Preparing for a Classroom Discussion
For some students, class discussions can become terrifying especially if they have not studied and prepared for it. The key to being confident in class discussions is by knowing the topics being discussed and preparing for it. Here are some steps that you can take so that you can participate effectively in your next class discussions.
It is a good idea to read your notes and all the materials that were given to you in your subject. Discussions are often based on the reading assignments or topics on your notes.
Write down the important things on your notes or textbook while you are reading. This is a good way to prepare for your class discussion.
When you are reading your notes and materials, you should write down questions which you can also answer. This is an effective guide for you during a class discussion.
You may speak up early during the class discussion. Your classmates may talk about the same points that you have and the credits will be given to them instead of you.
It is also important that you listen to what your classmates are saying on your class discussion. This will give you a clearer perspective on the topic and you won't have to repeat what they have already pointed out.