I'm taking a graduate physics class. I usually sit at the front and madly scribble down everything the teacher writes.... But the professor also publishes his notes on the internet. I find it sometimes difficult to understand what is going on in class . Often the problem is that I am spending most of my time scribbling what the prof. writes and trying to stay up to speed, but he is obviously working at a bit faster rate than me since he knows this stuff alot better than I do. I usually learn best by doing reading on my own and then asking questions.
Is there a recommended path for someone with my learning style, how to effectively use my class time?
for instance, it might be more useful to sleep through class so that I am well rested but then I might miss some stuff. thoughts?