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Learning by Listening

Learning by Listening
Shelly Stewart, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This site was interesting in that it gave good information about how to listen and to pay attention to listening, e.g. don't let you mind wander. It also says take notes to help keep your attention. I also like how it says we are not all good listeners. It's a skill and you have to practice and learn to be a good listener.

Learning by listening
Jeanna heuer, College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

Understanding what key points a listener needs to listen for, helps with effective note taking during class. I have had instructors that lectured and the format of their instruction was far too generalized. However, if I wrote down key words or phrases that the instructor spoke on, I was able to use those during studying.

Learning by Listening
Makayla Hyer, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This site mentions that it is your responsibility to be interested in what the speaker is saying. It gives examples of how you can be successful in being interested, such as moving away from distracting noises so you can hear, and don't let your mind wander. I found it noteworthy that it said to determine why what the speaker is saying is important. This enhanced my understanding by giving me a tool to keep me focused and it gives me a purpose to the lecture. This is a very effective tool to use.

Learning by Listening
College Sophomore
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

This is a simple word document outlining 8 steps to help one improve their learning by improving their listening skills. It may sound like a simple task but in reality, many people do not have well developed listening skills. If one is a motivated listener and has the desire to learn what is being said, they are going to know why the speaker's presentation is important and they're going to look for the speaker's pattern of organization in addition to their main idea(s) of the presentation. One will stay focused on the speaker and not let their thoughts drift into other directions and by taking notes, this can be prevented.

This document is not only useful in the classroom setting, but also in the work setting and in everyday life. I especially like step #2: take responsibility for what is being said; learning is up to the learner.


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