How can students make most out of the classes they find boring or difficult?

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Students often run away from the subjects or classes they find boring or difficult. While the subject that they dislike differs from student to student. It becomes very difficult to be mentally present in a class where a boring subject is taught or when the way of teaching the teacher is either boring or complex. Here are some tips to make learning an enjoyable experience even if the subject lacks interest or the teacher does not know how to add interest.

Know that It Is Still A Part Of Syllabus

No matter how boring the subject is, it is still going to be a part of the exams. Similarly, even if the subject is difficult, one has to appear for its exams. So, this awareness should actually make things easier to comprehend.

Know Why The Subject Is Difficult

Usually, the subject which we feel is difficult is actually less understood by us. That is why we declare it to be difficult. A subject may be less understood due to lack of proper guidance. In such a case, it is essential to get a home tutor or any guardian's help. Probably, after the concepts are understood, the subject appears to be interesting.

Know Why The Subject Is Boring

A boring subject is felt boring because of many reasons. It may happen that the teacher is just reading the lines, and not making the students understand the actual concept, so the students lose interest. It may also happen that the teacher just gives notes and not explains the details of the topic. It may also happen that the subject is either completely theoretical or completely based on practical knowledge. In both cases, due to no change and monotonous routine, one feels the subject boring. To resolve this one may approach the teacher politely and ask him or her to change their way of teaching a bit.

Mental Imagination

Imagining the application of subject to a broader context is a way to be more interested in a subject. For example, if a student finds mathematics boring and does not feel like solving addition problems, he should realize that addition is a part of daily life, and if he does not pay heed to the classes on this topic, he may lag behind the general masses.

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Application of a subject increases its worth and also helps develop interest. It will make one familiar with the real-world challenges and this enables one to know the nuances of it.


Making one's own quiz and testing the knowledge can help him/her study even what is not desirable.

Updated on 30-Jul-2019 22:30:24