Getting the Most Out of Lectures

College instructors impart a great deal of course information through lectures.

Lectures connect course objectives to content you get from reading or other assignments. In addition, lectures supplement course content that is not presented in the text or other resources.

It is important that you acquire and retain as much information from lectures as possible to ensure your success in the classroom. This program presents some strategies to help you get the most out of lectures.

Professor teach in a lecture hall to several students.

Before you start, here are a few things to know.


  • The content of this program is presented in a single topic.
  • Your progress is monitored. You must successfully complete the topic to complete the program.
  • There are some questions at the end of the topic so you can evaluate your learning and identify information you would like to review. Don't worry, it's not a test and it's not graded. We call it a, "Check on Learning."


  • The program should only take about 15 minutes to complete.
  • Because there are no student accounts or retention of personal information, there is no bookmarking features. Users must complete the program in one session to be able to print a completion certificate at the end of the program.