How to Focus in Class With a Cute TA
If you’ve ever walked into a CNS class of 200+ people, you know the feeling of being one out of many in a crowd. The first day of class, old friends shoot rapid texts,
“Meet at the front of the room.”
“@ right middle rn.”
“You coming to class, pal?”
There is, however, another phenomenon that often goes unexpressed. This phenomenon can only be described through the whispered word “scoping” as students of all friend groups, majors, and disciplines keep one eye on the teacher and the other eye on the hot TA(s) or the attractive student in the middle section, three rows down and two seats to the left of you--but who’s counting?
In times like these, it sure can be easy to lose track of what the professor is saying. For instance, you could be learning about functional groups one minute, then discover that the professor has moved on to alkyne reaction mechanisms, all in the span of a flip of the hot TA’s hair.
To save your skin, attention span, and GPA, listen to the Unofficial Guide:
Sit near the front of class, or far away from the hottie in question!
Record your lectures in case your eyes wander.
Have/Make a friend in class to keep you in check! As the saying goes, “check yourself before you wreck yourself!”
If you really can’t divert your eyes, take a photo instead (this is not officially endorsed): a picture lasts longer, and you can redirect your attention back to the lecture!
Take quality notes and deep breaths. Remember, you are in college for your EDUCATION. Hotties may come and go, but knowledge is forever.