviously it’s what you’re paying for, but you’re also paying for them to be online/recoded (at least that’s the case at my uni) because it suits people who miss for personal reasons and have to catch up. I know people who’ve contracted an illness/injury whilst at university and they simply can’t attend for weeks, they have to cater to those people!
    Again, it’s worth trying to go at least in case you miss out on important info not on the lecture slides but unless your attendance drops dramatically that the uni have to intervene (I.e you don’t have personal circumstances that allow for it) it may affect your grades
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    I get tired in lectures too but there's a lot of things that the lecturer says which aren't on the slides. So I record the lecture and listen to it later. I make notes only if there's something really important. It does depend on the lecturer because some really don't have much to say besides what's on the slides while some lecturers are really talkative and have a lot of interesting stuff to say.
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    (Original post by BinaryJava)
    I am in my second year and I still really hate learning through lectures, I always find I switch off after the first 20 minutes and I forget everything after about a day or so. Has anyone else felt this and instead focused on doing as many exercises as possible rather than attending lectures?
    100% recommend you attend. Even when you're half asleep and don't think you know what's happening, your brain is taking something in.

    I made the decision to not attend some lectures because our lecturer read off slides and literally did nothing else. I read them at home and saved time. Unless your lecturer is like this, they have more to offer you. Certainly, you're paying the fees, so you may as well go in. Maybe you should consider different tactics to keep yourself mentally stimulated in the lecture.

    Use colours to write notes and make it more interesting (and recall things more easily).
 
 
 
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