Successful students prepare for class beforehand and have all of their reading and assignments completely, while unsuccessful students try to get away without reading at all. Successful students also take notes in class to help them prepare for future tests, while unsuccessful students do not pay attention in class. During class, successful students participate in class discussions and pay attention when other in the class or speaking, while unsuccessful students stare into space, hoping that they are not called upon. Going beyond the basic requirements can also help a student to succeed. For example, if an assignment calls for one outside source to be used, a successful student will find two or three sources to gain varying viewpoints, while an unsuccessful student will not even find one good outside source. Successful students show up for class on time and rested from the night before, rather than being tired out from being out all night like an unsuccessful student. Perhaps most importantly, successful students put the proper effort into every assignment to ensure that they get the most out of it for use in the future. An unsuccessful student will take as many shortcuts as possible and it only worried about the mark at the end, rather than the process that is followed.