Up Close and Personal
Large classes can be overwhelming or a place where some students feel like they can disappear in the crowd. Neither of these are options for making the most of your learning experience. 1. Be brave - begin by sitting in the front section (it doesn't have to be the first row). 2. Once you receive your professor's office hours, make it a point to go by or make an appointment for a brief introductory visit. Don't wait until there is a problem. 3. Ask questions in class and be prepared to answer questions. 4. Large classes usually have a TA for breakout or smaller sessions. Get to know your TA! He/she is a connection to the professor and could be your advocate, if necessary. 5. If the professor asks for volunteers for a project or to participate on a liaison board for the large class, step up and accept!