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#1
Alright so I'm at university (well it's actually an institute of technology but what I do is equivalent to a bachelor's degree) and this morning I woke up one hour later than expected.
The lesson has already started when I was just waking up.
I'm not the guy who would come really late and interrupt the teacher because that's disrespectful. I just prefer not to go instead.
Since September it is the second time that I am missing a lesson. That's not a lot. However, I feel really bad when it happens...
#2
I don't really feel your feels bro...

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#3
Meeh. Whatever they say can be found elsewhere or if you have a look at your mate's notes taken.

Depends entirely on the teacher I have. Some of them I really don't want to miss a single lesson if possible. Others I gladly miss it as they never said/say anything of substance whatsoever.

I feel a bit stupid initially but meeh. It's no big deal. Usually our lessons are uploaded to our university's site anyway for the students to look at from home.
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#4
Last semester I was skipping 17 hours of classes every week. Don't do that.
#5
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If you paid for tuition and miss lessons you are a ****ing idiot. Do you have any idea how lucky you are to have an education?

Okay, missing the odd one because you're ill or whatever sure. But missing shit every week, and winging it. **** you, seriously.


Just because you've paid for it doesn't necessarily mean it's a good lesson nor worth attending. Sometimes it might be a lot better to stay at home and read the assigned book/chapter/whatever than sitting there for 2 hours listening to junk.

I don't want though because I live in a good country.
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#6
The goal of your education is acquiring competences skills, not going to lessons. The means to it doesn't matter.
I don't feel bad for missing a lesson. It just takes longer then to absorb it by myself in my case. So I think something like 'stupid me'.
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#7
I didn't give a shit.
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#8
I felt bad at the first lesson I missed but it became addictive. By my second year at university my attendance rate dropped to 0%. I had a whole year knowing I wasn't going to get through it.
#9
I've taken 10 classes in college so far, and I've had four that I didn't mind missing. I took an "Intro to Music" class, where we had a pathetic excuse of a teacher that didn't manage to teach us anything. The second was my "Bible as Literature" class where I was fine skipping a couple classes because most of the time we were just watching a movie I could find on Youtube, and we had a class schedule so I knew when these days would be. No harm done there either. And my two English classes were skippable as long as we weren't getting a new assignment or turning one in.

That said, I typically enjoy being in class anyway. And for the record, I think showing up late is better than not showing up, especially since most teachers expect you to e-mail them in advance if you won't be there.
#10
Always feel very guilty. I missed quite a lot my first semester but now I've sorted myself out.
#11
It annoys me a little. The second semester of my first year at university I was sleeping in a lot and missing a fair amount of lectures and seminars. I've only missed one class of my second year though, slept in 30 mins after it started.

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Just because you've paid for it doesn't necessarily mean it's a good lesson nor worth attending. Sometimes it might be a lot better to stay at home and read the assigned book/chapter/whatever than sitting there for 2 hours listening to junk.


This also. I know there's a guy in my class who does this. It isn't worth the effort for him to travel here sometimes just for a couple of hours of lectures, so he'll just stay at home and do the relevant reading. Of course it'd help if you did the reading and attended the lectures, but you can still be successful just from reading at home. Another guy in our class got a high 2:1 on an essay and I don't think he had been to any classes in that module other than the first one.
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But seriously, I go to probably 90% of my classes. I might skip or miss one or two a week at the most.


EDIT:
lol, I did this twice this week


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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
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#13
If it's a class where the prof. takes attendance and penalizes your grade after a certain number of absences, I feel bad because that's one less free day I could've used during the run up to exams.

If it's a class with no attendance taken who cares.
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EDIT:
lol, I did this twice this week


Wouldn't waste the money. Just take them out from the library and keep renewing them. Its all I've done this year, saved me the £200 I'd have spent buying them all.
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Wouldn't waste the money. Just take them out from the library and keep renewing them. Its all I've done this year, saved me the £200 I'd have spent buying them all.

Well yea, I haven't bought a book in a while. I either go to the library or torrent them
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
#16
Eh, never used to miss class until second year. This year I've missed quite a few. Sometimes it's because the only important lectures of the day have been cancelled, so I'd be walking half and hour there and back for an hour of Spanish grammar or something equally trivial. Other times I simply sleep through my alarm or am too hungover to get out of bed. I don't really even feel guilty anymore. Feel a bit shit though, as university is all I really do, so if I miss a class, that's a whole day with no achievement.
#18
God I really don't wanna go to class right now. Usually I'd just turn off the alarm and sleep with no worries. But I usually don't like missing a really hard class more than twice a week. And this is one of those classes. Most of the time I don't care as long as they don't take attendance.
#19
Didn't feel guilty once. I got my degree out of it which got me a job and a house. I came out understanding less than I went in - purely from the majority of lectures I did attend not the few I didn't.

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#21
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Had to skip classes to study for other classes... I never went to my Physics II electricity and magnetism class because the teacher was horrible, only to the exams. I passed with ~65-75
The workload was too intense that semester and i would have never made it if I went to Physics


Yes, this. I skipped my Intro to Music class I complained about early, and called off work a couple times, to have more studying time for classes that required more effort (psychology, ancient history). Or other times, I just studied for those classes while in the useless music class... or if I didn't need any study time, I would usually go, but just end up putting in some ear buds and writing some music in guitar pro.
#22
Used to miss lectures all the time in first & second year. Now in third year, most of my classes are seminars where attendance is monitored and class participation is required. So I kinda have to go, though I've already missed one because I didn't have time to do the readings and I felt a bit guilty
#23
I always feel a little shit about it, especially if I've missed a seminar or workshop.
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#24
Does anybody else think mandatory attendance is bullshit? I paid hundreds of dollars per class. If you set up a stupidly easily class where I would otherwise have no reason to show up outside of test day because you're just going to read to me out of a book or out of the slideshow you posted online, why would you punish me for not coming? If I'm capable of getting an A on all of your assignments without wasting my time at your lectures, I should be able to do that.
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Does anybody else think mandatory attendance is bullshit? I paid hundreds of dollars per class. If you set up a stupidly easily class where I would otherwise have no reason to show up outside of test day because you're just going to read to me out of a book or out of the slideshow you posted online, why would you punish me for not coming? If I'm capable of getting an A on all of your assignments without wasting my time at your lectures, I should be able to do that.

Yea, I never understood it really

I pay to go there. I should be able to go to class whenever I want. If the class is hard or fun then I'll go. If you are just going to point at a powerpoint the entire time and then post that powerpoint online later I feel it's a waste of time
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
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Does anybody else think mandatory attendance is bullshit? I paid hundreds of dollars per class. If you set up a stupidly easily class where I would otherwise have no reason to show up outside of test day because you're just going to read to me out of a book or out of the slideshow you posted online, why would you punish me for not coming? If I'm capable of getting an A on all of your assignments without wasting my time at your lectures, I should be able to do that.


You're taking up a space that someone else could have had.
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#27
I had to take the bus at 7:15 this morning and it felt like a truck hit me when I was lying in bed. I was SO close to skipping, but then I realised I really wanted to go to as many classes as I can this semester because last time I missed quite a bit of information.
#28
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You're taking up a space that someone else could have had.


I can't figure out of you're agreeing with me and meaning that by going to a class I don't want to be at I'm literally taking up space, or if you're disagreeing with me and implying I'm wasting the class by not going and another student that would have went could have been placed in the class had I not wasted the spot...
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I can't figure out of you're agreeing with me and meaning that by going to a class I don't want to be at I'm literally taking up space, or if you're disagreeing with me and implying I'm wasting the class by not going and another student that would have went could have been placed in the class had I not wasted the spot...


The latter.
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#30
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The latter.


I've gotten A's in every class I've ever skipped a lecture in (intentionally skipped I mean. Sometimes, shit happens). Meaning I've learned everything the professors taught. Meaning I've made full use of the class. I haven't wasted anybody's time, money, or effort by skipping those lectures.
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I've gotten A's in every class I've ever skipped a lecture in. Meaning I've learned everything the professors taught. Meaning I've made full use of the class. I haven't wasted anybody's time, money, or effort by skipping those lectures.

This. I usually only miss class if it's easy, so I tend to get A's in those classes

Plus, my classes are rarely even full

If they are others should have signed up earlier
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
#32
For the record, in any class where the professor actually wants to teach us and it isn't just an expensive adult baby sitting session, I won't skip class for anything short of vomiting on my way out the door, and skipping does make me feel bad of when the professor/class is worth damn.
#33
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For the record, in any class where the professor actually wants to teach us and it isn't just an expensive adult baby sitting session, I won't skip class for anything short of vomiting on my way out the door, and skipping does make me feel bad of when the professor/class is worth damn.

Oh definitely

It's the ones who just sit and click through a powerpoint I can't stand. It the professor is actually into the discussion and seems like he or she wants to be there I will enjoy the class and try to be at every one
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she was saying things like... do you want to netflix and chill but just the chill part...too bad she'll never know that I only like the Netflix part...
#34
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If you paid for tuition and miss lessons you are a ****ing idiot. Do you have any idea how lucky you are to have an education?

Okay, missing the odd one because you're ill or whatever sure. But missing shit every week, and winging it. **** you, seriously.

If the prof doesn't require you come to class every time it is held, then (provided you read the book & such) you're really not missing anything. So, back the fuck off, Chuckles.

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For the record, in any class where the professor actually wants to teach us and it isn't just an expensive adult baby sitting session, I won't skip class for anything short of vomiting on my way out the door, and skipping does make me feel bad of when the professor/class is worth damn.

Exactly! I never miss those classes.

But there's classes I'm taking now where you actually learn more doing the labs and watching the videos than going. Particularly, on Wednesday, my Operating Systems Programming class, he doesn't even go over stuff. Or at least, he does so in such an informal manner that I don't learn a damn thing. It's more like Q&A time, which is NOT worth my time. I'm better off watching the videos he posts and actually learning something that day. The other two sessions of that class per week are just fine, and I go to all of those.
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If you paid for tuition and miss lessons you are a ****ing idiot. Do you have any idea how lucky you are to have an education?

Okay, missing the odd one because you're ill or whatever sure. But missing shit every week, and winging it. **** you, seriously.


I'd say you're way more of an idiot if you attend every class solely because you've paid for it if you can learn the lesson's core better on your own. As long as you're able to keep up with the class and the classes are optional you'd do best in customizing it to your own way of learning. Some classes might just not be worth attending because they'd confuse you more than it explain.

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#36
I hate missing classing. I normally always go so that I have to study less. This week I couldn't go one day and I missed 160 pp slides full of text and equations. So now I have to spend extra time catching up.
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#37
I feel so incredibly guilty when I skip class. Mostly because I feel bad for the prof.
I didn't go to any of my statistics lectures or tutorials last semester except for half of the first one because they were located in the most inaccessible inconvenient building on top of a hill, furthest away from bus stops and completely unsheltered from rain or sun. (got an A anyway but the midterm and final were both open book)

Now I think the uni admin people are punishing me for not going to class last sem because now, all but one of my classes are in this stupid building and none of them are webcasted (all of them were last sem) which means I can't not go. I didn't go to any classes this week until today though cuz I was really sick.
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#38
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You're taking up a space that someone else could have had.


Whose space is he taking up? I honestly get more annoyed by people who go to lecture every day and then sit there looking at their phone all class without taking any notes. That is the idiot who is taking up space. There's no harm in teaching yourself especially if you pay for the books.
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Does anybody else think mandatory attendance is bullshit? I paid hundreds of dollars per class. If you set up a stupidly easily class where I would otherwise have no reason to show up outside of test day because you're just going to read to me out of a book or out of the slideshow you posted online, why would you punish me for not coming? If I'm capable of getting an A on all of your assignments without wasting my time at your lectures, I should be able to do that.

I feel the same way. I already know the bullshit statistics that they require psychology majors to take, so why do I need to be in every lecture? I got straight A's in this class and the one before it, but apparently there's some new material that I'll fail utterly without (spoilers: there isn't and I won't).

Oh well.
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