I attended my first introductory physics lecture and found myself surrounded by 200 other students. I had never been in this environment before and was overwhelmed by the pace of the course and the lack of individual attention/recognition. I tried attending office hours when I didn’t understand the material but the attendance was usually upwards of 50 people–I felt like student #____. I decided to focus my time and energy on attending discussion sessions and office hours with my TA. I integrated myself into a smaller, more intimate group that I could learn with and seek out direct attention from. This experience helped me realize that I needed personal connections and face time with others in order to learn. I encountered this same dilemma of large class sizes numerous times throughout my undergrad years and I knew exactly what I needed to do.