I tune out other people on my IPod when they're asking questions. All I care about is what the prof says. Two of my three are pretty old, so I doubt they're getting anything new from the student input. I'm a bad person, though, so disregard my advice. Just giving you the input, because I too am amazed by all the future secretaries in my class banging every word into their keyboards.
very true I saw a girl type 6 0r 7 single space pages of notes today in class. When is she ever going to read all that? What a waste of time. If she spent half that time actually thinking about the material she'd be better off.