Listening Skills for Lectures

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Erin Sheffer, College Senior
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville, IN

I learned 8 different strategies/habits for becoming a better listener. It also summarized some listening skills that are helpful in paying attention to lectures.

I think this website is an effective tool for enhancing listening. The suggestions are accurate, and will definitely imporove listening skills if practiced. I plan to take the website's advice and practice at least two of the listening strategies so I can become better at paying attention in classes as well as seminars/meetings.

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Dawn Frank
Chemeketa Community College , 4000 Lancaster Drive NE Salem OR 97302

Become involved in what is being said. Constantly analyze what is being said. Also cutting out your inner voice is a great skill, but hard to do for me. :-)

Also asking questions helps your mind stay on task.Keeping alert and having eye-contact with the speaker will help you listen more.

Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR

This website is designed to teach people how to change their mindset to become active listeners.

This website gives examples of one mindset vs. another.

I felt that it was rather ineffective. It oversimplifies how hard it can be to train your mindset. They make it sound as though all you must do is think it and click your heels, like in the wizard of oz. It takes time and a lot of determination to change your mindset. You must create new pathways in your mind.

The ideas and principals are good in theory, but vastly oversimplified.

Ways to listn to a boring lecture
Desiree, College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem OR

Iit has the different ways you can listen to a lecture that is boring. It has ten steps you can do for either an poor listener or effective listener. I don't know about you but I have wanted to fall asleep during one of those lectures before. I will try to use step one and that is choose to find the subject useful. If you are like me and doze off, then try this website.

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College Freshman
Chemeketa Community College, Salem, Oregon

We learn about 8 different strategies/habits that you can use to become a better listener. From recognizing how ideas are organized to mataining an active body state which means staying alert and having eye contact with the person speaking, which will in turn can help you listen more effectively. Towards the end, we are also given some lists of the differences between ineffective and effective listening habits.

I think this document is an good resource for increasing listening skills. These could apply to everyone, and sometime you don't realize that you do something that is actually ineffective and with this it'll help you realize which habits are good and which are bad and the you should cut.


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