Do you Skip a lot of classes??

Skipping classes - classes and studying
@djemba (767)
India
February 2, 2009 10:57am CST
I am college going teenager.The college i go to is actually very far ..It takes me one hour to get there and when i actually reach it, i am already tired .I try attending most of the classes but what i believe is that we should do classes if we can learn from them..SO when i am really tired,i start skipping classes...And then i end up with a short attendance sometimes ...Its really hard to cope with short attendance later because then you have to attend all the classes left and submit extra projects...but i feel that i couldn't be the only one with such a problem... Does this happen to you too???Can you suggest a solution???
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12 responses
@HansonFan (1659)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I live on campus, so the getting to class isn't a problem (Its getting out of bed sometimes! ) Honestly, I'm skipping class right now. But, the class is watching a movie that we don't have to answer questions about or anything. He just wants us to know some of it. It's history of Modern France...something I will never ever need. So, I'm here on Mylot. Now, normally I don't skip unless I am sick or something like this happens. I don't like worrying about the short attendance and that keeps me going. As for a solution to your problem...I would force myself to go even when you are tired. At least you get the attendance credit and the notes. If you aren't able to pay close attention, at least you have the notes to go back over later and no extra projects to stress over.
@djemba (767)
• India
2 Feb 09
yeah i guess its a good plan and ill certainly try to attend more classes than my brain can actually take before saturation ..But you're right ,the notes will help me later..and i really don't like doing hose extra projects and this could help me get them out off my face...
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• India
2 Feb 09
Well Djemba, I am also an engineering student.I am studying by staying in hostel which is very nearer to my college.Hence I have no chance of skipping or cutting the classes.Also our college is very strict.You have to tell reason if you are absent for even 1 hour.For this reason most of us go to the college perfectly.Moreover the location of our college is very far from the town. Hence we cannot go for movies too because of less availability of buses during the day time. Moreover,I like my friends and my college.Being in hostel I can see a lot of different characters around me. Happy mylotting
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@djemba (767)
• India
2 Feb 09
Thanks mailtoramesh ,hostel is an option for me ..and i guess I'll consider it seriously...
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@jd107nette (1456)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Sorry but I haven't tried skipping classes since I studied... Not like I'm all that perfect, it's just that I consider every cent my parents pay for my tuition fees are hardly earned in such a way that I'd have to pay them back by having good grades or at least learning what I'm supposed to... Don't worry, change is the only permanent thing in the world.. later on you'd realize that you can do things better... Maybe find a better way to cut down the travel time or to strengthen your endurance so that you won't easily get tired.. Or maybe find another inspiration for you NOT to skip classes... ^_^ Good luck!
@bricked (151)
• United States
3 Feb 09
When i first started going to college, I did have similar problems like you. I just didn't feel like going to classes and also I wake up late and miss my class. After a semester, My gades where falling. I made a point to myself that if i did miss a class, I would call my proff up to tell them I could not make it and send all the necessary project, assignment and papers via email or go see him during his office hours. This way, it does show that you are trying your hardest to make things go. Tell them the truth, they were once student too. They should understand what you are going through right now.
@gracie04 (4555)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Honestly speaking, i used to skip classes during my first year in college.. i got so excited about the thought of having flexible schedule and going in and out of the campus whenever i wanted to.. but i came to realize that it was indeed a bad habit so after finishing the first semester, i have decided not to skip classes again.. attendance is really important so please go to school on time and try to attend your classes. it's for your own good too..
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Skipping classes is that new to me! I have many reasons to skip class, one of them is that I don't have my parents supporting on this kind of thing. My mon is not here and my dad. I don't really know! well, its a good thing I have my relatives longing for me to graduate high school but I do skip classes a lot, even though I know that it is just the key for me to escape this life of mine. Saved!
@Commerce (647)
• India
3 Feb 09
Nice topic I quit my studies long ago. Skipping classes is nothng new to me too. I used to get bored all the time. BUt iwas a very excellent student;) skipping clases isnt bad but it should be done wisely depends on and when and how to do it. Also theres no point to be there in the class if you have no mood for it. Just do what you like but know how to do things ;) Thank you
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
When I was in college, I was so afraid to be late or incur any absences. Skipping classes was really a big no for me. I guess that's how I was brought up by my parents(they really value education a lot). I think in your case, it's all about time management and the will to finish your studies with flying colors. Proper time management entails making an early preparation for your classes to come on time. If you really want to finish your studies, then you'd try your best to attend all your classes. If you have a mindset that you won't learn anything from your next class, then you'd really lose interest and end up skipping classes. This is just a piece of advise anyway. Good luck!
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
3 Feb 09
Hi there! Hmmm.. In my entire history at college, I never really skipped college because it was too far away from home. I only skipped like twice in my Math class. I would never forget tahta because i was so nervous the first time though I never done it ever again after my second attempt. If your study is really important to you then you should be able to wake up really early so you will not late from the class because it is really hard to cope up with a major subjects even with minors... Most of my friends in college had to travel for two to three hours to get to the school with all the traffic etc but they wre never late so I know you can do it if you just take your studies more seriously and be motivated in your life. Just keep in mind th at you are lucky that you can study and finish your course and apply it in your work once you graduate. Thanks for the discussion. Happy Mylotting and Have a great day! Cheers!
@yashassid (208)
• India
3 Feb 09
It really makes a difference when you go to class and let your professor know who you are. At the end of the semester, if you need a push in your grade and he knows that your attendence is average or above average he may boost you up a little. I know it can be dull and boring. What I always do is bring a magazine, or other homework to do. Before I got my first degree, I skipped alot! That's why my gpa was so gutty...lol. But now that I'm gettin a 2nd bachelor's I'm more attentive and studious than I used to be, my teachers are still boring, but now I really know what to do. lol. Don't give up, just go, that's how you procrastinate.
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
3 Feb 09
If I were you, I would close my eyes and nap or meditate during the journey. That way you would be refreshed at journey's end. Unless you drive a car or ride a bicycle of course...you would naturally need to stay awake then.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
2 Feb 09
I never skipped many classes when I was in college. I went to class if at all possible. What is the point of paying for classes if you do not go to them??