A simple way to stand out in class

Here’s a simple way to stand out in class.

1. Pick a course where class participation is not part of your grade.
2. Participate.

Raise your hand. Ask genuine questions. Respond to queries from your teacher. Engage. Show that you’re interested, that you genuinely want to understand, and that you respect the transaction of teaching and learning that’s taking place.

Simple, effective, and great fodder for a future letter of recommendation.