occur to (someone)
to come into someone's mind (an idea or thought)
It occurred to me that I will not be able to meet my friend on Saturday because I have to go to the airport to meet someone else.
Tips to get ready for Group Discussion
Listen to the Topic Given During GD Carefully
Listen to the topic carefully and understand it... Be alert and careful. Sometimes, the topic may be really simple but the manner in which it is presented to you, can be delaying. The first thing that you should do after hearing the topic is by structuring it on the sheet that is given to you to make notes. Make a rough sketch of the points that you would like to speak aloud. You will be at an advantage if you open the discussion, but then beware of what you speak. Deviating from the main topic, or passing strong statements like