You've decided to go back to school. Dare to be the best student you can possibly be. Here are some ways to be a good student. First of all you have to take as much hard classes as you can. You're paying good money for an education, make sure you get one. You will have a fair number of electives as well although there will be classes that are required for your major, of course. Don't take classes simply to accrue credits. Take the classes that really teach you something. Also do not forget to be passionate about learning. Every time show up – this is the second way to be a good student. I understand that this isn't always possible in case you have got children. Children should always come first. But you're not getting that education we discussed in No. 1 in case you don't show up for your classes. When you are scheduled to be in class, and when you need to study, make sure you've got a good plan for seeing that your children are cared for. It really is possible to raise children while you're going to school. People do it every day.


Ways to be a good student

Sit in the front row because this is the third way to be a good student. Although it is one of the best ways to pay attention to everything being taught, in case happen to be shy, sitting in the front row can be very uncomfortable at first. You can hear better. You can see everything on the board without having to crane your neck around the head in front of you. You can make eye contact with the professor. Don't underestimate the power of this. If your teacher knows you're really listening and that you care about what you're learning, he or she will be extra willing to help you. Besides, it'll feel like you've got your own private teacher. Ask questions immediately if you don't understand something.  Your instructor probably already knows by the look on your face that you don't understand something in case you are in the front row and have been making eye contact. A polite raising of your hand is all you need to do to indicate you've got a question. Make a quick note of your question so you don't forget, and ask later in case it isn't appropriate to interrupt. Having said this, don't make a pest of yourself. Nobody wants to hear you ask a question every 10 minutes. Make an appointment to see your teacher after class in case you are completely lost. Do your homework. Read the assigned pages, and then some. Plug your topic into the Internet, grab another book at the library, and see what else you can learn about the subject.  Pay attention to the material you know will be on a test and write a quick practice question while you are studying. You will have a practice test ready when you're ready to study for a test.