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registered for the same classes, this prevents the awkwardness of not knowing anyone in your class at the beginning of the semester. However, it can either help or hurt your grade in the long run. When students sit next to their long-time friends, there is much more of a tendency to spend class time talking about significant others or whatever other topic is on their minds rather than paying attention to the lecture. If you feel that you won’t be able to get anything done around one of your friends, it is probably not a good idea to plan your schedules together in the first place. In order to use class time effectively, it is very important that you know when to talk and when to pay attention. If you use your class time wisely, then having a good friend by your side can be very beneficial, as you will be able to discuss important points or study together before an exam. If nothing else, it will help relieve some of the stress of being a full-time student. Finally, some teachers often enjoy providing projects that are to be completed in a small group or partner setting. Sometimes you get to choose your group and sometimes you do not. One of the most difficult situations in group settings is when one or more of the group members does not put forth any effort to participate or complete his or her part. This has happened to me far too many times. I have the tendency to take the lead of the group if no one else immediately steps in, and I usually end up having to do most of the work because some of the members fail to do all that is expected of them. This can be very frustrating. When you have group projects and you feel that one or more of the group members

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Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

A light-hearted and informative guide to help dedicated students learn the keys to success in school and in life.

Learning to Succeed and Succeeding to Learn: The Smart Way to Earn Better Grades in School  

A light-hearted and informative guide to help dedicated students learn the keys to success in school and in life.

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