Ideally, you're there to grow by way of learning from those with more experience, witnessing new perspectives and cultivating new tools for personal training between formal class settings. That's the altruistic view.
- Don't get sucked into making it a dick-measuring contest...either with other students or worse, the instructor. As stated in a previous P&S podcast, the dudes burning it down in most OE classes are a "B" class shooter...possibly crossing into "A". If that's your bag, go work on becoming Master or GM. Worry about working with what you brought...both skill and gear wise.
- Don't be a kiss-ass. No matter what class I'm in be it open or closed course, there are always dudes trying to become the instructor's new BFF...and it's gross. If you've got pertinent questions that all can benefit from...ask em; otherwise, kiss ass on their instagram on your own time and don't hold things up. Likewise, if you are the host/AI/frequent student of a particular instructor; keep the bro-fest for the afterhours and don't hold up the class I (or my work) paid good money for. (Disclaimer: I was the honors student that didn't go to a single office hours and was left with limited references to show for it; meanwhile, the straight-C suck-up that went to every office hour could claim could claim that reference that I couldn't....so I'm probably completely wrong here.)
- I can't stress proper clothing enough. Instructors (at least decent ones) down-shift when the students fall off mentally. Students fall off when they are tired and/or uncomfortable. I've watched guys in OE classes (armor isn't required) fall out and become safety hazards because they were more concerned about looking cool or taking "train as you fight" in the wrong context than shedding their Crye pc for a few rotations. And I'm all for networking, smoking n joking afterhours, but if you can't pull your act together for the next day, don't be dragging everyone down with you.
I guess what I'm saying is that while you paid your money for the experience, so did the rest of us. If you compromise my training experience with selfish BS, know that I hate you. (rant off)