It's amazing how easily we tend to forget the simple lessons first taught to us in elementary school; Raise you hand in class. Don't interrupt other when they are speaking. Do onto others as you would do onto yourself. Basically, be respectful. These are just a few of the simple lessons taught to us at a young age that should mold into common sense as we grow older. This however, is not the case. It seems as though maybe colleges (and high schools) may need to introduce a class on how to act during class. Not cool... those people who sit there and mutter comments to themselves during the entire class, raise your hand and say it out loud.. and stop making those who sit around you crazy. Side conversations, not only are they disrespectful, but when the rest of the classroom is quiet and you just keep on murmuring to your friend.. how do you not feel like your being disrespectful? Lastly, my biggest pet peeve lately is an annoyance that I recently experienced.. laughing at a classmate's answers. Seriously people? You are in a college classroom, act like it. Respect not only your teacher, but also your other classmates. When your acting immature with your friend laughing at someone else's response, your classmates are seeing you as obnoxious and immature. Is that what you wanted to accomplish? I don't think so. So remember, sometimes even in the highest learning institutions, remember to simply be respectful.
Stay Classy :)