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It would depend on the class. I had a few that were just...not worth attending.

The one was some computer class...part lecture, part lab...during the lecture portions all the guy would do is surf the internet: "Oh, now this is a a good site...it's called 'Google'". I think I showed up twice to the lecture.

Another computer class I would continuously ditch with this hot goth girl and go to the mall. Seriously, why do they still force remedial computer classes on kids in college? Does ANYONE attend this shit?

Another one was 5 hour marketing class where the guy would talk about how a pack of gum caught his wife's eye at the supermarket. In that class we were put in groups of four and every fourth week our group would have to give a presentation...so basically we just cycled into the class. Two of us would attend one week, the other two the following week. Then we'd all show up to give the group presentation. Rinse. Repeat. Seriously, 5 hour long classes are brutal as shit. I'd sooner have taken a 7:30 am class.
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Old 03-15-2010, 11:26 AM Millions is offline  
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I have a 3.85 GPA 2nd year of college, I am majoring in econ which is the class that I skip most of the time - this semester it has been 3 days a week, I usually go to 1/3 of the classes. Skipping is fine if you are ACTUALLY teaching yourself and doing the work, if you're skipping just to skip and not do anything, that will catch up to you.
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I have a 3.85 GPA 2nd year of college, I am majoring in econ which is the class that I skip most of the time - this semester it has been 3 days a week, I usually go to 1/3 of the classes. Skipping is fine if you are ACTUALLY teaching yourself and doing the work, if you're skipping just to skip and not do anything, that will catch up to you.

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The insightful sophomoric sophomore.

if he is skipping and making good grades, he's doing it right.
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Never, if you miss two classes without a doctor's note or legal document saying someone in your family died, you automatically fail the course.

The next time you go to class, the teacher will yell at you and ridicule you until you make a mistake then they have an excuse to yell at you some more. lol
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:57 AM Lantec is offline  
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Never, if you miss two classes without a doctor's note or legal document saying someone in your family died, you automatically fail the course.

The next time you go to class, the teacher will yell at you and ridicule you until you make a mistake then they have an excuse to yell at you some more. lol

That seems rather overly draconian.

I don't even have an attendance policy, if people can deal with the material on their own, I don't much care if they aren't warming a chair while I'm teaching. I don't have a lot of patience for people that miss class and then try to waste my time to catch up though.
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That seems rather overly draconian.

I don't even have an attendance policy, if people can deal with the material on their own, I don't much care if they aren't warming a chair while I'm teaching. I don't have a lot of patience for people that miss class and then try to waste my time to catch up though.

do you know of any jobs where you can miss two days of work without notice/excuse in a four month period and not get canned?
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do you know of any jobs where you can miss two days of work without notice/excuse in a four month period and not get canned?

The expectations of a college student are usually rather different than the expectations of an employee. If the professor makes attendance a requirement, obviously you have to follow that, but I don't really see the point. In the end, the students are doing work for themselves, unlike at a job where their job is to produce something for their employer.
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The expectations of a college student are usually rather different than the expectations of an employee. If the professor makes attendance a requirement, obviously you have to follow that, but I don't really see the point. In the end, the students are doing work for themselves, unlike at a job where their job is to produce something for their employer.

Yup. I skipped class all the time in college. However, during the same time period I was working full time and never missed a day of work.
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That seems rather overly draconian.

I don't even have an attendance policy, if people can deal with the material on their own, I don't much care if they aren't warming a chair while I'm teaching. I don't have a lot of patience for people that miss class and then try to waste my time to catch up though.

It is a culinary school, they treat you as if you were going in to work. So it's justified I guess. Except there, any mistakes doesn't end up going on a real customer's plate.
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I skipped my chem class almost every other lecture this term. but that was because the entire lecture was a power point directly from the book, and the instructor never deviated from the power point to even clarify. so I spent the term reading and doing the homework on my own and I have an A in the class so far. I was far more productive on my own in that hour and a half outside of class than I would have been in. I don't skip anymore for reasons like just going and screwing off. If I ditch now I make sure that I know what is being covered and I go and work on something else
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do you know of any jobs where you can miss two days of work without notice/excuse in a four month period and not get canned?

Wilse, I think there's a mis-alignment of priorities. When you go to work, you're delivering a product - and part of your contract says you must be there. Thus, being at work is a deliverable. For most classes, at least in science, engineering, etc. the deliverable is that you learn the material. So, going to class is optional. Some people find it to be a good way to learn the material. Other people don't. But, being there is NOT a deliverable, hence, it does not matter.

Some jobs are like this too. Especially contract work. It is often not required you come in and work in a particular building. If you're designing a product, some designers are allowed to work whatever schedule they want, as long as the deliver their deliverables at a certain time.

I find the idea of being somewhere for the sake of being there overblown. Set the requirements for the deliverables, set deadlines, and make sure the requirements are met. If the requirements can be met without physically being somewhere, then, well, it's not really necessary, is it?
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do you know of any jobs where you can miss two days of work without notice/excuse in a four month period and not get canned?

Yeah, my office
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It is a culinary school, they treat you as if you were going in to work. So it's justified I guess. Except there, any mistakes doesn't end up going on a real customer's plate.

That makes sense, not a traditional classroom setting.
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