What are good motivations for an active participation in classes and research?

From Biolecture.org

You should find satisfaction in:


1) By contributing to the class

2) By helping other people express their own ideas freely

3) By feeling the teamwork working and enjoying it.

4) By discovering my mistakes and short-comings through the class discussions and brainstorming.

5) Realizing other people's great ways of solving problems.

6) Reaching a new level of understanding on the problems.


You should not motivated by:

1) Feeling superior to others by giving the best opinions and ideas.

2) Feeling that I am ahead of others and being competitive

3) Feeling excited by the fact that I get recognition from the teacher and other students.

4) Knowing that I am the smart(est) person in the class